Opinion columnists read aloud the funniest, weirdest and meanest comments they’ve received through the Daily Cal website, Facebook and email. Karen Lin is the Multimedia Editor. Contact her at [email protected] Contact Benjamin Vu at [email protected], Asha Culhane-Husain at [email protected], and Arda Sahiner at [email protected]
Senate Bill 7, which promises to raise the state smoking age from 18 to 21, was recently passed by the California state Legislature and, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will apply statewide. UC Berkeley students share their opinions about this new law.
The recent construction sites around campus intend to better telecommunication lines to improve Internet access and data service across campus. Two students share their opinions about these new construction projects.
“Workers in construction actually don’t know precisely who they’re working for or how much their promised pay is,” said Scott Littlehale, policy analyst at Smart Cities Prevail. On Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council considered an ordinance to improve pay transparency and accountability for construction workers and other victims of wage
“Berkeley City Council voted to approve two contentious amendments to city ordinances that would regulate street behaviors and increase nighttime park policing — ordinances characterized by many as criminalizing homelessness. . . .Before the meeting, a candlelight rally including speeches and singing was held in front of the council chambers,
Irish President Michael Higgins paid a visit to campus Monday afternoon, delivering a lecture on global hunger and poverty and attending a reception for Irish-connected students, faculty and researchers. Contact Ben Vu at [email protected]
Youth Spirits Artwork Executive Director, Sally Hindman, discusses problems within the South Berkeley community and how YSA attempts to tackle these issues via youth job training. Contact Benjamin Vu at [email protected]