Rising costs of textbooks prove to be concerning

Rising textbook costs have become an increasing financial concern for students, leaving many to look for ways to alleviate the costs by renting textbooks and advocating for digital textbooks. “The issue is that the average student spends around $900 a year on textbooks,” Lucas Zucker, a UC Berkeley senior and
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Occupy Cal moves ahead

Occupy Cal encourages support, looks forward to May First Day of Action

Welcome to the open university. This message is offered to passersby on Sproul Plaza as students and local activists gather every now and then for impromptu outdoor lectures presented by Occupy Cal instead of UC Berkeley. Occupy Cal made national headlines when the establishment of its camp on November 9
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Dormitories face overflow, criticism

New Maximo Martinez Commons on Channing Way to open during fall

UC Berkeley’s on-campus housing has undergone many changes over the last year, including dealing with overcrowding, the potential for rising housing costs and the construction of the new student complex. Historically, more than 95 percent of freshman students choose to live in university housing, according Marty Takimoto, director of marketing
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What I wish I had known as a freshman

Coming to Cal for college was one of the biggest challenges I decided to take — supposedly, at least. As an international student from halfway across the world, I get a lot of “wow”s at my grand introduction of, “I’m from Hong Kong,” and even as I say this, I
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Let them eat upsets

Think of the French Revolution, and what comes to mind? Likely, thousands of sans-culottes storming the Bastille in their liberty caps and ending French totalitarian rule once and for all. In 1960, historian Albert Cobban argued au contraire. Cobban’s “Myth of the French Revolution” pointed out that France remained an
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