The agony that is the ASUC


For you as readers, I will provide analysis and even more than that — new information that will blow your Cal socks right off — if you care about this stuff. The actions and absence of actions by the ASUC in and out of official meetings bring a fantastically dramatic dimension to the student government and will hopefully do the same for this column. My stories will make you feel like Gossip Girl and The West Wing had a love child named the ASUC. The ridiculous amounts of money students spend on their election campaigns make even Meg Whitman weep. Juiciness will be for another day, but I encourage you to read on.
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2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
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SQUELCH! party announces executive, senate candidates

The SQUELCH! party announced its candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election, running a full satirical executive slate. The party traditionally runs a series of joke executive candidates and one serious candidate for the ASUC Senate. The party has won one senate seat consecutively each year for at
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Party with Occupy Cal members announces ASUC executive slate

Occupy Cal demonstrators and other students have formed an executive slate for the spring 2012 ASUC general election, but past election data show they are unlikely to secure the positions traditionally held by Student Action and CalSERVE. Students for a Democratic University — previously tentatively named the Political Action Party
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UCSA Board of Directors votes to explore moving funds out of U.S. Bank

Fueled by a nationwide trend born out of the Occupy movement that encourages a distrust of large corporate banks, the UC Student Association Board of Directors voted unanimously Saturday to look into moving the association’s funds from a large corporate bank to smaller local banks. The bill, which follows similar
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