Partisanship must die

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Partisanship has inhibited the success of the 2012-13 ASUC Senate class. More than just embarrassing, this pathetic division is based on an illusion of partisan differences that has been augmented by missteps of the ASUC executive vice president’s office. In order to effectively enact change, the two major parties in
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Students will finally have a voice

Measure allows students to represent themselves in city

Imagine a student on the City Council, adjudicating and legislating on key issues such as housing, sustainability and development. His or her mandate: Heed students’ voices, bring them to the city government and ensure that students’ needs are finally reflected in city policy. Such a dream may be much closer
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Measure B.S.

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Senate Bill 64 — co-authored by CalSERVE Senator Nolan Pack and passed last Wednesday night by the ASUC Senate — does the right thing in opposing Measure S on November’s ballot. The bill protects the men and women you walk by on your way to class every day. It protects
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A necessary campus resource

CAMPUS ISSUES: Keeping the Student Learning Center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will provide a much-needed space for students.

A typical UC Berkeley student will eventually need to pull an all-nighter at some point. And for most of the school year, libraries and other widely accessible campus study spaces generally close well before dawn. But now, students finally have a place where they can study as long as possible.
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Letters to the editor: Week of Oct. 1

Proceeding with negotiations in good faith with AFSCME The University of California values all our employees, including those who clean, cook and care for the university. Changes to the university’s retirement benefits are meant to assure employees of affordable, sustainable health care and pension benefits throughout their retirement. The UC
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Change the discourse on free speech

UCSA position does not reflect ideas of students within the UC

Last year, I was privileged to serve the student body as its external affairs vice president and as part of my duties, represent UC Berkeley as a voting board member of the University of California Student Association. I have great respect for the UCSA but am deeply saddened by the
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Tyranny of the majority, UCSA style

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When you lower a basketball hoop and dunk, you do not accomplish the same feat as doing so at its normal height. If you cheat on a test, you do not morally earn that A. When an opposing voice is actively neglected from a major debate on legislation, that body and that legislation becomes permanently tainted. Whether or not members of the UCSA board purposely committed this withholding of information is unclear, but the fact that that sentiment explicitly existed by some of its key supporters destroys the democratic process supposedly involved in the vote.
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