Inside Berkeley’s not so secret society

Every other Tuesday, campus administrators, ASUC officials, Daily Cal editors, student athletes and other campus leaders gather in a secret room at Senior Hall, a wooden building nestled behind the faculty club. They file in and take a seat. The Order of the Golden Bear is convening. Inherent in the
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Signs of Growth

Berkeley's Student Organic Garden Association gains popularity

There’s a fence on Walnut Street laced with morning glories. It extends for a city block, enclosing a quarter acre of potted baby greens, lettuce heads sitting pleasantly beside other vibrant greenery and a number of peaceful volunteers. A handmade sign on the flower-ridden fence reads: UC Berkeley Student Organic
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Berkeley’s Blueprint

A look at the changing campus architecture

UC Berkeley is in dialogue. Not just the students, but the buildings themselves, marking the campus’s progression and growth with their varied styles and aesthetics. The first impression of UC Berkeley’s campus is not a cohesive one. Wheeler Hall stands near the center of campus, an old stately building appreciated
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Video: Ehren Tool, ceramic artist

The Weekender spoke to local artist and veteran Ehren Tool about the story behind his war-inspired ceramic cups. Throughout the month of October, Ehren has participated in a series of live clay throwing events at his exhibition One Death Is A Tragedy in Pro Arts Gallery to engage with community members
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Ed Roberson, UC Berkeley’s poet-in-residence

Ed Roberson’s poems come to him in fits and bursts, from images of years past and experiences that happened only moments ago. The Chicago-based poet has had a long and fruitful career weaving memory and imagination into verse, and he’s in Berkeley for the semester to instruct students on how
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Godly Positioning System

A man is driving to a dinner party and he gets to an intersection and he doesn’t know which path to take, so he looks down at his navigation device. Except the device recently discovered religion and has since been kind of preachy. “Recalculate route,” says the driver. “Don’t follow
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Why do we have to stand in the student section?

I don’t really do football. My only prior knowledge of the sport comes from high school, where all the action was at the snack stand, not on the field. My first college football game last fall was marred by this inexperience. In an innocent yet fatal moment, I decided to
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Weekender Picks

Ben Bradlee, the Washington Post newspaperman who orchestrated the paper’s Watergate coverage and was always on the hunt for the next great story, died this week. Read a riveting tribute to the bombastic, larger-than-life man by Time’s David von Drehle here. He writes, “Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was gliding through the
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