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Laxmi, 2018

What Does the Post-Roe Future Look Like?

By Laura Smith

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, reversing 49 years of constitutional protection for abortion.

The Edge Episode 18: Into the Ishi Wilderness

Today, we’re featuring the audio version of California magazine’s recent cover story, “Into the Ishi Wilderness.”

Carleton E. Watkins, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library

This Land is Their Land

By Hayden Royster

To Phenocia Bauerle, the words “land-grant college” carry a particular weight. A member of the Apsáalooke tribe, she grew up in Montana, a state where, as she puts it, “it’s understood what a land-grant institution means: It means Native land was taken.”

Photo by Dexter Hake

Into the Ishi Wilderness

By Laura Smith

To get to the Ishi Wilderness you’ll want a full tank of gas and four-wheel-drive. Even then, you should be willing to ditch the car and walk. The approximately 41,000-acre wilderness area is located in the Lassen National Forest in a remote part of the southern Cascade foothills northeast of Chico, within sight of Mount Lassen.

Everything You Need to Know About Ukraine

By Dhoha Bareche

A discussion on the conflict in Ukraine.

Road block: Phil Bokovoy, Cal alum and president of Save Berkeley’s Neighborhoods. Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Berkeley v. Berkeley

By Dhoha Bareche

In March, the public was stunned to learn that state courts had ordered UC Berkeley to freeze enrollment at 2020–21 levels, meaning that about 2,600 fewer seats would be available to first-year and transfer students for in-person enrollment in the fall. The news came less than a month before admission offers were to be sent to incoming freshmen. 

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The World Has Become Desensitized to Our Pain

By Dhoha Bareche ’23

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, countries around the world have rallied their support for Ukrainians. NATO allies have united like never before, imposing severe economic sanctions on Russia and making Vladimir Putin an international pariah. At the same time, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become a celebrity in the West. What explains the outpouring of support?

(Illustration by Christina Dallorso)

First Person

By Alexa Zahlada '23, as told to Anabel Sosa

Back in 2009, I moved from Ukraine to the U.S. to live with my mom, who was studying to become a doctor. Years later, I remember her sitting me down in the car and saying, “I cannot afford to raise you here and I don’t know what to do.”

Snapp Chats

By Martin Snapp

After graduating from Berkeley Law in 2014, Yoana Tchoukleva, J.D. ’14, served in many roles before she found her dream job: setting up the Restorative Justice Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

"2021 Cuban government protest in Naples Florida" by P,TO 19104 licensed under CC.BY 4.0 (see bottom for links)

What’s behind Cuba’s recent historic protests?

By Rebecca Bodenheimer

A Q&A with Cuba expert Elena Schneider.

First Person: Berkeley Student and Afghan Refugee on Why She Hasn’t Given Up on Afghanistan

By Maryam Karimi, as told to Dhoha Bareche

On the pain of leaving home and hopes for the future

(Photo by Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

United Nations and Berkeley Experts Warn “Climate Change is Now”

By Susan Karlin

The UN's report on climate change argues that there's no wiggle room.