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A year in review

January: Anthropology Library Occupation After a group of demonstrators occupied the campus anthropology library, the campus administration agreed to restore its previously curtailed hours. February 18: Death of Peter Cukor Controversy arose after a Berkeley resident was killed while police were monitoring an Occupy protest nearby. February: Occupy Emails Administrators’ Read More…

Melissa Padilla and her son.

An unlikely Cal student

Transfer student uses education as way out of struggles, works to provide others support

UC Berkeley junior Melissa Padilla was 13 the first time she ran away from home, though she doesn’t remember why or for how long. She was 14 when she started drinking, a juvenile diversion that soon turned into daily habit. She was 15 when she got hooked on meth. Padilla’s Read More…

Biggest Mistakes of Election 2012

Looking back on another tumultuous election season filled with countless political missteps, the Daily Cal’s opinion writers share their views on a few of the most significant blunders. 1. Rape Remarks During this last election season, a lot of ideas about rape and abortion were thrown around by politicians, the Read More…

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Editors’ Note

On the UC Berkeley campus, the year 2012 seemed to embody the phrase “out with the old, in with the new,” given the announcement in the spring that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau would step down and the firing of longtime head football coach Jeff Tedford this fall. Still, this year also Read More…