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Our public schools are nothing without our teachers

STATE AFFAIRS: Educators ought to be at the forefront of Berkeley voters’ minds come election season.

While it’s a pity that the state hasn’t yet prioritized grade school education, it’s on Berkeley voters to keep teachers in the district and let them do what they do best. 
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How to spot an American abroad

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Being abroad is an amazing way to immerse yourself in a new culture and experience a way of living that’s different and exciting. Since arriving in Australia and living near the university I’ll be attending, I’ve began to notice that it’s quite easy to tell who is local and who is just visiting — namely, from America.
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Profits don’t make a city green

Urban Animal

Sometimes I feel like our cities are stuck in the dark ages. Business owners blame the homeless for the demise of society, while cities give tax breaks to “retain” businesses. Well-to-do cities enjoy being surrounded by nature, such as the sea breeze in Berkeley, while others suffer the effects of
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Smoke and mirrors

A $1.00 cigarette tax to fund cancer research benefits all Californians — smokers and nonsmokers. Vote ‘yes.’

When Philip Morris is spending more than $27 million to defeat a ballot measure, that’s a sign you might want to vote the other way. Proposition 29 is relatively straightforward. If passed, the cigarette tax in California will be increased by $1.00 per pack — and an equivalent tax will
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New UC tax generates concern about financial impact on student fees

A shift in the way the UC Office of the President gathers funds from each campus has caused some concern about the impact on student fees and the financial state of individual campuses. In previous academic years, revenue generated from individual campuses had been collected and then redistributed across the
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Video: Weekly Recap, April 15-22

Many events happened this week at UC Berkeley. Check out this video to see what you might have missed: On Tuesday, Independent Presidential candidate, Buddy Roemer, spoke to UC Berkeley students about his platform. Also, on Tuesday, the UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG held a tax day press conference about
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