V.O.I.C.E. campaign will challenge executive order

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ASUC President Vishalli Loomba speaks at the senate meeting about her executive order voiding the V.O.I.C.E. initiative.

The campaign manager for The Daily Californian’s fee initiative said Thursday that she will file charges against the executive order issued recently by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba that invalidated the initiative. After meeting with former ASUC attorney general Kevin Gibson — who previously filed charges against former ASUC president Noah
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Improved ASUC elections

CAMPUS ISSUES: The intent of CalSERVE and Student Action to not withhold charges against each other is positive election development.

The ASUC elections are becoming fairer. Recent indications that the CalSERVE and Student Action parties will not continue an old practice of agreeing not to pursue charges against each other is encouraging, though the tradition should have been eliminated long ago. Still, it is the latest instance of what appears
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Don’t be an ASUC sucker

Given Insight

If you’re one of 36,000 Cal students and 845 million Facebook users like me, you’ve probably been entranced by UC Berkeley Memes lately. Whether it’s the “Inception” maze of Dwinelle Hall, trollface 51B bus or “rent is too damn high” Clark Kerr Campus, these memes tailored to our community deliver
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Airing grievances

CAMPUS ISSUES: Concerns that ASUC voting over AirBears will increase cheating are legitimate but fail to address the problem.

The ASUC has for decades embodied real-world politics more than many student governments on other campuses. This emulation, though, carries with it the best and worst of partisan factionalism. The senate made the right decision in allowing voters to cast their ballots over AirBears this year. However, concerns that the
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As deadline approaches, ASUC Auxiliary’s future remains unclear

With a little over two months until an April 30 deadline to submit recommendations for restructuring the ASUC’s administrative branch, a transition team charged with the task is still collecting information, leaving many in the dark about what will happen to the ASUC Auxiliary in the future. The Transition Planning
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New campus beverage contract with Pepsi is likely

UC Berkeley’s 10-year beverage contract with Coca-Cola Co., which has previously been highly scrutinized by some students on campus, expired Wednesday and will likely be followed by a new contract with PepsiCo Inc. In May, the university released a request for proposal which stated the minimum requirements necessary for beverage
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Controversy continues in Auxiliary’s realignment

Though the administrative arm of the ASUC began reporting to a different department on campus July 1, little else has changed so far. Aside from its direct change in reporting structure, further effects of the ASUC Auxiliary’s highly debated realignment to the Division of Student Affairs will come later, officials
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