Occupy Cal: preoccupied with nonsense

Satire/Given Insight

The day started out just as any other day — breakfast, a quick glance at my readings and one final scan of my organizer — but the choppers I could hear thudding overhead told me this day would be anything but normal. Sure enough, on that Wednesday morning of Nov.
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Activist’s arrest prompts discussion

In the early morning light, former UC Berkeley graduate student Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle sat meditating with three others in the amphitheater by Frank Ogawa Plaza. While police officers moved in to dismantle the Occupy Oakland encampment, Stierle calmly and silently submitted as officers arrested him for failure to disperse.
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Letters to the Editor: Occupy Cal

Coverage of Occupy Cal disappoints. We are deeply disappointed by the recent Daily Cal coverage of the Occupy Cal events of Nov. 10.  The headline piece, titled “Occupy Cal: Protestors, police violently clash,” is factually incorrect or lacking on at least two counts: 1. It suggests that protesters were just
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Cal, are you experienced?

Given Insight

You see it on the snickering smiles of new acquaintances after introducing yourself as a Berkeley student. You hear it in the endlessly annoying jokes your reactionary uncle cracks about “those commies at Cal.” You feel it walking to class each day passing monuments like the Mario Savio Steps and
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Community reacts to Occupy Cal and Chancellor’s response

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau: Your recent “Message to Campus Community” avows solidarity with students regarding their anger about the steady public “disinvestment in public higher education.” Nevertheless, you explain that you have necessarily enacted a “no encampment” policy. Students neglected to ask permission and failed to abide by your rules of
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Stanford solidarity with Occupy Cal

Although we are “rivals” with Cal students, we are one where it matters — in an interest to create a more just and equitable world than the one we inherited. To that end, we stand in solidarity with students at UC Berkeley, who have continued the legacy of the student
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UC Berkeley’s administration should be held accountable

Agreeing or disagreeing with the reaction of UC Berkeley’s administration to the budget crisis is a matter of political opinion. But after Wednesday night’s events, one thing is beyond doubt: The current administration is acting irresponsibly and can no longer lead our university. On Wednesday, the campus called on the
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