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UC Berkeley needs more courses on domestic violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the “permanent federal response” in efforts to decrease the occurrences of violence against women while providing the necessary resources and care to alleviate the stress of the situation. For 24 years, the act has served as a reminder that domestic violence is no
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We must protect Temporary Protected Status

Since 1990, the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, program has provided legal and humanitarian protection to immigrants in the U.S. fleeing natural disasters, war and political unrest. At the end of 2017, President Trump threatened to terminate the TPS program and deport more than 320,000 TPS beneficiaries already living in
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Model Minority

Cal in Color

Seared into my memory is the first time I fought with my friends. We were in ninth-grade world history when my friend offhandedly joked, “Yeah, but Rona’s Asian and has a big house, so she wouldn’t get what we’re going through.” “Excuse me?” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
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Until we meet again Grandpa

Off the Beat

Living in Berkeley gives me peace, as I can reflect on my grandfather’s life, although his passing was so recent. I walk the same paths he took to class, overwhelmed with pride as a student to be where my grandfather was.
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Sex on Tuesday

For whatever reason, the concept that a man should be pleased orally, while a woman should not necessarily be similarly pleased has become ingrained into contemporary sexual practice. Not only is it unfair at face value, but it’s also unjust when thinking about it from a pleasure standpoint.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom must diversify UC Board of Regents

STATE ISSUES: Diversity at the top encourages diversity at the bottom. Newsom must do better than his predecessors on appointing regents.

At the end of his term, former governor Jerry Brown appointed Jonathan “Jay” Sures to the UC Board of Regents — a white man to an already predominantly white male board. Gov. Gavin Newsom must not fall in the footsteps of his predecessors and appoint regents that reflect the diversity of California.
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UC Berkeley must demand funding for basic research

At the end of November, the spacecraft InSight landed on Mars and captured the hearts of people around the country. NASA will explore the deep interior of Mars with the goal of understanding the planet’s composition and evolution. The InSight landing is significant not only because it accesses new data
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UC Berkeley J-School needs to expand audio journalism classes

We live in the age of the podcast, with digestible chunks of audio information delivered to our devices anywhere, anytime. There are reportedly more than half a million podcasts, yet only a handful consistently rise to the surface. According to Podtrac, 2018’s most downloaded podcasts were “The Daily,” “This American
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We must protect People’s Park’s plant life

On Dec. 28, UC Berkeley cut down dozens of trees in People’s Park. The long-deferred maintenance was initiated to the disappointment of many community members. In People’s Park’s 50th year, we need to speak up to university and city officials and our neighbors to make sure this community landmark is
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