Backyard dome at Ridge House.

Demystifying the co-ops

Writers’ Note: We do not presume to cover all, or even the bulk, of the diversity that exists in the Berkeley Student Cooperatives. It is also important to note that the writers are both BSC members. We are humbled by and grateful to the many contributors to this piece.  Maybe
Read More…

Captain (house manager) Shannon Levis, Natasha Von Kaenel, Elizabeth Calhoun and Justin Hsiung sit in Cloyne Court the day before the Berkeley Student Cooperative voted to convert the co-op into substance-free housing.

Closing days of the old Cloyne Court

It was Monday night of dead week, and the members of Cloyne Court were dancing. Although the house’s residents would be required to move out of their home in just two weeks, Cloyne’s dining room was filled with about 100 people piling their plates with home-cooked Mexican food and twirling
Read More…

Jhameel

Jhameel jams to his own beat

With a breathy voice and funky style, it’s no surprise that UC Berkeley alumnus Jhameel has been compared to a modern-day Prince. The 23-year-old — a former member of the ROTC program and of co-op Casa Zimbabwe — attributes his experiences in the military and in Berkeley to the start
Read More…