Housing should not replace educational spaces

I wish to write not to claim to have solutions to the UC Berkeley student housing crisis but to expose one proposed solution that is doing a serious injustice to students, both in the present and in the future. If you’ve ever traveled to the Northwest region of campus, where
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The botanical garden: a taste test

College students jump at the chance of any free meal, but sadly they are few and far between. Usually, we won’t get a free meal unless we go to an info session, a tailgate or head back home. But what if there have been free meals here all along? Yes, perhaps
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Quantum of solace: The Berkeley Rose Garden

No matter how much we love it here at UC Berkeley, we all need a break every now and again. Whether due to the impending spring break and the culmination of midterms, we find ourselves anxiously clawing to break out of that UC Berkeley bubble now more than ever. But where
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Chard and basil growing in the Cloyne garden.

Planting the niche

I moved into Cloyne Court — the largest single-structure student housing cooperative in the nation — because of the corrugated-plastic greenhouse that stands in the courtyard between the lawn and the now-harvestable chard and arugula patch. When I was taking my first tour of the house, I had just finished
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