Colleges and Universities

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Students to Protest Tomorrow at UC Irvine Over Proposed Health Care Fee Increases Across UC System

    Back in my grad school days at UCLA, I made frequent use of my health care there--not because I suffered from anything more than the occasional stomach ulcer, but because I was a hypochondriac. Besides, it was cheap, accessible, and it was the first time in my life I ever had health care. That was i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    [UPDATED: BODY FOUND] Jack Culolias, Arizona State University Student from Brea, Still Missing

    See the latest update at the bottom of the page... ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 14, 8:00 A.M.: On Nov. 30, Brea resident Jack Culolias went out with around 200 other people in fraternities and sororities from Arizona State University to the Cadillac Ranch in Tempe. Culolias was about to start Hell Week in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Brice Harris, New State Community Colleges Chancellor, and Timothy P. White, Incoming CSU Chancellor, Challenged from the Get-go

    Brice Harris took over the California Community Colleges system as chancellor on Nov. 6. Timothy P. White will be installed as the California State University system chancellor at the end of this month. Both are being welcomed to office by a broad, nonprofit coalition of education, business and ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    The Text of Gustavo's Long Beach City College Commencement Speech!

    As this gets published, I'll most likely be reading my commencement speech to the graduates of Long Beach City College. So I'm speaking to you right now from the future--WEIRD...Anyhoo, the entirety of the speech follows. I reserve the right to change words on the drive to campus in the next hour, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Pervy Shutterbug Invades College Ladies Room

    ​Cypress College is reaching out to the community in the wake of a female student's 3:10 p.m. Monday report to Cypress Police that a man tried to photograph or videotape her as she was using a restroom in the campus Humanities Building. By evening, Campus Safety officers released a still image of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    [UPDATED With Woman Identified:] Cal State Long Beach Fatal Elevator Accident Launches Investigation

    UPDATE, DEC. 7, 5:56 P.M.: The employee who died in the elevator accident this morning has been identified as 48-year-old Annette Lujan, according to a Daily 49er story. The story says she worked in the Office of University Research at the Foundation, where the accident happened, for nine years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Assembly Passes Second California DREAM Act Bill, To Allow State Financial Aid For Illegal Immigrants

    ​Another hurdle cleared for illegal immigrant college students. On Wednesday, the state Assembly passed the second part of the California DREAM Act, a bill that would allow them to apply for state grants.  The two-bill package was introduced by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    California DREAM Act Passes State Assembly

    ​It's a little confusing, but no less a victory for illegal immigrant college students. While the national DREAM Act, an immigration bill aimed at providing a path to citizenship for young people, died in the U.S. Senate--and possibly forever--last year, the California DREAM Act is very much alive ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    UC Irvine's New Computer-Games Major Gets Its Game On

    The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    Evan Stone's Jazz Jam

    Steamer's Cafe

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Ron Lane Takes Scholarly Approach to Life After Cover Story

    Photo by Jeanne RiceRon Lane is all smiles in Orange County recently.​Issues won't be changed out on OC Weekly newsstands for another day, but the story is already changing when it comes to the current cover feature, "Found In Space: For his 20th birthday, Ryan Lane got a present he'd been wantin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    The Best Dessert You've Never Heard Of

    ​The picture at left is a mango shake with chamoy, the most mindbending non-alcoholic drink in all of OC. Never heard of chamoy?  Neither have most people in Orange County.Chamoy (accent on the first syllable) starts as apricots that have been soaked in brine. The sweet liquid is mixed with s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    John R. Wooden Classic

    College Basketball

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Activists protest hate at Cal State Fullerton

    At noon, the ho-hum shuffle of another Tuesday afternoon was interrupted with a jarring burst of voices. They echoed from the Cal State Fullerton quad in front of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. A noose was throw over a tree branch and dropped in the dirt. Today students from across L.A ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Taken to School

    Judge dismisses a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by professors alleging class-hour fraud against Chapman University

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Chapman responds to outlaw fraternity

    As reported yesterday on Navel Gazing, a group hoping to start a Jewish Fraternity at Chapman, see [Scarlet Letters, May 10] has issued a warning through the American Civil Liberties Union that the school cease what they consider violations of their First Amendment rights on campus or face the cons ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Who Watches the Watchdog?

    In the shadow of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, Chapman University is accused of being a bit too close to its accrediting agency

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Muslim Bashers of Orange County Unite!

    Want to start a jihad against jihadis? You'll get your chance this October, when the David Horowitz Freedom Center plans to organize "the biggest conservative campus protest ever" with something called Islamo-Facism Awareness Week in college campuses across America. It didn't surprise us that UC Irv ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Litigating It Old-School

    Former Chapman instructors invoke a Civil War-era law in their multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the university

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    CA soon to spend more on prisons than education!

    According to an article today by James Sterngold in the San Francisco Chronicle, California will soon have the dubious honor of being the first state to spend more on prisons than higher education. Sterngold says that beginning in fiscal 2012-2013 the state will spend $15.4 billion annually on inca ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Scarlet Letters

    Chapman U. dean under scrutiny for scolding outcast fraternity

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Them That's Got

    If you belong to one of the groups targeted for a good squeezin' called on to sacrifice in the governor's budget plan-- college students, public school teachers, families on welfare-- rest assured that the truly needy will still be well taken care of. Kate Folmar reports in the San Jose Mercury New ... More >>

  • Features

    March 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    New Lessons for CSU students

    Earlier this month when the governor's budget plan was unveiled, three groups-- poor families with children, teachers, and college students at UC's and CSU's-- were particularly singled out for sacrifice, so the gov. could cling to his no new taxes pledge. CSU students are expect to part with an a ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 11, 2007

    Happiness is a Warm Crock

    Family values renewed cant save Richard Dressers latest production

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Who Would Jesus Discriminate Against?

    Although it lacks the economic punch of Christmas, Easter is, in theory, the biggest of Christian holidays. "[A]nd if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." according to Paul (1 Corinthians 15:14), whose opinion on the matter commands a certain respect. So how ... More >>

  • Features

    March 9, 2006

    Top 10 Party Schools

    'Where the party at?'

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    'No Entiendo'

    Tom Fuentes and friends axe Saddleback Colleges Spain study abroad program

  • Columns

    March 10, 2005
  • News

    March 10, 2005

    No Entiendo

    Tom Fuentes and friends ax Saddleback Colleges Spain study-abroad program

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    The Ghost Between the Sheets

    The other woman falls for a kid who is maybe her reincarnated lover movie

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

    School Trustee Threatens To Sue Mom After Academic Discrepancies Alleged

  • Culture

    June 10, 2004


    Trailer for Sale or Rent

  • Columns

    January 8, 2004
  • Culture

    October 23, 2003

    You Ain't Inventing Jack

    Fullerton College looks back at sex, sex and the Old West

  • Columns

    October 9, 2003

    Illegal Immigrants vs. College Students

    Who lives the better life?

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Affirmative Action for Whites

    The Court affirms racial preferences in universities, so long as they work for white people

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Campus Radicals

    The Republican campaign to dominate universities comes to Fullerton

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    No Justice, No Teach

    UC Irvine lecturers strike, students sleep in late

  • Features

    September 26, 2002

    Cram It In

    Where to eat after an all-nighter

  • Features

    September 26, 2002

    Shake That Ass!

    Theres a club for every taste

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    The T Word

    Rigoberta Menchu Tum gives OC a new definition of terrorism

  • Culture

    July 6, 2000

    Sound, Fury, Waste

    John Fantes journey from promising writer to aging reactionary

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Bandwidth on the Run

    Is Net speed or censorship behind Napster spat?

  • Features

    September 2, 1999

    With Friends Like These

    Inside a real college sorority

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Freeway Fliers

    Life in the fast lane brings little reward for part-time teachers

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Those Picket Signs?

    At UCI, they're likely to return

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Welcome to Virtual U

    Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Give It the Old College Guide*

    The finer (and lesser) points of local institutions

  • News

    November 21, 1996

    Adventures in Advertising

    Democrat, nuts use anti-gay hysteria to win college board seats

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