Steve and Lisa

Off the Beat

Whenever my dad drives, I sit in the back. I never know what to say to him, so I perch there. The backrest blossoms into a veneering hedge. I stare out the window. I tune out the small talk.
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UC tuition hike only option amid state divestment

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Freeze in tuition for the past six years was never viable solution for University

After six years of living in a frozen paradise, UC students once again face the possibility of increased tuition. And this time, it’s not only reasonable — it’s necessary, for all the wrong reasons. The UC Board of Regents has proposed a $282 tuition increase that would go into effect
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Bonding with the beast

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Bad move for campus group to alienate themselves

Milo Yiannopoulos, the gay poster boy for the alt-right, has been accused of being sexist, racist, transphobic and, ironically, homophobic because of his aggressively conservative articles and speeches. He has definitely practiced his fair share of First Amendment rights and has received as much backlash and attention as his comments
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Memes were a mistake

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On March 2, 2015, Keurig K-Cup inventor John Sylvan admitted that he regretted creating his coffee-brewing invention. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” Sylvan said in an interview with the Atlantic, regarding the disposable, nonrecyclable cups of coffee grounds that are quickly filling up landfills and polluting
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Berkeley College Republicans must not normalize hate speech

CAMPUS ISSUES: Inviting Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus will not bridge political gap, educate students

The Berkeley College Republicans have created an appealing narrative: A small but vocal minority stands up to oppression from fellow students, the campus and hostile liberal strangers to defend open discourse and freedom of speech. Except it is not true. Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor for the far-right news website Breitbart,
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An open letter to Milo Yiannopoulos

Dear Milo, You don’t frighten me. I’m going to take my heels off so I can get down to your level. Let’s cover some basic ground: your bleach job and concealer several shades too light don’t make you Aryan, it just makes you look like Gerard Way failing to get
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Scale says 100

Off the Beat

Even the chaos of Sproul Plaza couldn’t distract my friend from our cringe-worthy conversation. He zeroed in on my comment, his judgment quieting the swarm of students around us. I had made the mistake of saying I look good. Out loud. I said it with a slight laugh so it
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