Campus-goers gather on the balcony of UC Berkeley's Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union to watch as protestors gather across Sproul Plaza on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

Why is one human life worth more than another?

Since Tuesday, I’ve faced the near-impossible challenge of telling my fiancé that we’ll be okay. She has no reason to believe me. I told her the exact same thing before the election, and it didn’t prove to be true. But it’s different now. We’re an interracial couple — I’m Chinese
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What’s a Muslim American supposed to do?

Off the Beat

On Dec. 6, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the San Bernardino tragedy, “the broader threat of terrorism, and how we can keep our country safe.” The president discussed both his policy position and the need for Muslim Americans to be proactive in fighting terrorism, all within a concise
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Confusing Jews with Judaism

Thinking Theology

If the allegations are true, I’ll be deeply saddened and, frankly, pissed. Pissed because someone who supposedly represents Orthodox Judaism as a spiritual leader ignored its principles. Pissed because his actions are inevitably associated with a community with which I identify. Pissed because his identity as a rabbi implies that his behavior is OK within our value system. It’s not.
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Avi Oved is not our student regent

Throughout the history of the University of California, the UC Board of Regents have consistently turned a blind eye to issues facing Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian, or AMEMSA, communities. From UC Santa Cruz lecturer Tammi Benjamin, who last year publicly claimed that Muslim Student Associations were allied
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