Introducing Cal student and satirist Alyssa Jaffer who gives us Berkeley's version of SNL's Weekend Update.
Eight Occupy Cal protesters are facing misdemeanor charges, including two for assaulting a police officer. You know what they say: If you can’t beat the system, beat the cop.
Speaking of cops, Police Chief Meehan took a beating in the press for dispatching an officer to a reporter’s home near midnight in order to get the reporter to make changes to his story. Meehan agreed to an interview with us, but only if he could make the necessary revisions to the story afterwards.
In education, some fifty Berkeley USD teachers received pink slips last week as a notice of release from employment--not, as the teachers thought, titles for a fleet of new cars from the state.
And in higher education, student representative of the Jewish community supported a petition opposing controversial speaker Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at Cal last week. It’s true that activism is in the blood of Berkeley students—they will even protest the Constitution.
Humorist and Cal student Noah Ickowitz, who proposed the petition against Farrakhan decided to take himself seriously in his run for ASUC President. Now that is funny -- I thought he was running as a joke.