The ripple effect: Caitlin Leverenz’s leadership and legacy

Like her idol Natalie Coughlin, Caitlin Leverenz is leading Cal in her own way

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When Caitlin Leverenz was 13 years old, she picked up a book that changed her life. “I read Natalie Coughlin’s book … and that was when I knew I wanted to go to Cal,” Leverenz says. Even before she read Coughlin’s biography, Leverenz adored the superstar. From the moment she
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Students launch video networking site for UC community

In an attempt to foster relationships oriented toward careers and academics, four California college students have launched a new video-chatting platform last week designed specifically for the UC community. Using one-on-one video chats, UCMeTalk aims to encourage networking and collaboration between UC students, faculty and alumni and establish a unified and virtual
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Bears head south to boost postseason chances

With three games left in its season, the Cal men’s soccer team is floating on the NCAA tournament bubble. Currently placed third in the Pac-12 standings behind No. 7 UCLA and No. 24 Washington, the Bears (8-5-2, 3-3-1 in the Pac-12) certainly can use a win or two to strengthen
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Cat Fancies: In Defense of Animation

Hey grownies (like kiddies, but better!), you can regularly watch cartoons and be fine — take it from your ever-reliable, mostly intact columnist, here. I say this because there exists a common misconception that watching animations equates with immaturity. This assumption stems from the fact that most popular cartoons are
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