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Issue #1242 :: Tuesday, September 27, 2005

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Broken Gas Pipe Empties Foothill
A delivery truck ruptured a natural gas pipe behind the Foothill residence hall on Northside yesterday afternoon, causing gas vapors to seep into the building and prompting an evacuation of all students inside the Foothill, La Loma and Stern residence halls.

Sex on Tuesday
Labes of Our Lives

It sounds like a bad episode of South Park, but labiaplasty is a real surgical procedure. There are Web sites upon Web sites, mostly out of the L.A. area, that tell women they no longer have to "suffer the painful embarrassment" of having uneven or stretched labia minora. Well, hallelujah! Slice me up, doctor, and make my kitty pretty! Hell, just sew it up completely until it's silky smooth like Barbie's plastic crotch. If you learn nothing else from this rant, learn this: Vaginas are vaginas, they are all extremely varied and what makes a vagina sexy is the person who owns it. You want to standardize your snatch? Fine, but you'll never know what it's like to have someone look at the idiosyncrasies of your gorgeous genitalia and salivate. Male or female, pussy or penis, you are entitled to have someone appreciate your family jewels just the way they are.

Age Pays Dividends for Bears Alumni
When it all comes down to it, the coach still knows best.

Early Date Thrusts Homecoming on Students
UC Berkeley students and alumni are teaming up to paint "Portraits of California" this week, celebrating the spirit and tradition of the university for the annual Homecoming Week festivities.

News

Broken Gas Pipe Empties Foothill
A delivery truck ruptured a natural gas pipe behind the Foothill residence hall on Northside yesterday afternoon, causing gas vapors to seep into the building and prompting an evacuation of all students inside the Foothill, La Loma and Stern residence halls.

Early Date Thrusts Homecoming on Students
UC Berkeley students and alumni are teaming up to paint "Portraits of California" this week, celebrating the spirit and tradition of the university for the annual Homecoming Week festivities.

Five Minutes With... Cynthia Popper
From Homework to Hefner

UC Berkeley alumna and former columnist for The Daily Californian Cynthia Popper was recently featured in Playboy Magazine's annual issue on the "Girls of the Pac-10." Popper recently sat down to discuss her Playboy experience-from working on the spread to getting into Hugh Hefner's infamous parties.

News in Brief
City Council Considers Change in Newsstand Law


Sports

Age Pays Dividends for Bears Alumni
When it all comes down to it, the coach still knows best.

Cal Fails to Overcome Tigers, Referees
If Valentina Godfrid walked under a ladder, Veronica Sykes broke a mirror and Shellie Onstead ran over a black cat as it crossed her path, the Cal field hockey team would be in better shape than it is now.

Pac-10 Notebook
USC (Record 3-0) vs. Oregon (Record 3-1)
Player of the game: Reggie Bush

Sports in Brief
Bears in Sixth Place After First Round of Play


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday
Labes of Our Lives

It sounds like a bad episode of South Park, but labiaplasty is a real surgical procedure. There are Web sites upon Web sites, mostly out of the L.A. area, that tell women they no longer have to "suffer the painful embarrassment" of having uneven or stretched labia minora. Well, hallelujah! Slice me up, doctor, and make my kitty pretty! Hell, just sew it up completely until it's silky smooth like Barbie's plastic crotch. If you learn nothing else from this rant, learn this: Vaginas are vaginas, they are all extremely varied and what makes a vagina sexy is the person who owns it. You want to standardize your snatch? Fine, but you'll never know what it's like to have someone look at the idiosyncrasies of your gorgeous genitalia and salivate. Male or female, pussy or penis, you are entitled to have someone appreciate your family jewels just the way they are.

Editorial
Study This

UC Berkeley is not alone in its town-gown issues. The whole UC system is planning to increase enrollment by 5,000 students per year-and in impacted cities like Berkeley, conflicts are bound to arise. But while studying the growth around UC campuses and its effects on host communities might seem useful, the state's attempt to exercise control over UC would only cause more trouble than it's worth.

Editorial
City Should Get Greener

The city has voted to join the Chicago Climate Exchange-good for it. Berkeley should give itself a pat on the back. It's a win-win situation. The city might make some money from the exchange, but even if it doesn't it gains the prestige of joining such an organization.

Letters to the Editor
While "clean-up-your-own-mess" sounds like a reasonable approach, Darryl Stein is wrong to suggest that U.S. forces should not withdraw from Iraq, even if we can agree in hindsight that the war was a colossal mistake ("Staying the Course," Sept. 26). The United States has gotten itself into a terrible quagmire that will inevitably make the world less safe, and the only thing that we can do now to prevent from making it worse is to leave Iraq immediately.

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Chan


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