FINAL_10.17.11.ishi.yian

American Indian Graduate Student Association calls for art with ethics

Although the subject matter of “Ishi: The Last Yahi” is highly disturbing and offensive to Native Americans, the writer and director John Fisher and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department failed to consult with Native Americans about bringing this play to campus. In the play, Fisher freely misrepresents Ishi
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Sign the petition to oppose Farrakhan’s harmful words

I would like to reiterate that I and the other student leaders who created the petition about hosting Louis Farrakhan at UC Berkeley “completely support the annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference as an indispensable contribution to the empowerment of black students across the state of California.” The BSU had the First Amendment right to
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Farrakhan’s presence demonizes Jews and others

When I recently heard that the keynote speaker for the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference was going to be Minister Louis Farrakhan, I was disappointed. For a campus that prides itself on openness and inclusivity I can’t think of a more divisive speaker. When Farrakhan spoke at a national convention just
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Freedom of speech?

Although we attend a campus that espouses the right to freedom of speech stemming from the Free Speech Movement in the 1960’s, it is sad to see that this freedom is offered to some and denied to others. Freedom of speech does not imply that anyone completely agrees with what
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Where is Birgeneau’s email condemning the BSU?

We all know how Calmail tends to act up now and again, and we also know how fond Chancellor Birgeneau is of espousing his personal political beliefs via the UC Berkeley campus email list — yet I still await his passionate email condemning the decision of the Black Student Union to
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No patience for intolerance

“With your state filled with homosexuals, filled with degenerates, filled with disease … With all of this going on in your state, you should welcome me like the return of Jesus Christ.” These words are almost too offensive and disturbing to print, and yet they are attributed to a speaker
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FINAL_10.30.11.nootropics.yian

The nootropic state and study habits

There is nothing more terrifying than the thought of becoming an Alzheimer’s disease patient — to think that the mind could be permanently lost in a sea of empty memory, with only a few brief moments of painful lucidity. Scary to say the least. I write this now not to
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We are together on the Middle Class Scholarship Act

For far too long we have watched our tuition skyrocket, our classes get cut and the American Dream slip out of reach for California’s working and middle-class families. But now a real step on the path towards solving our state’s higher education crisis has been taken, and California’s young people stand
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CAFOs and E. coli, carrots and beans

Okay, I admit it — I’m a liberal, vegetarian, California co-op-dwelling female with a hefty amount of tie-dyed clothing, a flock of chickens and those toe-shoes that are supposed to bring you “back to barefoot” — or something like that. I’m that girl who buys organic sometimes and at farmer’s
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The need for student input in Lower Sproul

In less than a year’s time, the physical terrain of our campus will be in a state of transition. Lower Sproul Redevelopment is expected to officially begin next fall with the demolition of Eshleman Hall and the implementation of the B.E.A.R.S. (Bringing Energy and Revitalization to Sproul) Initiative. This $223
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