In honor of deceased former Cal football player Ted Agu, student-athletes and members of his fraternity led an evening candlelight service Feb. 12 outside Memorial Stadium.
Spurred by the release of a statement by the U.S. Department of State concluding that construction of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline would have minor effects on the environment, students from UC Berkeley and Bay Area residents gathered to protest the project on February 3.
Every spring semester, the Multicultural Community Center on campus holds one of its largest programs: the Night of Cultural Resistance. This year, performers such as Talib Kweli rocked out on Memorial Glade for over 600 student participants.
Caitlin Quinn, newly elected 2014 External Affairs Vice President of the ASUC, reacts to the live election results held on the evening of April 17.
Berkeley residents rejoiced during the yearly kite festival at Cesar E. Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina at the end of July.
Held on August 6 at Berkeley Aquatic Park, the annual Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony is a free event for the community commemorating the victims of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
A year after taking the helm of the University of California, UC President Janet Napolitano discussed a number of issues from tuition increases to maintaining the quality of the university with student press on September 30.
Throughout 2014, researches have been reeling over the university’s abrupt decision last year to terminate all funding for the university’s only fully owned observatory — the only one where graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from across the UC system can design and execute their own research projects.
Cal football's defensive tackle is Trevor Kelly, a junior who began his college career at rival Sacramento State and joined the Golden Bears for the 2014 football season.
Thousands of Christians rallied, prayed and sang on Sproul Plaza during a gathering on October 4 held to mark the anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. The event was sponsored by TheCall, a nondenominational ministry based in Southern California that worked with Berkeley's NAOS House of Prayer.
On September 23, approximately 250 students from various Palestinian advocacy groups on campus rallied during the International Day of Action for Palestine, which advocates an academic boycott of Israeli institutions, among other points.
The 44,449 fans in attendance for Cal’s homecoming game against the Washington Huskies streamed out of the stands early as the Bears failed to score in the first half and ultimately fell to 4-2 on the season, including 2-2 in the Pac-12.
Campus leaders commemorated the placement of the final steel beam in Eshleman Hall’s frame as part of a special ceremony on October 14 marking a milestone in ongoing construction in Lower Sproul. Students were invited to sign the roughly 40-foot beam and leave their mark on Eshleman Hall.
The 2014 Berkeley Half-Marathon, held on November 9, drew over 6,000 runners and supported the Berkeley Public Schools Fund and the Cal Alumni Student Association. The 13.1-mile race was organized in partnership with Cal Athletics and Cal Alumni Student Association, and raised $25,000.
When Cal wide receiver James Grisom lost his scholarship and was told he needed to pay back $11,000 of overpaid aid, he had no choice but to quit playing football.
Six months after the campus's largest student cooperative house was purged of its membership, UC Berkeley senior Neal Lawton prepares to make the move to Ridge House, where many of his former housemates now reside.
Sparks fly at the annual Big Game Bonfire held on November 21, the evening before the much-anticipated Cal vs. Stanford football game.
As rain showered on the UCSF campus, students from all UC campuses — including graduate students and union members — protested at the UC Board of Regents meeting on November 20, picketing and blocking building entrances to express their discontent with a proposed tuition increase policy a committee of the board approved in the afternoon.
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students, faculty and community members marched through the city and campus on November 24 as part of a systemwide day of action, protesting the recent vote by the UC Board of Regents to pass a controversial tuition hike policy.
In the days following the vote by the UC Board of Regents to approve the proposed tuition hike policy on November 20, campus structures were flooded with drawn-on slogans in support of the occupation of Wheeler Hall.
The group of Wheeler Hall occupiers, who hail from an array of progressive organizations, started with about 50 individuals but more than quadrupled in size by midnight. About 7:45 a.m. on December 20, protesters voted on whether to fully occupy the hall but instead resolved to declare an “open university,” allowing students access to the building for classes.
About 75 black UC Berkeley students peacefully commandeered the Golden Bear Cafe and demonstrated outside its doors for four and a half hours December 4 — organized to last the same amount of time the body of 18-year-old Michael Brown was left on a Ferguson, Missouri, street after he was killed by a white police officer.
Berkeley Police Department officers threw smoke bombs, deployed tear gas and formed barricades on major Downtown Berkeley streets the night of December 6 as individuals among a demonstration against recent grand jury decisions shattered shop windows and blocked traffic.
Protestors rallied against the decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown, a black man shot by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, who died after a New York officer put him in a chokehold. They also denounced the death of Kayla Moore, a transgender woman who died in police custody in Berkeley last year, and the alleged abduction of 43 students by police in Mexico.
Looters broke several shop windows and vandalized stores along University Avenue, Trader Joe’s, Wells Fargo and Radio Shack.
About 10:30 p.m., police deployed tear gas. More than 100 protesters were dispersed along Telegraph Avenue, and others called to regroup at People’s Park.
Traffic was halted on interstates 80 and 580 at University Avenue for more than two hours during the third night of protests on Dec. 8.
In solidarity with national demonstrations, Berkeley protesters marched to Oakland on December 13 to join a Millions March rally in front of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse.