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Quiz: Should you engage in a political debate on Facebook?

Ah, yes. Facebook. Once a friendship-starter, now a friendship-ender — and today’s hotspot for heated, political debate. From the protests over Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled campus appearance last Wednesday to Trump’s (recently blocked) travel ban, engaging in political discussion here at UC Berkeley isn’t so simple anymore. While it can be incredibly
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An election of firsts

The first time I remember identifying as a Democrat was the 2008 presidential election. My dad was a Democrat, so, as a 9-year-old, obviously I was a Democrat. As most people my age, I look back to 2008 as a year
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One campus, divisible

The presidential election has magnified the divide between UC Berkeley's most active Republican and Democratic student groups.

Each Thursday, the Berkeley College Republicans and the Cal Berkeley Democrats begin announcements at 7:10 p.m. The conflicting meeting times lay the groundwork for partition.
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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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