Ismael Farooqui

Baldwin and Buckley in Berkeley

The Campus on a Hill

As much as their arguments may continue to have relevance for a society rankled by issues of race, the very fact that men such as Baldwin and Buckley could debate is valuable in our own time.
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Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech on the Berkeley campus

In 1971, Merle Miller, a writer, author, former editor of Harper’s and Time magazines, and World War II Veteran, became one of the most prominent Americans to publicly come out of the closet. He did so in one of the most public of ways possible in the pre-Twitter days: by
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Presidential debate drinking game

Why, today is the day of the first of three presidential debates, and anyone who’s anyone will be gathered around some sort of screen to watch the action. If you play the game right, you’ll stay on top of the debate and won’t be drinking too much.
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Another Democratic debate drinking game

With election season well underway,  it’s about time we really started paying attention to the two people who’ve got a shot against Donald Trump. The next democratic debate is set to air on CNN, Univision and Fusion at 9 p.m. EST today, and things are looking to get pretty intense
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Babies on campus

For those of you who might have been in Berkeley over the long weekend, you would most definitely know about the outbreak of little minions running around us. The “fetuses,” as some Yik Yak posts called them, consisted of hundreds of children dressed up in suits and dresses who were
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To win the argument, lose the debate

On a recent Tuesday, nine UC Berkeley undergraduates and I gathered in a lecture room at the Goldman School of Public Policy to debate the subject of jus soli birthright citizenship — a principle enshrined in the 14th Amendment, which grants legal status to all persons born in sovereign U.S.
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GOP debate drinking game

On Thursday, in a highly anticipated debate dually hosted by Fox News and Facebook, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will be going head to head. Fox News determined these to be the top 10 GOP candidates through several
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