Relationship tunnel vision

Sex on Tuesday

Last Wednesday during “National Boyfriend Day,” taken people posted cute pictures of themselves and their boyfriends to express their appreciation for their beaus to the Internet world. Amongst all the “OMG I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND SO MUCH” posts, the one that stood out to me the most was, “It’s a
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Can feminism survive?

The Devil's Advocate

Hanna Rosin’s compelling book “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women,” published last month, jolted the feminist world by describing a concept alien to most feminists: the possibility that men could be more vulnerable than women. Rosin sees evidence of this on American university campuses, where women earn
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Curb your spending

#ASUCproblems

To the amazement of our ASUC wallet, the Senate Finance committee began the year assuming far more fiscal conservatism than in previous years, and established sound precedents. Unsurprisingly, disruption recently reversed this trend, and was not based on rational reasoning, but on rash financial legislation. Pandora’s Box was torn open as the ASUC Senate recently decided to fund charitable goods, reminding us that recipes of fiscal irresponsibility breed insurmountable deficits.
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My Yom Kippur kickback

Religiously Inclined

Last Wednesday, I spent a few short hours in the Berkeley Hillel center at the top of Bancroft Avenue among 100 or so local community members. It was Yom Kippur, and everyone was gathered for the service that would mark the end of a day-long fast and the “High Holy
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Think sex-positive

Sex on Tuesday

One of the best things that ever happened to me was learning how to be sex-positive, thanks to some of the wonderful people I have met at Berkeley. Sex-positive isn’t a term that most people are familiar with. But it signifies exactly what it says — acknowledging that sex can
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The ‘holistic’ admissions lie

The Devil's Advocate

Today, UC Berkeley’s application for fall 2013 admission will become available online. Nervous high school seniors around the world will finally be able to begin the rather unpleasant process of compiling grades, SAT scores, extracurricular activities and essays and entering them into the university’s sleek, blue application portal. Unfortunately, UC
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Unleash your inner voter

#ASUCproblems

Help students cross the brink of apathy in order to vote this November. Non-partisan support in this effort — in terms of ASUC and American politics — must align to ensure that the student voice be heard around this city, this state, and this country. CalSERVE tarnished the fight for Proposition 30 with partisan exclusion in the ASUC Senate this fall, and that type of behavior cannot have a place in the ASUC Vote Coalition.
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Jesus’ potential main squeeze

Religiously Inclined

A tiny scrap of papyrus is creating quite the buzz lately. Last Tuesday,  Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King made public the text of this tentatively authentic fragment, which includes an alleged quote from Jesus saying the phrase “My wife …” followed by, “She will be able to be my disciple.”
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The best of both worlds?

Sex on Tuesday

Each time I tell someone I’m “bi,” there’s an inherent fear of being invalidated and then not being able to substantiate myself. When I am drawn to someone’s looks or personality, I don’t see a man or a woman. I just see an attractive person. People ask me all the time if deep down I have more of a preference for one or the other, and honestly, I don’t. When it comes to loving somebody, gender is nothing but a social and physical constraint.
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Cut UC, fund prisons

The Devil's Advocate

As California attempts to weather its current fiscal crisis, sacrifices will have to be made. The budget will need to be cut, and taxes may need to be raised. But we must carefully consider whom we will ask to sacrifice. We should be able to ask our state universities —
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