SpoonRocket…East Bay Quality Meals Delivered Curbside!!

It’s 8:15 PM on a Thursday night, you just got home from a long day of classes, working out at the gym, Scandal comes on in 45 minutes and your stomach is screaming “FEED ME!” So you realize you are short on money, time to cook a meal, and energy to go back out…Well now there […]

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Introducing: the Queer & Transgender Advocacy Project (an interview)

This week’s spotlight is on Marco Antonio Flores, the QTAP Project Coordinator. Marco is a first-year Ph.D. student in the department of Ethnic Studies, and he also attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies and graduated in 2012.   How long have you been the Queer & Transgender Advocacy Project […]


Forum Gives Graduate Students of Color a Place to Collaborate and Discuss

Over 30 students from a variety of departments attended the dinner and dialogue for graduate students of color tonight. Ethnic Studies PhD student Melanie Z. Plasencia organized the Graduate Assembly event, which featured introductions from administrators working to recruit and retain students of color, as well as comments and concerns from graduate students. Alberto Ledesma, […]

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Are You My Professor?

A primer on the levels of instructors at US Universities, in ascending order of prestige (know your kyriarchy!), for all my first year undergrad students who flatteringly address their emails to “Professor.”   Graduate Instructors: called “GSI”s or “TA”s at Berkeley, these lowly graduate students do not yet have PhDs, thus are not “Dr”s, and may never become […]


Measure D, Berkeley’s Soda Tax: What’s the Deal?

A measure taxing soda and sugary beverages is on Berkeley’s November 4 election ballot. A citywide tax, known as “Measure D,” could add a 1 penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and earn the City of Berkeley an estimated $1 million to $3 million a year. Measure D would include soft drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened […]

Berkeley's "Measure D" would add a one-cent tax for every ounce of soda.