While it would be impossible to capture everything that made this year what it was for Berkeley, The Daily Californian is using the end of the fall semester to look back on some of the events that defined 2013. In this issue, you’ll find in-depth articles about the Sept. 30 explosion at UC Berkeley, the state’s audit of campus sexual assault policies and more. You’ll also read our staff’s picks for best films, albums, athletes, coaches and games of the year as well as staff commentary on news highlights.
In addition to the staff credited below, I’d like to thank some others who pitched in to make this issue come together while finals loomed: Sarah Burns, Seung Y. Lee, Chloe Hunt, Megan Messerly, Sara Grossman, Anna Carey, Grace Lovio, Sean Wagner-McGough, Alex Berryhill and Noah Kulwin. This would not have happened without them.
— J.D. Morris