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Issue #1210 :: Monday, August 29, 2005
SPECIAL ISSUE: Fall Orientation

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Editor's Note
As we bid adieu to yet another summer, the hopes of a fall semester filled with new faces and places peek brightly over the horizon.

A Chat with the Chancellor
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau may not have expected the intense media spotlight that has followed him since he began his chancellorship last fall, but after steering UC Berkeley through hot-button issues like the drop in underrepresented minority enrollment and the looming question of privatizing funds, the world-class physicist has taken center stage.

Say What
Asian Ghetto: n., a cluster of Southside restaurants on Durant Avenue, serving Asian cuisine with the exception of Gypsy's Trattoria Italiano and Kingpin Donuts.

UC Berkeley's Unsolved Mysteries
Almost as legendary as UC Berkeley's fervor for political protests and hippie culture are the myths that accompany certain structures on campus. Join The Daily Californian as we explore the many truths and falsehoods that surround our landmarks.

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Editor's Note
As we bid adieu to yet another summer, the hopes of a fall semester filled with new faces and places peek brightly over the horizon.

A Chat with the Chancellor
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau may not have expected the intense media spotlight that has followed him since he began his chancellorship last fall, but after steering UC Berkeley through hot-button issues like the drop in underrepresented minority enrollment and the looming question of privatizing funds, the world-class physicist has taken center stage.

UC Berkeley's Unsolved Mysteries
Almost as legendary as UC Berkeley's fervor for political protests and hippie culture are the myths that accompany certain structures on campus. Join The Daily Californian as we explore the many truths and falsehoods that surround our landmarks.

Say What
Asian Ghetto: n., a cluster of Southside restaurants on Durant Avenue, serving Asian cuisine with the exception of Gypsy's Trattoria Italiano and Kingpin Donuts.

For Students, City Council Is Distant Concern
From condemning the war in Iraq to supporting a purportedly gay Teletubby, the Berkeley City Council has never been shy about voicing its opinions.

Getting the Record Straight
Mod Lang founder and co-owner Naomi Diamond wont admit she's partially responsible for all those Radiohead songs on your iPod. Still, her store's minor role in the British band's story serves as a prime example of this shop's fantastic musical expertise.

Fall Concert Preview: Best Acts and Venues in the Bay
Among the many perks of residing in the Bay Area is an endless supply of quality live music. Between San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, every year sees more great artists passing through than the average human being has the time or money to go see. How does one find out what's out there in the way of superb live shows? There are several means of finding out what's up.

Proceed with Caution: Reeling In a Good Theater
Born and raised in always exciting, never dull sector of West Los Angeles, I had the typical Hollywood childhood. Living in a five-story mansion in between the respective estates of Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger my own bedroom was equipped with its a deluxe IMAX theater system. Actually, that is a bold faced lie, but my local theaters were in fact luxurious gems. Movie going wasn't just an activity, it was an experience-equipped with stadium seating, surround sound, cup holders, leg room, arm room, reserved seats, and awkward, yet thrilling, celebrity sightings.

Where's the Beef?
Berkeley has long been faced with a serious problem. It has nothing to do with Tidal Wave II: The Search for Curly's Gold or whatever that thing is called, and campus loonies have no impact on it, one way or the other. It's just that there's no good Mexican food anywhere near campus.

While You Were Gone
So you're back from windsurfing in Fiji, you've bought your texts for Nutri Sci 10 and you're prepped and rarin' to face the music. But let me tell you something, kemosabe-since the last time everyone was swarming through Sproul in May, things done changed.

Reloading Year Generates Excitement
In the midst of the always proficient, always intensely organized, always closely watched Cal football practice on Thursday, Memorial Stadium security director Bud "Dog" Turner stood perched in his usual position, standing against the concrete wall positioned at about the 40-yard line against the alumni fan seating section.

Top of the Class
The mid-October Bay Area sun greeted the Long Beach Poly High School football team in 2002, as the Jackrabbits stepped off their charter bus and onto the Memorial Stadium field.

Replacing Mr. Rodgers
Ayoob began learning coach Jeff Tedford's multiple offense during spring practices. Though he has shown some improvement, it will be awhile before he is comfortable in the system.

Cal Talented But Untested After Successful Camp
The Cal football team's rise from Pac-10 doormat in 2001 to national powerhouse in 2004 with coach Jeff Tedford at the helm has happened very quickly.

Cal Kicks Off Hindered by Hatzke's Absence
For incoming Cal men's soccer players, road trips don't have to be boring.


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