letter to the editor

‘Free Speech Week’ devolved into circus

We are pleased to announce a new event for campus. It will be called “Free Circus Week.” Many people have been mourning the closure, some months ago, of the Ringling Bros. Circus. Because of the importance of exposing all UC Berkeley students, staff and faculty to the circus arts, our
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letter to the editor

More comprehensive review of Berkeley housing crisis needed

In their op-ed, Igor Tregub and Marian Wolfe, members of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, assert that “developers of market-rate housing use these higher rents so that their projects ‘pencil out,’ making the probability of more affordable rents unlikely, at least in the near-term.” The authors falsely suggest that future rents
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letter to the editor

Blanket opposition to Antifa violence is naive

The op-ed by Mitchell Zimmerman contained obtuse statements in support of the author’s rant against Antifa. As someone who also lived through the ’60s , I was offended by Zimmerman’s op-ed. First, the author claimed that the Weathermen (an offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society) undermined broader participation in
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letter to the editor

False and dysfunctional speech should be repressed

In defending and advocating the precept that “all speech should be heard,” you, the administrative head of a world-renowned institution of higher learning, have fallen victim to the most destructive fallacy which anyone who desires the development of knowledge can believe. “All speech should be heard” is nothing more than
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letter to the editor

A freshman weighs in on the campus’s human letter

Your article covering the Golden Bears Orientation states that participants were to take a historical “all-class photo.” I want to share my thoughts on this phrasing. Actually, this “class photo” features not the class members, but primarily focuses on the fact that together these people form a letter “C,” breaking
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