Un-sexy public acts may get you arrested

By un-sexy public acts, we specifically mean masturbating on planes, as one shameless gentleman was alleged to have done on a cross-country United flight. At least the three 18-year-olds who noticed can’t be as traumatized as the passengers on that one motherfuckin’ plane with those motherfuckin’ snakes (see left). Another way
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jackwang.online

Look before you leap

off the beat

Exhibit No. 1: LeBron James is drifting on the weak side of the court, wholly uninvolved in the last home game he will ever play in Cleveland. He throws the ball out of bounds and misses 11 of his 14 shots. “I spoil a lot of people with my play,”
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Berlin university students consider sex work

Would you consider sex work to pay for school? That was the question Berlin Studies Centre researchers posed to 3,200 Berlin university students in an investigation into one oft-mentioned but little understood local situation: Student prostitution. One in three said they’d consider sex work, while four percent had already done some form
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pilar.huerta

A summer in the clouds

Connect the Dots

I’ve been trying to forget what summer’s supposed to be like. Endless days of chasing the sun’s inimitable rays, thoughtlessly swimming in a lake filled with melted snow and eating ice cream to distract tongues from talking no longer make up a typical day in my dream. This is the
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Bring in the green

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley should go forward with implementing all of Measure T to help alleviate the city’s estimated deficit.

It is never good practice for a city to drop the ball on expanding voter-approved lines of revenue — especially when that city faces an estimated $12.2 million deficit for the 2012 fiscal year. Unfortunately, the city of Berkeley is doing just this, losing out on a huge potential source
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No more hide and seek

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Senate bill 8 is a victory for public accountability, and we hope the governor has a chance to sign it into law.

California’s public institutions of higher learning are a step closer to increased accountability after Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, announced last Wednesday that the University of California and California State University systems had dropped their opposition to SB 8, Yee’s public disclosure bill. Although we opposed previous incarnations of Yee’s
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How to Keep Power … and Keep It in Your Pants

Naturally, people have plenty to say about former Gov. Schwarzenegger’s love child and his subsequent pending divorce. Men in politics are pigs, right? Well, not exactly, if Daniel Mulhern has anything to say about it. Professor at both Boalt Law and Haas School of Business, Mr. Mulhern has also authored
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katie.nelson

OFF THE BEAT: Better re(a)d than dead

Essays are a funny thing. As to why people enjoy writing them so much, I will never know. Essays from my youth were the standard — 5 paragraphs. Just think of it as a hamburger, I was once told — bun, meat, lettuce, tomato, what have you. Deviation from that
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The empty gesture

Jesse Cheng’s decision to resign prematurely leaves his tumultuous term as UC student Regent unfinished.

UC student Regent Jesse Cheng’s premature resignation leaves his tenure incomplete after a term marred by controversy. The scandal he faced is enough to make most public officials resign immediately, but his waiting for two months to pass after receiving a student conduct violation for sexual battery by the UC
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