Chancellor Carol Christ says classes to remain in session, despite poor air

In response to questions surrounding class cancellation due to the poor air quality in Berkeley, Chancellor Carol Christ announced in a statement released Wednesday night that classes will continue to take place for the time being. Christ said in the statement, emailed to the campus community about 11:00 p.m., that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District indicates that the Air Quality Index, or …

Improved shooting helps Cal women's basketball blow past Penn State, 75-58

Cal athletics can’t seem to escape the term “turnover.” Toward the end of a football season that has been won and lost by way of turnovers, Cal women’s basketball has experienced its own problems keeping the rock in its possession. Fortunately, both sets of Bears have managed to win games despite a high turnover count. …

Berkeley Fire Department responding to fires in Oakland, Butte County

With a blaze in Butte County reddening the Berkeley skies and a fire in Oakland prompting full response from its fire department, Berkeley Fire Department is sending engines for support. BFD spokesperson Keith May said BFD is sending one engine to assist the city of Oakland as its fire department responds to a fire on Highway 13, just south of …

Vote no on Measure FF

We love our parks. So why vote no on Measure FF, the continuation of a parcel tax to fund wildfire protection and restoration of “natural habitat”? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this tax funds cutting trees and pesticide use. The University of California and the Claremont Canyon Conservancy plan to clear-cut trees in …

UC Berkeley announces creation of Division of Data Sciences

UC Berkeley announced Thursday morning that it will create a new campus division, provisionally called the Division of Data Sciences. The new division builds on several years of existing programs. The interdisciplinary and student-centric creation of the popular data science major, the creation of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, or BIDS, as well as …

Changing the stigma: Athletes have feelings, too

“We all got feelings.” On Feb. 17, 2018, then-Toronto Raptors’ guard DeMar DeRozan tweeted out that he was currently in a fight against depression, sparking an outpour of conversation regarding mental health in professional sports. Apart from a tough upbringing, the constant scrutiny a player of DeRozan’s caliber on a nightly basis will take its …

Looking back on 'BoJack': Reconciling the shortcomings of one of television's

The following contains spoilers from the fifth season of Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.” On Sept. 14, Netflix released the fifth season of its acclaimed animated series “BoJack Horseman.” The show — largely centered on the struggles of actor BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) dealing with the aftermath of his career prime — continues to become more mature, …