Editor’s Note

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2014 was an anthem against the status quo: students reacting against societal constraints and exploring their communal identity through protests, the arts and individual ventures. While we realize the futility of attempting to document each instance that molded Berkeley in 2014, The Daily Californian compiled a series of bits that we feel critically shaped this year.
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2014: Year in Review

As the winter holiday approaches and many of us give Berkeley our (temporary) goodbyes, spring semester might feel like it happened a lifetime ago. So for those of us who have gotten swept up in the last few months’ current events, here’s a look back at the most memorable headlines of 2014.
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Top 10 films of the year

2014 saw a wide array of films hit the theaters from the thrilling “Gone Girl” to the tasteful, poignant and guffaw-inducing “Dear White People.” Here are the top picks as selected by the arts & entertainment department at The Daily Californian.
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Chancellor Dirks on student activism

Now, nearly four months after celebrations in honor of the Free Speech Movement began, the campus finds itself at the end of a semester that has been most recently marked by protests against tuition increases and nonindictments in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. In both instances, students have vocally exercised their collective right to free speech.
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In memory of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

In the span of his 23-year career, Phillip Seymour Hoffman appeared in more than 50 films. His portrayal of Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s “Capote” (2005) won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Additionally, he was nominated for Academy Awards three times for supporting roles.
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