Video: Cross Country Roadtrip

It turns out the United States is a big country. Like 3,280 miles across. Normally,the other coast is a mere six-hour plane ride away. But where’s the fun in that? Toward the end of this holiday break, I got together with two of my friends and coworkers from the Daily
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State identity still on the line

Passage begins reinvestment in state's smartest investment

California’s identity was at stake on Nov. 6. Proposition 30, which increased the state sales tax slightly and increased income taxes on the wealthy, was only technically about taxes. In reality, it was about whether California wants to be the sort of state that makes big public investments that lead
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Looking back: a year after Occupy Cal first began

On behalf of 29 plaintiffs, BAMN has filed a $15 million lawsuit against UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, other administrators and police for excessive force, false arrest and violating the First Amendment on Nov. 9, 2011. We obtained thousands of pages of administrators’ internal emails through the Public Records Act
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Propositions 35, 36 pass; Props 34, 37, 38 fail

Prop. 34: Fail Proposition 34, which aims to end the death penalty in California, failed with just over 47 percent of votes in favor of its passage. Also known as the Savings Accountability and Full Enforcement for California Act, the proposition would have replaced the death penalty with a sentence
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Spring forward, fall back

Reel Life

On Sunday, Nov. 4, daylight saving time for the 2012 calendar year will end. Consequently, at the brink of 2 a.m., 48 states — with the exceptions of Arizona and Hawaii — will turn back their clocks one hour and revert back to standard time. Amtrak trains will stop dead
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A frozen force

HIGHER EDUCATION: The UC and CSU tuition freeze is great news for students and a result of legislators heeding to their advocacy and demonstration.

Sometimes progress and stagnation are one in the same. With a tuition freeze in California’s 2012-13 budget, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed last Wednesday, students in the UC and CSU systems will not face increasing education costs in the coming school year.
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VIDEO: Youth Bill of Rights

Modern technology is allowing youth around the country to raise their voice and take part in financial decision making on the federal level. The White House is calling for youth to help them determine the best ways to spend money to serve youth in need, by logging on to the
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A cornerstone for success

HIGHER EDUCATION: An open source textbook library that would be available to students free of charge is a promising step toward the future.

When protesters chant, “No cuts, no fees. Education should be free,” they aren’t necessarily talking about the books students read for their classes. But the very real prospect of a freely available, open source textbook library in California inches public colleges in the state closer to that goal. Two bills
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A pathway toward opportunity

When I was 10 years old, my father died of cancer. My mother took up his job as a sales rep for a clothing manufacturer. Times may have been tough, but public schools — from grade school all the way through UC Berkeley and its MBA program — provided a
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