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Issue #896 :: Monday, March 8, 2004

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Fed Ex, UC Berkeley Agree to Deliver Fulbright Funds
Federal Express and UC Berkeley announced Friday that they will be splitting the cost of providing Fulbright-Hays fellowships for the 30 UC Berkeley graduate students whose late applications were rejected after the delivery company did not pick them up on time.

Stanford Ends Bears' Season
SAN JOSE-Kiki Williams threw her hands in the air, index fingers extended, late in the fourth quarter of the Cal women's basketball team's win over Oregon in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament.

100 Percent Clay Aiken-Free
I hate reality TV. And it's not because it's abysmally bad television-there are plenty of ridiculously bad nonreality shows out there. I hate the name. There's nothing real about reality TV. Real people-or at least the ones I know-don't try to win worm-eating contests hoping they will be allowed to camp a few more days on a deserted island.

Students Call For Racial Equality in Campus Rally
A large, vocal pack of middle school, high school and college students marched through campus Friday afternoon, drawing attention to what they called the racism in society and the need to halt the resegregation of schools.

News

Fed Ex, UC Berkeley Agree to Deliver Fulbright Funds
Federal Express and UC Berkeley announced Friday that they will be splitting the cost of providing Fulbright-Hays fellowships for the 30 UC Berkeley graduate students whose late applications were rejected after the delivery company did not pick them up on time.

Students Call For Racial Equality in Campus Rally
A large, vocal pack of middle school, high school and college students marched through campus Friday afternoon, drawing attention to what they called the racism in society and the need to halt the resegregation of schools.

Biology Department Strained by Lack of Money, Space
When Lisa Chu, a freshman set on majoring in chemical biology, had a schedule glitch in her introductory biology class this semester, she tried to switch into another section.

‘At Berkeley in the Sixties' Author Relishes Free Speech, Activism
A living relic from 1960s Berkeley delivered her version of the social and political ferment of the decade, as she waxed nostalgic with about 40 other activists at Cody's Books on Telegraph Avenue Thursday night.

Student Action Offers Three Outsiders Bids for Elections
Student Action, one of the major parties in the ASUC, has offered three of its four executive seats to party outsiders for this year's elections, said co-signatory Frank Lee yesterday.

Iranian Culture Focus of Awareness Week
Author Firoozeh Dumas said most Iranians can agree that big noses are a big deal.

Report: Hidden Fees Drive up Price of Student Travel
UC Berkeley junior Julia Cato spent hours researching different packages for her trip to Cancun last spring break, before settling on a bargain package from a travel agency.

Undergraduates' Documentaries Feature ‘Stories of Individuals'
What do an Oakland drag queen, a French Republican and a San Franciscan homeless man have in common?

Feature Photo: Taking the First Steps



Sports

Cal Gets Kicked by Wazzu
The scenario was clear-salvage a road trip with a win against a conference doormat and pick up some momentum heading into the postseason.

Stanford Ends Bears' Season
SAN JOSE-Kiki Williams threw her hands in the air, index fingers extended, late in the fourth quarter of the Cal women's basketball team's win over Oregon in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament.

Personal and Conference Bests Not Enough to Upset the Cardinal
Although the No. 4 Cal men's swimming team fell just short in its bid to upset No. 2 Stanford at this weekend's Pac-10 Championships, coming in second with 773 points, the Bears were nowhere near short on personal bests and conference record-breaking performances.

Cal Crumbles Card in Big Scrum Blowout
Heading into Saturday's Big Scrum, everything was set up for the Cal rugby team to have difficulty against Stanford.

Bears Burn Arizona Teams in the Desert
In a sweep of the Arizona schools Friday and Saturday, Cal women's tennis's Catherine Lynch and Jieun Jacobs achieved a milestone that some students claim off the courts.

Cal's Momentum Crushed by East Coast Losses
A week after cracking the national top 20 for the first time in school history, the No. 16 Cal lacrosse team traveled to the East Coast in hopes of continuing its early-season success.

Bears Bring the Heat in 2-1 Series Win
When the sun comes out, the Cal baseball team steps up.

Dogged by Two Underdogs, Favored Bears Plunge
A couple of upsets occurred over the weekend in women's water polo competition. Unfortunately for No. 6 Cal, none of these joyous events occurred on its side of the pool.

Feature Photo: Not Everyone is Kung Fu Fighting


Sports in Brief
Cal Beaming After Defeating Utah State


Opinion

100 Percent Clay Aiken-Free
I hate reality TV. And it's not because it's abysmally bad television-there are plenty of ridiculously bad nonreality shows out there. I hate the name. There's nothing real about reality TV. Real people-or at least the ones I know-don't try to win worm-eating contests hoping they will be allowed to camp a few more days on a deserted island.

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