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The season for empty plates

 As grocery stores begin stocking their shelves with turkey paraphernalia, menorahs and Christmas lights, America’s poor await a grim gift from the federal government: brutal cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In just days, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s modest 5.5 percent
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The struggles of Snapchat in college life

Every Snapchat user has been there. We understand the pain of taking 30 Snapchat pictures to find the perfect combination of “ugly-cute” when trying to Snapchat back the cute boy or girl that you met in class. We get the weird looks from older people who just don’t understand what
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Brenzan Kim and Nick Chien, both students at UC Berkeley, work with a participant in the SNAP program at the warm water pool.

Special Needs Aquatic Program in need of new pool

For 20-year-old Oakland resident Jackie Donovan, being in the water at the Berkeley High School warm water pool is the only time during the week that she is free from the confinement of her wheelchair. Donovan, who has severe cerebral palsy, is a member of the Berkeley Special Needs Aquatic
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