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Things Berkeley students should be thankful for

Yes — the holiday season is just around the corner, which means finals are creeping upon us as well. Just remember these nine things when you’re bawling your eyes out because you can’t remember the difference between a P orbital and an S orbital. Going to UC Berkeley (and not
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Competitors race beside Interstate 80 during the Berkeley Half Marathon, the first held in the 
city. About 8,000 took part in the race, which began Downtown and ended at Golden Gate Fields.

Berkeley holds first-ever half-marathon Sunday morning

Lark Ryan, the race’s marketing and outreach coordinator, said the course depended on the permits they were able to settle with the city. She said that she hopes to cooperate with the city to get better permits and, consequently, a better course for possible future races.
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UC graduate students and service workers strike

Service workers, patient care workers, and graduate students throughout the UC system went on a 24-hour strike. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 called for the protest in response to alleged intimidation tactics used by the UC to prevent workers from participating in a May
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Occupying for a better Berkeley campus

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Hours after the noontime rally, the police arrived on Sproul Plaza in riot gear. Riot gear, I thought. Were they kidding? The police told us — a few hundred students — to leave. We linked arms around the tent. This was the moment I became an Occupier. They jabbed clubs
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Chancellor Dirks’ Inauguration

Editor’s note: This is part of our wider coverage of the inauguration of Nicholas Dirks as UC Berkeley’s 10th chancellor on Nov. 8, 2013. Click here to see our page documenting the day. On November 8, 2013, UC Berkeley celebrated the installment of its 10th Chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks. Berkeley was filled with
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Profits don’t make a city green

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Sometimes I feel like our cities are stuck in the dark ages. Business owners blame the homeless for the demise of society, while cities give tax breaks to “retain” businesses. Well-to-do cities enjoy being surrounded by nature, such as the sea breeze in Berkeley, while others suffer the effects of
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5 activities to do Halloween weekend besides party

Halloween can get a bad reputation for being an excuse for teens and young adults to go crazy. If you aren’t into parties over Halloween weekend, here are some other activities you can participate in that keep the spirit alive without the consumption of too many spirits … Fucking A This
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Racism in Berkeley never left

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“Kill the Mexicans!” my friend hollered as we watched a movie. Some of my housemates groaned. Others chuckled. I stayed quiet even though I’m Mexican American. We all continued watching the movie; it’s easy to shrug off discrimination when it’s not directly targeted at you. Where I used to live,
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