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March madness or March sadness?

We knew this was coming, but hearing the news still stings and serves as an undesirable reminder of the program’s uncertain future. As March Madness continues, it is apparent that bracket busts are not the only heartaches fans will be experiencing in the coming weeks. The reason for this is
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Beethoven’s sick beats

Because I wasn’t immediately learning what I wanted to play, I wasn’t interested. I didn’t pay attention at all for the first two months of lessons. Apparently, during that period he taught me how to read music, and I missed all of it.
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Live forward

The sunny colors of the Game of Life board lay in mocking contrast to the brewing clouds of tension above them. An accusation of a stolen turn had transformed the optimistic attempt at creating memories among four grade-school cousins into a showdown between two of us. My victory celebration was
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Editorial Cartoons

Elephant in the community center

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ASUC candidates must hold selves accountable

As UC Berkeley’s independent, student-run newspaper and the only outlet that regularly covers the ASUC, we have a responsibility to hold people in power accountable and to ensure that the community has an accurate understanding of the problems facing our campus. That means we have a responsibility to examine the
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Hard and Soft Shorts Episode #2: Oski(nks)

Do Golden Bears enjoy Golden Showers? Sticking with the theme of kink week, Chris and Josh interview fellow Cal students Yensy and Amir about their sexplorations. From fisting and choking, to other sub/dom kinks, check out this short to get a good bite size snippet of what we’re “into.” Thank
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Sex on Tuesday

A love-hate relationship

The pain inside me went up and down as the violins shrieked and the cellos wept. I tried to appreciate the beauty of the music, but all that kept going through my head was, “I hate this thing, I hate this thing, I hate this thing …” It had been
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Fact-checking the ASUC senate candidates

Implementing a counterclockwise Southside Bear Transit route, despite the fact that it already runs counterclockwise. Talking to Vice Chancellor Harry LeGrande, who stepped down in December. Creating more UC Berkeley research positions in STEM, even though funding is scant. What do these misinformed ideas have in common? They’re all platforms
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