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Student has fun exploring disco clam’s underwater world

Student has fun exploring disco clam’s underwater world with video

March 26, 2015:

Lindsey Dougherty’s love of the sea eventually led her to UC Berkeley, where she is now a graduate student focusing on one of the ocean’s more unusual critters: a clam that flashes in the deep. In a recent interview with Discovery Canada’s science show “Daily Planet,” Dougherty talked about her love of diving and her first encounter with these unusual mollusks.

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay March 23, 2015:

Scores of IRS-certified student volunteers, after learning income-tax basics, are helping East Bay residents of limited means prepare their federal and state returns. The students are part of the Berkeley Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out March 18, 2015:

A young Berkeley-educated entrepreneur has just launched a new iPhone app called Five, which he calls a “virtual version of Berkeley,” where students can chat and meet.

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’ March 12, 2015:

As Earth Week approaches and the campus pursues its zero-waste goal, sustainability-minded students call on food businesses to curb waste, making reusable food containers the “new normal” on Telegraph Avenue.

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world February 4, 2015:

Cal Athletics’ first All-American football player (he played from 1916 to 1918), Walter Gordon continued to be a trailblazer after graduation, in fields including policing and law. He served as Governor of the Virgin Islands and a federal judge. Read undergrad Allison Spivack’s piece on a remarkable life.

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline with video

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline February 2, 2015:

Those who have done time in jail or prison face unique challenges at UC Berkeley. Through their campus organization ‘Underground Scholars,’ formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.