Photograph: Jennifer Tanji/File, Drawing: Kelsi Krandel/Staff, Design: Sabrina Werts/Senior Staff

DIY Halloween costumes: Berkeley edition

It’s the week of Halloween, and you still don’t know what you’re doing just yet. It happens sometimes. You’re in a crunch, the costume section at Party Heaven is almost completely sold out, and you don’t know what else to do. Luckily, that’s why the Pinterest deities invented DIY. Besides, the
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fsm cafe

Upholding the FSM legacy: a how-to guide

Fifty years ago today, UC Berkeley students surrounded a police car as part of a 32-hour protest after the arrest of Jack Weinberg, who had been tabling for the Congress of Racial Equality on Oct. 1, 1964 when campus police apprehended him. The protest — which combated a university regulation prohibiting advocacy,
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University of Construction

University of Construction at Berkeley?

Even if you’re someone who only escapes the cozy sanctuary of your home to take the mind-numbing beeline walk to class every day, you’ve surely noticed the ubiquitous construction spanning the length of campus. At first glance, it may seem like an inconvenience — a rather huge and irritating one at
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Overcooked occupation

CAMPUS ISSUES: Occupy Cal is back with tents in front of Sproul Hall, but celebrating three months since Nov. 9, 2011, isn’t enough.

Although members of the Occupy movement acknowledge the lack of a uniform message, they nevertheless proved their ability to stand as one. Last semester, Occupy Cal reached its peak when public policy professor Robert Reich spoke to thousands on the evening of Nov. 15. In the time since that moment
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