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Vote Mary Kay Lacey for District 8

Berkeley’s District 8 council seat was a challenge to endorse. Unlike in other City Council races, no one candidate stood out to The Daily Californian’s editorial board as the champion the district could count on to tackle its biggest problems. Ultimately, the editorial board decided to endorse Mary Kay Lacey
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Vote Rigel Robinson for District 7

After more than two decades, Berkeley voters will elect a new representative for District 7. Kriss Worthington, who served on the council for 22 years, has long been a staple in the community, tackling issues ranging from student housing to homelessness. And the only candidate truly qualified to take his place is Rigel Robinson.
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Vote Kate Harrison for District 4

District 4 needs a progressive leader who is willing to prioritize the needs and values of their constituents. It needs a leader who will stand by the promises they make. After a year in office, incumbent Kate Harrison has proven herself to be one such candidate.
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Vote Igor Tregub for District 1

For years, District 1 has been the site of an acute homelessness crisis and poor infrastructure. In four days, Berkeley voters will have the opportunity to elect a new voice to City Council to address these pressing issues. And the candidate best suited for the job is Igor Tregub.
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Saying the words

Miss Communication

I know from a small handful of experiences that when you meet someone famous in person, they’re usually shorter than you expect. Raymond Braun is only sort of famous and only sort of tall, but he stood a couple of inches above me, so his height surprised me. I interviewed
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Chasing a cliché

Lost in Translation

To all the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, blissfully ignorant, incoming freshmen, Only halfway through my first semester at Berkeley, during which I have never once stopped flailing along, inelegantly trying to get my shit sorted out, I really don’t think that I’m qualified enough to address you all. Now, if you wanted
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Electing college

On the Mark

It was an election that brought me back to college last year. Actually, it was two. Though I have voted in every presidential election since 2000, I had never been one to put much faith in electoral politics. Voting, argue many on the left, does not change anything: In important
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Places and pasts

Between America and Me

“ If I were an animal I’d be a capybara!” A what? My American friends are back at it. They’re talking about their favorite type of tree, that time they saw it in that one national park, and how much they “need their nature”. I guess I like nature. But
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