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Issue #2656 :: Thursday, May 12, 2011
SPECIAL ISSUE: Graduation Issue 2011

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Goodbye my friend
If there were ever a movie to cure the graduation blues, look no further than Peter Yates' 1979 film "Breaking Away."

Homecoming
About one week after he walks the stage this weekend after earning a degree in political economy, Tom Tran will take another big step - moving back home with his parents in Orange County.

That major that she majored in ...
In ninth grade I had this English teacher. He was a pretty cool dude. He was young, hip, incredibly sarcastic. He had a tattoo on his bicep that he refused to show anyone. He semi-ironically wore cardigans and dark shades to class. We often suspected that the shades masked signs of a hangover. He tried to get non-AP tenth graders to read "The Wasteland." He also rarely graded anything, so I'm pretty sure none of them did.

Nothing's ever promised tomorrow, today
Settling into his chair on the press row for the first round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Chris Nguon knew the moment wouldn't last, but it sure was worth remembering. Sitting in the vast Dallas' American Airlines Center - home to three professional franchises with a 21,000-person capacity - Chris was living the dream of a Daily Californian sports writer and, more importantly, the dream of a West Oakland youth.

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Goodbye my friend
If there were ever a movie to cure the graduation blues, look no further than Peter Yates' 1979 film "Breaking Away."

Homecoming
About one week after he walks the stage this weekend after earning a degree in political economy, Tom Tran will take another big step - moving back home with his parents in Orange County.

That major that she majored in ...
In ninth grade I had this English teacher. He was a pretty cool dude. He was young, hip, incredibly sarcastic. He had a tattoo on his bicep that he refused to show anyone. He semi-ironically wore cardigans and dark shades to class. We often suspected that the shades masked signs of a hangover. He tried to get non-AP tenth graders to read "The Wasteland." He also rarely graded anything, so I'm pretty sure none of them did.

Nothing's ever promised tomorrow, today
Settling into his chair on the press row for the first round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Chris Nguon knew the moment wouldn't last, but it sure was worth remembering. Sitting in the vast Dallas' American Airlines Center - home to three professional franchises with a 21,000-person capacity - Chris was living the dream of a Daily Californian sports writer and, more importantly, the dream of a West Oakland youth.

Work It Out
UC Berkeley seniors graduating this semester may have an easier time securing a post-graduation job than others who graduated just a year ago.

Good Life Video
At the beginning of every televised NFL game, recorded player profiles ring up on screen as they say their names and their alma mater. In these few seconds, Cal has sometimes gotten the short end of the stick.

Editors' note Video
Many seniors will view graduation as full of hope and possibilities; others will worry about being unemployed in the near future or saddled with debt after graduate or professional school.

School Spirit
David Hamilton had never thought about donating to the campus until he received a phone call this semester encouraging him to contribute to the Senior Gift Campaign.

Timeline: 'We Make History' Gallery



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