Under the blue awning

Off the Beat

Being Vietnamese escapes my identity often, in an Americanized world where cultures blend and communities grow increasingly apart. I don’t speak Vietnamese; I was too stubborn to learn. All I know is the food
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Berkeley: A new haven for cinephiles

When people think of cities with vibrant film cultures, only two places tend to come to mind: Los Angeles and New York. Which, to be fair, is expected. There’s Los Angeles — the home of Disney, Warner Brothers Studios and almost all other major studios. It’s arguably the entertainment capital
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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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