Life in the political closet: A glimpse into the Berkeley College Republicans

Members of the Berkeley College Republicans recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a meeting.
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Members of the Berkeley College Republicans recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a meeting.

While studies show that more millennials are politically disillusioned, the Republican Party has seen its youth coalition take a hit. Yet UC Berkeley still sees its fair share of young conservatives despite these reports and its reputation But there is a bit of pressure being Republican on campus.
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Letter: It is time for a respectful speech movement

One of the most common critiques of U.S. politics today is the partisan gridlock that has led many to claim the current U.S. Congress as the least productive in the last 50 years. To many, Congress is all bark and no bite; members make the news not for passing legislation but for saying disparaging or controversial remarks.
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Boalt Hall student Cyrus Guray marches on July 24th, 1995 to protest the UC Board of Regents decision to end affirmative action.

Affirmative action: A history of contention

Imminent US Supreme Court case places issue back in spotlight

The role of affirmative action in the university admissions process will once again be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and into the national spotlight this week, representing the next step in a long history of debates that has often found itself played out at the University of California.
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Opposition exclusion

CAMPUS ISSUES: When the ASUC Senate makes big political moves like endorsing Proposition 30, it should take the time to hear opposing opinions.

Contrary to the ASUC Senate’s apparent belief, not everyone on campus supports Proposition 30. At a largely liberal institution like UC Berkeley, it’s easy to assume that the student body would be in favor of raising taxes to stave off hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to California’s public
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andy nevis.bcr

Parting thoughts: the need for diversity of opinion

The following is a farewell column from our 2012 Graduation Issue. Read the other farewell columns here. Whenever I travel to Republican events around the state, the first question is almost always, “So tell me, is it hard to be a Republican at Berkeley?” They assume that my daily life
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jason.online

Three questions for the ASUC candidates

The Devil's Advocate

To my knowledge, no ASUC candidate from a major party has said anything controversial this election season. We’ve heard a lot of nebulous rhetoric about “leading Cal to a brighter future” and “improving campus climate.” But I haven’t heard anyone from CalServe or Student Action say something a substantial number
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casey.given.online

Don’t be an ASUC sucker

Given Insight

If you’re one of 36,000 Cal students and 845 million Facebook users like me, you’ve probably been entranced by UC Berkeley Memes lately. Whether it’s the “Inception” maze of Dwinelle Hall, trollface 51B bus or “rent is too damn high” Clark Kerr Campus, these memes tailored to our community deliver
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casey.given.online

Haters gonna hate. So what?

Given Insight

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old adage, repeated on countless playgrounds across the country, made so much sense when we were kids. If some menacing meanie approached us on the schoolyard spewing put-downs, we were taught to disempower them through intentional
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Birgeneau BSU Farrakhan

Where is Birgeneau’s email condemning the BSU?

We all know how Calmail tends to act up now and again, and we also know how fond Chancellor Birgeneau is of espousing his personal political beliefs via the UC Berkeley campus email list — yet I still await his passionate email condemning the decision of the Black Student Union to
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