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UC Berkeley chemistry professor makes medical history

Earlier this week, Cal chemistry professor Jay Keasling made medical history after the development of a new antimalarial drug production technique, aimed at saving the millions of people who contract the disease in developing countries all over the world. His 12 year’s worth of findings — including his breakthrough discovery about
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Girl hit by arrow gains internet fame

Girl hit by arrow gains internet fame

Field trips may have been fun at one point in our lives. Now they’re just trips to Doe to check out how the incomprehensible cataloging system operates, or they’re light walks to the Campanile to admire some structural aspect of the singing bell tower — boring enough that you wish
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Commander-In-Chief Champions Cal Women

The Commander-in-Chief champions Cal basketball

As we descend into the month of madness, we can only fill out our brackets and hope that our basketball teams defy the seemingly insurmountable odds and beat the myriad of teams with the same heightened aspirations. However, one of our teams is not without official support. Barack Obama –
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Three speakers you won’t want to miss at TEDx Berkeley

As if you didn’t already have enough to do on 4/20 (um … Cal Day!), TEDx Berkeley has also been scheduled on that widely celebrated day. For those of you who are wondering, TED is not a person. It’s a world-renowned conference that brings together world leaders, innovators, individuals at the top of
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5 ways to ‘get low’ at Berkeley Dance Marathon

When you hear that word “marathon,” there are probably an assortment of images that run through your head. You might be thinking of a grueling 26.2-mile run that makes you want to hug the toilet for the rest of the week. Or you could be thinking of a movie marathon,
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The Ceasar Chavez Student center sits on the North side of Lower Sproul Plaza.

BSFC cafe on Lower Sproul?

By now, we’ve become quite familiar with the idea that times, they are a changin’. Eshleman’s skeleton has cast a shadow since the summer, and now the construction on Bancroft hinders even the most masterful jaywalker — all reminders that Lower Sproul is about to go through a major makeover.
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Get a head start on choosing classes for the Fall

Only two months into the spring semester, and it’s already getting close to that time again. Yeah, the only time apart from finals week that makes students all across campus tear out their hair and cry tears of frustration. If you listen closely during the next few weeks, you’re almost
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Cal Grads Have It Good Too

Graduate school at Cal … not too shabby

After a particularly long week of class that culminates in a rather pointless discussion section at 5 p.m. on a Friday, you might be letting your thoughts stray to other things like the weekend, or maybe spring break. Looking around, you’re fairly sure that everyone is echoing similar statements, except
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