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Issue #568 :: Monday, August 26, 2002

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Editor's Note
Marvin Gaye once asked, "What's goin' on?" At UC Berkeley, there's a hell of a lot goin' on. With the start of a new academic year, we delve deeper into this new millennium, and we know that the Berkeleyesque bubble does not exist. It never did.

Editor's Note
You've "resigned" that former life, renounced the loving bonds of that resented agency of late and seemingly escaped to a place where the sun shines all year long and there are no limits to one's individuality.

Editor's Note
The beginning of a new sports season is always filled with a contagious optimism.

Students, Faculty and Staff Offer Advice for New Arrivals
As in life, success at UC Berkeley comes to those who seek it.

News

Editor's Note
Marvin Gaye once asked, "What's goin' on?" At UC Berkeley, there's a hell of a lot goin' on. With the start of a new academic year, we delve deeper into this new millennium, and we know that the Berkeleyesque bubble does not exist. It never did.

Students, Faculty and Staff Offer Advice for New Arrivals
As in life, success at UC Berkeley comes to those who seek it.

Students Offer to New Arrivals Experiences, Words of Wisdom
Editors' Note: The following reflective pieces were written by UC Berkeley students and chosen to appear in this special issue. In sharing their first year experiences, they also offer advice to new students, which readers may find helpful.

Classes, Research Reflect Sept. 11
In a trend mirrored in universities across the country, some UC Berkeley classes and research projects are taking on the issues of Sept. 11 with the help of extra funding.

Housing Market Improves
Housing. The word sends shivers down the spines of most veteran UC Berkeley students, rousing memories of paperwork nightmares, rent disasters and headaches that rival their finals season counterparts.

Chain Stores Creep into Berkeley
Ask almost any Berkeley resident what visual images arise when one thinks of this city. The answer is likely to be the unique local culture. But the recent rise in chain stores and restaurants that have moved into the city may soon replace those images with visions of chains commonly found in many other places throughout the country.

Police Offer Students Tips to Stay Safe
In a week that should have been of one of excitement and anticipation, four UC Berkeley freshmen found themselves at the wrong end of an ironic welcome.

PROFILES: Student Regent, Designate Ready to Advocate
"Chancellor (Robert) Berdahl and I discuss issues through the bathroom stalls at our board meetings," jokes UC Berkeley student Dexter Ligot-Gordon, who, with one year's experience as the UC Board of Regents' student-designate under his belt, recently began his term as a full voting member of the board.


Sports

Editor's Note
The beginning of a new sports season is always filled with a contagious optimism.

Football: Bears' Boller Poised For Senior Success
This fall may mark the beginning of the Jeff Tedford era of Cal football, but if the Bears are going to compete for their first winning season in nearly a decade, they will have to rely on the arm and leadership of senior quarterback Kyle Boller.

Football: Tedford Takes the Helm, Looks Past Sanctions
New head coach Jeff Tedford has done just about everything in his power to sever ties with the past and forge a new era in Cal football.

Men's Soccer: Senior Saunders Shines in Goal
After sending two players to Major League Soccer during the offseason, the Cal men's soccer team may face an uphill battle in looking to return to the NCAA Tournament.

Women's Soccer: Yokers and Schott to Lead Bears
Last year, the Cal women's soccer team reached the NCAA tournament for a school record fourth straight year.

Water Polo: Polo's Everist Returns to Cal, Wants Another Title Ring
Sometimes second place is simply not good enough, as seems to be the case with the Cal men's water polo team.

Volleyball: Feller Flexes Powers
If you thought Cal volleyball head coach Rich Feller was excited about his team going into the 2002 season, he is now even more excited after watching his team for the first week and a half of official practice.

Men's Golf: Tomasulo Looks to Avenge Loss
Eating a piece of old broccoli will leave a bad taste in your mouth the next day.

Women's Golf: Newcomer Brings Experience
There seems to be a cycle of mentoring when it comes to sports. Veterans tutor rookies until the rookies become veterans and can mentor rookies of their own.

Field Hockey: Bears Back for Another Bid
Last season, the Cal field hockey team outscored its opponents 2-1 in single overtime games.

Men's Cross Country: Healthy Bears Ready to Run
After finishing a promising year in last place at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, the Cal men's cross country team begins this season with more promise-in the form of returning star Girmay Guangul.

Women's Cross Country: Sophomores Stride Ahead
The Erin Belger era has ended in Cal women's cross country, and with the graduation of their superstar the Bears will look to a group of sophomore standouts to carry the label of team leader this fall.

Summer Sports in Brief
Jackson Helps USA Win Silver Medal


Arts & Entertainment

Editor's Note
You've "resigned" that former life, renounced the loving bonds of that resented agency of late and seemingly escaped to a place where the sun shines all year long and there are no limits to one's individuality.

Simply or Elegantly, Nosh the Bay Area
The dorms are open and DC food is being served in mass quantity once again. Fear not, my clandestine campus housing friends, because below is provided a glorious guide for delectable food consumption in one of the gastronomic centers of the world.

Five Ways to Jump Jive, Jam the Night Away
Howdy freshmen! As your friendly senior classmate, I wanted to let you know the time will come to revel your way out of the squalor of routine. And I don't recommend those nasty frat parties. My darlings, the beer is "free" for a reason. This is a brief music guide for Bay Area newcomers, some training wheels for the uninitiated.

Multiplexes, Beware: Indie Flicks Rule Here
Alright kids, in this article, there shall be no mention of the new Reese Witherspoon or Jackie Chan flick, nor mention of the Hannibal Lecter prequel or "The Ring" remake. Nope, no special effects nor Hollywood that isn't at least 20 years old, just good ol' art films. So put your thinking caps on, we're off to the museum!

Escape from the Village To Museums and Parks
So last week is a blur of toga parties, malt liquor, and school spirit propaganda. Frankly, your calves are sore from walking up the hill to Frat Row, you've decided the hangovers just aren't worth it, and you have a nagging suspicion that maybe you should indulge in the intellectual and artistic culture that surrounds you.

Kiss ‘Patchwork Rice' Goodbye
Many articles in this issue are aimed at giving freshmen a handle on the campus, academics, or recreation. This one, however, is NOT aimed at most freshmen.

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