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  • Prepping Campuses for Anti-Israel Surge

    By Rachel Brand

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Ross Neihaus exited his chemistry class three days after the start of UCLA's fall quarter, he saw the words "Anti-Zionist and Proud" scrawled in chalk on the wall of an adjacent building. Such a statement coming so early in the quarter was a surprise to the fourth-year biology...

  • Contaminant Fouls Well at Brandeis

    By Rachel Brand

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has instructed Boeing to determine if high levels of a contaminant used in rocket fuel and found on property owned by the Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) came from the company's Rocketdyne testing site located nearly a mile...

  • Cancer Crusader Takes on Oil, School

    By Rachel Brand

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Lori Moss waited three hours to meet her heroine, environmental activist Erin Brockovich, at a book signing last year, even though Moss was weak from her chemotherapy treatment.

    The meeting turned out to be exactly what Moss had hoped -- Brockovich was intelligent and personable.

    ...

  • Ha’Am Makes Its Mark at UCLA

    By Rachel Brand

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    hen the editors of Ha'Am, UCLA's Jewish student newsmagazine, scrawled the words, "Ha'Am Is Back," across the back of Kerchoff Hall, they didn't realize the staying power of the statement that they were about to make. What the editors thought was sidewalk chalk, commonly used by...

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  • A Touch of Tomchei

    By Rachel Brand

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and the modest storefront at 3531¼2 N. La Brea Ave. is teeming with people. The shelves that were stocked with bottles of Rokeach grape juice, jars of Tzali's gefilte fish and cans of California chunk light tuna only a half hour ago, are now nearly...

  • Campus Campaign

    By Rachel Brand

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While leafing through their college newspapers Monday morning, students at several major Southern California universities came across a full-page advertisement featuring Barad Zemer, a 23-year-old Israeli film student. Beneath Zemer's photograph it read:

    "I love filmmaking, jazz...

  • Students Seek Identity in Israel

    By Rachel Brand

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rhonda Van Hassalt's concerned father offered her $1,000 not to go to Israel. Although the money would have been enough to send both Van Hassalt's and her boyfriend to Europe for winter break, it wasn't Europe that was tugging at her heart -- it was Israel.

    "When I was young, I...

  • Almost Olympian

    By Rachel Brand

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Although Salt Lake City hosted several Jewish Olympians this year, including figure skater Sasha Cohen, the Olympic games haven't always been so welcoming to Jewish athletes.

    Bernd Stevens said he might have competed in skiing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, "if it hadn't been for being...