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Issue #1598 :: Friday, May 4, 2007

Top Headlines

Cash: The Finals Frontier
We’re getting down to the end of another semester, which means … well, it means a lot of things. It means I’ll be graduating in about two weeks. It means that once again we have to take finals and, most importantly, it means that it’s time for my semesterly finances of finals column.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't
On March 10, the No. 1 Cal rugby team defeated Nevada 69-0 to get back on the winning side of things after suffering its first loss of the season earlier in the week to Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.

ASUC Senate Approves Final Budget
After nearly 10 hours of heated debate, the ASUC Senate approved next year’s budget at Wednesday night’s meeting, allocating funds to a wide range of student groups.

ASUC Affairs
Reassess Budget Goals

The ASUC Senate’s annual spring budget meeting is always expected to be a long and drawn-out session—a gathering where a seemingly boundless number of student groups and causes compete for a disappointingly limited amount of funds. What it is never intended to be, however, is a misguided departure from the actual needs of the campus. Unfortunately, the events of last Wednesday night (and early Thursday morning), made the distribution of funds seem like just that.

News

Police Make Two Arrests In Shooting
Tuskegee police arrested two people Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting Sunday night of Canon Jones, an 18-year-old Berkeley High School alumnus and freshman at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Beyond the Blackboard: Student Research
Student Finds Rhythm in Research

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a three-part series.

City Seeks to Ease Traffic Congestion After Freeway Collapse
Berkeley police and city officials met this week to discuss ways to ease the commute following the collapse of a highway overpass in Emeryville, while many residents complain of increased traffic congestion near Ashby Avenue.

Changing of the Guard
As a year of late-night coffee, Golden Bear Cafe runs and Facebook photos draws to a close, the current Daily Californian editors step down today to make room for the next team.

Clarifications
Thursday’s article “Proposed Rent Increases at Bear’s Lair Worry Some Vendors” may have implied that businesses in the Bear’s Lair are directly subsidized by student fees. The food court is only indirectly subsidized by student fees because ASUC funds are used to fill any revenue shortfalls.

Corrections
Thursday’s article “Proposed Rent Increases at Bear’s Lair Worry Some Vendors” stated that Panda Express has recently expressed interest in opening a location in the Bear’s Lair food court. In fact, Panda Express has shown interest in working with the ASUC, not to the food court specifically.

ASUC Senate Approves Final Budget
After nearly 10 hours of heated debate, the ASUC Senate approved next year’s budget at Wednesday night’s meeting, allocating funds to a wide range of student groups.


Sports

Now You See Him, Now You Don't
On March 10, the No. 1 Cal rugby team defeated Nevada 69-0 to get back on the winning side of things after suffering its first loss of the season earlier in the week to Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.

Bears Face Navy for Fifth-Straight Year
The Cal rugby squad and its Naval Academy counterpart have squared off in each of the last four postseasons. That would make for one great collegiate rugby rivalry, if only the Midshipmen had ever been able to steal one from the Bears.

Cal Heads South to Face Sizzling UCLA
Nobody picked the UCLA baseball team to have the kind of success it has had through the first month of the Pac-10 season. The Bruins placed fourth in the preseason conference coaches poll, and garnered no first-place votes.

First Round Match-Up Pits Bears against Aggies in Rematch
The Cal lacrosse team will face an uphill battle at the fourth annual Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament this weekend, but before the road gets bumpy, it will have to dispose of UC Davis.

Bears Face UCLA With Postseason Berth On the Line
After months of struggling through mediocrity, it seems like the Cal softball team has finally put itself in a more-than-decent position.

Bears Send Nine Athletes to Modesto Relays and Two to Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships
There are few things worse than having no momentum going into the postseason, but that is not a concern for the Cal track and field team, which concluded last weekend’s final home meet with new individual school records in the men’s mile and women’s 800-meter race.


Opinion

Cash: The Finals Frontier
We’re getting down to the end of another semester, which means … well, it means a lot of things. It means I’ll be graduating in about two weeks. It means that once again we have to take finals and, most importantly, it means that it’s time for my semesterly finances of finals column.

ASUC Affairs
Reassess Budget Goals

The ASUC Senate’s annual spring budget meeting is always expected to be a long and drawn-out session—a gathering where a seemingly boundless number of student groups and causes compete for a disappointingly limited amount of funds. What it is never intended to be, however, is a misguided departure from the actual needs of the campus. Unfortunately, the events of last Wednesday night (and early Thursday morning), made the distribution of funds seem like just that.

University Policy
Give Carter a Chance

There’s nothing wrong with Jewish groups protesting President Jimmy Carter’s visit. Free speech is obviously a treasured right, especially at UC Berkeley, and the groups are entitled to voice their opinions on Carter. But to assert that the event is unfair because someone with a different view was not invited to speak seems somewhat excessive.

Pro vs. Con
Carter Visit Continues Legacy of Free Speech
UC Berkeley Students Deserve to Hear Former President’s Viewpoint

Editorial Cartoon


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