Attaining diversity

STATE ISSUES: Race and gender should not be considered during the admissions process for the University of California.

The debate over campus diversity — particularly what qualifies as a diverse campus — is emotionally charged and difficult to navigate. At the same time, it is hard to deny that campus diversity, by any measure, enriches the college experience while providing education unattainable in the classroom. In the past
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A call to action

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The ASUC must lead students in opposition to state leaders’ continual disinvestment in higher education.

On Thursday, state disinvestment forced another fee increase for students of the University of California. Though discussion of further fee increases has been temporarily tabled, students are not in the clear. The regents’ decision to postpone consideration of the “trigger mechanism” that would enact additional fee increases is only a
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All you can date buffet

Sex on Monday

Online dating is hands down the easiest way to meet other people who are single and interested. It is also the way of meeting people you are most likely to want lie to your friends about. While online dating may be easier, it doesn’t lend the most romantic answer to
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Coffee with Pottermore

The Way I See It

On July 15th, 3 a.m. you would have found me nestled in a Shattuck movie theater seat, breathless with joy, eyes twinkling in anticipation, a lightning bolt scar obnoxiously shining forth from my forehead. I’m going to make myself very vulnerable to you, dear reader, and reveal the absolute love
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Balancing blunt numbers

Connect the Dots

Already light with cheap beer, I was entitled to one free drink (albeit with an $8 cover charge) at Starry Plough as one of that night’s randomly chosen poetry slam judges. Every week, the unsuspecting Irish pub hosts the Berkeley Poetry Slam group, composed of local individuals drunk with the
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Higher Education Cuts

Thank you for emphasizing the role of the state in your editorial on the current budget crisis. While the university is hardly a perfect institution, the continued cuts and tuition increases come not at the whim of Yudof and the Board of Regents but are a direct result of the
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Student input needed for city vibrance

The realization will hit any day now. It will be brutal for those who thought they could somehow create Rodeo Drive out of Telegraph Avenue, but the upside is that it will save years of police riots, court costs and the bewildering schizophrenia of having the richest property owners in
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Students should aim for September deadline

With the 2010 census numbers in, redistricting in Berkeley is about to begin, and residents of the city are being asked to submit proposals. Recently, the city council moved back the proposal deadline from mid-August to Sept. 16 in order to give students more time to have their voices heard;
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Take back the ASUC

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: We stand with the ASUC in condemning the way in which the ASUC Auxiliary realignment has occurred.

The ASUC has faced many significant issues and challenges over the past few decades, some of the most important of which pertain to the student government’s autonomy. While different groups have each had their fair share of fault, rarely have we seen such a baffling and outrageous change carried out
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Moving beyond vanilla

Sex on Monday

Every time I go out on a date with someone, I want to skip past the awkward small talk getting-to-know-you phase, and just break out a survey. It would cover the basics of “What are you looking for right now: Casual sex? Commitment?” But it would also cover the things
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