Jay Chotirmal_online

The threat to public education

Stepping Back

For most individuals walking across the stage at high school graduation is one of the most exciting moments of their adolescence: enrolled for college or a new job, all packed up and ready to move on to their ‘bright futures.’ A leisurely and joyful for experience for most, but not
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Solidarity and space

Three weeks ago, students from the bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Queer Alliance Resource Center, or QARC, attended our Student Union Board of Directors meeting to deliver demands for new space in the ASUC Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. These students raised valid concerns about the challenges they
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Cheryl Davila best choice for 2nd City Council district

When Cheryl Davila organized a vigil for a homeless man who died on the street near her West Berkeley home last month, it was no empty gesture, no publicity stunt solely to promote her candidacy for Berkeley City Council. The effort came naturally to Davila, a warm-hearted activist and longtime
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Legacy of free speech must extend to animal advocates

Are Public Officials – in Berkeley of All Places – Stifling Free Speech? A couple of years ago, my dad and I were sitting in the living room when he turned to me and said he’d just read some great news: California had passed a law increasing the size of
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Vote Hillary Clinton for president of the United States

It’s almost unfair that the most qualified presidential candidate in history happens to be running against the least qualified presidential candidate in history. But it makes the decision easy. Hillary Clinton, without even a measure of doubt, deserves to be the next president of the United States. As if her
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Chris Cox_online

Food for thought: ass

Sex on Tuesday

After fastening an imaginary bib around my neck and equipping my trusty fork and knife within both tightly clenched hands, I was ready to dive face-first into the delicious man sprawled out before me. This tasty meal subtly slid into my DM’s by means of a “deep” Tinder convo, a
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Jake Fineman_online

More like Student Inaction, amirite?

The typical member of Student Action, when asked what their party’s guiding principle is, will reply with the party’s slogan: “every student, every year.” This, of course, is total bullshit. As a sentiment, representing “every student, every year” is not only an impossible goal, it’s an entirely inapt description of
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Neal Lawrence_online

Like a natural woman

Naked Brunch

“Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag.” – RuPaul As the tumultuous second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars draws to a close, I have a confession to make. I love drag, and I’m sick of feeling like that’s a statement that needs to be followed with an
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Indigenous bears: hear them roar

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No on 53: Voter approval for revenue bond projects

Proposition 53 would require voter approval for any revenue bond project that exceeds $2 billion and seems to directly go after Gov. Jerry Brown’s two pet projects — the high-speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles and the twin water tunnels between the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. While
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