Once again, UC Berkeley has failed to make its buildings accessible for all students

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students who live in campus housing should not have to fight for basic accessibility

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Emily Bi/Staff

For nearly three weeks from late October to mid-November, a UC Berkeley residence building in Unit 3 failed to meet the most basic accessibility standard — students had to go without an elevator in the eight-story structure. This is just one example of how UC Berkeley has failed to be accessible for all students.
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Carol Christ has utterly neglected students amid California’s deadliest fires

CAMPUS ISSUES: In delaying class cancellation, administrators have made it clear that the health and safety of UC Berkeley students are not a priority

This week, hundreds of UC Berkeley students have felt the impact of California’s deadliest fire. Many students’ homes have been destroyed, and some students have seen their friends and families displaced. And yet, in the face of this horrible tragedy, the campus administration has demonstrated an unbelievable insensitivity to the physical and mental well-being of its students.
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By voting against Prop. 10, Californians failed themselves

STATE ISSUES: Blanket rent control policy will never work in this state. In the next election, voters must do better

California is in a serious housing crisis — and yet, California voters failed to pass Proposition 10 to repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow for much needed rent control.
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UC Berkeley students cannot accept leaders like ASUC Senator Isabella Chow

CAMPUS ISSUES: At a recent ASUC meeting, Chow grossly invalidated identities and experiences on campus. This is unacceptable

On Wednesday, ASUC Senator Isabella Chow made transphobic and homophobic statements during an ASUC meeting, publicly dismissing the identities of individuals on campus. In doing so, Chow reminded students of a reality that many often disregard — that UC Berkeley continues to be a toxic space for LGBTQ+ communities.
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Vote Mary Kay Lacey for District 8

Berkeley’s District 8 council seat was a challenge to endorse. Unlike in other City Council races, no one candidate stood out to The Daily Californian’s editorial board as the champion the district could count on to tackle its biggest problems. Ultimately, the editorial board decided to endorse Mary Kay Lacey
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Vote Rigel Robinson for District 7

After more than two decades, Berkeley voters will elect a new representative for District 7. Kriss Worthington, who served on the council for 22 years, has long been a staple in the community, tackling issues ranging from student housing to homelessness. And the only candidate truly qualified to take his place is Rigel Robinson.
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Vote Kate Harrison for District 4

District 4 needs a progressive leader who is willing to prioritize the needs and values of their constituents. It needs a leader who will stand by the promises they make. After a year in office, incumbent Kate Harrison has proven herself to be one such candidate.
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Vote Igor Tregub for District 1

For years, District 1 has been the site of an acute homelessness crisis and poor infrastructure. In four days, Berkeley voters will have the opportunity to elect a new voice to City Council to address these pressing issues. And the candidate best suited for the job is Igor Tregub.
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On supporting its community members with disabilities, UC Berkeley has consistently missed the mark

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley can’t call itself a truly accessible campus until it goes above and beyond basic accessibility requirements

When it comes to accessibility, UC Berkeley is doing the bare minimum. As a public university, UC Berkeley was originally created to ensure widespread and equitable access to education. But the campus is failing to live up to this mission when it comes to serving students with disabilities. This is
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