Leave him alone! The latest report on the missing Rice University student states that he may be in Berkeley, but probably doesn’t want to be found. Well, that’s obvious, considering he had a book in his car about changing identities. There was another search today, but we’re not yet sure if it came up fruitful. [Mercury News]

A man who was suspected of injuring four people in a South Berkeley shooting surrendered. That’s one guy with a gun off the streets–out of how many? [Mercury News]

Hipsters are out of hand, and one Time Out New York writer has had enough of their pseudo-rebellious trends. We have, too–neon pink granny glasses and culturally appropriated accessories are so overplayed–but we’ll still wear them, because we’re ironic like that. [Time Out]

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Missing. A few weeks ago, we learned that a car belonging to a missing Rice University student hailing from Oklahoma was found on Allston Way. We didn’t know much about the case then, but now it looks as if Matthew Wilson, an apparent computer science genius, just wanted to disappear altogether. He may even possess another identity.

The Oakland Tribune points to Matt Wilson’s longing for UC Berkeley as a possible reason for his choice to leave Texas. He passed up the chance to go to the No. 1 public university in the world after receiving a full ride at Rice–but so far, there are no transcript requests at the institution that would indicate an intention to transfer to Cal.

Solve a mystery and join the search for Matt this weekend. The search team meets at 9 a.m. on Saturday, across from the Berkeley High School football field, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. They need 20 more volunteers!

Image Source: Rice University
Find Matthew Wilson [Web Site]
Search for missing Rice University student in Berkeley this weekend [Oakland Tribune]
Earlier: Car of Missing Texas Student Found on Allston Way