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Students: Inspiration to change the world

On Jan. 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address, “Let the word go forth from this time and place … the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” Throughout history, students have been the inspiration for changes in the world. Whether it was
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Letters to the Editor: October 7, 2011

Legislator discusses taxes, state funding and solutions I appreciate the thoughtful Sept. 20 editorial regarding the deep harm budget cuts and fee increases have caused to students individually and to the UC system collectively. As California continues to struggle through the recession, reduced state revenues remain a threat to our
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Littlebird sits in a tree in People's Park.

People’s Park tree-sitter preaches park issues to passersby

Sitting on top of a high cedar tree in People’s Park, a protester who calls himself Littlebird preached to a small audience Friday afternoon, shouting chants and poetry to park dwellers, police officers and passers-by. The conference, which lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, consisted of Littlebird reading poetry and
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‘Block party’ blocks traffic on Telegraph

In another recent demonstration supporting People’s Park, local activists and community members closed off a block of Telegraph Avenue late Saturday night. The “block party” — which consisted mostly of socializing in the street to the sound of live music — prevented traffic from moving down the avenue between Dwight
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Protester Moonshato sits in a tree in People's Park.

Tree-sitter falls from tree, protest ends

The People’s Park tree-sit that began just over a week ago came to an end early Tuesday morning after one of the protesters fell out of the tree and had to be rushed to the hospital. A 19-year-old female fell out of the tree at about 4 a.m, sustaining major
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Business owners recommend changes to People’s Park

Following several months of community meetings and board discussions, the Telegraph Business Improvement District submitted a letter Aug. 9 to UC Berkeley Facility Services outlining several recommendations focused on improving People’s Park. The park, which is under the jurisdiction of the UC, has been perceived by a number of community
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Protester Moonshato sits in a tree in People's Park.

Tree-sitter renews People’s Park protest

Seven months after a People’s Park tree-sitter was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the park has once again become home to a tree-sit, this time in response to what the tree-sitter called an urgent situation for Berkeley’s homeless people. A sometimes Berkeley resident who goes by the name of
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Man allegedly robbed near People’s Park

A man was the victim of an alleged armed robbery near People’s Park on Saturday. Early that morning, the victim was sitting in People’s Park drinking a beer when two suspects allegedly approached him and began to punch and kick him. The suspects then allegedly continued hitting the victim with
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