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Solange at the Greek

Solange at the Greek

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

I had first seen Solange perform live at a country fair in 2009. This is around the time people solely knew her as “Beyonce’s sister.” While the vocals seemed to be there, she had an unbridled sense of awkwardness on stage that she just could not shake throughout the entire performance. 6/10 at...

DHS silences the undocu-movement

DHS silences the undocu-movement

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Act update, Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education (RISE), an immigrant student group at UC Berkeley, organized a “Cyber and Security Culture Workshop” on Oct. 23. The air felt stuffy as more students trickled into the event....

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

November 2, 2017


Filed under Letter to Editor

Alexander Lawrence misses a key point in his Oct. 19 article, "Free speech week incites hate." A college education isn’t about accumulating facts. We have encyclopedias for that – Google too, for those with the critical thinking skills that are the raison d’etre of colleges and universities. I...

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Janice Sobrepena Domingo,
Contributor

August 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase

With fall quarter coming up and a new batch of freshmen coming in, the hunt for parking spots may resemble a scene out of “Game of Thrones;’” Cutthroat, suspenseful, and full of drama. Most students who drive to campus have been guilty of one of these two things at some point: attempting to sh...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

Another UC Berkeley faculty member just called it quits. On Tuesday, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that he will step down from his position sometime next year, once a replacement is found. “Over the summer I have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to step a...

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

UC Berkeley officials are making major changes to the way the campus handles sexual harassment claims, following the investigation of over a dozen cases that cast an unflattering spotlight on the elite campus last April. The university’s Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination i...

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

UC Berkeley’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Claude Steele, took the Berkeley community by surprise when he announced his resignation last Friday, citing his wife’s health issues as his reason for leaving. “It has been a privilege to devote my time and energy to growing and supporting the...

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

UC Berkeley, named one of the “Elite Six” universities by Times Higher Education in 2015, is under fire for questionable disciplinary protocol for sexual misconduct, following the release of documents of an investigation that looked into 17 sexual harassment cases from the last five years. The investigat...

Museum and film archive re-opens in Berkeley

Museum and film archive re-opens in Berkeley

Ian-James Vitaga,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

Twelve thousand five hundred Bay Area residents flooded the grand opening of the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film archive on Jan. 31 in downtown Berkeley, owned and operated by UC Berkeley. Opening day was filled with people of all ages, pets and live music from DJ Luciano Chessa and the group ...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Ready, Set, Rumble: Cubers click at Hayward City Hall

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Hayward became the most recent location for speed-cubing: the Hayward Rubik’s Rumble at City Hall in Hayward welcomed national and international champions to the event. Nearly 100 competitors gathered in Hayward to display their Rubik’s Cube skills and possibly capture a win thanks to some fast hands. Many...

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