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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 »


Was this what you thought of? Wrong BAMN!

Was this what you thought of? Wrong BAMN!

Unless you were locked in your room these past few weeks with only instant ramen and soda for company, you probably heard of (or witnessed) a recent sensational event at Cal that once again made affirmative action a hot topic of debate.

One of the common critiques we heard from our fellow humanities compatriots was that coverage of the bake sale became more about the spectacle than the issue of affirmative action itself. If you support affirmative action or you are looking to gain insight on either side of the issue in a more comprehensive way, BAMN will be hosting a forum entitled “UC Berkeley: Case for Affirmative Action and Overturning Prop 209” on Tuesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in 102 Wurster Hall. read more »


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Do y’all even remember Proposition 209? Some of you must have been such small fries when it was voted into effect in 1996. For a little refresher on your California history, said prop. is responsible for the statewide ban on affirmative action—and it’s got at least one group of people pretty riled up.

Enter a federal lawsuit. Backed up by (deep breath now) read more »


Following in the footsteps of the film “A Day Without a Mexican” and the 2006 “A Day Without Immigrants” protest against criminalization of illegal immigrants, proponents of the movement to overturn Prop 8 are asking members of the LGBTQ community to do something about the November passage of the proposition that banned gay marriage in California by doing nothing.

OK, so obviously it’s a little more complicated than that. Participants of the “Day Without a Gay” protest are asked to call into work “gay” and abstain from buying anything, using the Internet or cell phones, watching TV or in any way contributing to the straightness of our economy. The boycott aims to give the economy a metaphorical kick in the ass and show just how much gays are worth to California–literally. read more »