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Issue #2442 :: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Campaign Promises, One Year Later
As ASUC elections begin Tuesday, candidates and political parties are advertising their promises and pledging their commitments in an attempt to secure seats in next year's student government. Meanwhile, while many officials currently in office have touted significant achievements, they have promises yet to be fulfilled.

Activists Protest Student Code of Conduct
UC Berkeley student activists charged with violations of the Code of Student Conduct demonstrated their disapproval of the code Monday, saying it does not sufficiently protect students involved in political protests this academic year.

Berkeley Residents Drop Involvement in Suit Against UC
After months of negotiations with UC Berkeley officials, the Panoramic Hill Association has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with the campus, receiving some concessions in regards to its initial complaints surrounding the Memorial Stadium renovation.

Larger Turnout Expected For This Year's Election
UC Berkeley students are expected to turn out in larger numbers in the 2010 ASUC spring general election this year as voting commences Tuesday.

News

Berkeley Residents Drop Involvement in Suit Against UC
After months of negotiations with UC Berkeley officials, the Panoramic Hill Association has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with the campus, receiving some concessions in regards to its initial complaints surrounding the Memorial Stadium renovation.

Campaign Promises, One Year Later
As ASUC elections begin Tuesday, candidates and political parties are advertising their promises and pledging their commitments in an attempt to secure seats in next year's student government. Meanwhile, while many officials currently in office have touted significant achievements, they have promises yet to be fulfilled.

Larger Turnout Expected For This Year's Election
UC Berkeley students are expected to turn out in larger numbers in the 2010 ASUC spring general election this year as voting commences Tuesday.

Activists Protest Student Code of Conduct
UC Berkeley student activists charged with violations of the Code of Student Conduct demonstrated their disapproval of the code Monday, saying it does not sufficiently protect students involved in political protests this academic year.

Bill Gates to Speak to Students on 'Giving Back'
Software entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates will visit UC Berkeley later this month to encourage students to "give back" to the global community.

Student Action Candidate's Past Election Controversy Resurfaces
A 2009 election scandal at Diablo Valley College continues to follow the current Student Action party candidate for ASUC external affairs vice president.

Filmmaker to Deliver Commencement Speech Video
Following in the footsteps of Bill Cosby and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UC Berkeley alumna and award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2010 on May 16.

City Vies to Take Part in Google's Trial High-Speed Internet Program
Joining more than 1,100 other communities nationwide, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously March 9 to apply for Google's Fiber for Communities program.

State Initiative Raising Alcohol Taxes Could Be Up for Fall Vote
A statewide initiative intended for the November ballot aims to impose additional taxes on alcoholic beverages, a move which city business officials describe as an "over-reach."

Man Sentenced to 316 Years to Life Under Three Strikes Law
After a history of felony convictions, a man convicted for a 2007 Berkeley crime spree and referred to by some as the "poster boy" of the California Three Strikes Law was sentenced Friday to 316 years to life in prison.

Steel Company Responds to Odor Complaints
Something is rotten in the city of Berkeley, some residents say.


Sports

Mid-Season Reviews
When you nab a pitcher who was drafted in the seventh round of the MLB Amateur Draft right out of high school, you know exactly what you're going to get.

Petrini Enjoying Being In the Middle of Things
Chris Petrini's preseason turf toe, which booted him from the rotation on opening weekend, has turned into a blessing in disguise over the last three weeks.

Cal Ready to Build a Dynasty After Groundbreaking Year
In collegiate swimming, it all comes down to a single meet in March.

Different Strokes Made for Different Expectations This Season
2009 was a different year. The Cal women's swimming team knew that it wasn't about repeating as national champions. It was about stepping away from 2009 to make the best of 2010.

Cannon Fodder
When you ask alumni, they'll know the answer. They'll be able to tell you the players' names, the location, the time left on the clock, the post-season implications and maybe even the date.


Opinion

Bridging Party Lines: 2010 ASUC Election Endorsements Video
Every spring, The Daily Californian Senior Editorial Board issues its recommendations to campus voters on the most qualified candidates to hold ASUC executive offices. These endorsements are primarily based upon the candidates' performance in this newspaper's candidates forum and their existing legislative record, if any.

Sex on Tuesday: Getting Off the Hook-Up Video
A guy in my house once went around bragging that he had hooked up with a girl in every sorority. I laughed when I heard his claim and asked him to clarify his meaning of hook up.

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