Football offseason report

Full of moody postgame press conferences, spit-flying locker room tantrums filled with four-letter words and blowout loss after blowout loss, Cal football’s one-win 2013 season was disastrous. It’s over now, though. It’s been two months since the Big Game — the game that saw the Bears bow out of their
Read More…

Winter news recap

Late December: UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks release statements indicating opposition to the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israeli institutions on Dec. 30 and Dec. 27, respectively. The ASA boycott, passed in a popular vote among its members earlier that month, limits the association’s
Read More…

Editor’s Note

While it would be impossible to capture everything that made this year what it was for Berkeley, The Daily Californian is using the end of the fall semester to look back on some of the events that defined 2013. In this issue, you’ll find in-depth articles about the Sept. 30
Read More…

2013: A year in review

Feb. 12: Berkeley resident Kayla Moore dies in police custody Berkeley resident Kayla Moore died in police custody the night of Feb. 12 after officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of her apartment. Moore’s death elicited significant community response surrounding allegations of police misconduct and a lack
Read More…

Jigsaw falling into place

The Daily Californian’s opinion staff discusses the effects of some of the year’s most important issues

BART strike Even though the negotiations for the contracts of BART workers have ended, the biggest problem facing transit in the Bay Area remains unchallenged — the incompetence of BART’s management, which invested time and resources in smear campaigns rather than infrastructure or the workers themselves. Instead of thoroughly investigating
Read More…

Top 10 albums of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff lists the top 10 (and more) albums of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Jai Paul — Jai Paul Jai Paul has embarked on a colonial voyage across the archipelagos of popular music to hoard a trove of genre gems, stopping at Ghana and Mumbai along the way. In the process of synthesizing dozens of bizarre mismatches, the British songwriter has discovered
Read More…

Top 10 films of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff ranks the top 10 movies (and more) of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Pacific Rim Sick of the “Transformers” franchise destroying your love of giant robot battles? Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent addition to his canon of fantastical, horrific and wonderful films is the jaw-dropping spectacle “Pacific Rim.” A love letter to kaiju (Japanese monster) and giant robot films, this movie
Read More…