Campus students, community react to Biden’s rejection of student debt proposal

A resolution to cover up to $50,000 in loans of student debt was rejected by President Joe Biden, but at a CNN town hall, the president indicated that he would be open to forgiving $10,000 of student debt. Many members of the campus community were disappointed to hear this, with campus senior Madhumitha Krishnan expressing concerns over the role loans play in aggravating existing economic inequality. (Photo by Gage Skidmore under CC BY SA 4.0 .)

President Joe Biden rejected a resolution Feb. 16 by Congressional Democrats, which would have forgiven up to $50,000 in debt per student. In the days that followed, the UC Berkeley community expressed mixed responses to his decision.
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The sovereign salamander

To the Left

The only reason we haven’t come to a collective solution is that those who create our legislative solutions benefit from gerrymandering.
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2020 census is politically crucial for redistricting

As soon as the midterms passed, many California Democrats turned their attention to November of 2020. But the party ought not to forget about April — the month when the 2020 census will take place. Uncertainty, distrust and unpreparedness all threaten the accuracy and completeness of the upcoming census. The
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Narrating a nation

Between America and Me

I learnt curiosity from my father. To this day, my dad doesn’t quit until he’s read every page of every section of the four different newspapers we get delivered to our house every morning. As a child, I’d stare in amazement as he read every paper, even its classifieds, with
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