Winter 2020

Black Voices: Real Talk about Being and Belonging at Berkeley

Features

 

The Way Forward

A roundtable discussion of Black lives at Berkeley
By UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
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Drawing on Hypocrisy

A cartoon from Pulitzer Prize winner Darrin Bell
By Darrin Bell
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Wednesdays at the Wall

For years, “the wall” has been a place where Black students gather. Now it’s getting recognition.
By Ande Richards
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Reach for the Stars

Artist, activist, and astrophysicist Nia Imara keeps her eyes on the sky.
By Ashawnta Jackson
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The Right to Be Obscure

The modernist verse of poet and MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten is like jazz on the page.
By Julia Klein
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Telegraph

 

Campus Refuge

From the beginning, Stiles Hall has been a safe haven for students.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Now This: What’s Cookin’ with CRISPR?

From cacao to warfare, a sampling of how gene-editing is already being put to work
By Maddy Weinberg
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Toxic Stress and the Pandemic

A Q&A with California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
By Maddy Weinberg
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From the Galaxy to the Genome

Berkeley scores two more Nobel Prizes
By Boyce Buchanan
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More Diversity, Better Science

A public letter addresses the false dichotomy of “excellence or diversity.”
By Maddy Weinberg
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Deworming Pays Dividends

A cheap pill reaps health and education rewards among Kenyan students.
By Leah Worthington
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Sleep Is Good Medicine

New research suggests better sleep can prevent Alzheimer’s.
By Boyce Buchanan
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Turns Out Nice Folks Don’t Finish Last After All

When it comes to business, being a bully doesn’t necessarily help.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Contraceptive Researcher Gets Boost out of the Blue

A MacArthur “genius” awardee says women deserve better options.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Mixed Media

Editors’ Picks: What to read, watch, and listen to this winter
By Editorial Staff
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Black Cultural History at Cal: A Sampler

A selection of speakers and cultural events that campus has played host to over the years
By Pat Joseph
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The Gate

 

New Pathways

Q&A with G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim
By Solomon Hughes
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Spotlight

From ESPN to the NBA, Black alumni have made their mark in athletics.
By Editorial Staff
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First Person: Leaving Twitter, Finding Joy

An activist toes the line between online organizing and doomscrolling.
By Anthony James Williams
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Snapp Chats

Our columnist speaks with ethical hackers, a real-life Renaissance man, and the Class of ‘54.
By Martin Snapp
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Chancellor’s Letter

Forging an institution that is anti-racist in both words and deeds
By Carol T. Christ
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Perspectives

 

Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

Confronting challenges head-on
By Pat Joseph
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