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Issue #1077 :: Tuesday, November 23, 2004

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Congress Tightens Pell Purse Strings
Many UC Berkeley students will have to find extra sources for financial aid next year after Congress gave the nod to the federal government Saturday to tighten requirements for federal grants, potentially knocking tens of thousands of students out of the pool for Pell Grants.

Tourney Takes Cal to Texas
If it was not for the Cal women's basketball game against Navy, the unseeded Bears men's soccer team may not currently be in Texas preparing for its matchup against No. 7-seeded Southern Methodist in the second round of the NCAA tournament tonight at 7 p.m.

Sex on Tuesday: Who Do You Screw?
So I was at my Sex's place," my friend began. Your what? "My Sex. I don't know what to call him. The guy I'm having sex with."

Inflation Making the Grade?
About 50 UC Berkeley faculty members gathered yesterday to tackle what may be a rising trend of grade inflation, an issue they say the campus needs to address.

News

Congress Tightens Pell Purse Strings
Many UC Berkeley students will have to find extra sources for financial aid next year after Congress gave the nod to the federal government Saturday to tighten requirements for federal grants, potentially knocking tens of thousands of students out of the pool for Pell Grants.

Inflation Making the Grade?
About 50 UC Berkeley faculty members gathered yesterday to tackle what may be a rising trend of grade inflation, an issue they say the campus needs to address.

Former Student Sues LSAT Council
A quadriplegic UC Berkeley graduate filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, claiming he was denied appropriate disability accommodation for taking the upcoming December LSAT.

Council Upholds Solano Business Fees
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to continue requiring Solano Avenue businesses to pay an annual fee to help improve the neighborhood, angering some business owners who said fees are unfair and improvements are too small.

Feature Photo: in Good Hands


News in Brief
Disability Center Moves Closer to Construction


Sports

Tourney Takes Cal to Texas
If it was not for the Cal women's basketball game against Navy, the unseeded Bears men's soccer team may not currently be in Texas preparing for its matchup against No. 7-seeded Southern Methodist in the second round of the NCAA tournament tonight at 7 p.m.

Anderson's Arm Leads Beavers to Win
Quarterback Derek Anderson left it all on the line for Oregon State on Saturday.

Cal Hosts Southern After 11-Day Layoff
After losing to Saint Mary's 62-51 Nov. 12, the Cal men's basketball team seemed like it need a wake-up call.

New Meaning of BCS-Bears Can Suffer?
Don't get all excited. Yes, the situation looks dire, and I know what you're thinking. Can Cal really go from Pasadena to passed up? From Rose Bowl to Rose busted? From fourth to fuc-well, you get the idea.


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday: Who Do You Screw?
So I was at my Sex's place," my friend began. Your what? "My Sex. I don't know what to call him. The guy I'm having sex with."

Editorial: Fee Hikes Necessary
The UC Board of Regents decided Thursday to raise undergraduate and graduate fees, in the fourth straight year of fee increases. While this may prove a hardship for some, there is unfortunately no other option if UC wishes to provide students with an optimal education. The state is not the dependable source of funding it once was; the financial burden of a UC education now rests largely on students and their families.

Editorial: Locker Program Costly
The Berkeley program that provides storage lockers to the homeless certainly benefits a small population of the city's homeless, giving them a place to safely keep their belongings while looking for work or sleeping at night. But the program-which costs the city $45,000 annually and $50,000 for its relocation this winter-may not be worth it.

Sex on Tuesday: Babies? oh Yeah, that is the Purpose of Sex
Market Street on Friday night was cold and windy. Garbage fluttered from the pavement, weaving in and out among yuppies and bums, the yuppies averting their eyes from all the garbage and the bums. I guess when living in the city you are either part of society or not.

Letters to the Editor
ASUC Shuts Out Groups in Most Need

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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