A new face for segregation

Episode nine of the animated series “The Boondocks” is perhaps the most politically provocative piece of television to be broadcast in the last decade. Entitled “Return of the King,” its plot revolves around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rising from the dead in the year 2000 — well, almost, anyway.
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Dead ends in the labyrinth

Another Wednesday night, and another defeat for my flag football team, Three Flies Up. This week we played the Hassassins, who clearly have no sense of humor. Our scrappy squad against the Wall-Street-destined suit jockeys. While we screw around in huddles they economize their time with preset plays and begin eviscerating
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A case of electoral lunacy

Sometimes, I find Californians to be a little crazy. They queue up for public transportation 20 minutes before the bus is due to arrive, wander instead of walk and eat avocado on everything. However, these quaint peccadilloes pale in comparison to the fullblown insanity of California’s voters. I’m no psychiatrist,
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Bending sacred bonds

Insurance companies agree: The most stabilizing forces in our society are the bonds of marriage. When two people find the passion to commit to one another, the urge to perpetrate moving violations suddenly goes out the window — along with any lingering family suspicion of residence in the closet. But
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SEX ON TUESDAY: An orgasmic rollercoaster

I left his house Sunday morning in a daze. I was physically exhausted, and the inevitable migraine was looming, but the rays of sunlight and cool breeze from the pier perpetuated my high. Despite our incompatible personalities and widely divergent interests, we have a sexual chemistry that is remarkably coordinated and
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So, what number am I?

During a recent homework break, I was browsing through a bunch of websites on which I like to waste time, and I stumbled upon a piece written because of the newly-released Anna Faris movie “What’s your number?” Although I had seen the movie’s trailer many times before, I had never paid
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‘Hope’ for an end to war

It was Nov. 4, 2008, and Berkeley was going berserk. After only a few hours of vote-tallying, news had spread that Barack Obama was the next president of the United States. Telegraph Avenue flooded with students and citizens jumping for joy with “hope” for “change.” As a spring admit freshman,
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A moment of trepidation

It’s Wednesday night, and I can’t help but fiddle with my growing hoard of chips. It’s one of the most basic poker rituals — take two even stacks of about five chips, use two fingers to lift up one stack and neatly slide the other into it. The effect is
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Unheard and overworked

This week, I will do my best to outline the story of an employee working for the International House at UC Berkeley. According to this individual, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect his job, certain I-House practices — including hiring contracted workers and allowing less time to complete a
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