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Overlooking the mane issue

A Penny for Your Bullshit

On more than one occasion, I’ve come home to a neighbor lured in by my cat’s hypnotic charm. They stand by my front window, startled and embarrassed that I caught them emitting strange sounds that apparently only my cat understands. One particular Asian dude has become something of a regular,
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Fighting for a seat at the table

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Plans are finally moving forward to create a second student regent position on the UC Board of Regents.

The most important voices in the University of California, student voices, are those most often ignored when it comes to the running of this institution — a fact made abundantly clear during last year’s tuition hike considerations. But now, exactly 40 years after the first student regent took her position
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UC must keep up fight for workers’ rights

On July 22, UC President Janet Napolitano revealed the Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan: an effort to ensure higher minimum wage and better working conditions for the University of California’s direct employees and service contractors. The plan stipulates that all UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week
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I don’t hate you, Mom

Stale Off the Boat

I sat on the hot, black leather car seat with my arms crossed and brows furrowed after a long day of tap-dance practice. My mother slowly and nervously climbed in next to me and carefully placed my tap shoes on her lap. I turned my head to face her and
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Stories from last night

Deadly Sins of Berkeley

Just the other night, I was at a campfire with some of the least interesting people in the world. They had funny stories and commentary, but it was funny in an overdone way. At one point, the conversation lulled, and we all started telling embarrassing stories about our lives. We
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The first time I stopped reading

First Timers

As college students, we do not read enough. Hell, I barely read even my syllabuses — which is peculiar because growing up, I read books like no other. My bookshelf is a sentimental haven. If there were ever a major disaster, like a flood or a heterosexual-zombie apocalypse or the
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Shadow of a drought

A Penny for Your Bullshit

After five days without showering, my body has become the site of strange physical phenomena. What used to be hair on my head has congealed into a single oily heap of black stuff that refuses to budge in the wind. The stickiness in my armpits has reached a point beyond
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Chancellors not for sale

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Keeping upper-management positions competitive is important, but investing in minute salary increases is not the best use of UC funds.

The UC Board of Regents’ vote last week to increase the salaries of 15 executive administrators was unnecessary, placing precious UC funds into the hands of those who already earn many thousands of dollars beyond a living wage. The reasoning behind the salary increase is that in order to attract
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Fossil Free UC faculty letter aims to build consensus

A recent Daily Cal op-ed written by professor Kirk Smith calls out Fossil Free UC’s current faculty letter supporting the University of California’s divestment from fossil fuels as not adequately addressing global health effects from air pollution and as being too vague in its censure of fossil fuel corporations. We
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Because I said so

Stale Off the Boat

No “ifs,” “ands” or “buts.” “Because I said so.” So on and so forth. My parents grew up in a world where people didn’t question their elders. Their words equated to law, and they never needed to provide explanations. That was discipline. But it’s not something I understood. For the
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