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
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The last Clone

Six months after Cloyne Court was purged of its membership, the final remaining member is preparing to pack his bags

It’s been about six months since the campus’s largest student cooperative house was purged of its membership after efforts to alter the house’s culture. All but one of the house’s residents have left, and now, the final remaining member is getting ready to pack his bags.
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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
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If Walls Could Talk

The Daily Californian tours the painted walls of Cloyne Court. Sparked by a recent proposal from the BSC cabinet to culturally renovate the house, residents recount their positive experiences with the murals.