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Issue #1007 :: Monday, September 13, 2004

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Study: School's Staffers Struggling
UC Berkeley staffers are working in a rough environment, struggling with inadequate wages, unsafe working conditions and low morale, according to a new report by five sociology students.

Fear and Learning
The Islamic philosopher Tariq Ramadan, only recently discovered in the United States but long controversial in France, should have been teaching at the University of Notre Dame by now. He had found schools for his four children, secured a house, and was just about to make the move when he received word his work visa fell through, despite the university's exhaustive security clearances.

Arrington Assaults Aggies
While J.J. Arrington was watching film on the New Mexico State defense earlier in the week, something caught his eye-the fact that the Aggies' defensive sets consisted of only seven men near the line of scrimmage.

Game Center Aims to Score Students
On Sunday night in Berkeley's newest group gaming center, UC Berkeley senior Richard Neve energetically ran from video game console to computer, switching between games of Soul Calibur 2 and Counter-Strike.

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Study: School's Staffers Struggling
UC Berkeley staffers are working in a rough environment, struggling with inadequate wages, unsafe working conditions and low morale, according to a new report by five sociology students.

Game Center Aims to Score Students
On Sunday night in Berkeley's newest group gaming center, UC Berkeley senior Richard Neve energetically ran from video game console to computer, switching between games of Soul Calibur 2 and Counter-Strike.

Lobby Group Sets Agenda for Year
Members of the universitywide student government met this weekend in the ASUC Senate Chambers to lay out their plan for this year's student activism, lobbying and advocacy.

Debut of Cal Fight Song Proves Disconcerting
More than 50,000 Cal fans were singing along to "Sons of California" Saturday before the Cal football team trounced New Mexico State when their spirited warble was interrupted by something unfamiliar-the first new fight song since 1978: "California Triumph."

Solano Stroll Sparks Streets
A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd filled a more than one-mile stretch of Solano Avenue for Sunday's 30th annual Solano Avenue Stroll in North Berkeley yesterday.

Musical Mastery
Unless you're plugged into your iPod, you will undoubtedly meet his sound before his image.

News in Brief
Female Victim of Choking, Car Vandalism at Home

Correction
As a result of an error in a wire report, a news brief in Wednesday's paper misidentified a woman who fell to her death at New York University. Her name was Joann Michelle Levy, not Joann Mitchell Levy.


Sports

Arrington Assaults Aggies
While J.J. Arrington was watching film on the New Mexico State defense earlier in the week, something caught his eye-the fact that the Aggies' defensive sets consisted of only seven men near the line of scrimmage.

Perfect Storm Could Upset Perfect Season
You may trust your roommates not to eat all of your peanut butter.

Godfrid a Godsend in Three Road Wins
A near-lock to receive postseason accolades this season, Valentina Godfrid made sure her team came home with a win streak.

Men's Soccer Shares Trophy, Hoards Wins in Cal Classic
No team wants to win a tournament and have to share the championship trophy. But the No. 9 Cal men's soccer team has no problems sharing.

No. 8 Bears Swept Twice, Snapping Three-Year Streak
The No. 8 Cal volleyball team had a three-year, 18-game streak of undefeated play in regular-season tournaments entering the Golden Bear Invitational this weekend.

Men's Water Polo Follows Fun With Fifth Victory
Usually, a water polo coach doesn't smile and high-five his team when the opposing team's goalie blocks a four-meter shot.

Freshening Record, Cal Beats Colgate, SJSU
Like an adolescent girl with her first training bra, the Cal women's soccer team's weekend bouts with Colgate and San Jose State were all about padding-its record that is.

Cross Country Rests Top Runners in Fresno State Invite
While resting its premier runners, the Cal cross country team finished in the middle of the pack against perennial bottom-feeders and several standout programs.

McArthur Hampered by Early Injury to Ribs
A rib injury limited wide receiver Geoff McArthur in Cal's 41-14 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.


Opinion

Fear and Learning
The Islamic philosopher Tariq Ramadan, only recently discovered in the United States but long controversial in France, should have been teaching at the University of Notre Dame by now. He had found schools for his four children, secured a house, and was just about to make the move when he received word his work visa fell through, despite the university's exhaustive security clearances.

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