happy 40thNo, we’re not talking about that one Will Smith movie …

Forty years ago, today, our esteemed Daily Californian declared its independence from the university after the threat of censorship spurred the students at the Daily Cal to get their shit together and change things up.

On Sept. 28, 1971, this announcement was made known to the UC Berkeley community through an editorial titled “It’s your newspaper now.” Read the editorial that changed it all as well as a note from our current Editor in Chief and President, Tomer Ovadia, here.

The Clog might be young, but we’ve been known to respect our elders (on occasion) and we can appreciate that 40 years of independence is nothing to scoff at.

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40th anniversary independence [Daily Cal]