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Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

Unless you decided to extend your spring break like some of our professors did, you may have noticed that it was a slightly political week for some of us on campus.

On Monday, former vice-president Al Gore video-chatted with a small group of graduate students at the UC Berkeley School of Law. For 30 minutes, he spoke to the students about renewable energy and climate change issues and later opened up the floor for discussion. Daily Cal cameras not only captured the lecture read more »


Ron Paul

Just days after the conservative think-tank National Association of Scholars released a study saying that liberal faculty and political correctness at the University of California has resulted in students receiving a decrepit and biased education, Republican presidential candidate (if we can still realistically call him that) Dr. Ron Paul will be stopping by Zellerbach Auditorium this Thursday, April 5.

Take that NAS!

The study entitled “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California,” may have been recently quoted by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum when he outlandishly proclaimed that the universities in the UC system “don’t even teach an American history course.” WHAT THE EFF!?

Dr. Paul, who is possibly the most sane candidate running for the Republican nomination (wow, that really isn’t much of a compliment now is it?), will be hosted by student organizations Students for Liberty (who should really consider retaking their club photo) and Youth for Ron Paul.

The campaign event, which we’ll assume is for 2016 considering he has yet to win a primary, begins at 7 p.m. in Zellerbach Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Vouchers are available at ronpaulatberkeley.eventbrite.com. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 or risk losing their seating.

UPDATE: Event moved from Zellerbach to Memorial Glade to accomodate everyone. Vouchers no longer required.

Image source: Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons
Report: Leftism at the UC leads to skewed education [Daily Cal]


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This just in — rich folks are more likely to cheat, lie, drive poorly, steal candy from children, sip champagne to mock those poorer than they, order the most expensive thing on the menu and reject a three year, $21 million contract because it just isn’t enough to feed their family (Note: the last three weren’t part of the study we’re about to speak of, but are probably still true).

According to Bloomberg, UC Berkeley scientists conducted a study which has found that individuals of higher social class are more likely to perform in unethical behavior than their lower class counterparts.

Seven different experiments were performed on hundreds of people (many of who were recruited off Craigslist), including traffic related experiments done at San Francisco interactions. The results found that read more »


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So this is why funding for the arts is so low.

According to the New York Times, UC Berkeley somehow misplaced and later donated sold a 22- foot long piece of art for $150. Considering that some 4×6 inch paintings we see at the Oakland Art Murmur are three times more expensive, that’s not a bad deal. Oh, did we mention that it’s valued at over $1 million?

Now, there’s really no reason to get upset, right? It was just a simple, laughable $1 million mistake that any of us could have made. And it’s not like UC Berkeley is in dire straits and would’ve somehow benefited from this tiny bit of extra change they had lying around. And considering you might only find a deal like this at a “Going Out of Business Sale,” you gotta wonder about the symbolic nature of this transaction.

The massive carved wooden panel, ­dating back to 1937, was created by read more »


Similar to the great William Hung, the former UC Berkeley student who serenaded us with his illustrious voice and smooth-like-butter dance moves on “American Idol” eight years ago, Kappa Alpha frat boy Kyle Crews hit the “Idol” stage to again rep Berk-town and dumbfound the judges – in a slightly different manner. After apparently singing much less crappy then he looked read more »


5612169192_64005ff625Unlike the last movie star who showed his face ‘round these parts, Latin American actor and producer Diego Luna is probably not going to draw the same massive crowd of hysterical young women. Which in all honestly is probably a good thing, seeing as how some of you ladies (and gentleman, since we don’t want hate mail showering Eshleman) seem to be unaware that deafening, maniacal shrieking isn’t flattering … it’s weird. Very, very weird. And scary, quite frankly.

Luna – star of the classic Mexican coming of age film “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” co-star of the Oscar winning biographical film “Milk” and (more importantly) read more »


Aside from an awkward stance and a few missed swings (maybe they can get a few tips from Cal alumnus – and World Series champ – Allen Craig), UCPD looks like they are ready to take “appropriate actions” to enforce the university’s “[no] encampments or occupations of buildings” rule, as stated in Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s campus-wide email this week.

The video, which was filmed two weeks ago (coincidentally the same day all hell broke loose at the Occupy Oakland movement), appears to us to be a “How to read more »


oskiAfter last week’s inept play against UCLA, do you really wanna see some Cal football today?

Hell yes you do!

So what if they’ve lost four of the last five games? And so what if quarterback Zach Maynard – the same guy who threw a total of seven interceptions in their last two losses – will be starting again this week? And so what if it’s gonna be colder than a Stanford student’s heart in an Arctic winter? … Wow, these aren’t very encouraging words. How about this: The Bears are playing a team that is slightly worse than they are, meaning that you might actually witness a rare-ish win!

And since you’ll already be across the bay, you can read more »


usc scaryLooking for an extremely last-second costume that’ll scare the sh*t out of some student-athletes? Just wear a USC or UCLA jersey.

This Halloween weekend was completely horrifying for Cal athletics. The most obvious was the ghoulish collapse by the football team in a 31-14 loss at the Rose Bowl. Bears quarterback Zach Maynard managed to surpass his gruesome play against USC a couple of weeks ago – where he threw three interceptions – by throwing four interceptions to UCLA. To be fair, read more »


facebookBefore you go showing all your Facebook friends the creatively revealing outfit that you’ll be wearing this weekend (ie. the St. Louis Cardinals bra and panty set that you just so happen to have so you decided to call it a costume, or the neon green Borat “mankini” that you thought would be funny but was really just disturbing), you might want to read this first. Especially if you’re applying to law school.

According to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep, law schools aren’t shy about doing online background checks on their applicants. Of the surveyed law schools (which included 128 American Bar Association-accredited schools), 41 percent of their admissions officers Google-searched their applicants online and 37 percent searched social networking profiles like Facebook.

Now ask yourself this: Do you have anything on your Facebook that might be perceived as controversial? Here are a few things that might be deal breakers for some admissions officers. read more »


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