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Issue #1093 :: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
SPECIAL ISSUE: Spring Orientation '05

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Long-Term Relationship
After more than a year of kicking around proposals and comments, UC Berkeley unveiled early this month its final plan to steer the university's long-term growth, a heavily contested blueprint which is likely to get the green light from a UC Board of Regents committee today.

A Mayor's Priorities: Revenue, Relations
The city of Berkeley will tackle its mounting budget deficit and improve its relationship with UC Berkeley in the year ahead-if Mayor Tom Bates has his way.

Rodgers Leaves With Questions Unanswered
Just minutes after being handed a 45-31 loss in the Holiday Bowl by Texas Tech, Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers entered the postgame press conference while coach Jeff Tedford was being asked what impact the shocking loss would have on his program in the long run.

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Void Left By Seniors Leaves Men's Golf's National Title Repeat in Jeopardy
With the first spring event approaching in two weeks, Cal men's golf coach Steve Desimone is still dealing with many questions surrounding his young team.

Winless in Fall, Women's Golf Aims to Rebound With Strong Spring
The Cal women's golf team has only competed in three tournaments to start its season, but there is a far greater anomaly from the Bears' ongoing 2004-2005 resume than a smaller number of tournaments.

Men's Swimming Carries Perfect Record Into Spring
After a disappointing finish last year, the No. 4 Cal men's swimming team seems to be looking forward to proving it belongs among the nation's elite teams.

Hawaii Retreat Recharges Women's Swimming for Spring Campaign
While Hawaii's warm sun and sandy beaches may sound like the perfect spring break getaway, the Cal women's swimming team has already been there and back.

Lacrosse Prepped to Try to Pen New List of Firsts in '05
Last year was one of firsts for the Cal lacrosse team.

Staff
Editors


Long-Term Relationship
After more than a year of kicking around proposals and comments, UC Berkeley unveiled early this month its final plan to steer the university's long-term growth, a heavily contested blueprint which is likely to get the green light from a UC Board of Regents committee today.

A Mayor's Priorities: Revenue, Relations
The city of Berkeley will tackle its mounting budget deficit and improve its relationship with UC Berkeley in the year ahead-if Mayor Tom Bates has his way.

Rodgers Leaves With Questions Unanswered
Just minutes after being handed a 45-31 loss in the Holiday Bowl by Texas Tech, Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers entered the postgame press conference while coach Jeff Tedford was being asked what impact the shocking loss would have on his program in the long run.

Winter no Wonderland for Injured Cal
Injuries hurt. Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun must know this all too well.

Rugby: Clark's New Squad Is Loaded and Set
John Webster defines dynasty as a family or group that maintains power for several generations.

Women's Hoops: Preseason Success Fading for 8-8 Bears
For the Cal women's basketball team, the similarities between its season a year ago and its current campaign are noteworthy.

Finding Emo
We babies of the baby boomers live in a bittersweet nostalgia for the decade that bore both shoulder pads and our very beings. It's a chaotic dissonance, believing at once that we are beautiful and that the very flag posts of our time-perms, pumps, rubix cubes-are very much antithetical to any sense of beauty. And so we have created a new couture that reconciles us to this phobia: behold the culture of Emo.

Death Before Decaf
At the beginning of every semester, I usually make a couple of resolutions-to keep my room clean and to get to bed early. Every semester, though, these resolutions have grown more and more half-hearted as I've realized that neither one will ever happen. Instead, every semester, I join the thousands of others who replace sleep with caffeine, and found that not every coffee joint in our fair city is up to snuff. Here are some of the better ones, so you don't waste your time at the squalid Cafe Mediterraneum:

Diamonds in the Cinematic Rough
As years go, 2004 was-how shall I put this?-craptastic. From crappy politics to crappy weather, it was the kind of year where I'd really like to be able to ask those in charge for my money back.


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