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OFF THE BEAT: Bleeding fandom. Kind of.

Three years ago, a sportswriter told me you should never be a fan of the team you cover. I’m still trying to decide if he was right. I now cover the football team for the Daily Cal, and I’m starting my second year on the job. It’s the coolest gig
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How the DREAM Act may be a mirage

Assembly Bill 131, the second half of the so-called “DREAM Act,” is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Despite its name, it offers little more than a mirage to the students it promises to help and a nightmare to the citizens whose hard-earned dollars will be used to fund
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OFF THE BEAT: In the footsteps of giants

During my first visit to Washington, D.C., my mother insisted that we pay homage to the many markers of our American identity. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, World War II, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — I remember walking among them all. Obelisks and colonnades and carved marble statues. The grandeur
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Renewing a sense of national unity

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the vast majority of today’s college students were still in elementary or middle school, far too young to grasp the full implications of a terrorist attack against the United States, yet old enough for that day to live on in our memories as a
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Remaining mindful of liberty after September 11

At this time every year, Americans from across the country come together to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Without a doubt, the horrific loss of nearly 3,000 American lives at the hands of terrorists is something that will forever scar the memories of those of us who
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September 11: a veteran’s view

I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the September 11 attacks occurred, just like every other American. I was sleeping on a couch and woke up early for no reason at all. I turned on the television and started to watch the news, since
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An overdue foreclosure

CITY AFFAIRS: The city’s recent action taken to reignite the development of a vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue was long overdue.

After 20 years of allowing the vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street to sit idly — collecting trash, attracting rodents and becoming an eyesore on Southside — the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to foreclose the property. It’s about time. We are glad
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Discussing the future

HIGHER EDUCATION: Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s new group to discuss funding for higher education shows influential potential.

As often happens in politics, a new committee has popped up to address a sweeping issue in the state of California, boasting the sole end goal of submitting recommendations. The group, assembled by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will throw members of both the private and public sector together in a
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OFF THE BEAT: Journey to trash mountain

It’s no wonder so many religions preach against an overabundance of material goods. Not only do they distract you from whatever holy activities your soul is supposed to be partaking in (because, y’know, mine is totally doing that), but they can also be pretty annoying. I never thought of myself
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