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Lost and found: Mario Savio’s reflections

“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part … and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears … and make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it,
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Stanford solidarity with Occupy Cal

Although we are “rivals” with Cal students, we are one where it matters — in an interest to create a more just and equitable world than the one we inherited. To that end, we stand in solidarity with students at UC Berkeley, who have continued the legacy of the student
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On protracted movement

How striking may hurt us and what we can do to change

Strikes hurt the university and our fellow students greater than they do the UC Board of Regents. This is especially so because many of the strikes in recent years have not been endorsed by the UC campuses and resulted in quite little change: The tuition increased anyway. What we really
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UC Berkeley’s administration should be held accountable

Agreeing or disagreeing with the reaction of UC Berkeley’s administration to the budget crisis is a matter of political opinion. But after Wednesday night’s events, one thing is beyond doubt: The current administration is acting irresponsibly and can no longer lead our university. On Wednesday, the campus called on the
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What would Mario Savio say about the Occupy movement?

“There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part, you can’t even passively take part; and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve
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A look at the women of Berkeley Engineering

Like any of us, when I read in an article published by California Watch about the sexist remarks an engineering student endured at our campus, I was appalled. Such remarks are totally at odds with Berkeley’s Principles of Community, and the College of Engineering has zero tolerance for such behavior.
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Exploring a new path to entrepreneurship

The second that I walked into the career fair at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, it hit me: It’s time to get a job. I was about to graduate with a B.A. in rhetoric, but somehow with the technology bubble of 2000 reaching it’s crescendo, and having enjoyed
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Occupy Oakland: Solidarity in green

Proposal: Consider wearing a green armband on November 2nd as a way of showing solidarity with Occupy Oakland and the Occupy movement in general, whether you go to Oakland or go to class or go to work. Explanation: As you may have heard, Occupy Oakland will be holding a general
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A compromise that should not be made

Being a public official, I believe it is my responsibility to advocate for the best policies for the people of California. As the vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I know firsthand that there are always tough choices when it comes to making budget decisions during state budget negotiations,
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Enough with getting tough on CA prisons

Locking up bad guys comforts us in a very primal way. But after almost 30 years of “get tough” policies favoring stronger inmate penalties, we need to recast the debate away from emotion and look at the evidence. We must be smart on crime to see what correctional practices actually
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