Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spring 2010 Issue Content Now Available Online

Welcome to Alkalima Magazine’s website! After publishing our debut print issue in Spring 2010 entitled “Students Speak Out: Reclaiming our Education,” we are now very pleased and grateful to announce the magazine will be available online. Be sure to check … Continue reading

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Editor’s Desk

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With the privilege of knowledge comes the burden of action.  Without one, the other is in vain.  As students in an institute of higher education, this principle is even more relevant.  We are privileged to be in a position where … Continue reading

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ISLAM THROUGH THE LENS-Smile. It’s an act of charity.

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Bad days: we’ve all had them. Days when a slew of little things going wrong have added up to a mountain of frustration and patience wearing thin. Yet somehow, when someone meets your eyes and flashes you a warm and … Continue reading

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STUDENT ISSUES-The Great Awakening: A Revival of Our Fight for Affordable Education

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In case you didn’t know, “the 10 campuses of the University of California open their doors to all who work hard and dream big.” At least that’s what the homepage of the UC website triumphantly declares in an aura of … Continue reading

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STUDENT HEALTH-When healthy eating is just a card swipe away

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I’m willing to bet a dining card swipe—maybe even two—that your average Ramen-eating, Red-Bull drinking UCI student couldn’t quantifiably explain to you the correct definition of the phrase “nutrition.” And who could blame them? This isn’t a vindictive indictment of … Continue reading

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OPINION-What It Means to Be an American

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Growing up, Juana Ortega only knew a life of poverty. Born in a poor farming village in central Mexico, her father grew corn on a small plot of land, and her mother took odd jobs to make ends meet. Unable … Continue reading

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SOCIAL ISSUES- Domestic Violence

It’s a public health problem that plagues 7.7 million people each year, 4.8 million of them women. In America, 1200 women have lost their lives to it. The repercussions run deep into the psyches and emotions of 10 to 69 … Continue reading

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