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Aminis death paved the way for a renewed movement of defiance, protest and anger against Iran’s oppressive regime. Thousands of people have taken to the streets, dancing, singing, burning hijabs and defying authorities.

Pulse of the People: Iran’s resistance, one year after Mahsa Amini

by Hima Thota September 16, 2023

Today marks one year since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman who was stopped by the morality police for not wearing her headscarf properly. Three days after her apprehension,...

Ayla Apsey (12) and Sonya Apseys (11) Haft-seen showcases the seven traditional elements, as well as hyacinth flowers, a bowl of goldfish, colored eggs, a mirror and a candle. The Haft-seen serves as a reminder of the rebirth of the new year.

Nowruz: ‘A holiday that represents togetherness’

by Ariana Goetting, Co-A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 26, 2023

Connecting with my Persian roots has always been somewhat of a struggle. Being half-Iranian, celebrations of my culture mostly come from my “maman,” or mother, who emigrated from her homeland when...

Four years later, the fight continues

“I do my hair toss / Check my nails / Baby how you feelin'? / Feeling good as h---.”  Vendors lined the streets near the protest, selling goods from feminism flags to caricatures. As Lizzo’s...

After a sequence of targeted attacks between the U.S. and Iran, tensions between the two countries are escalating.

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena January 15, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing...

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