Current events must bring community together

NATIONAL ISSUES: Communities must not allow recent acts of violence abroad to cause division or additional hatred, but rather bond to ensure proper healing.

Over the last month, the UC Berkeley community has mourned the loss of two members of our community. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Tarishi Jain and Nicolas Leslie, both lost to senseless violence done in the name of terror.
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Investigation concludes UC regent violated ethics rules

A confidential investigation found that William De La Pena, a member of the UC Board of Regents, violated conflict of interest rules when he attempted to make a financial deal involving his eye clinics and UCLA, as first reported by ProPublica on Monday.
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Living under the dome

Irvine, California, is a very strange, surreal place. It is one giant suburb that could have easily been inspired by the pages of a short story by George Orwell. Essentially, the city looks like an artificial town that a government would set up to test nukes on. It takes pride in its
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Rockers go wild for The Garden in Oakland performance

The Garden brothers, Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, have a lot going for them. From modeling for the likes of Hedi Slimane in the Yves Saint Laurent 2013 Fall Menswear show to being considered the next generation of the United States’ punk scene, they’ve got a strangely diverse repertoire for being
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The hoods of California by area code

California is one of the most cosmopolitan states in the United States, each region drastically different from the next. While people from other states see California as a whole in a certain light (If you haven’t seen it, watch this SNL skit “The Californians“) we think Californians as a whole
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Table for one, please

Don’t worry,” I told the cashier as I tried to stop the blood flowing from my nose. “I’m used to this.” He gave me a puzzled look before gesturing to the restaurant’s kitchen and telling me to wash my hands there when I was ready. The nosebleed — which conveniently
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Kind of like peas in a pod

Man Under Bridge

I grew up behind the orange curtain in a city of wide streets and Del Taco. One of those suburban cookie-cutter places in Orange County, the kind of scene subject to satire after satire, was home to me for 18 years. Then I made the great pilgrimage to Berkeley — perhaps
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