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Issue #805 :: Friday, October 17, 2003

Top Headlines

Shaken Bears Want Respect in Pac-10, to Smell Roses
For the Cal football team, it has been a case of Dr. Success and Mr. Hide.

Child's Play
I started a new job tutoring at an after-school program the other day and have rediscovered the joys of being a child. Aside from being carefree, blissfully innocent and affectionate, the kindergarten students I tutor are refreshingly honest and energetic. While I am giving these students my time and academic experience, they are giving me a welcomed escape from the college realm of researching, competing and theorizing. I love the way kids are so trusting and easily become so attached. Within five minutes of my being on the playground, I had one girl braiding my hair, another girl showing me her painted nails and one boy telling me about his favorite characters on the cartoon Dragon Ball Z.

Poli Sci Lecturer Jailed in Iran
A UC Berkeley political science lecturer is being held in solitary confinement in Iran on charges of espionage, an Iranian newspaper reported two days ago.

New E-mail System To Launch This Spring
A massive overhaul of the UCLink system could make campus e-mail woes a distant memory next semester.

News

Adult School Construction Will Go Ahead as Planned
The Berkeley Board of Education gave the green light to begin construction work on a new adult school by Nov. 1, dismissing local residents' complaints that the project will create a huge traffic headache.

Students Pray For North Korea, Share Films On Refugees' Plight
Moved by the famine, torture and religious persecution spread throughout North Korea, a small group of students have taken up the country's plight as a call not to arms, but prayer.

Feature Photo: Poetry, Persian-Style


New E-mail System To Launch This Spring
A massive overhaul of the UCLink system could make campus e-mail woes a distant memory next semester.

Poli Sci Lecturer Jailed in Iran
A UC Berkeley political science lecturer is being held in solitary confinement in Iran on charges of espionage, an Iranian newspaper reported two days ago.

Permanent Internet Tax Ban Could Cost City Millions
Berkeley city leaders are railing against federal legislation that would make a current federal ban on Internet taxes permanent, warning it would drain millions of dollars that should go to the city's coffers.


Sports

Shaken Bears Want Respect in Pac-10, to Smell Roses
For the Cal football team, it has been a case of Dr. Success and Mr. Hide.

Escape from L.A.-and Hold On to the Top
The Cal men's water polo team holds the preeminent ranking in the nation.

Cal Attempts to Erase Ugly Streaks From Team History
The No. 5 Cal women's volleyball team likes anything having to do with streaking.

Fully Loaded and Prepared to Take on Nation's Top Teams
For more than a decade, the Cal's cross country teams have been perennial Pac-10 doormats.

Sports in Brief
Men's Tennis Heads to ITA Championships, Women to St. Mary's Invite

Swimming Confident After Wins, Bears Take on Tigers and Huskies.
Familiarity breeds contempt. But how can you hate a team that offers you two easy wins?

Field Hockey Hopes Road Reaps Rewards
There is something bothering the Cal field hockey team.

Bears Face Opposite Ends of Spectrum With UCLA, Fresno State
In the shuffling that occurs in Pac-10 soccer, the Cal men have been dealt a weekend in which they will face the conference kings, followed by a team that is regarded as the conference wild card-though not quite the joker.


Opinion

Child's Play
I started a new job tutoring at an after-school program the other day and have rediscovered the joys of being a child. Aside from being carefree, blissfully innocent and affectionate, the kindergarten students I tutor are refreshingly honest and energetic. While I am giving these students my time and academic experience, they are giving me a welcomed escape from the college realm of researching, competing and theorizing. I love the way kids are so trusting and easily become so attached. Within five minutes of my being on the playground, I had one girl braiding my hair, another girl showing me her painted nails and one boy telling me about his favorite characters on the cartoon Dragon Ball Z.

Editorial: And Then There Were Three
In March of this year, more than 100 students filled the lobby of Sproul Hall to protest the beginning of the attack on Iraq, until students were escorted out, some forcibly, by police.

The Birth of a Politician
Following his recent arrest, ASUC President Kris Cuaresma-Primm's apology to the ASUC Senate Wednesday night lacked one critical element: a recognition of guilt.

Letters to the Editor
Activists Treated Unfairly During Campus Hearings

Editorial Cartoon by Jon Fischer


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