Taking A Trip Back in History…to “Selma”

Bringing certain historical events to the Hollywood screen can have a spellbinding, lingering effect. The historical drama Selma does just that for audiences. The candid film witnesses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights, while it simultaneously chronicles a significant chapter in American History, the epic 1965 march from Selma to […]


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Alternative Energy versus Petroleum-Which Deserves more Research Funding?

With U.S. gas prices averaging around $2.00 a gallon (http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/), it is easy to forget about the importance of alternative energy solutions and neglect the effects of fossil fuel consumption. Unfortunately, our national reliance on petroleum is not going to diminish significantly in the next year; time and funding must also be devoted to petroleum […]

Missing the Mark in GMO Debates 1

The island of Kauai is home to majestic and beautiful natural scenery: awe-inspiring views from the mountain peaks of Hawaii’s aptly named “garden island” include sights of waterfalls, lush tropical plants, sandy beaches – and testing fields for genetically modified (GM) crops. The island’s residents have been fighting seed and chemical companies for several years […]



Temporary Graduate Student Lounge Opens in Hearst Annex

Last March, then Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division Andrew Szeri caused outrage within the Berkeley graduate student community when he announced the permanent closure of the student lounge in Stephens Hall, a space used by graduate students for over 90 years. A petition protesting the decision gathered 644 signatures, […]

Marching On – Demonstrations Continue for Over a Week in Berkeley and Oakland

Protests erupted across Berkeley and continued for over a week starting on Saturday, December 6th. The demonstrations began after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner. The news arrived on the heels of the Ferguson decision, further intensifying anger over injustice and racial prejudice in American […]