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Silversun Pickups growing with time

Silversun Pickups growing with time
January 31, 2018

There’s nothing quite like being in the crowd at a concert and seeing one of your favorite musicians take the stage for the first time. When the artist starts the first song, the excitement of the crowd...

Solange at the Greek

Solange at the Greek
November 9, 2017

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...

DHS silences the undocu-movement

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
November 9, 2017

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...

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate

Letter to the Editor: Free speech week incites hate
November 2, 2017

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...

Parking is bad, but it could be worse

Parking is bad, but it could be worse
August 10, 2017

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...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.
January 25, 2017

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...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down
August 18, 2016

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...

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts
July 6, 2016

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...

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down
April 20, 2016

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...

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

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April 13, 2016

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...

Museum and film archive re-opens in Berkeley

Photos by Ian James Vitaga
February 18, 2016

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...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer
January 20, 2016

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...

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