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Communities of struggle

On the Mark

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” That was the message of my economics professor two weeks ago Thursday, when the UC Berkeley administration callously failed to suspend classes despite the apocalyptic air quality. Anybody who was on campus could feel how bad the air quality was. It hurt to breathe, and
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Music to my years

Work in Progress

I get nervous when people ask me what music I listen to. How do you say, “Literally anything,” without sounding like you’re just a casual listener, especially when I’m anything but casual when it comes to music?
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Berkeley City Council approves petition to rename Ashby BART station after activist Mable Howard

Mable Howard, as described by her daughter Mildred Howard, was a leading community organiser who successfully launched a lawsuit against BART in 1968. An above-ground train would have disrupted many small local businesses — “banks, hardware stores, a shoe store, an appliance store” — and divided white communities and communities of color across the tracks.
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