OFF THE BEAT: Turn down the suck!


When I first got hired at The Daily Californian, I thought I was the shit. No matter that I had already been rejected once before and up until that point had little to no journalism experience. I was on top of the world and thought I was going to be
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New class focuses on funding for athletics

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article was an incomplete draft posted due to a technical error. The version you see below is the final version, as published in print on Thursday, August 25, 2011. This fall, a few faculty members will teach a freshman seminar that focuses on
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Fall Orientation Editors’ Note

This year, things are turning around in more ways than one. The Cal Bears will be playing at a smaller, more inconvenient location as the renovations to  Memorial Stadium continue to progress. State funding cuts to the University of California currently total $650 million for this year, with more potentially
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OFF THE BEAT: Be good or good at it

Sometimes I like making mistakes just to see if I can get myself out of them. When I was four, it was cutting my mid-back length hair shorter and shorter until it came within three inches of being considered a pixie cut. I thought that it would quickly grow back
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Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue: A 24/7 lifestyle

  The vision of a more lively late-night commercial atmosphere on Telegraph Avenue to complement students’ and community members’ nontraditional workday is a dream that has been brewing since 2007. In the last few months, that dream has built up steam, with more merchants latching onto the idea of transforming
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Lower Sproul Plaza renovation may be completed in one phase

As the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation project is set to enter into a phase which will determine its minute elements, committee members have also been considering a decision to potentially minimize the project’s total construction time. Recently, committees within the  project have begun discussions to consolidate the two-phase project into
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Some in ASUC support creation of student supermajority

With the Sept. 30 deadline approaching, several ASUC officials who lead the push for the creation of a student super-majority district in the city of Berkeley through the city’s redistricting process are continuing to develop their proposal while gathering and incorporating student input. In July, the city began accepting redistricting
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