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December 9, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - It could have been any of his recent articles: The one on violent revolution was particularly sensitive, as was another on China's history of capital punishment. But it was probably the article about how to behave if the authorities "treat you to tea" - a euphemism for interrogation - that got Bo Ran, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Peking University, treated to tea himself. Bo is a former editor in chief of Beidou, a scrappy 4-year-old online student magazine that operates out of an apartment painted neon green near the university.
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November 11, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
First there was the Boy Scouts' "Respect Copyrights" activity patch, backed by the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Then there was "Crime-Fighting Canines," a weekly anti-piracy comic strip series for children in which two black Labrador retrievers named Lucky and Flo sniffed out bootleg DVDs. The series was part of a school education campaign led by the MPAA. Now that group, along with the Recording Industry Assn. of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of piracy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
A coalition of civil rights and student groups launched a statewide campaign Wednesday to support efforts to overturn California's Proposition 209, which prohibits public universities from considering race and gender in admissions decisions. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Feb. 13 in San Francisco from opponents who contend that the measure is unconstitutional. Although the law has been upheld by the California Supreme Court, opponents cite a July opinion by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned a similar law in Michigan, as new ammunition for their cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Someone tried to ignite leaking gas and blow up a fraternity house at UC Davis on Sunday as members slept inside, officials said. Residents of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity reported smelling natural gas around 1 a.m. Sunday. According to an alert posted by the college, someone deliberately caused the leak and then tried to ignite the gas with "several residents" inside. "We smelled the gas, and we knew something was up," Fredy Aguilar, vice president of the fraternity, told Fox 40. The explosion would have taken out the house and damaged surrounding properties, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1986 | LEE STOKES, United Press International
With an eye on France, Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou--once a professor at student-torn UC Berkeley--has intervened personally to end an unexpected political threat to his Socialist administration--student power. In a rare move, Papandreou publicly reversed his education minister following demonstrations outside the premier's suburban home and agitation among student groups. It came in time to prevent student riots last week.
NEWS
February 2, 1988 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, Times Staff Writer
On a typical weekday, the bulletin board in the student union at UCLA is plastered with flyers announcing meetings and events sponsored by hundreds of student groups and clubs on campus. Two weeks ago, for example, the board announced meetings of the Lesbian Social Hour, the UCLA Cuban American Bruins, the Chinese Christian Fellowship and Enigma, a group devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Another flyer announced a lecture by Rabbi Mendel Moscowitz on "Judaism and Vegetarianism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
Nicole Salame, 19, was filling out an application to UCLA last year when she got to the question about race and ethnicity. She thought a mistake had been made. "I read it five times and was like, where is Middle Eastern?" the freshman recently recalled. "Is it on the other page, did it get cut off? I thought they forgot." Her Lebanese-born mother told her Arabs are considered white, but Salame didn't believe her. Her high school counselor told her the same thing.
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July 16, 1987 | From Reuters
Authorities closed Dhaka University on Wednesday after rival student groups threw firebombs in clashes over the killing of a student by unknown gunmen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
On his first day as a student at Stanford University after serving as an enlisted Marine in Iraq, William Treseder rushed to get to the dining hall by 6 a.m. Stanford dining halls, it turned out, open in the morning at the same time that Marine chow halls close: 8 a.m. "That was the beginning of understanding of what a different place this is," said Treseder, now 28 and just a few classes away from graduating with a degree in science, technology...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1990
More than 150 Occidental College students staged a daylong sit-in Thursday at the Eagle Rock campus after administrators canceled a free rap concert and graffiti art show organized by student minority groups and fraternities.
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October 16, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
USC officials placed the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week. On Thursday, a visiting female student from  Loyola Marymount University  fell from a table while dancing at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity about 7:30 p.m. and hurt her head and neck, according to USC officials and safety reports. The student was taken to a hospital; her condition was unknown Tuesday. It was unclear if the Loyola Marymount student had been drinking or if alcohol was present, but campus officials said the fraternity was in violation of school policy.
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October 15, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester, authorities said. Greek organizations are allowed to have large parties only after 3 p.m. on Fridays and are required to register the events with USC administrators and the Los Angeles Fire Department. But fraternities and sororities had been permitted by the school to enforce the policy themselves and often had unapproved "mixers" during the week, according to students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A petition drive to qualify an initiative creating an oil extraction tax to raise $1 billion for schools missed a deadline this week, but organizers say they will try again. The initiative, titled the California Modernization and Economic Development Act, began gathering signatures in April and did not have enough by the deadline on Tuesday. Organizers declined to say how many signatures they collected, but said they spent much of the time recruiting students to circulate the petitions and are confident they can get the 505,000 signatures needed to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot.
OPINION
July 19, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Congratulations to Sadia Saifuddin, who will be the first Muslim to serve as student representative to the University of California Board of Regents. Her resume for the post is a strong one: Since arriving at Berkeley, she has worked to increase the amount of financial aid available to students, to secure funding for the UC Berkeley Food Pantry and, as head of the student Senate's finance committee, to allocate money to student groups. But there's one glitch. She is also a critic of Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
In Wesley Perez's AP U.S. history and government classes at Hawthorne High School, the Bill of Rights weren't just taught. They were sung. Perez took funk-infused Latino beats from Los Angeles rockers Ozomatli and wrote his own lyrics to the band's song "After Party. " Oye Baby, oye mami, how I love the Bill of Rights The first right is freedom of speech, freedom of the cross, and freedom of the press is tight… On Tuesday, the band furthered its contribution to Perez's class by showing up at Hawthorne's Nyman Hall to discuss immigration reform, capitalism, equal rights and community development.
WORLD
December 9, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - It could have been any of his recent articles: The one on violent revolution was particularly sensitive, as was another on China's history of capital punishment. But it was probably the article about how to behave if the authorities "treat you to tea" - a euphemism for interrogation - that got Bo Ran, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Peking University, treated to tea himself. Bo is a former editor in chief of Beidou, a scrappy 4-year-old online student magazine that operates out of an apartment painted neon green near the university.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Kindergarten and sixth-grade video students at Mitchell Elementary School received state and local recognition this month. Both groups received awards for best video from the Student Media Festival, a statewide competition sponsored by KOCE-TV, the California Library Assn. and other education organizations. Both student groups also won an Award of Distinction from the Los Angeles Student Media Festival held at USC.
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October 15, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester, authorities said. Greek organizations are allowed to have large parties only after 3 p.m. on Fridays and are required to register the events with USC administrators and the Los Angeles Fire Department. But fraternities and sororities had been permitted by the school to enforce the policy themselves and often had unapproved "mixers" during the week, according to students.
OPINION
March 7, 2012
Whatever happened to Occupy Wall Street? Are you folks still out there? Yes, the economy seems to be improving and thus the power of your message has been slightly blunted. But as a political force that could rally the nation on behalf of the 99%, who tend not to contribute huge sums to campaigns and so have less influence than their numbers deserve, you're still badly needed. In Los Angeles and nationwide, there are still sputtering signs that the Occupy movement hasn't disappeared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2012 | Chris Megerian
Thousands of students and activists marched on the state Capitol on Monday to protest cuts in higher education, and authorities arrested 68 of them who refused to leave the building after it closed in the evening. Four had been arrested earlier in the day, one on suspicion of possessing a switchblade. The demonstration, billed by some as an "occupy the Capitol" act and supported by a freewheeling coalition of student groups and labor unions, was the latest sign of simmering discontent over steady hikes in the cost of attending state universities and community colleges.
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