‘A new form of censorship’: Protect your local newspapers or they’ll disappear

NATIONAL ISSUES: Local papers are closing their doors across the country, and residents have the power to stop this epidemic

Hand throwing away newspaper into trash bin
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Last month, the East Bay Express laid off its entire editorial staff — except for one editor.
Unfortunately, this represents a national trends in which local newspapers in the United States are collapsing at an alarming rate, leaving many communities without essential news coverage.
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UC Berkeley graduation address goes viral

Padda wasn’t out of the limelight quite yet. His speech, “A Sikh’s Graduation Speech to Unite the World,” has gone viral in the past month — over a million people have watched since it was shared by Upworthy in early June.
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Picks of the week: Shake off the midterm slump

Everyone’s been there: Midterms creep up all too quickly, and all of a sudden everything beyond the growing dread of yet another midterm season falls out of focus. You tell yourself that you won’t get up from your desk until you finish writing four more pages of your paper and
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Tweets of the Week: From Franco to HuffPo

Tweets of the Week Last week was spring break and, more than likely, you spent it watching Netflix, eating something mom thinks you like because “mushed bananas and carrots with hoisin sauce was your favorite as a kid,” or doing nothing on the Internet. While you were having the time of your life
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