This is freedom

Lessons from My Father

I call my dad way too much. I call him to gush over how much I love my classes, to tell him that today we somehow ended up talking about the universal beauty of Beyonce, Michael Jordan and sunsets in my ancient political theory class, to inform him that yogurt
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Senate must fund solar referendum

Students have always been the driving force for systemwide change at UC Berkeley. In keeping with this tradition, the 2015 ASUC election results revealed Thursday night write a new chapter in the history of student activism and environmental leadership on this campus. By a yes-no vote ratio of 9-1, students
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Bowles Hall renovation article needs contextualization

As the prospective housemaster of Bowles Hall Residential College, I write to provide some needed context to the generally accurate and welcome April 10 article on the hall’s renovation, “Bonds, fundraising bonds.” While the article refers to the “privatization of Bowles Hall,” it is hard to see any genuine “privatizing”
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After graduation, work to help LGBTQ youth

Research shows that students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender can have a much harder time making it through high school than students who do not.In addition, LGBT youth represent about 6 percent of the teenage population but as much as 40 percent of the homeless youth population.
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Editorial against SB 66 opposes campaign rights

In its article “BAMN unfairly threatened legal action against ASUC senators” the Daily Cal Senior Editorial Board opposed the vote by the ASUC Senate that defended freedom of speech protections during the ASUC elections. In their editorial board position, they chose to join some senators in arguing in support of the
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How to eat bananas

Advice: Do Not Follow

The other day I was eating the most important, essential, critically acclaimed, well-balanced meal of the day — breakfast — and my friend looked at my bowl of cereal and perfectly sliced banana and said, “When you eat bananas, you are basically eating blood.” Imagining my cute circular banana bits
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Berkeley must redirect resources to help mentally ill, ease strain on police

CITY ISSUES: Intervention by police should be last resort

In light of concerns voiced at a recent community meeting, the city needs to redirect its resources to different intervention programs for those undergoing a psychiatric or mental health crisis. Berkeley Police Department, which is responding to a rising number of such calls, should be a last-resort safety net. The time, energy and costs associated with police handling the bulk of these emergencies would be better used elsewhere.
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One university and UC Hastings

Ed-xistential Crisis

There’s little that can be said about legal education that students, graduates and professors of law schools haven’t already said. It needs to be more practical, or more grounded in theory. The juris doctor takes too long to complete, or is just the right length. Law school has been both
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Testing its metal

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Charges against ASUC candidates indicate voter awareness

CAMPUS ISSUES: Spamming allegations must be addressed head on by Judicial Council

The aftermath of ASUC elections this year saw spamming charges filed left and right, against individual candidates and parties’ entire executive slates. The charges alleged that candidates sent unsolicited emails to recipients they did not have a prior relationship with, did not obtain permission by an organization’s leadership to send
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