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Issue #1550 :: Friday, April 13, 2007

Top Headlines

Bears Looking for Spark Against Champs
The common consensus from the Cal baseball team is that the Bears are right on the edge of fulfilling their potential, poised to make a run at the playoffs as Pac-10 play gets into full swing.

Officials Investigating Baseball ‘Initiation’
Campus officials say they are investigating an incident in which eight Cal baseball players were cited by UC police for participating in hazing six freshman players in January.

Slightly Tepid Wheels
Today I’d like to discuss buying a car. Investment-wise, buying a car is about as brilliant as, say, putting your penis in a blender.

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News

Officials Investigating Baseball ‘Initiation’
Campus officials say they are investigating an incident in which eight Cal baseball players were cited by UC police for participating in hazing six freshman players in January.

ASUC Elections
Elections See Increase in Negative Campaigning

Pointing to what they say is an unprecedented amount of negative campaigning in this year’s ASUC elections, members of many political parties are saying the growing trend may reflect animosity toward the traditional campaign structure.

Radio Tags in ID Cards Raise Privacy Issues
Huddling around a computer, a group of students stared as several numbers appeared on the screen after someone flashed their Cal 1 Card in front of a radio frequency identification scanner.

ASUC Elections
Council Suggests ASUC-Funded Student Groups May Not Campaign

The ASUC Judicial Council issued an advisory opinion that discourages campaigning by any student groups collecting funds from the ASUC or Graduate Assembly.

Research and Ideas
‘Imposter Supernova’ Really a ‘Burping Star’

Over the last two years, astronomers were able to watch a star explode twice, leading them to question the properties of very large stars.

Five Cities Make Joint Effort On Gilman Playing Fields Project
Berkeley city officials are calling an agreement between five cities to develop four playing fields in West Berkeley a unique cooperative effort to develop a shared resource and gain state funding.

Sergeant Arrested by Another City’s Police Force Files Civil Suit
A 68-year-old Berkeley resident and San Francisco law enforcement officer filed a civil rights lawsuit on Wednesday against the Kensington Police Department after being arrested outside her home in October on suspicion of impersonating an officer.


Sports

Bears Looking for Spark Against Champs
The common consensus from the Cal baseball team is that the Bears are right on the edge of fulfilling their potential, poised to make a run at the playoffs as Pac-10 play gets into full swing.

Cal Returns To Haas to Host West Regionals
The last time the Cal women’s gymnastics team competed at Haas Pavilion, it was facing off against a team with a 0-9 record.

Horse a Hurdle Again In Championships
Once again, the No.7 Cal men’s gymnastics team found itself staring at the pommel horse in disbelief.

With Team Finally Healthy, Cal Ready to Face USC and UCLA
Injuries have been the story for the Cal men’s tennis team this season.

Bears Face Equally Hot Trojans Squad
The last time the Cal women’s tennis team faced off with a higher-ranked USC team, the Bears made quick work of the Trojans, executing the upset by winning 2-of-3 doubles matches and 4-of-6 singles matches.

Seven-Year Streak On Line as USC Hosts Cal
The last time the Cal women’s water polo team bested a USC squad was April 10, 2000.

Bears Offense to Be Tested by Pitching-Rich Arizona Schools
A good week against Stanford is usually a big deal in Berkeley.

Cal Faces Wisconsin After Being Snubbed by Windermere Classic
Cal men’s crew has become accustomed to leaving its mark at the Windermere Classic—the Bears have won every one since its inception in 2003.

Cal Tries to Right Ship at Classic
Especially in the world of collegiate rowing, teams can rise as easily as they can fall. Week-to-week and year-to-year, crews shuffle in the polls as much as James Brown could jive on stage.

Mack and Bears to Recover From Big Meet in Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Cal sprinter Thomas Mack was not completely satisfied with his performance in Stanford last weekend.

Cal Welcomes Homestand After Getting Frozen Out on Road
Nothing can snap a team out of a losing streak more than a change of scenery.

Bears Return to Arizona for Thunderbird Invitational
The Cal men’s golf team’s spring campaign got off to a rough start in the dusty, sun-baked fairways of Arizona back in January.


Opinion

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Do Yourself a Favor And Save Student Life
Personally, I hate seeing bands for free on Lower Sproul. I’m into paying for concerts, seeing movies at full price and prefer complete silence at football games. I can’t stand the singing on Lower Sproul, and would much rather hear the rants of our campus personalities than the voices of our a capella groups. In fact, I would like to propose a referendum that would ban fun altogether.

Editorial Cartoon


Slightly Tepid Wheels
Today I’d like to discuss buying a car. Investment-wise, buying a car is about as brilliant as, say, putting your penis in a blender.

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