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Issue #2059 :: Saturday, April 12, 2008
SPECIAL ISSUE: Cal Day 2008

Top Headlines

UC Berkeley Marks 140 Years As Premier Public University
In the past weeks, black and white posters have decorated Dwinelle Plaza and other campus locations, bearing the faces of smiling UC Berkeley students and their thoughts on the campus they attend.

Protests Hint at Changing Face of Activism Podcast
On March 10, The Daily Show hit national airwaves with an "undercover report" on the Berkeley City Council's decision to call Marine Corps recruiters in Downtown Berkeley "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." The city's anti-war attitude had caught the nation's eye once again.

Eccentrics Give Campus Character Gallery
Only at UC Berkeley can you be asked to listen to the celestial beings in trees or be told about LSD trips from the '70s while on the way to class.

Veteran Cast Leads Cal Renaissance
In 2005, the Cal baseball team was the first Pac-10 team to finish over .500 in conference play, and yet not get an invitation to the NCAA tournament. In 2007, the Bears were the first fourth-place team in the Pac-10 to not get a bid.

News

UC Berkeley Marks 140 Years As Premier Public University
In the past weeks, black and white posters have decorated Dwinelle Plaza and other campus locations, bearing the faces of smiling UC Berkeley students and their thoughts on the campus they attend.

Stadium Saga Awaits Judge's Decision
Early in the morning before the Big Game in December 2006, local activist and perennial mayoral candidate Zachary RunningWolf and two other local residents decided to take the effort to stop the campus from removing a grove of trees near Memorial Stadium into their own hands.

On Telegraph, Vendors Hawk Unique Wares Gallery
Amid the hippie movement and disco culture that sprung up in the 1960s and '70s came another Berkeley fad-the Telegraph Avenue street vendors.

A Place for Every Interest in Diverse Array of Student Groups
Senior Joshua Bishop-Moser said he often gets laughs and confused looks when he flyers for his campus group-the Rubberband Club.

Nobel Laureates Build Science Up From the Atoms
1931-Ernest Lawrence successfully assembles the first cyclotron-only 4.5 inches in diameter. Larger versions would enable the formation of isotopes used for atomic weapons and the production of transuranium elements like plutonium. Lawrence was awarded the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work.

Liberal Traditions and Weekly Markets Make Berkeley a Haven For Local Produce Growers
Curt Lucero drives more than 500 miles a week just to sell his organic produce in Berkeley.


Sports

Veteran Cast Leads Cal Renaissance
In 2005, the Cal baseball team was the first Pac-10 team to finish over .500 in conference play, and yet not get an invitation to the NCAA tournament. In 2007, the Bears were the first fourth-place team in the Pac-10 to not get a bid.

Spring Begins Clean Slate, New Hope for Bears
Even as Cal football enters a fresh spring, it seems few people can get over the fall.


Opinion

800 Words of Advice
Hello, distinguished guests. I was told to be mindful, as I write this column, of the fact that you are not familiar with me as a person or a writer. I may or may not have also been told that there would be hell to pay if my self-aggrandizing rhetoric, narcissistic use of pedantic polysyllables, and uncompromising cynicism caused a massive drop in enrollment this year.

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