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The Fight to Empower the Neglected

The Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition (OCPAC) is a nonprofit organization and a local poverty think tank dedicated to helping and empowering the homeless in Orange County. Through policy advocacy, the OCPAC promotes social and legal change. Its founder, attorney Mohammed Aly, is an advocate for those who…

My Love, My Dear

The Tiyya Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists and accommodates refugees and their families. The foundation was co-founded by Owliya Dima and her daughter Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, who are refugees from Ethiopia. Since 2010, Tiyya has grown and nourished into an organization that supports and raises awareness about…

More than just a Box of Cereal

According to a study by UC Berkeley professor Sara Goldrick-Rab, approximately 42% of UC students report food insecurity. …

Sewing as Resistance

The Social Justice Sewing Academy provides a platform where disadvantaged students create art as a way of narrating, shaping, and making meaning of their experiences in the world.…

The Dreamers of UCI: Who Are They?

Imagine living in the United States for as long as you could remember. You’ve always considered yourself an American, a part of the only place you call home. Now, you wake up and realize you’re being deported to an unfamiliar place.…

The New Face of Hunger

Many college students can’t afford food. What extremes would you go through to ease your hunger?…

Orange County’s Invisible Traffic(k)

Fictitious Hollywood versions of sex crimes divert from the true nature of it. Movies normally portray women as shameless, lacking in self-worth and serving as a scapegoat for society. In narration, these people litter the streets of downtown urban ghettos, but never affluent areas such as Irvine, California.…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Recover

335,000 people in Orange County facing food insecurity each month. Among them is J.C. Rairan, a construction worker from Lake Forest recently out of work.  …

Maya Moreno: Reclaiming the “W” Word

I took ownership of ‘alien’ before I took ownership of the word ‘whore’. For all my life I fought for control over myself and I thought the only way to do that was to fit a perfect mold of what society wanted.…

Trump Among the Younger Generation: How Do High School Students Feel about the Donald?

High school students from two school districts shared their thoughts on the Trump Administration’s most notable orders so far.…