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Letter: We must become a merit-based society

A recently-published Associated Press article hinted that Cal may be headed back to the dark ages of race-based admissions. The citizens need to speak loudly and firmly against any such maneuver by the forces who seek to return to such monumentally stupid and misguided policies. “Diversity” adds no value. We
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State college Democrats president supports Student Action

Response to April 9 op-ed by Cal Berkeley Democrats member Chasel Lee

As President of the California College Democrats, I will always support student leaders who will defend public education and fight for California’s working and middle class families. Student Action has a strong track record of success at UC Berkeley and has been a close ally to college Democrats throughout California.
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Letter: Students should vote for Class Pass referendum

While I agree with ASUC Senator Noah Ickowitz’s statement encouraging the importance of ridership data to definitively and objectively decide whether a renewal of the Class Pass referendum provides an overall benefit rather than cost to our student body, this necessity for hard fact is precisely why the referendum needs
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Letters: Feb. 7, 2012

Practice safe sex in the month of love Valentine’s Day is stressful.  For those with partners, or a special someone in mind, planning a romantic date and buying the perfect gift can be overwhelming. For those kicking it solo, the pressure to find a Valentine or avoid all things mushy
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An alumna speaks about protests

Dear Chancellor Birgeneau: It was 50 years ago that I proudly enrolled as a freshman at Cal, from which my mother (Class of 1933) and my aunt had graduated long ago. All these years I have bragged about the wonderful experience of my four years at Berkeley and the superb
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Letters to the Editor: Occupy Cal

Coverage of Occupy Cal disappoints. We are deeply disappointed by the recent Daily Cal coverage of the Occupy Cal events of Nov. 10.  The headline piece, titled “Occupy Cal: Protestors, police violently clash,” is factually incorrect or lacking on at least two counts: 1. It suggests that protesters were just
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