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Issue #313 :: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Top Headlines

Cal Comes Up Big at NCAA Finals
Points are usually the easiest way to measure who wins and who doesn't.

Sex, Drugs, and Spring Break
I'm so excited about spring break that I can barely contain myself. I'm looking forward to lying on the beach and meeting some hotties.

Students Camp Out to Protest Housing Issues
Facing possible arrest, more than 20 students camped out in front of UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl's home last night to demand that the university place higher priority on housing issues.

Upstart Men's Tennis Team Scores Upset
Wild horses are hard to tame, but don't tell the Cal men's tennis team that it's an impossible undertaking.

News

City Police to Learn Gender Lessons
Berkeley broke ground in law enforcement yesterday by mandating that police officers be sensitive to transgender people.

Students Camp Out to Protest Housing Issues
Facing possible arrest, more than 20 students camped out in front of UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl's home last night to demand that the university place higher priority on housing issues.

Alleged Threat Pits One Student Against Another
A UC Berkeley graduate student was charged with making criminal threats of planting a bomb last Thursday, after a fellow student conducted a citizen's arrest at David Horowitz's speech.

University Renews Lease on Recycling Depot
The university agreed to renew the lease of a Berkeley recycling center after facing months of pressure from teachers, residents, and city officials who did want to see the building displaced.

Musical Benefit Aids Earthquake Victims in India
More than 100 Berkeley residents wined, dined and danced to international music Sunday night to support earthquake relief in India.

News in Brief: ASUC Judicial Council Re-Interprets Controversial Campaign Finance Bill
The ASUC Judicial Council ruled parts of a recently passed campaign finance bill unconstitutional and approved "stricter" rules on Saturday.

Page 2 Interview -- Cameron Teasdale, Berkeley Arts Magnet School 6th Grade Teacher
A: In the '60s, it was very popular for women to get their teaching credentials. I decided to get my teaching credentials at Cal. I found that everything that I was interested in, whether it be music, art, history, or even architecture that I could incorporate it into the teaching profession. I've taught for 31 years.


Sports

Cal Comes Up Big at NCAA Finals
Points are usually the easiest way to measure who wins and who doesn't.

Upstart Men's Tennis Team Scores Upset
Wild horses are hard to tame, but don't tell the Cal men's tennis team that it's an impossible undertaking.

While Some Practice, Others Show Off for NFL
On a day where the Cal football team kicked off spring practice, a group of former Bears was trying to make a splash in front of a group of NFL scouts and coaches.

Quadrangular Kicks Off Cal's Season
The Cal men's and women's track teams enjoyed lots of sunshine and equal success at this weekend's Cal quadrangular.

Sports Briefs: Lacrosse Picks Up Another Victory
The Cal women's lacrosse team continued its winning ways over the weekend, defeating St. Mary's, 13-9, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The victory marked the Bears' first win over a Western Women's Lacrosse League opponent.

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Coughlin, Swimming
Natalie Coughlin capped her freshman year with what was probably the best meet ever by a Cal women's swimmer.


Opinion

Sex, Drugs, and Spring Break
I'm so excited about spring break that I can barely contain myself. I'm looking forward to lying on the beach and meeting some hotties.

Editorial: Pulling the Plug on (Contrived) Free Speech
The campus conservative community got a taste of its own medicine last week, when an appearance by conservative author David Horowitz ended gracelessly.

Horowitz ‘Dialogue' Assumes Free Speech, Lacks Communication-Literally
I knew that author David Horowitz would get shouted down. I knew the plug would get pulled too. Perfect ("Passions Ignite as Horowitz Speaks," March 16).

Letters to the Editor: ‘Black Out' Promotes Whiting Out Equality
Last week's silent protest a prime example of the reverse discrimination that has been snowballing in the past few weeks ("Silent Protest Delivers Message of Powerful Presence in 'Black Out,'" March 14).

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell
Darrin Bell's cartoons can be accessed at Editorial Cartoons.com.

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