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March 19, 1999
It's happening all over high school campuses--student body elections. And when it comes to political campaigning, kids get creative. Take Jim Weir of North Tustin, for instance. Jim, a junior at Foothill High in Santa Ana, plastered his school with posters that carried funny and sometimes nonsensical slogans, such as "Don't worry ladies, there's plenty of Jim Weir to go around" and "Don't be a player hater."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Santa Barbara County prosecutors have charged a Los Angeles teen with assaulting a sheriff's deputy during a spring break party over the weekend in Isla Vista, an incident authorities say helped spark a violent melee that led to more than 100 people getting arrested. Desmond Louis Edwards, 17, was charged Tuesday with mayhem, resisting an officer, assault on an officer, causing great bodily injuring and committing a violent offense. Prosecutors are charging him as an adult. His arraignment was delayed until Thursday, television station KEYT reported.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1996
Singer Paula Abdul went there. So did actors Richard Dreyfuss and Debra Winger, Olympians Florence Griffith-Joyner and Bob Smauelson, and everyone from opera diva Carol Vaness to Boston Red Sox Manager Kevin Kennedy. They all attended Cal State Northridge over the campus' 39-history. But university officials concede that most people aren't aware of those outstanding alumni or many other facts about the San Fernando Valley' premier instituion of higher education.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2014 | By David Zucchino
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In almost every sense, Emilio Vicente is an American success story. He grew up a shy kid in the North Carolina mill town of Siler City. His parents, who moved there when he was 6, had little formal education and worked long, punishing shifts at a chicken processing plant to support their seven children. Vicente's strong grades and college boards earned him a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina, one of the nation's most prestigious public universities.
SPORTS
December 21, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
I am in receipt of a clipping from a Florida paper quoting a former University of Miami football player as admitting he took money while he was playing in college in 1986. Alonzo Highsmith is unapologetic. "You tell me how a kid is supposed to survive on $20 a week?" he demands to know. "We were supposed to eat and go to the movies on that?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2000 | MIKE McCARTHY
Administrators need to do a better job of tracking funds that go to student government, according to an audit of school district finances. Although the review by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. found only a few minor discrepancies, it was enough to warrant changes in the way the associated student bodies at Santa Susana and Royal high schools keep financial records. The audit was conducted for the district's 1998-99 fiscal year and presented to the school board in December.
SPORTS
March 12, 1988
While most of the recent sports news centered around the Raiders hiring a new coach and the Winter Olympics, another story stood out in my mind: The cruel and sick way some Arizona State fans treated Steve Kerr. It is totally disgusting and inexcusable. If this is the kind of youth our country is raising nowadays, we're in trouble. Instead of impeaching Governor Meachem, maybe the Arizona legislature should be impeaching the Arizona State student body. KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN Cypress
NEWS
November 22, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reinstated Santa Monica College student body President Patrick Ortega has accepted $35,500 from the college to settle a lawsuit in which he had accused the college and others of violating his constitutional right to free speech. Ortega won the election for student body president last spring but was disqualified before he took office for running a negative ad campaign. He appealed the disqualification to the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees, but the decision was upheld.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
It will cost an additional $3 to join Saddleback College's student organization next fall. The Saddleback College Associated Student Body will be raising its voluntary fee to $8 from $5. Student government officials said the fee has not been raised in 15 years, while the costs and benefits of the organization have increased.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge this week issued a preliminary injunction to halt a student election at Santa Monica College and reinstate the student body president elected last spring. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that Patrick Ortega, 23, may have had his right to free speech denied when college and student government officials disqualified him for a negative campaign ad he ran in the student newspaper in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Jason Song
James White hesitated before deciding to run for USC student body president, knowing he'd be a long shot because of his background. Because he's black? "No, not that," White said, adding that race isn't the biggest deal in campus presidential elections. "It's other forms of diversity that aren't appreciated. "  FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said that USC student government presidential candidates have been exclusively male since 2005. That is the case since 2006.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Tech cannot be held liable for failing to warn the campus and its student body that a crazed gunman was on the loose, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, throwing out a jury's wrongful-death verdict in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The state justices said university officials have a legal duty to alert the student body only when they have reason to suspect a campus-wide danger. And the mass shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, in which a gunman killed 32 and then himself, could not have been “reasonably foreseen” in time to warn the campus, the justices said.
OPINION
June 20, 2013 | By Natasha Kumar Warikoo
At Oxford University in England, admissions criteria are clear. As the admissions director there told me recently, what matters is an applicant's potential to succeed in the subject she wants to study. A student wanting to study mathematics, say, must nail the math entrance exam, and in an interview show the potential to be an outstanding mathematician. Whether or not she is a concert violinist, the first in her family to go on to higher education, or the only female applicant in mathematics is irrelevant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The Riverside City College student body president convicted of kidnapping and committing lewd acts with a child confirmed his status as a sex offender Thursday. But Doug Figueroa, 40, emphasized that he pleaded guilty, in part so that he “could immediately engage in … proactive change in my life.” In an email to The Times, Figueroa said he enrolled in school and became involved on campus to help foster that change. “My heart does go out to any victim of any kind of abuse,” he wrote in the email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The Riverside City College student body president is a registered sex offender who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and committing lewd acts with a child less than 14 years old. School officials knew about the status of Doug Robert Figueroa, 40, prior to his run for office, but in a statement, they said they had “determined that there was no policy, statute or ordinance that could prohibit this student from seeking office as student body president”...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
When Lashon Academy opens its doors this fall, its students will be taught to read and write in both English and Hebrew - a first for a public school in Los Angeles. But the approval of the charter school last month has raised concerns that it and others, particularly dual-language charters, blur the line between private and public campuses by accepting public money to cater only to a certain demographic. Lashon Academy, planned for Van Nuys, is modeled after the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., which opened in 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1998
Foreign students--and money--play a significant role on many American campuses. UCLA recently rejected a $1-million gift from the Turkish government for a professorship, worried there were strings attached. USC, with one of the largest international enrollments, this month considered ways to help students from Asia in the wake of that region's economic crisis.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Some people probably think quarterback Jim Plunkett led Stanford to its last Rose Bowl victory. It's understandable if memories are foggy, because it's been that long. It was actually Don Bunce, backed by the "Thunderchickens" defense, back in 1972. The losing team was Michigan and Stanford was still nicknamed "Indians. " No wonder, then, Stanford so thunderously celebrated its 20-14 win over Wisconsin on Tuesday in front of 93,359 on a chilly, crisp day. You forget how hard it is to do this.
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