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Public lands may be key to solving Bay Area housing crisis

Authored by San Francisco state Assemblymember David Chiu, AB 2923 allows BART to streamline the planning and construction of housing projects on its property. And as contentious as the politics around this legislation may have been, its eventual enactment underscores a growing seriousness of purpose around the Bay Area about bringing real solutions to the region’s housing crisis to the fore.
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Campus should learn from MyVoice survey results

The My Voice survey was administered to the greater campus community last spring to aggregate data on student, staff and faculty experiences regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment, or SVSH, issues. The survey was the first of its kind because of the diversity of its 15,000 participants. The Action Planning
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Career education encourages students to think big, go far

Without a skill-focused course in robotics, a student may never realize their dream of becoming an engineer. Opportunities such as this could lead to competitions, titles and connections in a career field that these students otherwise would have been unaware of. Today, approximately 33 percent of students at Berkeley High
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Students should gather to rally against Brett Kavanaugh

On Oct. 4 at noon, students, faculty, workers and community members should rally against Brett Kavanaugh on Sproul Plaza as part of a national day of action. President Trump is attempting to install Brett Kavanaugh, a right-wing judge, on the Supreme Court, which would make him the fifth member of
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UC Berkeley is in need of more student housing now

Let’s face it. Berkeley has a housing problem. The More Student Housing Now movement was born out of this desperate need for more housing. This resolution, among other things, expands the car-free overlay area on Southside, adds 20 feet in height to existing student housing and creates a pilot density
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Silence must be broken on gender-based sexual violence

Near the end of his final term, former president Barack Obama consoled a nonbinary person coming out on live television, saying, “We are moving in the right direction (on gender equity) … in part because of courageous and young people like yourself — so stick with it.” This New Year’s,
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UC Berkeley campus must continue to protect free speech

In the past few years, UC Berkeley has been attacked for being “anti-free speech” and has been portrayed in the media as an institution that is ideologically homogeneous. But our unique history tells us that this is not the case. We are the home of the Free Speech Movement, and
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Homeless communities need access to menstrual products

Tampon was among my limited lexicon of “dirty words” as a young girl. And it wasn’t just tampons — saying any word that had to do with menstruation made me feel ashamed. It was a forbidden subject that left me feeling grungy with guilt. The stigma gave me little room
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