Meet Zona RobertsBy Martin Snapp
Nowadays, people look back on the 1950s as the Happy Days, but for the kids who grew up during that time, it was anything but. Hovering over them were the twin terrors of The Bomb and a raging polio epidemic. One victim of the latter was Zona and Verne Roberts’ eldest son, Ed.
Saving a Language from ExtinctionBy Madeline Taub
90-year-old Berkeley alumna Rebecca Contopoulou speaks Greek, Italian, French, English, Spanish, and another language that sounds a lot like Spanish but is actually Ladino, a Sephardic language that traces its origins to Medieval Spain.
Seamus Heaney in BerkeleyBy Edward O’Shea
Many Berkeleyans know that Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz taught at Cal for many years. Fewer likely remember that his fellow laureate Seamus Heaney.
California’s Holiday Gift GuideBy Margie Cullen
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have no idea what to get your family members. Mom has so many sweaters already, Grandpa has all the cookbooks in the world, and what does a 19-year-old even want? Well, luckily for us, Cal has a wealth of grads who make products perfect for gift giving, be it stocking stuffers or statement presents.
The Push to Abolish Cars on TelegraphBy Margie Cullen
On a Sunday in September, Telegraph Avenue looked a little different.
Cheered Up: You Can Be a Dancer and a LawyerBy Rachel Schuster ’17, J.D. ’23 as told to Margie Cullen, M.J. ’22
When I was really young, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
11 Things You’ll Never Believe Came Out of Berkeley!By Pat Joseph
Yeah, okay, you’ll probably believe some of it. Still, we think it’s a fun list.
The Winter Issue’s Editor’s NoteBy Pat Joseph
“The University is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.”
Trouble with Safe SpacesBy Dhoha Bareche
Last Summer on Reddit, someone posted a picture of the house rules at the Person of Color Berkeley Student Cooperative, also called Castro House, that stated “white guests are not allowed in common spaces.”
A White House Correspondent, A Vet, and Cal’s Mic MenBy Martin Snapp
Columnist Martin Snapp shares alumni’s stories.
Letter from Berkeley’s ChancellorBy Chancellor Carol T. Christ
Our university’s return to the full range of in-person research, teaching, learning, and extracurricular activities has helped to confirm what we have long believed: All that we do, and all that we are, is supported and enhanced by the thousands of daily collaborations and interactions among members of our community.
How Berkeley is Improving Equity and InclusionBy Lizeth De La Luz
Five Questions with Dania Matos, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion