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Here’s who you should vote for in the Berkeley Unified School District election

CITY AFFAIRS: In the upcoming November election, Berkeley voters will elect new directors to the Berkeley School Board. Here's our take.

The Berkeley Unified School District board provides much-needed oversight of the city’s public school system. This election season, Berkeley voters have the opportunity to elect three diverse and insightful voices to the board. Of all the candidates running for the board, Sinai, Brown and Alper are undoubtedly the most qualified. Here’s why.
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Vote no on Proposition 11

You may not have heard of Proposition 11. Or, if you have, it sounds like a no-brainer, an easy “yes” to mark on your ballot on election day. The California Official Voter Information Guide states that Prop. 11 will require “hourly employees to take work breaks for meals and rest,
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Swiper no swiping!

Lost in Translation

The axiomatic phrase “Actions speak louder than words” has always been popular amongst the millennials. Be it flipping someone off or intensely double-tapping an Instagram picture, we seem to prefer gestures and contractions — anything to replace words and show our affection, aggression and other assorted emotions in an efficient,
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The climate of change

On the Mark

“There should be a regular column on climate change, like there is a sports section,” my friend commented on one of my recent social media posts. The post generated a lot of debate among my friends. I compared people’s resistance to criticism of their personal acts of environmental degradation to
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Here and away

Between America and Me

I’m a sucker for self-help routines. Over the years, I have compiled a rulebook of life advice ranging from “hacks” I borrowed from Silicon Valley gurus to virtues I learned from my grandparents. Sometimes these hacks entail waking up at 3 a.m. for an oddly specific meditation regimen or taking
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Here’s how you should vote in the federal elections

NATIONAL ISSUES: The two ongoing races for federal office have been contentious. Here's our take.

There are two ongoing races for federal offices representing California in the upcoming midterm election — and both are highly contentious. For the position of U.S. senator, Kevin de León is running against incumbent Dianne Feinstein. And in the race for California’s 13th Congressional District seat, incumbent Barbara Lee faces off against write-in candidate Laura Wells.
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Here’s how you should vote in the state and county elections

STATE ISSUES: There are several critical seats up for election this November. Here's our take.

This November, Berkeley voters have the opportunity to bring their city new representation at the state level. There are several critical seats up for election, including governor, secretary of state and state Assembly member in the 15th District — and Californians must to do their civic duty by showing up to the polls.
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Vote yes on Measure R

Many of us are aware of the increasing threat of climate change that faces our planet. In Berkeley, in our classes and in our community, we often discuss sustainability and renewable energy and we push for environmentally friendly initiatives with a grand goal of protecting the earth — but what
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