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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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Lacking oversight

CAMPUS ISSUES: The failure of officials to form an oversight committee for millions of dollars of student fees is troublesome.

When students approved of a fee in spring 2010 to be spent to renovate Lower Sproul Plaza, they did so with the understanding that a committee would oversee the funding. But this committee was not formed for more than a year since the fee was implemented, during which the campus
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Notes from a ‘real’ gamer

Orie Guo’s room is a mess. There are papers, plates and bags of half-eaten snacks scattered across his desk next to a large, high-definition computer screen. In the corner of the room, darkened by the drawn blinds, there is a pile of at least seven or eight 2-liter Dr. Pepper
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Change in calculations

NATIONAL ISSUES: The newly implemented calculators on college websites are a blessing to students worried about rising costs.

Across the country, eager college-hopefuls scroll through university websites each year, comparing academic programs, housing options and campus activities to determine which school would fulfill their academic dreams. One factor, however, is becoming increasingly important in this decision-making process: the ultimate price tag for each college. Luckily, a new mandatory
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Play with the Mechanics

The International House chess crowd tends to be an eclectic and eccentric group. At first it seems a cross-section of escaped asylum patients: frazzled gray hair, too-big military jackets and crooked mustaches abound. But they know their chess. And they certainly know the best places to play, including I-House, which
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Trojan gives us a grade – on sexual health

We’re in school — yay! And we get grades — yay again! So why not get another one? Trojan (“America’s #1 condom”) came out with its annual Sexual Health Report Card and gave us here at UC Berkeley another, you guessed it, grade. The good news: we went from being
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Who didn’t start the riot

I managed to track down León Ritz-Barr, who has been occupying Oakland for the last couple of weeks. At least that is what he claims — I was unsure because he does not appear to be a delinquent, homeless anarchist — the type I have been led to believe the movement is
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Nina Brown

Following up on I-House

Beef With Bureaucracy

About a month ago, I wrote about an employee at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus who said that managerial demands and certain employment practices had led him to feel harassed at work. Now, I am following up in an effort to learn which issues have been resolved,
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