Vote Judy Appel for California State Assembly District 15

STATE ISSUES: At a time when education has been consistently devalued, Judy Appel will prioritize what matters

The race for the California State Assembly District 15 election has attracted a large pool of 12 candidates, all with diverse and multifaceted platforms. But Assembly District 15 residents need a representative who can prioritize education, as it becomes increasingly inaccessible. That candidate is Judy Appel.
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When will we see common-sense gun reform?

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley High School students are contributing to a student-led movement to address gun violence. Will elected officials listen?

Bay Area high schools need to learn from Berkeley High School faculty members and support their students in demanding change.
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UC Berkeley is trash for not caring enough about trash

CAMPUS ISSUES: How can the campus meet its zero waste goals if it throws compost in the landfill?

We’re not angry about the news that UC Berkeley will sometimes throw the contents of compost and recycling bins into landfill dumpsters; we’re just disappointed. It’s like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real.
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UC Berkeley violated Title IX. No one is surprised

CAMPUS ISSUES: The findings of a four-year federal investigation prove that UC Berkeley must improve its handling of sex misconduct cases

A recent federal investigation found that UC Berkeley’s handling of sexual misconduct violated Title IX — a conclusion that, of course, comes as little surprise to the countless survivors who have repeatedly spoken out against UC Berkeley.
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The Greek system continues to fail survivors of sexual violence

CAMPUS ISSUES: It’s time for a radical overhaul

For years, Greek community leadership knew about repeated allegations of drugging and sexual assault at the UC Berkeley chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity, but they didn’t take official action until this week. It’s infuriating and baffling, but nobody’s surprised.
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The ASUC and GA need to make peace

CAMPUS ISSUES: Student leaders need to set aside the squabbles and solve some problems

Graduate students want out. They want out of a student government system centered around the undergraduate experience. They want out of an ASUC that has proved difficult to work with and slow to address their financial and academic concerns. They want out now.
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The Berkeley school district cuts are short-sighted

CITY AFFAIRS: The Berkeley Unified School District is making a $1.8 million budget cut that will negatively affect students and staff alike

The Berkeley Unified School District board agreed to a nearly $1.8 million budget cut at its Wednesday meeting — a necessary decision that will harm students and staff members across the city.
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