A look back on the past decade at UC Berkeley

As the end of the decade fast approaches and every single publication known to man is releasing their “best of the decade” lists, we thought we would take it upon ourselves to put together an eclectic list of the most interesting, exciting and cool things that have happened each year of the past decade here at UC Berkeley.
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Impeachment inquiry brings mixed feelings to Berkeley

The 2016 election of President Donald Trump brought political controversy to the UC Berkeley campus, and now that an impeachment inquiry is underway, campus and city of Berkeley officials have noted that the controversy is likely to continue into the forthcoming election year.
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Illustration of Democratic debate on climate change

The Democratic presidential candidates should hold a climate debate

The decision for the DNC to not hold a climate debate shows that the majority of DNC members do not seem to value these connections. A debate focused purely on the climate would allow Americans to hear about the substantive differences between the various candidates’ plans to address the climate emergency.
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Democratic candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck vie for California superintendent of public instruction

California state Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck — both members of the Democratic party — are running for the role of state superintendent of public instruction. Current superintendent Tom Torlakson is stepping down after holding the position since 2010, having narrowly defeated Tuck for re-election in 2014.
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