Issues

This Issue
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003
Next Issue
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008
(SI:Spring Orientation)
Search this issue:

Issue #809 :: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Top Headlines

Bankrupt Students May Be Able To Forgo Loans
In what could heavily affect cash-strapped students, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next year to decide whether students who declare bankruptcy can forgo their student loan debts.

Living the Nightmare
After dreaming that the Yankees lost the Series, I awoke in a cold sweat last night and was only able to get back to sleep once I'd reminded myself that the nightmare wasn't real. This, unfortunately, is not the case for many Berkeley tenants, whether or not they're Sox fans (Cough! Fools! Cough!). Everyone's got a story. Like buying a Nalgene bottle or experimenting with bisexuality, most college kids experience their very own horror story about a problem apartment. Psycho roommates, leaky roofs, absent or disturbingly omnipresent landlords, rodents, moldy carpeting, dangerously faulty wiring, temperamental pipes, unsecured locks-it's all been had and done, just ask around.

A Life of Research Into Rats
UC Berkeley researchers advise that if you want a bigger, more active brain, take a lesson learned long ago from laboratory rats and stimulate your nervous system with enriching activities and interpersonal contact.

Divine Intervention
The last time Cal's track and field team was among the Pac-10's elite squads, Chris Huffins was a runner for the Bears.

News

Bankrupt Students May Be Able To Forgo Loans
In what could heavily affect cash-strapped students, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next year to decide whether students who declare bankruptcy can forgo their student loan debts.

Turbo-Charged Paper
For UC Berkeley students, midterm season means late nights, bottomless mugs of coffee, last-minute scrambling and constructing a human-powered flying machine.

Pro-Palestinian Organization Victim of Possible Hate Crime
Several swastikas appeared in the bathroom of a pro-Palestinian nonprofit Sunday, in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Feature Photo: Dancing Days


Male Activist Calls for More Men to Join Anti-Sexist Movement Activist
A man calling to change the way society views "women's issues" sought to convince a campus crowd last night that shifting how men see the problem is the only way to combat violence against women.


Sports

Divine Intervention
The last time Cal's track and field team was among the Pac-10's elite squads, Chris Huffins was a runner for the Bears.

Bear Witness ...With Jeff Hood
I am taking an acting class this semester, and upon talking to Tyler Fredrickson after his game-losing field goal, I realized the necessity for acting in reporting. For in each and every interview I have done with the guy, there was a certain interior monologue that ran throughout:

Road Redemption in Louisville
After stumbling to a 1-2 record in its previous road trip, the No. 20 Cal field hockey team restored its road savvy this weekend by winning two out of three, including Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Louisville at Trager Stadium.


Opinion

Living the Nightmare
After dreaming that the Yankees lost the Series, I awoke in a cold sweat last night and was only able to get back to sleep once I'd reminded myself that the nightmare wasn't real. This, unfortunately, is not the case for many Berkeley tenants, whether or not they're Sox fans (Cough! Fools! Cough!). Everyone's got a story. Like buying a Nalgene bottle or experimenting with bisexuality, most college kids experience their very own horror story about a problem apartment. Psycho roommates, leaky roofs, absent or disturbingly omnipresent landlords, rodents, moldy carpeting, dangerously faulty wiring, temperamental pipes, unsecured locks-it's all been had and done, just ask around.

White Space