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Population should be factor in housing discussion

Your Feb. 7 editorial began with you noticing “an increasing horde of students.” One would think that your own words would have caused you to realize that the increasing horde is the problem. But like the vast majority of people, you are blind to the obvious fact of human overpopulation
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Campus needs more respectful engagement

The recent election cycle, with its intense political debates and subsequent events, has created an environment that feels unlike any other in recent memory. In the last month in particular, I have been struggling with how to help our community move forward and process key takeaways. I’m sure many students
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Ben Gould provides student representation to city council

This month, students have a chance to elect the first student to Berkeley City Council in more than 30 years. That’s why we, the external affairs vice presidents of the ASUC and the Graduate Assembly, proudly endorse Ben Gould for City Council. For residents of Berkeley’s Downtown District 4, a
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Kate Harrison the only candidate who will solve the housing crisis

On Monday, ballots started arriving for a special election in Berkeley’s City Council District 4, which encompasses Downtown Berkeley and surrounding areas. The vacancy for this seat is a result of affordable housing champion and former District 4 councilmember Jesse Arreguin being sworn in as mayor. In deciding who to
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History proves censoring free speech is ineffective

A failure of democracy. Antithesis to American values and the Constitution. These are common phrases you may hear in the aftermath of the Milo Yiannopoulos protests, but neither are entirely true. From the Alien and Sedition Acts under John Adams, to the riots that erupted on Sproul Plaza, there is
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Do not condone violence to suppress free speech

In a letter to the UC Berkeley community a week before Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit, I made clear that both our campus’s iconic commitment to free speech, as well as definitive First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court, meant that we were obliged to support the invitation by a legitimate student
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Protestors not justified in causing damages

By way of background, I don’t agree with a lot of what Milo Yiannopoulos says and I am not a Trump supporter at all, but I agree with Yiannopoulos’ right to speak on campuses, and agree even more with student groups’ right to invite any speaker they want. I’m 62,
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Censoring free speech sets dangerous precedent

Last week, free speech suffered a blow when force and intimidation by some protesters prompted UC Berkeley to cancel a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited to campus by the Berkeley College Republicans and who advocates racist, sexist and transphobic views. The cancellation should give no comfort to those
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Plurality of tactics contributed to cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos event

Last week’s events have been followed by a predictably vacuous and sensationalised deluge of comment from the mainstream media. The dominant focus of mainstream reportage has been the “violence” that supposedly characterised the evening, while many who identify as left themselves seem keen to distance themselves from said “violence” by
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Condemning protesters same as condoning hate speech

“So, did you watch the news last night?” This classmate had never spoken to me before. He addressed me so abruptly that at first, I had no idea what he was referencing. “There was a huge riot last night at Cal,” he continued. I told him that I didn’t have
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