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Issue #220 :: Thursday, September 28, 2000

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Bears Settle for Fifth At Husky Invitational
The Cal men's golf team gathered in Seattle on Monday night for some much-needed regrouping in its customary mid-match meeting.

Rave On!
I admit it: I like raves. Raves make a lot of sense if you think about them from the perspective of a teenage troublemaker - bars won't let you in, few good bands come to your small town and, anyway, concerts are expensive. But raves are for all ages, all night, and (sometimes) affordable. You see freaky people unlike any people you have ever seen before, people with glitter on their faces, massive pants and a charming tendency to blow bubbles, give you lollipops and engage in other childhood activities. You talk with these people, everyone dances, and you can move freely around because there are minimal bouncers or security guards. It's the teenage version of a kid in a candy store.

UC Theatre Will Stay Open
Despite financial hardships, the UC Theatre, come September 30, will not close its doors as was expected.

Hot Teams Await in Desert
If you thought the only hot thing in Arizona is the weather, think again.

News

UC Theatre Will Stay Open
Despite financial hardships, the UC Theatre, come September 30, will not close its doors as was expected.

Shouting for Mumia
A campus forum last night addressing death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal quickly amounted to an inaudible shouting match between screaming activists and frustrated organizers.

Protesters Face Few Charges in Nighttime Riot
Berkeley streets - the site of rebellious anti-globalization demonstrations Tuesday night, in solidarity with mass protests around the world - have cleared, but two activists face charges and the rest continue to organize against the "global financial system."

City Decides To Maintain Swink House
In an age of upgrades and reconstruction, the Berkeley City Council Tuesday championed tradition.

Council Helps Fund Green Services
Who would have thought that the carpet you lounge on after a long day of classes could be made out of old soda bottles?

News in Brief: Jackhammer Misuse Causes Power Outage on Campus
A construction accident caused a power failure that affected several campus buildings yesterday, UC Berkeley officials said.

Correction
Yesterday's news brief "Education Abroad Program Expands to Philippines" should have stated that the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, would be one of the host universities.


Sports

Bears Settle for Fifth At Husky Invitational
The Cal men's golf team gathered in Seattle on Monday night for some much-needed regrouping in its customary mid-match meeting.

Hot Teams Await in Desert
If you thought the only hot thing in Arizona is the weather, think again.

Winless Pacific Next Up for Field Hockey
Playing against a team with a winless record can be dangerous - a team that has nothing to lose, and can overpower an unsuspecting competitor.

Soccer Plays in Tourney
To say that the Cal men's soccer team has struggled offensively this season would be a gross understatement. Goals have gone the way of the dodo in the Bears' five losses this season.


Opinion

Rave On!
I admit it: I like raves. Raves make a lot of sense if you think about them from the perspective of a teenage troublemaker - bars won't let you in, few good bands come to your small town and, anyway, concerts are expensive. But raves are for all ages, all night, and (sometimes) affordable. You see freaky people unlike any people you have ever seen before, people with glitter on their faces, massive pants and a charming tendency to blow bubbles, give you lollipops and engage in other childhood activities. You talk with these people, everyone dances, and you can move freely around because there are minimal bouncers or security guards. It's the teenage version of a kid in a candy store.

Editorial: Lecture Notes Will Protect Students From Illegitimate Services
Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill last week prohibiting unauthorized notetakers from selling or distributing lecture notes to students at all colleges and universities in California, including UC schools.

Napster Could Be Invisible Hand Of Economics
The solution to the Napster "problem" is not difficult to envision, but it may be difficult to sell in this age of deregulation ("Metallica, Dr. Dre Request Ban on Access to Napster," Sept. 12).

Letters to the Editor: Police Put Damper On WTO Protest
More than 100 protesters gathered in Downtown Berkeley this evening in response to the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Prague ("Protesters 'Reclaim The Streets,'" Sept. 27). They took over the streets for more than three hours. In the last hour, police presence increased dramatically.

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