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Issue #647 :: Thursday, December 5, 2002

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The Cutting Room Floor
Over Thanksgiving break, I was especially thankful for one thing-the end of the semester! We're finally coming out of the mid-semester slump, and we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just think about how great winter break is going to be-no more papers to write, tests to study for or sleepy-eyed Monday mornings. You can finally let all of that information you've been retaining flow right out of your brain.

Faculty Forum Voices Concerns Over Conduct Code
In a resounding voice last night, UC Berkeley faculty said university policy toward protester student conduct must change.

Cal Puts Hex on Hapless Mustangs
Five turnovers in your first five possessions is a bad omen.

Kurosawa
There's a marvelous scene half-way through "The Seven Samurai" where a hot-headed young swordsman breaks down in front of his fellow ronin, admitting that he's not the noble warrior he claims to be, but a class-hopping former peasant proudly screaming, gesticulating, and holding back tears of shame.

News

Faculty Forum Voices Concerns Over Conduct Code
In a resounding voice last night, UC Berkeley faculty said university policy toward protester student conduct must change.

Coffee Sparks Discussion in Student Cooperatives
UC Berkeley students living in cooperative housing may soon decide to change the way they get their daily dose of caffeine.

Extension Makes Cuts in Staff, Classes
UC Berkeley Extension is cutting staff and reducing classes for the next term to help stave off a staggering budget crisis.

News Analysis: Low Voter Turnout Limits Students' Political Impact
As the dust from the District 8 City Council race settles, two features of the Berkeley political landscape become visible.

Anchor Speaks on U.S. Role in World Affairs
Acclaimed international journalist and ABC news anchor Peter Jennings spoke last night at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, addressing enduring American values and their place in the emerging global community.

Film Festival Showcases Collaborative Efforts
They have been writing, recording and diligently preparing for months. Now their silver screen debut is almost here.

Feature Photo: Digging in the Dirt


Feature Photo: Show Me a Sign


News in Brief: Bank Robbery Suspect Linked to Similar Heist
A suspect in last month's deadly southwest Berkeley ATM robbery has been linked to a similar August heist in San Leandro in which he was never charged, police said yesterday.

Calendar and Police Logs



Sports

Season Analysis: Tedford, Staff's Change in Philosophy Raise Bears From Ashes of Past Seasons
The Bears, needless to say, were much improved this year. It doesn't take an honors student to figure out 7-5 is much better than 1-10.

Cal Puts Hex on Hapless Mustangs
Five turnovers in your first five possessions is a bad omen.


Arts & Entertainment

Kurosawa
There's a marvelous scene half-way through "The Seven Samurai" where a hot-headed young swordsman breaks down in front of his fellow ronin, admitting that he's not the noble warrior he claims to be, but a class-hopping former peasant proudly screaming, gesticulating, and holding back tears of shame.

Lips Back Beck, Beck Picks Hits & Nixes Critics
It was as if two godly, celestial forces had conspired and come to a truce. Beck, the hippest genre-bending acoustic folk soul brother of the last ten years, had decided to tour with the Flaming Lips, a band so relentless in their quest for originality that in 1997 they released a single album spread across four discs meant to be played on four separate CD players, simultaneously.

Sea Escape
If I were totally and completely deaf and mute, I would still have enjoyed "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," almost as much as I did with all my faculties intact.

Geriatri-billy: Musical Fossils Seek ‘Live' Support
I went to the Pound in San Francisco to watch a friend play a Battle of the Bands. To maintain my journalistic objectivity, I'll refrain from critiquing her band. Instead, I think I'll just tear the other musicians apart and whine about the state of musical culture as a whole.

Some Writing About the Screening of a Film About the ‘Adaptation' of a Novel
Anna Kaufman, age 18, sitting at the computer, barefoot, hair a mess of brown curls. That is to say, me.

I'll Show You My Tower If You Show Yours...
Power, beauty, evil and honor all forged a living world in the imagination of one man that breaths conflict and tension so real it has entranced readers for nearly a century with its rich story.

Campus Gallery Hosts Budding Student Aesthetes
Emerging from the latent epiphanies of professors, graduate students, honors undergrads to lowly Art 8 students, the fruit of a semester of artistic toil has emerged at the Worth-Ryder Gallery in 160 Kroeber Hall.

The Mind Fesses Up to Body Image in "The Altar of the Body'
Life is never predictable. In Duff Brenna's "The Altar of the Body," life, like our own, is a bumpy ride on a roller coaster, leaving the next moment to the future. Through this mysterious journey, "pain and misery go on endlessly in the midst of ordinary living, the little mundane events juxtaposed with unspeakable horrors and [sometimes] we refuse to care too much because caring too much might kill us."

Music Reviews


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