letter to the editor

It’s time to build on People’s Park

Let’s call People’s Park what it is — a dangerous, crime-ridden lot that offers no real benefit to students or the greater Berkeley community, beyond the select group of homeless individuals who live within its boundaries. The idea, per the Editorial Board, that People’s Park is a “historical safe haven”
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The church’s hit-and-run

Off the Beat

With the release of an approximately 1,300-page grand jury report detailing years of sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy in a handful of Pennsylvania dioceses, the Roman Catholic Church has found itself facing a similar set of options — to either take responsibility or ignore the problem.
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Out for Sushi

Sex on Tuesday

My partner always insists on a helping of raw oyster shooters when we go out for sushi. He’s convinced that the sea creatures are the be-all and end-all of aphrodisiacs. I find it terribly funny, but I’ll admit he’s good to go by the time we get home. Is my lover just a seafood junkie, or do aphrodisiacs really work?
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Address the housing crisis with BART

For getting around the Bay Area, BART is one of the most convenient and fast methods available. Although BART riders can experience delays, the trains are generally on time, and riders don’t experience the stress or traffic of driving or taking the bus. The only real downside to this method of transportation is the cost.
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Berkeley Police Department must reform its harmful use of social media

CITY AFFAIRS: By posting photos of those arrested during a protest, the department opened a forum of public shaming

Berkeley Police Department’s effort to deter crime by publishing the names and photos of those arrested during an Aug. 5 protest is comparable to a middle school teacher writing the names of misbehaving children on a classroom blackboard — pointless and humiliating. When hundreds of protesters and counterprotesters flooded Downtown
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John Waters, my literary personal trainer

You Are What You Habituate

Some habits die hard, and as much as we would like to change them, there is some innate quality about them that makes them not only part of our daily routine but also intrinsic to our character. Whether it be our style of eating (casual grazer or one-meal-a-dayer), our social
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