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Issue #1439 :: Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Oh Brave New World
There are nearly 500 theatre companies in the Bay Area, but Ragged Wing Ensemble, a Berkeley-based outfit founded in 2004, has proven to be among the very best. Their first two performances, “The Serpent” and “Splinters … And Other F-Words” were well received by audiences and critics alike. Their third and newest offering, “The Tempest,” which opened last Friday in the Metal Shop Theatre in Berkeley, should continue this ascent.

In Zook We Trust
The world,” Albert Einstein once said, “is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” This thought best sums up the lessons taught by political science lecturer Darren Zook, less one additional stipulation: that we, in fact, have the potential and responsibility to do something about it.

Bears Get Another Shot at Ranked Opponent
With 27 seconds left in regulation, then-freshman Theo Robertson drifted to the corner and sank a three-pointer, tying the game at 55-55 and sending it into overtime.

Record Total UC Applicants in ’07
Data released yesterday about the 2007 UC applicant pool shows a record total number of 110,994 high school seniors and transfer students applied to the UC system this year, topping even expected estimates.

News


Homeless Man in Critical Condition After Beating

Record Total UC Applicants in ’07
Data released yesterday about the 2007 UC applicant pool shows a record total number of 110,994 high school seniors and transfer students applied to the UC system this year, topping even expected estimates.

News Analysis
Commissioners Respond To Proposed Term Limits

If the Berkeley City Council’s proposed changes to membership rules for city commissions were in effect last year, there is at least one clear violation of the city’s code that may not have ever been spotted.

Dean of Extension Program To Step Down at Month’s End
The dean of UC Berkeley Extension will step down from his office by next week, concluding more than four years of his work in initiating change for the program.

Chair’s Confirmation Turns Contentious
After substantial and heated debate, senior Jessica Wren was confirmed as the ASUC Elections Council chair at last night’s senate meeting.


Sports

Bears Get Another Shot at Ranked Opponent
With 27 seconds left in regulation, then-freshman Theo Robertson drifted to the corner and sank a three-pointer, tying the game at 55-55 and sending it into overtime.

Dunbar Done As Offensive Coordinator
Almost a year after he was hired as the Cal football team’s offensive coordinator by head coach Jeff Tedford, Mike Dunbar has left the Bears program to fill the offensive coordinator position at Minnesota, team officials at both schools confirmed Wednesday.

Sun Devils, Cal Both Know Sting of Injury Bug
The list of injured point guards in the Pac-10 just keeps getting longer.


Arts & Entertainment

The Hushed Meditations of Emily Haines
Therapeutic isn’t usually the first adjective that comes to mind after a concert. But it seemed like a fitting description for Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton Band’s performance Monday night. Whether it was the amplification of Haines’ somber tone by the live performance or Haines herself experiencing some kind of catharsis at the final stop on her North American tour, it was an emotional evening at the Great American Music Hall.

Oh Brave New World
There are nearly 500 theatre companies in the Bay Area, but Ragged Wing Ensemble, a Berkeley-based outfit founded in 2004, has proven to be among the very best. Their first two performances, “The Serpent” and “Splinters … And Other F-Words” were well received by audiences and critics alike. Their third and newest offering, “The Tempest,” which opened last Friday in the Metal Shop Theatre in Berkeley, should continue this ascent.

The To-Do List
Vertigo

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