ASUC bill urges support for citywide soda tax to promote healthier community

The passage of the bill reflects the Senate’s support of a soda-tax on the city’s ballot in November while promoting health education on campus through ongoing conversations with the university. The proposed soda tax, which the bill recommends that the campus implement, would tax sugar-sweetened beverage distributors, theoretically increasing the price of soda on campus.
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USDA is a threat to a student district

The campaign for a student district is finally in its last stages. As the Dec. 31 deadline for the City Council to complete redistricting approaches, only two maps remain. The fact that both maps were produced by students and contain a student district is a testament to how far this campaign has come.
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Tackling crime in Berkeley

CITY AFFAIRS: Campus and city officials need to develop a comprehensive action plan to deal with crime, not just look for quick fixes.

Last week, ASUC External Affairs Vice President Safeena Mecklai’s office organized a lighting and safety walk on Southside — a welcome initiative that shows some in the student government’s executive branch are serious about improving student safety. And the presence of a couple of Berkeley City Council members demonstrates a
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Student Action announces executive candidates for the upcoming elections

Student Action announced its executive slate on Sunday night. ASUC senator Rafi Lurie will be its nominee for president. Senators Chen-Chen Huo and Ryan Kang will run as the party’s executive vice president and academic affairs vice president candidates, respectively. Safeena Mecklai is running for external affairs vice president.
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