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A.S. Election Endorsement: A.S. President

You might recognize Jared Goldschen's face from the back of a bathroom door in a university-owned residence hall. If not, chances are you've seen him somewhere else.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: A.S. Internal Vice President

If any candidate knows more about the inner workings of A.S. than Felix Hu, then we must not have been listening.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: External Vice President, Local Affairs

We did not think an individual's knowledge of what happens in I.V. could get much worse than Rame Hanna's. We also don't think anyone's could get much better than Joel Rodriguez-Flores'.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: External Vice President, Statewide Affairs

While we have a number of concerns about Bill Shiebler's ethical standards - his actions in the past have shown them to be quite low - his lobbying skills and extensive experience with A.S., the Unive...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: A.S. Constitution

While we applaud A.S.'s efforts to restructure the organization's constitution, and we support many of the suggested changes, the document contains a fatal flaw.
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A.S. Election Endorsements: A.S. Fee Initiatives

Student Voice Initiative The Student Voice Initiative is a $2 increase to support the UC Students Association, which represents all of the UC schools to the UC Regents, as well as to the California Le...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: A.S. Reaffirmations

A.S. Recycling Program The A.S. Recycling Program collects all recyclables on campus, rain or shine, so that all students have to do is throw their cans or bottles into the right receptacle. Saving th...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: Campuswide Initiatives

Return to Aid This ballot initiative gives students the illusion of choice. This past fall, the UC Regents mandated that due to budget cuts, each UC campus would have to pay the financial aid support ...
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A.S. Election Endorsements: Campuswide Reaffirmations

Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships Fee Sporting one of the most successful athletic departments in the Big West Conference, UCSB reaps the benefits of its teams’ success on the field, and pro...
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Turds and Tulips

Bright, blooming tulips to the opening of the new Arbor for giving students another convenient place to spend their parents' money. Shriveled, flaky turds to Menehunes for closing its doors - putting...
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Protect Your Constitution

Currently in the process of writing an entirely new constitution, the Associated Students Legislative Council hopes to streamline student government operations to more effectively serve the student bo...
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Daisies and Dumpsters

Daisies: -Appreciative, long-stemmed daisies to the University for the four-week Winter Break granted to students this year. -Righteous, bullhorn-wielding daisies to A.S. for trekking up to Berkeley t...
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Proposition 73: Abortion for Minors

Aside from bringing to mind the classic "slippery slope" argument, Prop 73 seems to miss the point when it freezes the right of a minor to have an abortion until 48 hours after the parents have been n...
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Proposition 74: Teacher Employment

It's no secret that California's public school system is in shambles. Proposition 74 aims to fix that system with good intent, but ultimately misses the underlying problems that have plagued the state...
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Proposition 75: Union Dues

We might be tempted to agree with the proponents of Proposition 75 when they say union leaders should have to get the consent of members before putting money toward political campaigns, were it not fo...
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