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Issue #1044 :: Friday, October 15, 2004

Top Headlines

Students Try to Find Housing-to Buy
UC Berkeley senior Frank Nguyen was forking over $675 a month to share a small studio-money he would never see again. But Nguyen started rethinking how he could beat his landlord at the housing game.

FUNctional Alcoholism
Hi, my name is Matt, and I have a problem. The problem is: Life is just too awesome! That sound you just heard was me high-fiving the entire campus. Think about it.

Battle of the Bears Begins
Last weekend, one game dealt Cal football two crushing losses.

Quake Fears Lead To Protection of Local Water
A retrofitting project protecting Berkeley from water shortages following an earthquake began Wednesday.

News

Students Try to Find Housing-to Buy
UC Berkeley senior Frank Nguyen was forking over $675 a month to share a small studio-money he would never see again. But Nguyen started rethinking how he could beat his landlord at the housing game.

Quake Fears Lead To Protection of Local Water
A retrofitting project protecting Berkeley from water shortages following an earthquake began Wednesday.

Coming Out Week: Greeks Create Queer Alliance
When a flier advertising the Greek Queer Straight Alliance was dropped off at his fraternity, junior J.P. Avila saw an all-too-common display of homophobia.

Legal Music Library Fails to Strike Chord With Students
Nearly two months after UC Berkeley teamed up with RealNetworks to provide a discount online music library for students, only 1,000 UC Berkeley students have joined it.

City Takes Offensive in Meter War
In response to parking meter decapitations and near-constant jamming, the Berkeley City Council has agreed to retire nearly 300 Southside parking meters in favor of a new generation of high-tech, tamper-resistant machines.

Berkeley Looks to Keep Children Out of Trouble
The city of Berkeley rallied around the national Lights on Afterschool campaign Thursday in support of children's local before- and after-school programs.

News in Brief
A Touchless Carwash employee was urinated on Monday morning after asking the suspect to leave a bathroom at the Kittredge Street carwash, police said.

Columnist Blasts Bush Administration to Enthused Zellerbach Crowd
The re-election of President Bush could threaten the core values of American democracy, New York Times op-ed columnist and influential Princeton University economist Paul Krugman told a packed Zellerbach Hall last night.


Sports

Battle of the Bears Begins
Last weekend, one game dealt Cal football two crushing losses.

Volleyball: Cal Sets Up to Go Duck-Hunting
Home is likely to be very sweet for the No. 13 Cal volleyball team this weekend.

Cal Comes Home After Dropping Three Straight
Homecoming will not just be for alumni this weekend.

Cross Country: Bears Battle Injuries, Prepare for Penn State
Marred by injuries and disappointing performances, both sides of the Cal cross country team will attempt to turn the corner at the Penn State Invitational on Saturday against heavily favored competition from across the nation.


Opinion

FUNctional Alcoholism
Hi, my name is Matt, and I have a problem. The problem is: Life is just too awesome! That sound you just heard was me high-fiving the entire campus. Think about it.

Revive the Movement
The only way to truly honor the Free Speech Movement would be to keep its ideals alive and fighting. Instead we've been spending weeks killing it.

Editorial: Homecoming Potential
Last year, UC Berkeley reinstated Homecoming Week, seven days packed full of spirit-raising events for students, alumni and families. It is an effort to create memories of college that students won't forget and alumni will want to keep coming back to. Ideally, this will foster school spirit and alumni giving at UC Berkeley. In only its second year as a full-fledged week, the organizers have thus far been successfully mobilizing students and alumni for a common cause-UC Berkeley.

Editorial: It's Your Career Center
Given its vital role within the campus, a university's career center should provide students with the most up-to-date and best compiled resources available. However, UC Berkeley's Career Center seems like a distant entity that few students capitalize on.

Solidarity Within the ASUC
As of this year, the population on campus is 54 percent female, yet its governing body, involved in almost all student activities on campus, is only 40 percent female. One questions the ideology behind a representative government when representation is limited to a certain demographic.

Letters to the Editor
I am writing in response to Tuesday's article on UCLA Chancellor Carnesale's proposal to more than double student fees at UC Berkeley and UCLA-effectively privatizing both institutions ("UCLA Chancellor Proposes Doubling Fees," Oct. 12).

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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