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Issue #2250 :: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Top Headlines

UC Berkeley Admissions Data Unaffected by Systemwide Cuts
Despite budget cuts and enrollment caps for the University of California, admissions data for the fall freshman class of UC Berkeley remained largely consistent with that of past years.

Union Disputes Trouble Campus's Search for Commencement Speakers
UC Berkeley is a big name in higher education, but when it comes to attracting other big names like Oprah Winfrey or Stephen Colbert as commencement speakers, the campus has had some trouble in recent years.

ASUC Candidates Contend With Apathy Over Elections
UC Berkeley freshman Sarah Hamza says she is open to discussing campus politics with the many ASUC candidates vying for her attention, but only when they take the time to outline their positions.

Ross Adjusting Well to Life in the Pros
Tyson Ross can immediately recall the toughest at-bat of his first spring training.

News

Union Disputes Trouble Campus's Search for Commencement Speakers
UC Berkeley is a big name in higher education, but when it comes to attracting other big names like Oprah Winfrey or Stephen Colbert as commencement speakers, the campus has had some trouble in recent years.

Local Farmers' Markets to Implement Plastic Bags and Packaging Ban
The farmers' markets in Berkeley will be the first ones in the nation to eliminate plastic bags and almost all plastic packaging.

Office Depot Will Refund Berkeley for Overcharges on Supplies
Office Depot recently agreed to refund the city of Berkeley more than a quarter of a million dollars in overcharges for office supplies, city officials announced Monday.

UC Berkeley Admissions Data Unaffected by Systemwide Cuts
Despite budget cuts and enrollment caps for the University of California, admissions data for the fall freshman class of UC Berkeley remained largely consistent with that of past years.

ASUC Candidates Contend With Apathy Over Elections
UC Berkeley freshman Sarah Hamza says she is open to discussing campus politics with the many ASUC candidates vying for her attention, but only when they take the time to outline their positions.


Sports

Bears' Upset Bid Comes Up Just Short Against Pepperdine
Tied up at 3-3, Tuesday's match against Pepperdine was on the line for the Cal men's tennis team.

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery
This Week in Cal Sports, we profile the Cal men's gymnastics' trip to the MPSF championships at Stanford, the Cal women's tennis team's successful weekend against the Arizona schools and the baseball team's game against USF at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park.

Ross Adjusting Well to Life in the Pros
Tyson Ross can immediately recall the toughest at-bat of his first spring training.


Opinion

Baby Steps to Creative Cooking Gallery
At some point in your college life, you will be forced to cook. It's pretty much a given. Maybe your parents will come visit and you will want to impress them with a spectacular brunch. Maybe you will suddenly have an unquenchable craving for your mother's enchiladas. Maybe you will bring a really cute girl back to your apartment at 3:00 a.m., and she'll dreamily say, "Tonight would be perfect if we could make milkshakes." Yeah right, but that would be really cool if it actually happened.

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