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This is Spring 2014

Spring Orientation Issue

Winter news recap

(Clockwise, from top left): Janet Yellen's confirmation as the chair of the Federal Reserve, the tobacco ban in the UC Berkeley campus, Janet Napolitano's opposition of the academic boycott against Israel alongside Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, and Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of state of emergency of the recent drought.
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
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2014: A Year of Dreams

I think it would be a fair to assume most people reading this have heard of, or made, a new year’s resolution. In honor of 2014 and the new semester, I find it appropriate to extrapolate and expand upon this idea. I grew up with the idea that I should
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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
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Spring sports preview

Men’s Basketball It’s the Cal men’s basketball team’s best conference start since 2003. On the backs of Justin Cobbs and Richard Solomon, the Bears have burst out to a 5-0 start in Pac-12 play. Solomon is averaging a double-double, while Cobbs’ 6.4 assists per game ranks second in the conference.
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A new student supermajority district

For the last three years, students and residences of Berkeley have advocated a student supermajority district. The process, which is confusing at times, has been deconstructed to better explain exactly what happened.
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