UC students call on state legislator to support workers’ rights legislation

UC students participated in a statewide call-in on Tuesday to California Senator Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, to push legislation that would expand the rights of California’s domestic workers. The call-in proceeded after a press conference at UC San Diego, where the UC Student Association and the California Domestic Workers Coalition
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UC admits fewer California residents, more students in next year’s freshman class

UC Berkeley was the only campus not to increase nonresident admits

The admissions rate for in-state residents to the University of California decreased by about 3.6 percent for the incoming freshman class, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Tuesday. This drop in California resident freshman admissions is a continuation of a trend that has been in effect for at least
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Downtown Berkeley marred by huge labs

In Feb. 2007, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said, “We are poised to be an international center for the development of new environmental technologies… That opportunity grew with the award of a $500 million biofuels research center to UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab two weeks ago.” Of course you’ve
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Reddit added a golden bear to its masthead Monday in honor of UC Berkeley's subreddit ranking.

UC Berkeley recognized on Reddit’s front page

A golden bear adorned reddit.com’s front page Monday, in celebration of UC Berkeley’s third-place finish in a competition tracking the growth of college subreddits. Reddit — a social news microblogging website where users can submit content and rank posts up or down to decide what posts are on the website’s
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The 4/20 chronic-les of UC Berkeley

Given Insight

This Friday will be a trippy one for our hippy campus. Popularly known as “4/20,” April 20 is the cannabis counterculture’s international holiday, and Berkeley is one of the focal points of celebration. Fire alarms will echo throughout the dormitories as some amateur freshmen “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Students for
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Oakland Court

Most stay-away orders against Occupy Cal protesters lifted

The majority of the stay-away orders against Occupy Cal protesters — which initially elicited widespread criticism — have been overturned. As of this week, only four of the 12 stay-away orders issued to Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters remain. Thirteen protesters have been presented with criminal charges in regard to
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Out of order

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: The ASUC Senate’s choice to uphold President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order threatens campus democracy.

The ASUC is often criticized for failing to serve the students it exists to represent. Yet few times in recent memory has UC Berkeley’s student government taken action that so clearly delegitimizes the democratic ideals it purports to exemplify. On Wednesday evening, the ASUC Senate voted to uphold an executive
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Wherever I lay my hat

Champagne Problems

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like… whatever, Dorothy. You’d better not wear those shoes to a Cal-Stanford game. But that smug Kansas kid had one thing right. Wherever you are, whatever you do, the pull of your home is inexorable. We carry
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Video: Occupy Cal demands charges to be dropped

Occupy Cal gather on Sproul at 11 a.m. on April 9th to demand that charges from November 9th be dropped. They set up a phone-banking station to call representatives in Sacramento to voice their views. Honest Chung, ASUC presidential candidate, was also spotted at the event. Alice Oh filmed and
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