Recognizing racism, but making progress

Earlier this week, Daily Cal writer Josh Escobar bravely addressed the issues of racism being faced by our Cal community. The Berkeley Student Cooperative wants to formally apologize for the inappropriate racial comments and atmosphere he experienced in our cooperative community. Escobar is correct that racism still exists in Berkeley.
Read More…


Independent candidates face uphill battle

Of the 65 students vying for an ASUC senate seat, only Naweed Mohabbat, Taliah Mirmalek, James Chang, and Raman “the Dictator” Veerappan have no party affiliation. A fifth candidate, Solomon Nwoche, recently formed his own party, “Independent Campaign for Common Sense”.
Read More…

A number of protesters were arrested in the Capitol building following their decision to stay and occupy the space.

Charges dropped against most Occupy the Capitol protesters

Protesters received word from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Thursday advising that charges filed against 73 of the 77 protesters arrested during the Occupy the Capitol protests on March 5 were dismissed. According to Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully, three protesters still have charges pending for resisting arrest
Read More…

ASUC Endorsements

2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
Read More…

James Chang, Anthony Galace, Erik Krasner-Karpen, Jeremy Palmer, Justin Sayarath are running for executive vice president in the ASUC general elections.

Executive VP candidates plan for mobilization, Lower Sproul renovation

Two of the third-party candidates running for executive vice president in the ASUC elections share similar goals of mobilizing student activism, while the CalSERVE and Student Action candidates’ platforms focus more on the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation and increasing access to student resources. The ASUC executive vice president’s responsibilities include leading
Read More…

Students and community members attended a forum to democratically elect the next chancellor.

Students discuss selection of new chancellor at town hall

Students and faculty brainstormed feasible ways to democratize the selection process for UC Berkeley’s new chancellor Wednesday night. Although the event was titled “Town Hall to Democratically Elect a New Chancellor,” the group of 25 people discussed ways the campus can change the UC’s selection process to replace Chancellor Robert
Read More…