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Issue #65 :: Monday, November 15, 1999

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BEARS Measure Soundly Defeated
In a resounding defeat for the athletic department, UC Berkeley students rejected the Bridging Equity, Athletics and Recreational Sports referendum.

UC Berkeleymon: The First Movie
If you don't know yet, the cute little animated "pocket monsters" - known as Pokemon - are America's latest fad... another brilliant idea from Japan, "the Land of the Rising Sun and Cute Products." The Pokemon fad, or Pokemania for those in the industry, follows a long line of kids' fads of the 90s: Beanie Babies, pogs, yo-yos, Power Rangers, semi-automatic handguns and, of course, those adorable pipe bombs.

Oregon Ducks Bears Comeback
It had drama, it had intrigue. And in the end, it had a strikingly familiar sickness.

Referendum Defeat May Not Cause Planned Cuts
UC Berkeley's athletic department, which previously outlined several courses of action that would result from the failure of the Bridging Equity in Athletics and Recreational Sports Referendum, may not follow through on those actions.

News

BEARS Measure Soundly Defeated
In a resounding defeat for the athletic department, UC Berkeley students rejected the Bridging Equity, Athletics and Recreational Sports referendum.

Referendum Defeat May Not Cause Planned Cuts
UC Berkeley's athletic department, which previously outlined several courses of action that would result from the failure of the Bridging Equity in Athletics and Recreational Sports Referendum, may not follow through on those actions.

Teenagers Give Voice to Education Concerns
Concerned about the problems facing public schools, East Bay political leaders and approximately 150 teenagers gathered in Berkeley Saturday for a brainstorming session on education reform.

UC Berkeley Scientists Contribute to Discovery of Planet
Scientists from UC Berkeley and other research institutions across the nation have observed a planet orbiting a nearby star, providing the first indisputable evidence that a planet exists outside our solar system.

Pre-Big Game Pranks Ignite School Spirit
With six days to go before the 102nd Big Game, a group of UC Berkeley students staged a plethora of anti-Stanford pranks over the weekend, The Daily Californian has learned.

Class Studies Media Portrayal of Body Images, Ensuing Effects on Self-Esteem
"Strip Fat Fast!" "Look your sexiest ever!" "Fashion Frenzy! Must-haves for workdays, wild nights!" are headlines that are all over fashion magazines and advertisements.

News in Brief: Stanford Policy Bans Big Game Mockery During Half Time
The Big Game rivalry between Stanford University and UC Berkeley has a long history of pranks and mutual mockery, but a new policy forbids the Stanford Band from making negative references to UC Berkeley during half-time activities at this year's game.


Sports

Oregon Ducks Bears Comeback
It had drama, it had intrigue. And in the end, it had a strikingly familiar sickness.

Holmoe's Excuses Not Helping to Win Any Games
These postgame press conferences are getting awfully repetitive.

All-Stars Outshine Bears
Cal head coach Ben Braun suggested that last Friday's opponent, the California All-Stars, could be the toughest team that the Bears will face all year.

Polo Slips by UCSB In Conference Finale
Robert Palmer was hardly fazed after his opponent accidentally poked him in the eye.

Ainsworth in Top Form on Return
You'd think being out for five weeks with a hamstring injury might leave a player tired and sluggish during his first full game back.

Bears Overpower Slovakian Team
After watching two opponents hobble off the court with injuries four minutes into the second half, the Cal women's basketball team showed no empathy - the Bears continued to abuse their weakened opponent.

Spikers Run Dry in Desert
After a failed comeback attempt against Arizona State the night before, the Cal volleyball team knew it had to get off to a good start against No. 18 Arizona Saturday if it wanted to avoid a season sweep by the desert schools. It got that start.


Opinion

UC Berkeleymon: The First Movie
If you don't know yet, the cute little animated "pocket monsters" - known as Pokemon - are America's latest fad... another brilliant idea from Japan, "the Land of the Rising Sun and Cute Products." The Pokemon fad, or Pokemania for those in the industry, follows a long line of kids' fads of the 90s: Beanie Babies, pogs, yo-yos, Power Rangers, semi-automatic handguns and, of course, those adorable pipe bombs.

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