Berkeley Art Museum

History of the Berkeley Art Museum

While the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will unfortunately be closing its current location on Bancroft Way this year, it has had a great run over the past 50 years. The museum’s incredible collection of art, with nods to so many different periods throughout history, will be moving to a new
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An anecdotal history of Berkeley

Long before the dawn of the Nobel Prize, Cal and even the city of Berkeley, on this bayside section of land we students call home nine months out of the year existed a very different type of civilization. Before us, the indigenous Ohlone people once resided amidst our Strawberry Creek and
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The history of UC tuition since 1868

The University of California, originally consisting solely of UC Berkeley’s campus, has the distinction of being California’s first public university. At the UC system’s inception, tuition was free for California residents. Over the years, student fees increased, and by the 1970s, the university moved away from free tuition for residents. Here is a look
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What textbooks should actually look like

It’s known that you should never judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to textbooks, it would really help to know what you’re getting yourself into. We wouldn’t mind spending $100 on a textbook if it accurately described the class. Here is what we think textbooks should
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Photo Archives: Co-op life in the 70’s

With the recent opening of the Bancroft Library’s exhibit on the Berkeley Student Cooperative’s history, we in the Daily Californian photo department decided to delve into our photo archives to see how past photographers documented the BSC. The most striking thing about these pictures is their timeless quality. Some pictures
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Meg Elison

Origin Myth


Hey Megaphone, I never know what to say about myself. Every couple of days I meet someone new or I have to introduce myself in some online forum or give a synopsis of my life story. My life story is really weird. I was adopted as an older teenager. One
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