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City of Berkeley needs to invest in improving infrastructure

Earlier this month, California came perilously close to experiencing what could have been one of the worst infrastructure disasters in the country. The failure of both the main and auxiliary spillways at the Oroville Dam prompted the evacuations of almost 200,000 residents in downstream communities, with officials fearing a 30-foot
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Student journalism must not become a tool for police departments

Shame on The Daily Californian for its article ”UCPD asks public for help with investigation for Yiannopoulos demonstration.” The Daily Cal posted pictures of people police want to “investigate” and stated that people should come forward and identify them and send police their own pictures of “recognizable persons committing criminal acts on
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Climate change fights must be cooperative

In a letter I wrote that 2,300 UC and CSU faculty members signed, we asked the Trump administration to honor the U.S. commitment to meeting the modest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions set out in the Paris Climate Accord. In the weeks since that letter circulated, Scott Pruitt falsely testified
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Neil Gorsuch might stand up against abuse of power

On Feb. 1, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Court justices serve for life, and Gorsuch is just about to turn 50. He will probably still be on the Supreme Court when this generation of college students sends their own kids off to college. Normally,
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Nation must learn from shameful episode of Japanese Internment

Seventy-five years ago, in the midst of World War II, former president Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Written ostensibly in the interest of national security but fueled largely by widespread racial prejudice, the order directed the U.S. military to remove people of Japanese ancestry from their homes in California
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Preparation helps students find suitable housing

The advantage of mobility is the flexibility to follow an opportunity no matter where it leads, whether down the street, on the other side of town or across the country. The disadvantage is actually having to relocate. Thanks to technology and an ever-more interconnected world, many of us can easily
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Housing should not replace educational spaces

I wish to write not to claim to have solutions to the UC Berkeley student housing crisis but to expose one proposed solution that is doing a serious injustice to students, both in the present and in the future. If you’ve ever traveled to the Northwest region of campus, where
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UC Berkeley needs more housing solutions, not illusions

It is very difficult to avoid the unkind conclusion that UC Berkeley does not care very much about serving a basic student need — providing most of its students, as many colleges do, with affordable housing. This is not only a very important economic issue; students deserve a social environment
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Conservative speech will not be stifled by violence

“The fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists,” said Huey Long long ago. On Feb. 1, we found out who the real fascists on this campus are, and they are not the Berkeley College Republicans. Many have taken to the media to state that what happened Wednesday night was not
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