Off the beat: Working on foreign soil

I became part of The Daily Californian staff. I courted student organizations at Calapalooza. I visited my friend in her dorm, almost went to New Student Convocation, sniffed out free food on campus and shopped at thrift stores on Telegraph. All this, without actually enrolling at Cal. You see, I have
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Keep warm and carry an umbrella

Have you heard horror stories of the massive snow storms and below-zero winters back East? Or of the destructive tornados and sweltering humidity of the South? Maybe you’ve heard of the never-ending rain and gloom of the Pacific Northwest? Or of the beautiful, warm and breezy weather that graces the
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Welcome Freshmen!

Dear freshmen, Congratulations on getting into the best public university in the known universe! Now that your first semester is under way, an infinite number of opportunities await you. To maximize your experiences in Berkeley’s academic, social and cultural spheres, please consider this issue a modest guide to beginning this
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Tony Zhou/Staff

Photo Gallery: Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, crowds from Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and all over the Bay gathered to celebrate our nation’s independence with plenty of food, fun, and fireworks. During the day, Berkeley Marina offered live performances, vendors, attractions, and summer sunshine. Later that night, thousands congregated at Pier 39 to
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City unemployment rate drops to 8.9 percent

Though Berkeley’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point in nearly three years in December, local employers and statewide trends suggest recovery remains precarious. Berkeley’s unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in December, the lowest rate since February 2009, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. According to
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