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Issue #821 :: Wednesday, November 5, 2003

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ASUC Senate Meetings to Be Taped, Broadcast
The ASUC Senate hits reality television today, when the student government's weekly frenzy will be taped and later broadcast campuswide.

Talk Derrida to Me ...
It's that time of year again. Tenants with faulty heaters start dying from carbon dioxide poisoning. Cal football players redouble their efforts to not wash that lucky jersey/jockstrap/I-don't-want-to-know in preparation for the Big Game. And students look at their midterm grades and realize that bringing home a 4.0, or even a 3.0, this semester just isn't mathematically possible. Aside from focusing on the shame and despair your poor parents will endure thanks to you, Mommy's Li'l Ingrate, many may choose to instead focus on the options at their disposal. Study? Ha ha. No. Do an extra-credit project for the class? Nope. Cheat off of that kid at the next desk during the final? Too risky. The only recourse appears to be using one's god-given talents of sucking up. And for the pros out there, practicing a little seduction.

Cal Goes for the NorPac Jugular
After looking at the NorPac playoff bracket, you can't blame the No. 20 Cal field hockey team for feeling a little deja vu.

Advancing Immunity
A UC Berkeley researcher has taken the first step in combating immunological disorders like multiple sclerosis and cancer.

News

ASUC Senate Meetings to Be Taped, Broadcast
The ASUC Senate hits reality television today, when the student government's weekly frenzy will be taped and later broadcast campuswide.

Temp Workers to Receive Back Vacation Pay in Settlement
More than 200 temporary UC Berkeley clerical workers are about to collectively receive $300,000 for back vacation pay in a settlement reached last month between university and union officials.

Smokers on Pins and Needles in City Program
Joy Moore is many things-a grandmother, political activist, employee of the city of Berkeley's Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

New Plan Offers Incentives for Faculty to Retire
Under the strain of next year's budget cuts, the campus is putting pressure onto its aging faculty to retire, in a move that could slim down course offerings from tenured professors.

Trend Shows Sharp Decline in Berkeley School District Enrollment
The Berkeley Unified School District has suffered a major decline in student enrollment, having lost about 1,100 students within the past three years. Berkeley High School was the hardest hit.

Feature Photo: Head to Head


News in Brief
Illegal Leaf Blowers Attack Photo Slueth


Sports

Cal Goes for the NorPac Jugular
After looking at the NorPac playoff bracket, you can't blame the No. 20 Cal field hockey team for feeling a little deja vu.

Bear Witness ...With Erin Booth
What's in a nickname? A lot. Because you could spend the rest of your career (which would probably be very short) being called "Big Country," while the guy in the purple in gold is naming himself the "Big Aristotle." Cal just inherited "The Show" in Leon Powe (clever rhyme)-it's nice, but I'm still partial to the one name I can hold claim to.

Trojans Ease Into Driver's Seat
So much for a muddled conference title picture.

First Look at Fantastic Freshmen



Opinion

Talk Derrida to Me ...
It's that time of year again. Tenants with faulty heaters start dying from carbon dioxide poisoning. Cal football players redouble their efforts to not wash that lucky jersey/jockstrap/I-don't-want-to-know in preparation for the Big Game. And students look at their midterm grades and realize that bringing home a 4.0, or even a 3.0, this semester just isn't mathematically possible. Aside from focusing on the shame and despair your poor parents will endure thanks to you, Mommy's Li'l Ingrate, many may choose to instead focus on the options at their disposal. Study? Ha ha. No. Do an extra-credit project for the class? Nope. Cheat off of that kid at the next desk during the final? Too risky. The only recourse appears to be using one's god-given talents of sucking up. And for the pros out there, practicing a little seduction.

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