Students should aim for September deadline

With the 2010 census numbers in, redistricting in Berkeley is about to begin, and residents of the city are being asked to submit proposals. Recently, the city council moved back the proposal deadline from mid-August to Sept. 16 in order to give students more time to have their voices heard;
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There are still ways for immigration reform to pass nationally

You may hear that “immigration reform is dead” in the 112th Congress. But in reality, it is very much alive. It will just probably happen in pieces, not “comprehensively.” A trend for new bipartisan immigration policy is emerging that focuses on two immigration issues: granting more green cards to educated
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White House visit restores hope

President Obama is committed to fulfilling promises

One hours-long visit to the White House changed my perspective on what is possible for us to achieve today. I hope it might affect yours too. Last month I was honored to receive an invitation from the White House asking me if I wished to meet with President Obama and
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Holding antimatter is exciting step for physics

On June 7, the Daily Cal reported on the demonstrated trapping of long-lived antihydrogen atoms by the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus collaboration, which includes members of the Fajans and Wurtele  research groups in the UC Physics department. As a follow-up, the graduate students of these groups would like to offer
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Tax out-of-state online retailers

We all know Berkeley loves to read. In fact, according to a recent report, Berkeley is the third-most well-read city in the nation. Despite our love of the written word, Berkeley, along with many other cities throughout California, has witnessed our cherished local bookstores vanish right before our eyes as
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Studying abroad provides invaluable life experiences

Before this semester in Dublin, Ireland, I didn’t know my long-lost cousins, how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness or give tips on raising a prize-winning Greyhound. No conselour or guidebook can predict such diverse accounts. Despite the adventures, many students who return to our purple mountains majesty might
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Break the stigma around the mentally ill

What do Howard Hughes, John Nash and Kurt Cobain have in common besides the fact that they were geniuses in their respective ways? They all suffered from mental illness at some point in their lives. However, their personal problems were pushed aside during their prime times in the spotlight. Only
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Federal government should get serious about spending cuts

For the past few months, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner has been warning Congress about the country’s imminent arrival at the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling, casting a dark cloud over our nation’s capital. Geithner foresees doom and gloom if our legislature neglects to raise its spending limit, claiming
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