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Issue #352 :: Friday, June 8, 2001

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Berkeley Underground
Summer school is easy. If I had any words of advice to give, they would be to take advantage of your summer school classes. It will never be as easy to get an A in any class as it is right now. Almost like going to UCLA or Stanford during the regular school year. It's pretty simple-if you can't remember much of any weeknight because you drank too much alcohol, you either go to UCLA or Stanford or you attend summer school at Cal.

Mooved by Rent
Rent passed me by in 1996. I dismissed its take on art and life as a convoluted, over-romanticized spectacle that probably wasn't worth my time or money.

Project Seeks to Demystify Solar Flares
In a step that could unlock the mysteries behind solar flares, enormous explosions in the sun's atmosphere, UC Berkeley scientists are set to a launch a satellite next Thursday in hopes of understanding what causes the most powerful explosions in the solar system.

The Smell of Death
In his poem "The Buried Life," Matthew Arnold wrote, "The mass of men concealed/Their thoughts, for fear that if revealed/They would by other men be met/With blank indifference, or with blame reproved." Ripe with bitterness and equally saturated with hope, director Bahman Farmanara emerges from that buried life in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine.

News

Page 2 Interview -- Smee (left) and Tobias Chaser, Panhandling on Telegraph Ave.
Q: How is business in the summer?

City Resistant to Dot-Com Crash
Editor's Note: This is the first part in a

Art Hub to Engage Locals
The transformation of Addison Street into a 24-hour arts district is almost complete, as new theaters, restaurants and art sculptures line the streets to reinvent downtown Berkeley as the city's arts and entertainment center.

e-Berkeley System On Way
UC Berkeley students have had to wait anguish-filled weeks before they could access their final grades online.

New Cal AD Fires Two in Reorganization
Two associate athletic directors, with a combined total of more than 40 years of service at Cal, were fired this week as part of a mass department restructuring by new Athletic Director Steve Gladstone.

News In Brief: UC Berkeley Researcher Examines Role Of Fantasy in Early Child Development
A UC Berkeley study shows that preschool children's fantasy play is critically important for the development of linguistic, spatial and social skills.

Project Seeks to Demystify Solar Flares
In a step that could unlock the mysteries behind solar flares, enormous explosions in the sun's atmosphere, UC Berkeley scientists are set to a launch a satellite next Thursday in hopes of understanding what causes the most powerful explosions in the solar system.


Arts & Entertainment

Mooved by Rent
Rent passed me by in 1996. I dismissed its take on art and life as a convoluted, over-romanticized spectacle that probably wasn't worth my time or money.

The Smell of Death
In his poem "The Buried Life," Matthew Arnold wrote, "The mass of men concealed/Their thoughts, for fear that if revealed/They would by other men be met/With blank indifference, or with blame reproved." Ripe with bitterness and equally saturated with hope, director Bahman Farmanara emerges from that buried life in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine.

Evolution Makes No Progress
I have this theory about movies that feature Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music (White Boy)." When I saw it listed under the musical credits for Evolution, I just knew that it was going to be played in a car (preferably some form of convertible), probably after a victory over some sort of alien. The song's always played in a convertible.


Opinion

Berkeley Underground
Summer school is easy. If I had any words of advice to give, they would be to take advantage of your summer school classes. It will never be as easy to get an A in any class as it is right now. Almost like going to UCLA or Stanford during the regular school year. It's pretty simple-if you can't remember much of any weeknight because you drank too much alcohol, you either go to UCLA or Stanford or you attend summer school at Cal.

White Space