Probe – People’s Park

When a couple of hundred activists and friends in Berkeley turned an empty mud pit into a park in 1969, everyone was in high spirits. A month later, the national guard had taken over the city of Berkeley. This is that story. Produced by Tanya Chawla and reported by Jacob
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Photo of The Daily Californian Office

150 Years of The Daily Californian

We scoured more than 100 years of digital archives to highlight notable events from campus and Daily Cal history. From the very first game at Memorial Stadium to the Milo Yiannopoulos protests, we compiled headlines from nearly every decade since the Daily Cal was founded in 1871. So sit back, relax and take a scroll through history.
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Illustration of two groups of people, one in black-and-white, tearing down fences in People's Park, representing protests past and present

A park by and for the people

CITY AFFAIRS: Fifty years after protest against developing People’s Park first erupted, campus should halt housing plans

While the importance of supportive housing in Berkeley cannot be discounted, People’s Park has never been a place for campus to do its bidding.
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Death of a columnist

Worm memories

Like many of you, I’m still trying to figure out how to maintain a record of myself in a world where I can’t be seen or heard.
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Fashion tips for history majors

Worm memories

My fashion choices are neither bold political statements nor radical affirmations of identity, and I doubt I’ve started any trends that will go down in history.
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Going back to Overtoun House: A trip down memory lane in Scotland

My childhood brings one very specific place to mind — Overtoun House. Overtoun House is a grand, romantic-looking estate I can only ever remember having seen in pictures. It’s become almost a family myth at this point — a magical place a SoCal native can brag about to people who love Jane Austen and BBC.
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