Passing an apathetic student district in Berkeley

CAMPUS ISSUES: Voter turnout in District 7 was surprisingly low, and the trend of not voting in midterm elections defeats the purpose of a student district.

While the numbers do not reflect mail-in ballots, we still find them shockingly low — especially considering the important ballot measures up for consideration Tuesday.
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Where are the leaders?

The city of Berkeley needs new student trailblazers. The two competing proposals for a new student district both have passionate advocates. At this week’s meeting, the City Council voted to do a staff analysis of the United Student District Amendment, an alternative district map submitted a few months ago. That
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