Democrats ensure country moves forward

On Nov. 8, the liberal Berkeley bubble burst: Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Although Hillary Clinton received more than two million more popular votes than Donald Trump, the Electoral College votes displaced her. While we are naturally shocked and disappointed by the outcome of such a
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UC Berkeley football coach gives poor excuses for losses

Dear Coach Dykes, As a former college baseball player, you should know that the worst thing you can do for team morale and effort is to blame your teammates for a loss and, worse yet, question their athletic ability as the reason for a loss. I watched your interview after
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With Trump presidency, the path forward

Thoughts from an old lady who remembers 1968: The election defeat is painful and disheartening. I entered college with the protests of 1968 and now am close to retiring from my job as a pediatrician. I also teach medical students.  The recent protests by students and young people after the
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Be respectful to opposition regardless of political views

Based on the political landscape of Berkeley, I think it’s safe to say many of us were devastated Tuesday night. There were tears; there was shock; there were people yelling expletives at the president-elect, his running mates and the swing states that voted red across the Unit 2 courtyard. It was a combined fury the likes of which I have not seen in a long time. I caucused for Bernie Sanders and voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election — this was a result I neither expected nor wanted.
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Progressives must leave echo chamber to trump hate

Like many other liberals, I woke up Nov. 9 feeling numb, dejected and lost. On Facebook, several of my friends lamented over the stunning defeat of “love” in one of the most consequential electoral and ideological wars in recent history. Even today, days after the elections, the hashtag #lovetrumpshate is one of the most prominent signs seen on demonstration grounds, marking its resonance with anti-Trump protesters. But what exactly do we mean by love trumps hate? As rhetoric, the slogan sends a hopeful message to voters that empathy, inclusion and optimism will overcome and defeat the intolerance, exclusion and pessimism that have been brought to light by President-elect Donald Trump’s divisive and fear-mongering politics. But beyond this abstract level of comprehension, how are we supposed to act on love?
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UC Berkeley should expand data science education

I took Statistics 133 on a whim the semester before UC Berkeley rolled out Data 8: Foundations of Data Science, the university’s first attempt at an accessible, interdisciplinary course that “combines three perspectives: inferential thinking, computational thinking, and real-world relevance.” While Statistics 133 was initially intended for statistics majors and
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Hypocrisy of government in views towards marijuana

I have been researching the statewide legalization of marijuana. My purpose in this article is not to persuade your vote on Nov. 8 in one way or another. Rather, it is to provide you with knowledge that I believe will be integral to your decision. A number of experts, including
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