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Issue #2504 :: Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Task Force Looks Into Athletics Spending
The Academic Senate Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics released its final report on the UC Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics's "mounting financial deficits" Tuesday, pointedly advising the department to revamp its financial structure in order to achieve sustainability.

State Treasurer Speaks About Education, Budget
California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer spoke to The Daily Californian Wednesday night about how the current economic status is impacting UC Berkeley and ways in which both the administration and students can work together to improve the campus's financial situation.

Police Aim to Counter Rise In People's Park Violence
A recent spike in violence in People's Park in Berkeley, while alarming to residents, may be little more than another volley in the back-and-forth relationship that has defined police action in the park for years.

Criminal Minded
"Mesrine: Killer Instinct" begins at the end. Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is brutally assassinated in the middle of a crowded street. A cop tries to explain this hail of bullets to reporters. But the rest of the film is a far better rationalization for this viciousness as director Jean-Francois Richet shifts audience appraisal of the fallen from martyr to sociopath.

News

Task Force Looks Into Athletics Spending
The Academic Senate Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics released its final report on the UC Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics's "mounting financial deficits" Tuesday, pointedly advising the department to revamp its financial structure in order to achieve sustainability.

Unequal UC Tuitions Out, Out-of-State Students In
The UC Commission on the Future shelved one of its original recommendations to impose different tuition levels at each campus and approved plans to sharply increase the number of non-resident students across the system at its meeting Tuesday.

UC Berkeley Researchers Launch New Trip-Planning Program
A project launched Tuesday by UC Berkeley researchers may just save the next stranded individual from hitchhiking his or her way home.

State Treasurer Speaks About Education, Budget
California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer spoke to The Daily Californian Wednesday night about how the current economic status is impacting UC Berkeley and ways in which both the administration and students can work together to improve the campus's financial situation.

Police Aim to Counter Rise In People's Park Violence
A recent spike in violence in People's Park in Berkeley, while alarming to residents, may be little more than another volley in the back-and-forth relationship that has defined police action in the park for years.

AC Transit, Community Members Address Deficit
A Wednesday meeting of AC Transit's board of directors was dominated by public comment and presentations on proposed solutions to its $15.7 million deficit following an Aug. 2 court ruling.

Two Separate Robberies South Of Campus Under Investigation
Following two separate robberies near UC Berkeley over the weekend, officers from the Berkeley Police Department arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery and are on the lookout for four strong arm robbery suspects.

Five Child Care Programs Close as School Year Begins
The beginning of the school year in the Berkeley Unified School District Wednesday also marked the end of several before- and after-school programs serving low-income students and their families.


Sports

Championship Host Cal Starts 2010 at No. 1 Podcast
The Cal men's water polo team is the most decorated in the nation, with 13 titles under its belt. This season, the squad hosts the NCAA Championship at Spieker Aquatics Complex for the first time ever.

Veteran Squad Seeks to Bounce Back After Disappointing 2009 Campaign
Before practice even begins for the Cal men's soccer team, the players have a chance to jump-start their competitive side.

Midweek Notebook: Early To Bed, Early to Rise
Perhaps one of the biggest changes to this year's Cal football practices - from the players' perspective, at least - has been the shift to early morning sessions. Rather than running onto the field in the afternoon or evening, the team has to wake up every day by 6 a.m., and stumble up to Strawberry Canyon at around 6:45 or 7 a.m.

Bear Bites: Filling In Cal's Defensive Voids
When Cal's defense took the field for the first time last season, it featured seniors such as Syd'Quan Thompson, Tyson Alualu, Marcus Ezeff and Brett Johnson to anchor a relatively young group of 11.


Arts & Entertainment

Criminal Minded
"Mesrine: Killer Instinct" begins at the end. Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is brutally assassinated in the middle of a crowded street. A cop tries to explain this hail of bullets to reporters. But the rest of the film is a far better rationalization for this viciousness as director Jean-Francois Richet shifts audience appraisal of the fallen from martyr to sociopath.

'MilkMilkLemonade' Tackles LGBT Problems With Levity
As the barriers separating gay culture from mainstream society crumble, many LGBT youths come out of the closet at an increasingly younger age - though not always to welcoming circumstances, to say the least. While the coming-out experience differs from person to person, a struggle for self-acceptance usually makes up the underpinnings of adolescence regardless of an individual's sexual orientation.

Guide TO $ELLING OUT
There has been much discussion among academics over the years, in such scholarly journals as Jezebel, as to the recurring phenomenon of the Miserable Urban Outfitters Model. One insightful article from the aforementioned online journal, entitled "The New Urban Outfitters: I Want To Sell You This Skirt But My Dog Just Died" (2007) first planted a worry in my mind for the emotional security of these chic yet despairing young ladies.

'Radiant Child' Explores Rise And Fall of Street Art Prodigy
The rags-to-riches story, flitting across silver screens for decades, is one we are all too familiar with. But as with all cliches, it all depends on how it is presented. "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child," despite its predictability, portrays the renowned Neo-expressionist artist in a detached yet personal way that evokes both sympathy and fascination.

'Dogtooth' Explores Disastrous Child-Rearing Methods
The Greek film "Dogtooth" takes the cliche expression, "It's a dog-eat-dog world out there" to task by allegorizing the domestic sphere as ripe breeding ground for unspeakable horrors. In a satire of the darkest humor, writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos combines the shocking sociopathy of Michael Haneke's "Funny Games" and Lars von Trier's socially critical cinema to create a striking and surprisingly sensitive commentary on family life.

Album Review: Sonny & the Sunsets Tomorrow is Alright [Fat Possum]
Do you remember being seventeen, and in love? While wearing a cotton dress and playing with dandelions in a field? You were twisting your limp blond curls, holding hands with your gender-ambiguous boyfriend who wore pointy shoes and shorts above his knees. You were starring in a Sofia Coppola film.

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