Loomba tramples on the constitution

The Devil's Advocate

jason.online

ASUC Senators and executives — especially President Vishalli Loomba — should devote at least one of the remaining Senate meetings to familiarizing themselves with the ASUC constitution. At Wednesday night’s meeting on Loomba’s executive order invalidating the V.O.I.C.E initiative, it became abundantly clear that one of the following is true:
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Busing the referendum

CAMPUS ISSUES: We are glad the ASUC Judicial Council invalidated the Class Pass referendum but troubled by inaccuracies on the ballot.

Democracy is an ideal that has guided the United States for more than two centuries. Even at the student government level, the ballot should be sacrosanct, which is what makes problems surrounding the ASUC Class Pass referendum so disconcerting. The referendum, which would have extended the campus’s agreement with AC
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andrewdavis.online

Congratulations, losers!

Man Under Bridge

Ah, Friday. Not just any Friday. This, my friends, is Good Friday. That day in April in when you can wake up and walk through Sproul, unaccosted by enormous signs bearing blown-up pictures of people you’ve never met shamelessly begging for your vote. Would I like a flier? You know, it’s not
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Out of order

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: The ASUC Senate’s choice to uphold President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order threatens campus democracy.

The ASUC is often criticized for failing to serve the students it exists to represent. Yet few times in recent memory has UC Berkeley’s student government taken action that so clearly delegitimizes the democratic ideals it purports to exemplify. On Wednesday evening, the ASUC Senate voted to uphold an executive
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ASUC Endorsements

2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
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Let the Daily Cal stand on its own

As publications everywhere struggle to survive, it is understandable that The Daily Californian would seek to obtain new sources of funding, such as the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative. But as representatives of other ASUC-funded publications — the Berkeley Poetry Review and CalTV — we think we speak for an unacknowledged segment of
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voice

The importance of student press

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. This rings in my head as students head to the polls to vote on the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, a $2 per semester student service fee that goes towards filling the hole in The Daily Californian’s budget caused by decreasing advertising revenues as
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Airing grievances

CAMPUS ISSUES: Concerns that ASUC voting over AirBears will increase cheating are legitimate but fail to address the problem.

The ASUC has for decades embodied real-world politics more than many student governments on other campuses. This emulation, though, carries with it the best and worst of partisan factionalism. The senate made the right decision in allowing voters to cast their ballots over AirBears this year. However, concerns that the
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