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A system in need of repair

Ten months ago, I wrote about an issue I hoped to never dedicate a column to again. Of the countless pieces I have written for The Daily Californian, it is undoubtedly one of the few I am most proud of, almost entirely because I managed to engage both people who
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Preview of college football conference championship games

Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game. Neither Michigan nor Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Navy in the AAC championship over Houston. Who would have thought? This isn’t how everyone drew it up, but surprise participants in some of the most prestigious matchups of the year will have
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Cal cross country ready to finish season at NCAA Championship

For the first time this season, the Cal cross country team will be running without a feeling that has dominated its 2016 campaign: pressure. Everything is accomplished, and whatever happens on Saturday only adds to the team’s already noteworthy year. This weekend, the men, along with junior Bethan Knights, will
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Realistic season-ending goals for Pac-12 football teams

It’s finally that time of year again, and sports enthusiasts like us wouldn’t have it any other way: November sporting events. As the end of October signifies the beginning of basketball and hockey season as well as the dramatic conclusion of baseball season, the month of November also stands as
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Who’s hot, who’s not in Pac-12

It was an eventful weekend in the Pac-12, as all games other than Oregon State-Washington came down to the final minute of play. Stanford, UCLA and Oregon (wow, that’s hard to believe) continued to slide, while Colorado and Washington State kept on winning. Finally, some “consistency” in the Pac-12! The
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Cal women’s golf prepares for Stanford Intercollegiate

Following a month-long hibernation, the Bears’ women’s golf team will face off against rival Stanford, among others Pac-12 foes, in the annual Stanford Intercollegiate, a three-day weekend tournament beginning Oct. 14. It has been a month since Cal roamed the greens and roughs of any course, as its last tournament
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Poetry: Earthly dissonance

When your words run dry, Like the parched Colorado, thirsting for Mexico, Fissured lips, seldom a drop to lust at; Bed’s empty. When all it finds are bones, and you yours Find me I’ll be here.   When babes bristle at your touch Estranged — the forest from its soil,
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