Photo of students walking on UC Berkeley campus

Photo Essay: 2021 in Photos

The Berkeley community experienced a widespread return to in person in 2021 — as did many parts of the world. From football games and music festivals to lectures, UC Berkeley students and city residents alike were able to look beyond their Zoom meetings, physically attending large gatherings and resuming daily
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Taking off my rose-tinted glasses

Off the Beat

Before I knew that I would be going to school at UC Berkeley, the campus lived in my mind as a kind of promised land. My perception of the school was formed by black-and-white photos of students and community members protesting for what they believed in. I expected social awareness
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Reasonable doubt

Run It Back

Colin Kaepernick has all the reason in the world to believe that the NFL’s 32 owners colluded to keep him out of uniform for the 2017-18 season and beyond. As a dynamic quarterback with postseason experience coming off a respectable season, Kaepernick objectively has been, at the minimum, a slightly
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Is Cal Football on its last down?

The Campus on a Hill

In 2009, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Cal Football enjoyed a buoyant season, by the standards of recent memory. The team posted an 8-5 record, including a victory in the Big Game over Stanford. When USC came to town, California Memorial Stadium overflowed, with more than 70,000 fans
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