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Issue #378 :: Friday, August 17, 2001

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No Blacks in Computer Science Major
No black juniors or seniors are in the prestigious computer science major this year, and only three black freshmen will enroll in the College of Engineering this fall, a drop from last year, UC Berkeley officials said.

Not Quite Moonstruck Over a Mandolin
Nicholas Cage might as well be strumming my restlessness with his fingers instead of fingering his mandolin in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, because director John Madden was killing me slowly by not getting to the crux of the movie while I still had the patience to sit through Cage's hideous Italian accent and another rendition of World War II.

Devrospective
Prior to college, I would have found it inconceivable to spend an entire summer away from my friends at home. Yet, that is exactly what happened this year. I'm glad to say that in the process I may have made several new friends, while keeping my old ones, too. This has been the most relaxing summer I've had in a long time, but I was nevertheless rushing between summer school and two or three jobs in San Francisco. Yet, when my friends informed me they had very little time to talk to me, I found a very satisfactory reply to them in the pages of The Daily Californian. Who I am because of my friends was essentially printed in the newspaper every Friday this summer. It was their input and their adventures that inspired me to write. I find it fitting, thus, in my last column this summer, to trace exactly where they helped me write my columns.

ASUC May Cede Cal Ski Lodge Operation To Outside Company
Following years of disrepair and financial woes, the ASUC-run Cal Ski Lodge may be leased to an outside management company to rejuvenate the struggling student getaway, an official said yesterday.

News

No Blacks in Computer Science Major
No black juniors or seniors are in the prestigious computer science major this year, and only three black freshmen will enroll in the College of Engineering this fall, a drop from last year, UC Berkeley officials said.

ASUC May Cede Cal Ski Lodge Operation To Outside Company
Following years of disrepair and financial woes, the ASUC-run Cal Ski Lodge may be leased to an outside management company to rejuvenate the struggling student getaway, an official said yesterday.

Potentially Harmful Candies Prompt Removal from Stores
Major supermarkets continued pulling small jelly cup candies from store shelves yesterday after the treats, popular with UC Berkeley students, reportedly caused the deaths of two children.

Picketers Demand Raises, Benefits in Oakland Protest
OAKLAND-Nearly 150 East Bay hotel workers and supporters, including employees of Berkeley's Claremont Hotel, picketed in front of the Oakland Airport Hilton yesterday, demanding better wages and benefits.

Supercomputer Promises Inroads in Nuclear Testing
In the mind-boggling world of today's supercomputers, the fastest just got faster.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Team Draws Parallels to Newly-Discovered Solar System's Orbits
UC Berkeley astronomers announced Wednesday that they have found the first planetary system outside our solar system with near-circular orbits.

Page 2 Interview -- Brenna Hsiau, UC Berkeley Student at Memorial Glade
Q: What have you been doing for the summer?

Berkeley High School Standardized Test Scores See Slight Improvements
Berkeley High School test scores improved moderately, according to the statewide STAR-9 test results released Wednesday.


Arts & Entertainment

Not Quite Moonstruck Over a Mandolin
Nicholas Cage might as well be strumming my restlessness with his fingers instead of fingering his mandolin in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, because director John Madden was killing me slowly by not getting to the crux of the movie while I still had the patience to sit through Cage's hideous Italian accent and another rendition of World War II.

A Taste of Italy on Telegraph
Perhaps the 19th century revolutionary patriot Giuseppe Mazzini-hero of the Risorgimento, the movement that unified Italy-never guessed that an unpretentious and irresistible restaurant in south Telegraph would bear his name.

Portrait of the Artist as Young Indie Filmmaker
Peter Hyoguchi has a Hollywood-shattering, everyperson dream, and it's a dream in digital. His film First, Last, and Deposit was shot on a small Sony PC10 Mini DV on-location in Santa Barbara using "non-actors." Despite these seemingly grim limitations, the critically appraised film garnered numerous awards on the festival circuit and was described by one reviewer as "a modern-day Grapes of Wrath, portraying the 'other' America."


Opinion

Devrospective
Prior to college, I would have found it inconceivable to spend an entire summer away from my friends at home. Yet, that is exactly what happened this year. I'm glad to say that in the process I may have made several new friends, while keeping my old ones, too. This has been the most relaxing summer I've had in a long time, but I was nevertheless rushing between summer school and two or three jobs in San Francisco. Yet, when my friends informed me they had very little time to talk to me, I found a very satisfactory reply to them in the pages of The Daily Californian. Who I am because of my friends was essentially printed in the newspaper every Friday this summer. It was their input and their adventures that inspired me to write. I find it fitting, thus, in my last column this summer, to trace exactly where they helped me write my columns.

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