Save the future of higher education

On Oct. 4, 2012, Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed Proposition 30 without a single voice in opposition. While Prop. 30 is not flawless, we firmly believe that Californians, and especially California’s students, cannot afford to vote no on Proposition 30. The UC Board of Regents of the University of California have
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An open letter to Mark Yudof

Final chancellor candidate list needs to represent women, underrepresented minorities

Dear UC President Mark Yudof, We understand that you are coming to a final decision on the chancellor search at UC Berkeley.As a group of UC Berkeley faculty who remain unconditionally committed to achieving racial diversity on the campus, we want to reaffirm our expectation that each of the final
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Protect the infrastructure in the city from further damage

Potholes and sewers. Flash floods and stormwater. For students with busy schedules, these topics are probably not the first thing on your mind. Problems with the city of Berkeley’s street and storm sewer infrastructure, however, could make them all too familiar. Bike along Shattuck Avenue and you’ll notice a maze
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Brown’s sketchy proposition manipulates students’ fears

Young people are determined to make their voices heard in the upcoming November election on the issue of ever-increasing costs of higher education.  The ASUC has already helped register thousands of current UC Berkeley students to vote, stressing the importance of one major ballot initiative: Proposition 30. However, any student
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Inmates are humans

Discussion regarding epidemic of mass incarceration is not over

Last Wednesday, students from the Human Rights of the Incarcerated Coalition and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition community organization erected a mock-up of a solitary confinement cell — referred to as a SHU — on the steps outside Sproul Hall. Though the image it cast was effective — one
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An existential necessity at Cal

Exploring the rivalry between UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

Where does the widespread and fervent dislike of cardinal red on campus come from? It comes partially from a traditionally constructed identity, the historical genome of the “Cal identity” that many are implanted with. This athletic rivalry alone is not problematic, but it is reflective of the parallel spaces that
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Support the state

When I enter the voting booth on Election Day, two groups of Californians will be at the forefront of my mind. First, I will be thinking of the millions of college students in our state, along with those children who hope to one day obtain a college education. My concern
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Redefining stereotypes

A different take on sex trafficking in California

Among the many issues being debated in this upcoming election, the subject of human trafficking is being spotlighted via the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act. Named Proposition 35 on this year’s ballot, the initiative aims to increase prison sentences and fines for persons convicted of trafficking, pushing the extra funds
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Choose a progressive affordable housing rent board slate

The race between the two competing slates for Berkeley’s Rent Board is remniscient of of the presidential contest, with Tenants United for Fairness claiming they’re for “transparency” and “fiscal responsibility,” but with only one slate with the experience and conviction to provide you fair rents and eviction protections. The Progressive
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UCSA resolution was merely one reaction to bill

Why we should be focusing on HR 35, not the UCSA reaction to it

Over the past few weeks, The Daily Californian has featured half a dozen articles and opinion pieces discussing the UCSA’s resolution to condemn HR 35. However, conversation surrounding this contentious piece of legislation has been obfuscated by focusing on the UCSA’s process and not the contents of HR 35 itself.
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