Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

‘Sup Bay Are-uh

Savage Heart Murmurs

Let’s go to East Oakland — home of the hyphy movement, Oakland’s criminal notoriety and the smartest and chillest six-year-olds I’ve ever met.Twice a week this past semester isn’t enough. I’ve been working at a public elementary school in East Oakland, soothing the insecure cool out of first grade boys
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Ain’t no fun

It's A Juanderful Life

While I was busy finally getting some schoolwork done this weekend, many of my peers were basking in the glory that is known throughout the world as Coachella. While I must admit that I don’t always enjoy reading antiquated English literature for hours on end, this past weekend was especially
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Loomba tramples on the constitution

The Devil's Advocate

ASUC Senators and executives — especially President Vishalli Loomba — should devote at least one of the remaining Senate meetings to familiarizing themselves with the ASUC constitution. At Wednesday night’s meeting on Loomba’s executive order invalidating the V.O.I.C.E initiative, it became abundantly clear that one of the following is true:
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Spring broken

It's A Juanderful Life

You know that feeling you get when you’ve only been back from spring break for a couple of days and already you’re tired of school? That’s exactly how I felt last week, as I’m sure so do many of you. All week long I’ve been bitching about how I desperately
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

Third dimensions of a flat kind

Savage Heart Murmurs

While high school nostalgia, or Vegas, wasted most of us during spring break, my parents’ brand new high-definition plasma TV radiated all the real-time exhibitionism I could handle during five days of Oregon rain (and fresh crab!). Recovering from Craig Ferguson’s camera-tapping into my bereft soul, I concluded that the
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Three questions for the ASUC candidates

The Devil's Advocate

To my knowledge, no ASUC candidate from a major party has said anything controversial this election season. We’ve heard a lot of nebulous rhetoric about “leading Cal to a brighter future” and “improving campus climate.” But I haven’t heard anyone from CalServe or Student Action say something a substantial number
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2012 ASUC Candidates Forum Live Blog

It’s the Friday evening before ASUC election week, which can only mean one thing — and I’m not talking about Beat the Clock! It’s time for The Daily Californian’s annual Candidates Forum. Hundreds of students have gathered in Chan Shun Auditorium to hear how the executive hopefuls plan to “serve …
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Conservatives against history

The Devil's Advocate

It looks like Rick Santorum — who said Monday that most of California’s public universities don’t offer American history courses — isn’t the only Republican making things up about the University of California curriculum. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed last Saturday called “How California Colleges Indoctrinate Students,” Hoover Institution fellow
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

Vote for meow

Honesty is the best policy — unless, of course, “seduction” is the policy in question. The Oxford English Dictionary defines seduction as “The action or an act of seducing (a person) to err in conduct or belief; allurement (to some course of action).” In other less pretty words, seduction is manipulation’s
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Podcast: Birgeneau’s past and Berkeley’s future

Last Tuesday, Robert Birgeneau announced that he will step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley upon this fall semester’s end. The decision comes amidst a slew of controversies related to his handling of Occupy Cal and the state’s budget cuts to the campus. In reaction to the news, political blogger
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