Posted by Jill Cowan on Thursday, January 06, 2011 04:19 pm
Guess a few dozen somebodies let their spoons get a little too big, know what we mean? No? Well, basically, those (self-described) “craven scum” UC executives — the ones who thought that NOW would be a good time to dredge up some unimplemented pension increases based on ASUC-esque technicalities — have been common sensibly shot down. Officially, this time. Sort of.
At least, as of Tuesday, we know that the UC Board of Regents Chair Russell Gould and UC President Mark Yudof jointly intend to formally put the issue to bed … to the best of their abilities … at the regents’ next meeting. They’ll get there soon enough.
Let that one roll off your tongue, and then try not to barf. That’s right, drink in the mildly abominable mash-up of a URL while you still can. Because the last time “UC Berkeley Hipster” posted anything was a week ago, which means that in random Tumblr meme catch-on time, it’s already basically ceased to exist. Plus, the jury’s still out about whether this is so ironic that it’s not actually ironic at all. Oh well, a couple of them are borderline funny, we guess, like the one pictured above!
Posted by Jill Cowan on Friday, November 19, 2010 01:04 pm
Two days ago, the protests chronicled in the video above happened. Yesterday, the UC Regents approved an eight percent fee tuition hike. So, like last year when a similar thing happened, people have become angry. They are protesting. So far, protesters have been into Dwinelle Hall, have come out, have de-faced the faces, have moved on past California Hall and are now headed into Sproul Hall. And also, there are police officers.
Posted by Jill Cowan on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 02:51 pm
Despite the fact that the image Rally Comm chose for the BONFIRE RALLY!!! Facebook event kind of looks like a crackling inferno, the annual pre-Big Game bonfire rally is generally pretty fun and school spirit-y and overflowing with tradition and not hellish. In fact, it’s supposed to rain. It’s this Friday, November 19, at 7 p.m.
You might want to head up to the Greek Theatre early, though, because it fills up pretty fast and you have to get a ticket. The good news is, you do not have to pay for said ticket, and Facebook event attendance does not often correspond to reality attendance. So there’s that. read more »
Posted by Jill Cowan on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 06:57 pm
Guess what, Star Wars geeks! Now you can add one more bit of trivia that you can whip out like a light saber when your foes challenge you to a duel for nerd supremacy to your arsenal of metaphorical trivia light sabers.
According to Slashfilm.com, the biggest spoiler that was ever spoiled in the pre-Internet age was spoiled right here in Berkeley, two years before “The Empire Strikes Back” was released.
Of course, this is including room and board, along with tuition. Plus, it looks like a lot of other schools are clawing their way up behind us. Basically, we should celebrate our victories while we can.
Or something. Now who’s up for grad school?!
Image Source: Evil Erin under Creative Commons In A First, One Year of Public College Can Now Cost $50,000 in California [NPR], via Berkeleyside
Posted by Jill Cowan on Friday, October 29, 2010 03:23 pm
Apparently, the ASUC is taking a lighter approach to dealing with how effin’ long its meetings are. Instead of, y’know, streamlining their processes and pointlessly bickering less, the senate is considering a bill that would amend their bylaws to “make every 11th meeting optionally pajama-themed.”
Posted by Jill Cowan on Thursday, October 28, 2010 05:29 am
This was on that new free-use white board thing on the ground floor of Dwinelle Hall yesterday morning. Google Translate says that “un topo carina!” means “a cute mouse!” in Italian.
Well, we’re sorry to inform you, anonymous — though kind-hearted — 8 a.m. Italian 1 student (Godspeed, by the way), that assessment is incorrect. This is most definitelya totoro. Which is like a billion times more awesome than even the cutest mouse. Respect!