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Screw The Oaks, Save Our Hill!

Posted By April Isabel Angeles On Sep 5, 2008 @ 8:25 am In News | Comments Disabled

UCB recently settled a lawsuit [1] with our hillside football fans.

The fans filed a suit with the university when they realized that the proposed plan of the new stadium threatened their nosebleed section seating.

The settlement requires that the university “consult(s) with the plaintiffs before altering the eastern side”. It does not guarantee that dwellers of Tightwad Hill [2] get to keep their free seats. In other words: there might be a mumbled conversation on the matter over a cup of coffee and donuts, but try not to hold your breath.

Oh well, it’s the most we can ask for, for now. Surely the university is tired of putting out these forest fires of lawsuits [3], so to speak. We’re counting down the minutes ’til hill-sitters start setting up camp, protest sign in one hand, ice-cold brewski in the other.

Tightwad Hill has served Cal’s cheapest die-hard fans for 80 years. It offers a view just over the shoulders of the face-painted fanatics of the student section. Granted, the view slightly sucks with all the trees in the way. However, it’s also thanks to these sturdy branches that fans can keep from rolling away down that hill. Roll on you Bears!

Image Source: maveric2003 [4] under Creative Commons
UC Berkeley settles Tightwad Hill lawsuit [Red Orbit [1]]


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[1] settled a lawsuit: http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1544138/detour_to_oakland_airport/

[2] Tightwad Hill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tightwad_Hill

[3] forest fires of lawsuits: http://clog.dailycal.org/2008/09/05/court-ruling-fells-hopes-oak-grove-saga-nears-end/

[4] maveric2003: http://flickr.com/photos/maveric2003/290290007/

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