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The University of California and ‘The Reproduction of Privilege’

The Devil's Advocate

On Monday, The New York Times’ Thomas B. Edsall made a compelling argument that the role of American higher education has been inverted over the last few decades: During the post-World War II economic expansion, college education served “as a springboard to social mobility,” but today it largely reinforces class
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

Naturalizing American identity

Savage Heart Murmurs

Though laws determine American citizenship, we unconsciously define American identity. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at the March 10 federal DREAM Act rally on Sproul last Saturday to support the four marchers in their trek to Washington, D.C. In pursuing the eight-month long journey, these undocumented immigrants have
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The Kony conundrum

It's A Juanderful Life

A few days ago I logged onto my Facebook account to see if there had been any new notifications waiting for me, or as my girlfriend calls them, those little red things that make you feel special. Much to my chagrin I found that only one person had left me
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Farrakhan and UC Berkeley’s free speech fallacy

The Devil's Advocate

It’s surprising that UC Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement, is unable to handle free speech. I’m referring to, most recently, the widespread hysteria over the Black Student Union’s decision to host the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at UC Berkeley. Farrakhan, one of six speakers scheduled
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

Savage Heart Murmurs

To party or not to party? That is the question, I ask myself while waiting for my quasi-date on the steps of Zellerbach to watch friends wax poetic in “Perspectives.” Over Zellerbach’s whispers, the Bear’s Lair blares hyphy Lil Jon’s “Get Outta Your Mind.” It’s Friday night, and nothing else
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

Hipsters for dum-dums

A guide to the plaid-clad plague sweeping through the boroughs of San Francisco

Hipsters suck. They walk like the sidewalk’s a runway, and speak like no one else knows what they’re talking about. Your seemingly typical generational, conforming non-conformists, hipsters don leather belts on jeans already too small for them, and wear turquoise-shell Ray-Bans that annoyingly nuzzle their thick heads. Scrutinize or glorify
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Santorum says…

"People's champion" fails to realize that even Everyman has college dreams

As Americans, we believe that we are free to pursue whatever makes us happy and allows us to live a better, more prosperous life. A large part of this “pursuit of happiness” has to do with the fact that, as Americans, we have the opportunity for upward mobility, which is
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Congressman Barney Frank speaks about the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Speaking frankly, persuading subtly

On Thursday, Representative Barney Frank took the stage of a crowded Dwinelle lecture hall, addressing an enthusiastic audience of students with his typical congressional swagger. Best known for his former chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee (and remarkable comeback abilities), one would expect the Massachusetts congressman to speak about
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Get it together, man

Earlier today, I was perusing through the news section of the Daily Cal’s website and trying to learn about what was happening in the outside world. For the last few days, my life has been spent studying for the impending doom that is midterms. Scrolling down the pages, I noticed
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Affirmative action advocates should make a better case

The Devil's Advocate

Affirmative action found its way back onto The Daily Californian’s front page Tuesday — this time without the help of a satirical bake sale. For those of you who aren’t up to date on the latest Proposition 209 news: Students staged a protest on Monday outside a San Francisco courthouse
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