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UC Berkeley student Austin Houlgate is one of an expanding group of people identifying as mixed race — 2.9 percent of the U.S. population, a 32 percent increase since 2000.

With deep-set eyes, dark hair and the strong jaw-line and chin of a Disney cartoon prince, UC Berkeley student Austin Houlgate is difficult to place in a racial category. Houlgate could be taken for Greek or Caucasian, but placing him unequivocally into a single racial group would be indelicate. On a rainy day five years ago, Houlgate — dressed in his uniform of black jeans, a maroon polo shirt and non-slip shoes — talked to his coworkers as he waited for his father to pick him up from the Round Table Pizza parlor where he worked. Houlgate’s friends wanted to meet his dad, so he led him inside to introduce them. “They said in Spanish — so he wouldn’t hear — ‘That’s not your dad, that can’t be your dad. He’s white, he really doesn’t look like you, I don’t think he’s your dad,’” Houlgate said. “I said, ‘I told you I was mixed Asian and white, I don’t know what you want me to say. I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s my dad,’” he added with a nervous laugh. What is now a funny incident to look back on was “kind of jarring” at the time, he said. “What are you?” is a question that Houlgate, now 22, is all too used to hearing — along with thousands of other people of multiracial descent across the country, in the city of Berkeley and on campus. Including multiracial individuals in racial data is a new practice at the federal as well as the UC level that acknowledges and corresponds to the changing face of the nation’s population. Multiracial children represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. The number of individuals identifying themselves

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Executive VP candidates comment on plans By Madeleine Key | Staff mkey@dailycal.org In an unexpected turn of events, the Defend Affirmative Action Party candidate for ASUC Executive Vice President has announced that she endorses her competitor, Cooperative Movement candidate and current senator Elliot Goldstein, for office — a decision she says was inspired by Goldstein’s speeches at The Daily Californian’s ASUC Candidates’ Forum on Friday. “I want what’s best for the University, and Elliot is the best candidate for EVP,” said DAAP candidate Katie Gilmore, who is also running for ASUC Senate. “After hearing him speak, it’s obvious that he has an intimate knowledge of the inefficiencies and problems in the ASUC right now, and it seems like he has a very pragmatic approach to fixing things.” The primary duty of the EVP is to lead the senate — a role that includes chairing senate meetings, appointing senators to senate committees, breaking a tie vote in the senate, ensuring that the actions directed by the senate are carried out and planning the senate leadership retreat. Nanxi Liu — the current EVP — said an effective EVP must be able to mediate and remain impartial during bipartisan conflicts. Additionally, the EVP is a voting member of the Store Operations Board, the body that oversees commer-

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By Aaida Samad | Staff asamad@dailycal.org A UC Berkeley policy to decentralize campus employee benefits came into effect Friday, but controversy has arisen among members of a union representing academic student employees on the campus who are filing more than 60 grievances, asserting that the change violates their contract with the university. The benefits decentralization policy, which will be implemented during April, became effective Friday, according to Erin Gore, campus associate vice chancellor for budget and resource planning. Under the new policy, funding of employee benefits will be fully decentralized to departments, according to a summary of the policy prepared by the campus Budget Office. The policy is “completing the cycle” of standardizing how the campus deals with benefits, said Vice Chancellor Frank Yeary. According to Yeary, most of the departments on campus already manage decentralized benefits with the majority of their funding sources. Yeary serves on an advisory board for The Daily Californian that does not have control over editorial content. “What this policy is going to do is it will distribute both the cost of the benefits, but also the funds required to pay the costs at the same time for the balance of the benefits the departments don’t already deal with,” Yeary said. According to the policy summary,

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Chris Alabastro, Student Action Max Ebert, SQUELCH! (not pictured) Katy Gilmore, Defend Affirmative Action Party Elliot Goldstein, Cooperative Movement cial spaces run by the ASUC Auxiliary. Goldstein — the only current senator to attend all but one board meeting this year — said he would encourage senators to be more involved with the board next year. Goldstein also said his other top priorities would include increasing communication and unified action between the numerous offices of the ASUC and encouraging senators to become more relevant to the student body by raising the students’ awareness of and participation in campuswide issues.

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“While the senate debates $80 in funding, the Store Operations Board debates $50,000,” Goldstein said. “Because the auxiliary is in a virtual deficit, we’re at a point where student services are threatened of being cut and senators need to be a part of the discussions taking place.” Goldstein said that “it is so critical we have someone focused on the big picture” in light of the campus changes to come as a result of the B.E.A.R.S. Initiative, a campaign to revitalize

Lower Sproul approved by students last spring, and Operational Excellence, a campus cost-cutting initiative aimed at saving $75 million annually. Student Action candidate and current senator Chris Alabastro said in an email that he would increase student voice on issues related to the board by publicizing an online portal accessible to all students so that “they are not only aware of the decisions of the (board) but

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GRIEVANCES: Benefits would be funded at department level From FRONT all faculty, staff and student employee benefits would be funded and managed at a department level. While the policy was originally slated for implementation March 1, it was delayed in order to incorporate a large amount of input from campus groups that the policy received, Yeary said. “We have been looking at that in10-NV-D-0248 put so we can understand how we can Size: 8.5� x 11� make this achieve its goal in a way that fits our culture,� Yeary said. Among the groups concerned are campus members of the United Auto Workers Local 2865, a union representing nearly 12,000 academic student employees — readers, graduate student instructors and tutors — throughout the UC system. Some union members, who found out about the policy near the end of February, have filed 62 grievances with campus labor relations in response to the policy, according to Charlie Eaton, a campus GSI and trustee for the union.

According to campus spokesperson Janet Gilmore, the labor relations division of the campus Human Resources Office is working to process the grievances in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. “The campus will work with the union to consider the alleged contract violations in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, andD20 takeofappropriate action,� she said Pg. D31 in an email. According to Eaton, while the labor relations division has not responded to the union’s Feb. 28 informal information request regarding the policy, it responded to the grievances on March 31, scheduling a grievance meeting for the week of April 11. Jennifer Tucker, a campus GSI and campus unit chair for the union who filed the first grievance at the end of February, said union members have filed grievances because under the union’s contract with the university, the administration is required to ne-

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gotiate with the union over changes to the contract that “will materially impact working conditions.� She added that while the policy is structured to give departments flexibility, she is concerned that in order to create savings, departments will reduce GSI positions which, she said, are a critical part of how graduate students fund part of their education and receive health care. According to Tucker, the policy creates “dangerous incentives� for departments to increase the overall workload of GSIs that they hire, since the departments are forced to make cuts to the GSI positions that they are able to offer. “This is an attempt to force departments to make cuts to GSI-ships and TA-ships,� Tucker said. “I am concerned both about the impact that this will have on GSIs and their ability to fund their education and get health care coverage, but also the really negative impact I see for students as GSIs are having to do more work than they should have to do.� Aaida Samad covers higher education.

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Dance marathon fundraises for AIDS foundation UC Berkeley’s annual Dance Marathon — a fundraising event for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation — raised a record-breaking amount in donations for the foundation Friday night, as students teamed up and danced after weeks of fundraising before the event. Individuals and teams from differ-

ent communities on campus participated in the event, which consisted of 12 straight hours of dancing and activities in Pauley Ballroom. In order to register for the event, participants paid $15, which is the cost of medicine that prevents the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child ...

No. 6 Bears pull out 4-3 road win at Arizona It was the tennis equivalent of a fourth-quarter comeback. On court No. 3, junior Nick Andrews was trailing, 4-1, in the first set against Arizona’s Jason Zafiros. When the Wildcat athlete took the next game, all he needed was one more point to secure the match for

himself and the overall lead for his team last Friday. But Andrews stole the next game — and five more after that — to win the first set, 7-5. After taking the second set in another 7-5 score, he kept the No. 6 Cal men’s tennis team in the lead on its way to a 4-3 win in its ...

Some angered by SmartMeter opt-out plan After being directed to create a SmartMeter opt-out proposal by the California Public Utilities Commission early last month, PG&E released a proposal that angered customers who are frustrated with the high costs of disabling the meters, considering that they never gave consent for installation. The opt-out proposal, which was released March 24, allows customers to disable the radios inside their gas or electric meters with the option of either paying a $135 up-front fee followed by a $20 monthly charge or a $270 upfront fee followed by a $14 monthly charge to cover the costs of implementing the program ...

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wish I could bottle the feeling created by stage lights dimming slowly at the end of a closing-night performance. Unfortunately I have no bottle sufficient to do so, or if I do, it’s 850 words long and shaped like a column. Regardless, that feeling needs to be bottled, partly to sell for a fabulous profit, but mostly to keep for myself, because I don’t know when I’ll get it again. Lights slowly falling, the feeling of satisfaction and purpose. Among life’s many pointless arguments, the one about which art form is superior has to be among the most futile. Painting, poetry, music, film — everyone has a favorite, an opinion of what is the highest, deepest, most complicated and moving form of human expression. Nevertheless, I have to make a case for theater. Theater is, after all, a medium in which it is possible to mush together every other form of art. I want to write this little ode to theater firstly because I feel like I have to, after spending much of my time at Berkeley lurking in theaters, writing reviews of questionable authority for this paper. It’s been a perfect college pastime, enjoying free tickets and getting to sit close enough to actors to be able to see the spittle flying between them like shining bullets of enunciation. If you expand the category of theater to call it simply “performance,” suddenly art is everywhere. In fact, you can call almost any kind of human behavior “performing” and thereby endow it with a feeling of academic significance. A student raising his hand to offer some obnoxious comment in class: He is “performing intelligence.” Keep an eye out for those about you “performing normal.” But I also want to write this ode as a justification for throwing schoolwork to the wind for the past six weeks in favor of a theatrical pursuit: acting in a play adaptation of the poet Robert Hass’ work, “Time and Materials,” which showed this past weekend. itting in a pool of that glorious stage light on closing night, I realized that one of Hass’ lines summed up why I love theater: “Or to render time and stand outside/ The horizontal rush of it, for a moment/ To have the sensation of standing outside/The greenish rush of it.” This is what theater does so uniquely: render time, and stand outside the rush of it. The horizontal rush of time appears in many unexpected moments. It can be a bus going by, a night of food and drink with friends, the feeling of another Sunday coming to its end. Time rushes by when we are not paying attention. We walk somewhere, we say something and forget it. We generally don’t pay attention to the horizontal rush of it. On one hand, theater is inherently bound by time. A play must begin at a

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certain time, it must end and it cannot be paused, muted or rewound. Everyone shows up at a certain time (hopefully) and leaves together (again, hopefully). Even if you record it on video, there is really no way to capture all the intricacies of a live performance. Theater happens, and then it disappears, only to be remembered. It can’t linger around for decades like a painting or a musical recording. et theater also manages to counter the rush of time. Weeks of attention get packed into an hour of performance. Every word and look and relationship and purpose is crafted with the sort of care that gets missed in everyday life. Sitting cross-legged in a circle on the floor of some small classroom in the labyrinth that is Zellerbach Hall over the past few weeks, we would pass hours discussing every poem we hoped to stage, always unearthing new meaning in each word. Over and over we would rehearse our hour-long show, so that every minute of action in the final product was packed with many days’ worth of plotting and planning and pondering. (Say that aloud and watch your spittle fly!) And then, the performance. Figuring out how to think on your feet, dealing with unexpected hiccups, feeling so many eyes watch your every move. Just for a little while, then it’s gone forever, living on only in the communal memory of all who were there. But while it lasts — that’s when it’s possible to fight the horizontal rush of time, with perfect care and attention to the spaces between words and the lengths of breaths. I don’t know if or when I will get to enjoy that closing-night feeling again. I’m not sure if my post-graduation real world will have room in it for “extra-curricular activities.” But sitting in that pool of light on Saturday, I couldn’t help but notice my own sneaking suspicion that this is all I want to do in life. Maybe that means staying in the theater world, loitering in the back row of audiences or center stage. Or maybe it means finding new ways to stand outside the greenish rush of it all.

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As city services across the board are reduced due to budget cuts, some business areas in Berkeley have turned to business improvement districts for additional funding to maintain a desirable level of aesthetic appeal and commercial interest. There are currently four active business improvement districts in the city — the North Shattuck property-based Business Improvement District, the Telegraph Business Improvement District, the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District and the Solano Avenue Business Improvement District — that function to increase business visibility and traffic flow in commercial areas by cleaning sidewalks, removing graffiti and marketing and advertising the district’s businesses. Funding for these services in a property-based BID comes from an additional tax based on the square footage of a commercial space that is levied on businesses who are members of the BID. For the Telegraph Business Improvement District, taxes are collected twice a year and paid to Alameda County, which then forwards the city and special BID their respective shares. Other BIDs that are not property-based pay an assessment fee

based on criteria such as the number of employees or type of business. Still, the districts’ purpose is not to substitute for the city services that are disappearing, said Michael Caplan, the city’s economic development manager. “Overall, the city has probably maintained a fairly stable level of services,” he said. “But the city doesn’t necessarily do the kind of stuff that BIDs do — BIDs go beyond baseline services. We look at them as sort of a partner, not as a replacement.” Roland Peterson, executive director of the Telegraph Business Improvement District, said he has seen a direct cause-and-effect relationship between street aesthetics and atmosphere and a more prosperous commercial atmosphere on Telegraph Avenue. He said that over the years, he has heard prospective tenants decide against opening in the area because of the “crazy behavior on the street.” Peterson said every time that type of undesirable behavior is reduced as a result of services funded by the BID, he considers their work a success. At the other end of the city, merchants on Solano Avenue have felt that the direct benefits of the area’s BID services were not visible nor beneficial enough, and voted to figuratively dissolve the BID in 2007, according to Allen Cain, the association’s executive director and events manager. The Solano Avenue BID still exists,

but its assessment fee was eliminated. Cain said the association in general could have done a better job informing merchants about the purpose of funds collected through the BID. Unlike areas like North Shattuck, which has high visibility thanks to the Gourmet Ghetto, it is very difficult to advertise for businesses on Solano because of the diversity of product and service offerings there. Though BIDs may improve an area’s business prosperity, Cain said filling empty storefronts will be more effective in fighting the recession. Advertising and marketing through BID funding draws people to the area, he said, but the overall economic climate will only really improve when new businesses start to fill some of the 60,000 square feet of empty commercial space on Solano. But business improvement districts are vital to the city and continue to provide services to commercial areas that benefit both business owners and consumers, Peterson said. “My feeling is that our presence has arrested a significant decline — if we weren’t here, there would be vacancies all over the place,” he said of the Telegraph Area BID. “It would be very offputting to be coming down the street. You would just have almost a ghost town. ... It wouldn’t happen immediately, but it would over time.” Jessica Gillotte is the lead business reporter.

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Third-party and independent candidates took center stage at The Daily ?7>=4).*)&.-1&1,))50G).*)&1-2&+1),4<08;)e^`Zel9]Zber\Ze'hk` Ihlmrhnk:eZf^]Z<hngmrE^`Zelpbmanl' Californianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ASUC Candidates Forum on Friday in the absence of a traditional rivalry between the two main student political parties, given CalSERVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision not to run an executive slate and Student Actionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision not to attend the forum. Four independent candidates were joined by candidates from the Defend Affirmative Action Party and the satirical SQUELCH! slate, speaking in front of an audience of about 40 people on michael gethers/staff topics ranging from the cost-cutting Independent presidential candidate Stefan Montouth answers a question at the forum. Operational Excellence initiative to the potential impacts of Gov. Jerry Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $500 million cut to the UC CalSERVE senator, at the forum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This der to focus directly on their campaigns. is not a joke to me, and this is not a â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just feel this year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re better off system. Student Actionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence was also joke to many of the students that we doing grassroots campaigning and cona recurring concern to several other hope to represent next year.â&#x20AC;? necting to people on a personal level, In a voicemail left with the Daily Cal reaching out to every student that we candidates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shame that the Student Friday morning, Student Action Party can, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the decision was Action senators and executive candi- Chair Shahriyar Bolandian said none made,â&#x20AC;? Bolandian said in the voicemail. dates wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come and face the students of Student Actionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four executive canLoomba, Student Actionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidenin the only open forum that we have,â&#x20AC;? didates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vishalli Loomba, Christo- tial candidate, also declined to attend said Stefan Montouth, independent pher Alabastro, Joey Freeman and Julia presidential candidate and current Joung â&#x20AC;&#x201D; would attend the forum in orforum: P5

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EVP: One candidate runs joke campaign From front are also able to engage in forums to share their views and ideas.â&#x20AC;? He said in the email that his top priorities would be advocating for student representation throughout the Lower Sproul renovation project, developing an online system for the ASUC funding process to reduce the time spent drafting bills by student groups and senators and creating a mentorship program between upperclassmen and lowerclassmen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By actually being a member or offi-

cer in so many kinds of organizations and actively engaging in the programming they do, I will use my collective knowledge and experiences from these groups to most effectively serve our campus,â&#x20AC;? Alabastro said in the email. SQUELCH! party candidate Max Ebert, who is running a joke campaign to satirize ASUC elections, said in an email that though he was torn between the DAAP candidate and Goldstein, he would choose Goldstein as the best candidate. Madeleine Key covers student government.

MULTIRACIAL: Number of individuals identifying as mixed race increases From FRONT as mixed race has risen by 32 percent since 2000 to compose 2.9 percent of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population, according to 2010 census data. In Berkeley, the number of residents identifying as multiracial has experienced a percentage increase of over 22 percent, with multiracial individuals now accounting for 6.2 percent of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire population. However, the census taken in 2010 was only the second to allow respondents the option of selecting more than one racial category. An even larger portion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; approximately 14 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of incoming UC Berkeley freshmen between 2004 and 2007 identified themselves with multiple races, according to a study undertaken by Gregg Thomson, executive director of the Office of Student Research and Campus Surveys. Trends in the campus population tend to precede those in larger geographical scopes and among the broader population, according to Thomson. The upswing in multiracial students on campus has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;a fairly consistent phenomenon for at least the last decade,â&#x20AC;? he said. Statistics enumerating the multiracial population have not been histori-

cally collected at the campus level, but due to a recent change in the manner in which the UC collects and processes racial data, these statistics will soon be available, Thomson said. For Houlgate, who filled out a census form in 2010, checking both the Asian and white boxes, the question of race â&#x20AC;&#x153;goes beyond the issue of what box you check and why,â&#x20AC;? and speaks to greater issues of representation and identity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas of race are ossified,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How people identify you, how very narrow and standardized peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas of race are ... I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think those (single) racial categories were ever accurate.â&#x20AC;? Changes in data collection practices at the Census Bureau and the UC are especially critical in a state as diverse as California, Thomson said. The number of Californians who identified themselves as being of multiracial descent on the 2010 Census was more than 150 percent greater than the number of Americans as a whole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By its charter, (the university) is supposed to represent the composition of the state,â&#x20AC;? Thomson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The changes are) just representing who our students really are.â&#x20AC;? Noor Al-Samarrai covers Berkeley communities.

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Campus site of AB 540 conference By Nina Brown | Staff nbrown@dailycal.org Brenda Castillo, 16, came to the United States with her family when she was 13 years old. In Mexico, she had lived with her grandmother and cousin, and her single mother had baked tortillas to support Castillo and her two siblings. Castillo said her mother brought her children to the United States “so she could be proud of us.” An aspiring pediatrician, Castillo hopes to be the first in her family to attend college and act as role model for her younger brother and sister. So on Saturday, she woke up at 5 a.m. to drive with several dozen classmates and chaperones from Peter Johansen High School in Modesto to attend the fourth annual “Achieving Your Dreams” AB 540 Conference at UC Berkeley. Along with the 350 other undocumented high school and transfer students, parents, teachers and counselors in attendance throughout the day, Castillo came to learn about the resources available for undocumented students attending public California universities. In particular, she came to learn about Assembly Bill 540 — legislation passed in 2001 exempting undocumented students who fulfill certain requirements from paying nonresident tuition. Castillo and others at the conference received packets containing a wealth of information on how to register as an AB 540 student, how to find scholarships that do not require social security information, W-7 forms to request a taxpayer identification number and extensive advice on financial aid. The conference began with a speaker series featuring Maria Leticia Gomez, an anchorwoman for Univision 14 News, who told the assembled students her story of immigrating to the United States as a child. Gomez also placed the conference

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Many undocumented high school and transfer students, parents and teachers flocked to UC Berkeley for the fourth annual ‘Achieving Your Dreams’ AB 540 Conference. in the context of a statewide debate over the price of higher education for undocumented immigrants. She referred to Assembly Bill 63, legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, which was intended to repeal portions of AB 540, but failed last week in committee. AB 63 would “delete a person without lawful immigration status from the exemption from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges and the California State University,” and would request the UC Board of Regents to impose the same restrictions, according to the bill. Donnelly’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Last month, Donnelly’s colleagues on the Assembly Committee on Higher Education passed Assembly Bills 130 and 131, sponsored by Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. The bills would provide undocumented students who

meet certain standards with access to institutional and state financial aid respectively, and Gov. Jerry Brown pledged to sign the bills if they came to his desk. Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education — the campus student group that organized the conference — provided resources for parents and students to navigate an area where policy is heatedly debated. They also provided a free legal clinic and Spanish-language workshops for parents. Castillo said she came away from the conference with newfound knowledge. She plans to put what she learned to use by applying to a fouryear university to achieve the better future her mother envisioned three years ago. “Even though (my mother) did not have an education, she wanted us to have an education for a better life,” Castillo said. Nina Brown covers higher education.

the Daily Cal’s ASUC Presidential Candidate Roundtable Discussion Sunday morning for similar reasons. She said she instead spent time preparing for the elections with her staff and speaking to potential voters. In 2006, the last time CalSERVE did not run an executive slate, Student Action also did not attend the Daily Cal’s forum. According to Bolandian, the party has received requests to attend several other forums, some of which he said have also taken place without a Student Action presence. However, Loomba said she will attend a presidential forum held by the Residence Hall Assembly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday — the final day of elections. Though her party is typically known for its non-serious approach to elections, current SQUELCH! senator and academic affairs vice president candidate Rachel Horning brought up serious criticisms of Student Action’s decision not to attend Friday’s forum. “They have confused effective leadership with satisfying personal ambition by not being here,” Horning said. Horning also questioned why Joung, her Student Action opponent, as well as the other three Student Action candidates, who are current senators, were not at the most recent ASUC Senate meeting when faculty head of the Operational Excellence program office Andrew Szeri spoke. Though she said she was unable to make Szeri’s presentation because she was attending to her campaign, Loomba said she was with at a preliminary discussion with Szeri in the senate chambers on Monday. Joung could not be reached as of press time. J.D. Morris is the lead student government reporter.

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Male allegedly peeped on Clark Kerr female student An unknown male allegedly took pictures or video footage of a female student while she was showering in her Clark Kerr Campus dorm Tuesday night, the third incident of its kind in a single building since February. At about 10:50 p.m., the female resident saw a male suspect pointing a smart phone underneath her shower stall in building 12, according to UCPD Lt. Alex Yao. The suspect had left the bathroom before UCPD officers arrived. According to a sign posted outside the building’s first-floor bathroom, shower curtains were scheduled to be installed in the bathroom on Friday. As of Sunday, shower curtains had been installed in about half of the first floor stalls, according to UC Berkeley student Tim Park, who lives in the building. While investigating Tuesday’s incident, UCPD also received notice of a previously unreported but similar incident in the same building March 15 at around 9 p.m., according to Yao. The two peeping reports from March follow a similar incident reported to UCPD Feb. 5, in which a female student reported seeing a male taking pictures of her showering, also in building 12. Park said that all three of the peeping incidents occurred on the first floor of the building. The locks on building 12’s first floor bathroom doors have also been changed, making it so that only residents of that building can use the restrooms. Clark Kerr residents previously had access to all of the communal bathrooms on the campus. UCPD community advisory fliers have been posted around the dorm complex detailing the recent incidents and providing descriptions of the alleged peepers as well as a warning about a “potential emerging pattern.” — Sarah Burns

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The things I prize most of all are solitude, self-reliance and irreverence.”

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—Sarah Vowell, author of ‘Unfamiliar Fishes’

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Island in the Sun By Jessica Pena | Staff jpena@dailycal.org

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arah Vowell and Hawaii seem about as compatible as oil and water. One, a self-described “smart-alecky New Yorker”; the other, a warm and inviting paradise. Even more unlikely is the pairing of stodgy, uppercrust New Englanders and Hawaiian natives. And yet that’s the story Vowell has committed to page in her new book, “Unfamiliar Fishes,” which details the resulting awkwardness and anxiety that arose when New England missionaries set foot on the islands in 1820. Vowell is no stranger, either, to New England religious zealots. The frequent “This American Life” commentator and New York Times columnist tackled the story of the original Puritan clan in the 2008 book, “The Wordy Shipmates.” But those stories are well-embedded into the minds of young patriots. The history of Hawaii, on the other hand, may not be as well

known. In a recent phone interview, Vowell admitted that “Hawaii is still a bit of the foreign country it was.” And it seems that this unfamiliarity has shaped not only her personal experience, but her writing as well. As the snowy shores of New England shift to the happier hills of Honolulu, it seems Vowell’s usual tricks of sarcasm and dry wit have also relaxed. When speaking to her on the phone, it was clear that her exposure to Hawaii, while a wonderful learning opportunity, was also problematic. She mentioned that before beginning, she was only marginally aware of the islands’ history and “wildly uninformed about the specifics of Hawaiian culture.” Like the natives and the New Englanders, Vowell found herself conflicted. Only, unlike in 1820, the effect wasn’t forced religious conversion — it was a clash of identities. Like her “This American Life” compatriots Ira Glass and David Sedaris, Vowell presents herself with sardonic smarts and cynicism. “The things I prize most of all are solitude, self-reliance and irreverence,” she

said. Yet the “Hawaiian culture is all about the family and reverence” — an attitude anathema to her own. One local noted that children are taught to rinse their belly buttons because it represents the link to one’s mother and therefore should be respected. When asked about her belly button, Vowell admitted her mom was the last thing on her mind. Yet while detailing the exotic rituals, beliefs and history of the Hawaiian culture, Vowell’s voice suddenly becomes starkly sensitive and her conclusions appear ambiguous. But she’s justified in treating this narrative with tact and care. The story of Hawaiian annexation, which Vowell deems the 19th century’s “orgy of imperialism,” is fairly depressing. The missionaries come, enforce Christianity, establish sugar plantations and eventually overthrow the constitutional monarchy in 1893. It’s no wonder the humor is scant: Beatings, disease epidemics and coup d’etats are hardly laugh factories. But even if the jokes

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Shelley Jackson’s short story experiment is printed on unusual material ­— the author enlists volunteers that have her words tattooed on their skin.

Shelley Jackson’s ‘Skin’ makes its mark By Amelia Taylor-Hochberg | Staff ataylor@dailycal.org

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ost art is not built to die. Climate control and painstaking restoration keep classical art forms from aging, and while paint or clay may degrade slowly, they can never die in a traditional sense because they were never alive. But when human beings are the materials of the artist’s project, the piece becomes a living body, dependent on the organic vivacity of its material. “Skin,” an ongoing project by artist Shelley Jackson posted in part on the Berkeley Art Museum’s NetArt website, takes the concept of mortal art literally by using humans as a medium, in her attempt to “write a living story.” In 2003, Jackson wrote a 2,095word short story to be published on the skin of volunteers. The text’s sole print edition is in her possession, and Jackson disseminates individual words to volunteers who agree to

have a word tattooed on their body. The guidelines are simple: The word must be in a classic book font, inked in black and large enough to read with the naked eye. This specific typography not only provides a consistent style for the thousands of volunteers who choose to have Jackson’s words branded on their flesh, but also aligns the project with the printed book. After sending Jackson documentation of their tattoo, the volunteers will receive the full text of the story, and have the opportunity to become self-aware of their embodied fragment in a narrative community of words. According to the latest update on the “Skin” website from April 2010, approximately 553 words have been inked, and the number of volunteers worldwide hovers over 10,000. With origins in both print media and the Internet, “Skin” is the enactment of a new communicative order in the relationship between artist and audience. Bearing the project’s title on her right wrist, Jackson is not only the author but also a participant, subject

to the same indelible pain that brings the project into existence. While conceptually “Skin” is as much an Internet art form as a corporeal one, it is never formally exhibited, either digitally or physically. This mutes Jackson’s authorship in a way, as the piece “exhibits itself, piecemeal, every time one of my participants lifts a cuff or lowers a collar and exposes the word tattooed,” Jackson said. She intends for the piece to retain some mystery, relying on the participants’ existences rather than a strict narrative sequence. As her words mill about the world, they are placed in its flux and draw new lines of inquiry, developing a co-dependency of authorship akin to open-source software. The original text may be entirely Jackson’s, but the “publication” is communal, taking place in fragments across the world. The death of the solitary author is replaced by the living organism of the text, dependent on the willing physical contribution of these subjects. The complete story may be never formally exhibited, but Jackson

was given an outlet for an alternate expression of “Skin” with the BAM’s online-only exhibition space, NetArt. Jackson splices together a digital Frankenstein-monster of tattoos to create a new narrative, told by volunteers speaking their words while showing their tattoo to the camera. “I had long wondered whether there was some way to stage a reading of the ‘Skin’ project that would reflect the multiplicity of ‘voices’ that are flowing into it,” said Jackson. Online until May 31, the video is one possible incarnation of “Skin,” created by the lives and personalities of the volunteers. Suddenly, the individual participants coalesce into a community, encouraging interaction online and offline by message boards or dinner parties. The definitive mark of the project is, however, not virtual but corporeal: Jackson’s work has long been fascinated with the mind-body duality and her own “insensate lump,” as she refers to her body without a mind. “It is this tension between

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From Page 6 and freedom on the chopping block. Vowell realizes that, as adamant believers in liberty, we should identify with the oppressed natives. But Hawaii was also a monarchy, a system contrary to democracy. “It’s this whole complicated system, and with my American DNA, it’s my knee-jerk reaction to be happy when a monarchy is done, “ she said. But in this case, America was the oppressor. Under Vowell’s critical gaze, our idealized democratic republic emerges as a nation of hypocrites. She pulls the carpet out from under our nation’s complacent feet. Even though “Unfamiliar Fishes” is the kind of casual read you could find yourself perusing on the beaches of Waikiki, it is also an incisive and sobering commentary of America’s contradictory identity. “There are these two parallel lines running through American history: the call for representative government based on the consent of the governed, and territorial expansion,” she said. Vowell paints a bleak picture of disillusionment and despair. But she remains optimistic. Despite its turbulent past, Hawaii is still an Elysian ideal. Perhaps the sunshine has softened Vowell’s typical bite, because imperialism has never been so enjoyable. Jessica Pena is the lead literature critic.

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vowell: Latest work ‘Unfamiliar Fishes’ examines Hawaii’s colonial history were plentiful, it’s unclear who we’d be laughing at. Sure, there’s the New Englanders. They’re an easy target and Vowell spares no expense in her jibes. When describing the men who would overthrow the Queen of Hawaii (Liluokalani), she remarks that it wouldn’t be unfitting to have Randy Newman score the scenes of their glib selfsatisfaction. But the missionaries aren’t the only victims. She’s quick to emphasize the more sympathetic side of the New Englanders. “One good thing about these missionaries is that, in some ways, they’re quite democratic,” she explained. For Vowell, there is no clear hero or villain. “All of this is a kind of gray area where I like to live,” she said. And this is where the book succeeds. When she tones down her ridicule, what surfaces is a matured historian who can recognize that history, as she puts it, is a “fascinating tangle.” It’s a credit to Vowell’s extensive research and clever insight that what appears as a simple story of them versus us is a much more nuanced and complex narrative of conflicting identities. Vowell forces her readers to come to terms with the nastier sides of American history, when she places our nation’s founding ideals of democracy

s part of the recent influx of new wave revival projects, the self-titled debut of Holy Ghost! induces nostalgia for ’80s dance culture, even in those too young to have experienced it firsthand. The electro-pop duo applies techniques from modern electronic dance music to its synth-happy roots – the result sounding much like a remixed soundtrack to a John Hughes movie. While this album is certainly a worthwhile listen, it lacks the edge of other recent efforts, as well as Holy Ghost!’s own previous releases. It has been four years since the band unveiled their first single “Hold On,” and that song still remains their best. (In fact, the most noteworthy tracks on the album are all those that were already singles.) Most contemporary new wave acts draw on the darker, drier Joy Division sound, but Holy Ghost!’s earlier work departs from this trend by infusing electro-pop with funk elements. Such deviation is still present in some tracks on Holy Ghost!, but the majority of the album is rather bland. It is doubtful that the average listener will be able to sit through all of the filler tracks until the end, when the funkiest, most exciting songs finally appear. Listeners are left baffled as to what the band has been so preoccupied with over the past four years ­— clearly it wasn’t perfecting their debut album. The slew of remixes they have released demonstrates how talented the two musicians are, but perhaps they focused too much energy on this side project. Had they put in the necessary effort, this could have been a great album­­— but what they have given us is still half-baked and mediocre. —Erin Donaldson

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essy folly has never sounded so elegant, as London-based band the Kills unleash a rapid fire of battered heartbreak and dirty revenge on their latest album, Blood Pressures. Crass, coarse and complicated, dynamic duo Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince bring back their signature grit in their fourth release. Brimming with dissonant blues and wildly hypnotic hooks, Blood Pressures forms an instantly enjoyable display of empowerment. The appeal of the Kills lies in their blatant disregard for and reinvention of conventions, demonstrating that delightfully contagious tracks aren’t limited to crisp music that soothes and pleases. Instead, the album couples Mosshart’s ragged vocals with rough, uneven bursts of percussion and warped guitar lines. The elements, already enthralling on their own, merge to form a power shield against life’s cuts and bruises. Mosshart’s husky screams of “You can blow what’s left of my right mind” confirm that the Kills are not to be messed with. The power struggle vocalized is less of a close match and more of a no-brainer. Blending fierce connotations and gripping rhythms, Blood Pressures throws down battle songs that are surprisingly danceable. When the Kills aren’t delivering hardhitting tales of angst, they turn to minimalist portrayals of woe. Intended to evoke empathy, they quickly become watered-down in their lack of emotional intensity. But these moments are thankfully sparse, leaving listeners to bask in Blood Pressures’ glory. Tough exteriors and inherently dazzling techniques turn the album into an anthem for the downtrodden. —Cynthia Kang


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SKIN: Tattoo art leaves an indelible, physical impression on participants From Page 7 the mind’s wanting-feeling-knowing and the meat’s lumphood that is what is most wonderful and strange to me about the body,” said Jackson. Previous works such as “The Anatomy of Melancholy” and “The Doll Games” deftly investigates the mind’s fascination with the human physicality it inhabits and navigates, as “bodily texts and textual bodies (come) apart and start forging strange new alliances.” The symbiotic relationship between text and body characterizes Jackson’s work, and “Skin” does so in the most direct way. The activation of the “Skin” project is in itself a birth of a (multi) selfconscious “lump,” guided by elemental, genetic instructions ­— here, the text. Once aware of its own existence, the textual community establishes a nonpresent physical intimacy between itself and the author, between art and artist. Both parties have bled for each other, an empathetic relationship difficult to achieve in a static gallery. When a volunteer dies, his or her embodied word is erased from the story, subtracting from the overall text but merging previously separate words by its erasure. Eventually time will degrade the

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Shelley Jackson, the author of ‘Skin.’ entire embodied text, and “Skin” will no longer roam about the world. But far from slipping quietly out of existence, “Skin” flaunts its mortality as clearly as volunteers display their tattoos, hearts and words worn on their sleeves for all to see. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg is the lead visual art critic.

Bryan Gerhart digs deeper into Snoop Dogg’s Doggumentary, and Ian Birnam delves into the tracks from Glasvegas’ latest album.

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nybody who thinks that Snoop has “sold out” has got it all wrong. On his first solo single he proudly declared that he had his mind on his money and his money on his mind, a nearly-official credo he’s lived by ever since. Sure, a GPS navigation system and duet with Katy Perry might be as far from the streets as you can get, but that doesn’t matter — he’s still making bank. These days, Snoop Dogg is a celebrity first and a rapper second (or maybe third or fourth), but in any case, we can’t say he didn’t warn us. Doggumentary is Snoop’s 11th full length — sure, there have been plenty of fine moments since his brilliant debut, but no album he’s released since has come close to matching his first. Doggystyle set a bar so high that even the Boss Dogg himself doesn’t seem interested in trying to top it, but he’ll be damned if he lets you forget his early flair. From Doggumentary’s opener “Toyz N Da Hood” on, the G-Funk sound Snoop helped perfect is hinted at, yet never committed to. Instead, Snoop Dogg plays a chame-

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leon, latching onto whatever seems to work in hip-hop today. He raps over beats by Kanye West, Lex Luger (Waka Flocka’s resident producer) and Scott Storch, among others, but even his familiar drawl isn’t enough to command the songs as his own. Too often it feels like the Doggfather is the guest rather than the host. When he does try to tap into the style of production that defined his earliest work it feels halfhearted. Maybe that’s not anyone’s fault; maybe G-Funk was specific to a bygone era and just doesn’t work in the 21st century. But if that’s the case, Snoop should be pushing towards cementing a new signature sound rather than trying to recreate his own past or lazily accepting what’s already out there. “Gangbang Rookie” distinguishes itself as a highlight because the rapper balances musical homage with slight progression, avoiding both the caricature and camouflage that marks the rest of the release. It doesn’t help that the guest list here is straight-up ridiculous, featuring everyone from Kobe Bryant to Willie Nelson, reinforcing the idea that Snoop’s Rolodex might be more intriguing than his rhymes. Like it or not, Doggumentary is the perfect summation of Snoop in 2011. Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bootsy Collins makes an appearance on the first track, delivering the cliche wisdom that “You may never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This isn’t Snoop’s issue: His first impression was fantastic. It’s his 11th impression that could use some work. —Bryan Gerhart

Heading into its first home game at Levine-Fricke Field against its first conference opponent, the No. 8 Cal softball team could have had three starters missing from the lineup. In the final game of the weekend’s slate, one was able to make a starting appearance. After spending a week on crutches, pitcher Jolene Henderson received the all-clear to play against No. 4 ASU. The sophomore helped the Bears to a 3-2 victory to rebound from two losses on Friday and Saturday. All-American pitcher Valerie Arioto has been sidelined all season with a broken leg. “I can’t stay in the dugout and watch my team and feel so helpless,” Henderson said. “As a player, I don’t like that feeling that I won’t be able to come in if something happens.” The Sun Devils (35-3, 2-1 in the Pac-10) ace Dallas Escobedo, who had two strong performances in the preceding games, sat in the dugout until the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, right fielder Elia Reid’s solo home run and center fielder Frani Echavarria’s RBI single tied the score at 2-2 and prompted ASU coach Clint Myers to pull freshman starter Mackenzie Popescue in favor of Escobedo. In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the bases loaded, two outs and a full count, Bears second baseman Jordan Wallace drew a walk to win the game. Cal (22-7, 1-2) was also still missing baserunning threat of speedster Jamia Reid. The left fielder was still in the dugout with a lingering shoulder injury.

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t’s hard to find a rock or pop album nowadays without a synthesizer mixed in there somewhere. EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\, the second album by Scotland’s Glasvegas, is no exception. EUPHORIC could have been a continuation of the band’s bold, arena rock style that swirls James Allan’s thick accent over soaring guitar progressions. Sadly, the dominating synth drowns out the band’s powerful presence, turning the album into a commercial product. The new concepts the band explores are similarly concealed and

require multiple listens to truly grasp the ideas through the synthetic haze. Tones of desire, rejection and regret come full circle in the spoken word tracks that open and close the album. Allan’s attempts to convey life as a gay man especially make use of these tones, voicing how prejudices can swallow you whole unless you rise above them. These fresh ideas are squandered by mundane beats that merge with Allan’s vocals, creating slurs almost unintelligible without the aid of a lyric sheet. Yet Allan still projects appeal, as his accent adds character to the garbled lyrics. This charm, apparent in tracks like “The World is Yours,” is not only a counterbalance to the album’s repetitive drone, but is also the sliver of originality that Glasvegas retains. EUPHORIC fails to capture the intimate concepts and original sound behind their debut. The delightfully indistinguishable words and massive instruments once positioned Glasvegas as an up-and-coming quartet with a sound that could easily fill amphitheatres. That sound has now been watered down for mainstream rock and pop, transforming a refreshing band into a humdrum corporate item. —Ian Birnam

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Jordan Wallace drew the game-winning walk against Arizona State pitcher Dallas Escobedo with bases loaded. It was Wallace’s 10th walk of the season.

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Cal: 3 ASU: 2 e. reid: 2-3, Hr, RBI, Run decker: 2-4, 2 runs echavarria: 1-3, RBI winning pitcher: Henderson (20-5) “Jamia is a big deal on our team,” Henderson said. “She gets things going, even if it is not home runs. It is the confidence she has at the plate and it is the confidence that she shows in the outfield.” The resulting losses may have been due to the roster changes, but Friday’s close 3-1 loss was a testament to the Bears’ resilience against the team with the highest batting average in the country.

That resolve was less evident on Saturday in the second game of the weekend series. ASU had Erceg’s number all afternoon, tallying 13 hits en route to a 7-2 win. Escobedo threw a complete game to improve her record to 17-1. The 6-foot-1 freshman had a sevenstrikeout performance, backed by infielder Annie Lockwood’s two homeruns. Cal catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt’s solo shot in the sixth inning was the Bears’ biggest offensive display against the ace. Despite the struggles in the two games leading up to Sunday, the Bears seemed more confident in their third round with ASU. “I think all the mystery was gone,” Ziegenhirt said. “We pretty much knew who were their hitters and who were their slappers, what was (Escobedo’s) go-to pitch and what they would do in certain situations.” Kelly Suckow covers softball.

RUGBY: Aronson pushing for more playing time From back 11 underclassmen logged time on the field compared to Saturday’s 10. “We put out a slightly stronger team against UCLA, and that allowed us to play with just a little higher performance level,” Clark said. “Credit to Claremont — they were pretty physical. They make tackles around the fringe and I think they battled in the forwards especially pretty hard.” Despite a slow start, Sunday was an improvement for at least one Bear. Junior flyhalf Alex Aronson, one of the

players battling for more playing time, went 3-for-7 in second-half relief against UCLA, but impressed against the Dragons. On Sunday, the Concord, Calif., native put in 7-of-9 conversion kicks, in addition to a 30-meter penalty kick in the 14th minute for the game’s first points. “I was getting a lot more consistent strikes on the ball (on Sunday),” Aronson said. “I think the biggest thing I can prove is that I can communicate well and make good decisions.” Christina Jones covers rugby.

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Going into its match-up with No. 9 Stanford on Friday, the Cal lacrosse team probably felt like it was on top of the world — or at least on top of the conference. Fresh off a three-game winning streak, the most recent of which was an 11-2 rout of Villanova on March 27, the Bears were undefeated in league play. Junior midfielder Tara Arolla had just been named MPSF player of the week. Coming out of halftime down 13-5 to the Cardinal, however, the Bears may have well been six feet under. They scored evenly in the second half but still lost, 19-11, at Cagan Stadium in Stanford. “We kind of dug ourselves a hole that was, in the end, too big to come back from,” Cal coach Theresa Sherry said. “We tied them 6-6 in the second half, but we allowed them eight goals in the first half. That’s not going to work out in your favor.” The Bears (8-5, 2-1 in the MPSF) struggled with the most basic tactics, according to Sherry. The squad failed to win draw controls at the

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Cal: 11 Stanford: 19 Goals: Burke 4, Horn 2 game’s start, a mistake that enabled Stanford (10-1, 2-0) to keep possession. According to Sherry, Stanford seniors Karen Nesbitt and Lauren Schmidt in particular exploited those weaknesses and tired out Cal’s defense. Nesbitt and Schmidt, along with seniors Sarah Flynn, tested the Bears’ net. Flynn and Nesbitt both took five shots and scored three goals, while Schmidt scored five on eight shots. While Stanford’s seniors took the lead, Cal’s younger players were a presence on offense. The only goals scored by an upperclassman were two by junior Vail Horn. Meanwhile, freshman Amelia Burke scored a career-high four goals against the Cardinal. “Amelia has really come alive the last three or four games for us, actually winning draw controls for us and also just going hard to goal,” Sherry said. “She has the benefit of not having

that monkey on her back from past years and past losses, so she plays unafraid.” Given that the last time the rivals faced off, Cal fell just 9-7 in the 2010 MPSF semifinal, one might have expected the Bears to come out with a little more confidence. Instead, they came out unprepared. “You can’t come out flat against them,” Sherry said. “We came out really slow, sort of on our heels for some reason, and you can’t do that against a good team like that.” Coming out without intensity clearly cost the Bears against Stanford, which averages 15.46 goals per game. The Cardinal have yet to lose to an unranked opponent this season. Even so, the Bears’ previously perfect conference record means they that still may get the chance to play Stanford again in the tournament. “We are playing every game like it’s a championship game because we don’t want to leave anything to chance at the end of April,” Sherry said. Friday’s performance shows there is serious room for improvement if Cal wants another shot at the Card. Alex Matthews covers lacrosse.


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Bears continue torrid MPSF play with victory over Rainbow Wahine By Ed Yevelev | Senior Staff eyevelev@dailycal.org it.

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After a 7-6 road victory over No. 4 Hawaii on Saturday, the Cal women’s water polo team now controls its own destiny in the rugged MPSF with two league games remaining — a level of success that the Bears’ junior goalie didn’t see coming this season. “I would like to say yes,” Peckham said. “But I think people had their doubts, and thought we’d be in the middle of the pack. I think this win proves we’re a solid contender.” The manner in which the Bears won was just as convincing. Driver Libby McLaren dubbed the matchup in Honolulu a “business trip,” and Cal (20-3, 5-0 in the MPSF) certainly earned its best ever conference start in business-like fashion. The Bears never trailed in the contest, establishing an early lead and staving off rallies by the Rainbow Wahine (13-6, 3-2) to snap a three-game losing streak at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics

Quick Look: Cal: 7 Hawaii: 6 peckham: 10 saves csikos: 2 goals five tied with 1 goal Complex. “We jumped out on them early, and that was the difference,” said Peckham, who turned away 10 shots on the afternoon.   “I don’t think they were expecting that. I don’t think they thought we’d be prepared.” Cal didn’t take too long to assert itself. The game was barely two minutes old before the Bears held a 2-0 advantage, as Emily Csikos and leading scorer Breda Vosters each buried shots past Hawaii keeper Serena Bredin. The Rainbow Wahine fought back in the second quarter, using scores from Carmen and Monika Eggens, and Amarens Genee to force a 3-3 halftime deadlock. But though the home team would remain within

striking distance, Cal had an answer for every surge. With the Bears shutting down center Leonie Van Der Molen, Hawaii freshman Kelly McKee stepped up to score a game-high three goals — the first of which tied the match again at 4-4 in the third period. Cal responded with back-to-back scores from its own first-year players. Freshman driver Ashley Young and center Katie Monton both found the net with under two minutes left in the quarter to help the Bears regain control. McKee added a pair of penalty shots in the final period, but the Rainbow Wahine got no closer than a goal the rest of the way. “Our coaches have been stressing not letting them score after we got a goal,” Vosters said. “We really shut them down when we needed to.” The Bears now return home to Spieker Aquatics Complex for their final two conference tilts — the last of which, against rival Stanford, could determine the regular season MPSF crown. “Everyone’s pretty stoked right now,” Peckham said. “Everyone’s proud of what we’ve done.” Ed Yevelev covers women’s water polo.

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Baseball: Cal jumps on USC errors From back “I wanted to do something big,” Krist said of his home run. “I didn’t want a base hit or a walk because then (Oropesa) would have to slap a few tags on me. I was thinking a double, a home run or I was going to strike out.” A hard fought and occasionally chippy affair, Cal chalked up one of its most impressive victories of the season, overcoming a relatively lackluster outing from starting pitcher Dixon Anderson by fending off an aggressive Trojan lineup and getting timely hits from the bottom of the order. USC (10-18, 2-4) struck first with runs in the first two innings on a bloop single by Oropesa and a suicide squeeze by Garrett Houts. The Trojans were active on the basepaths in the early going and even had a second suicide squeeze attempt broken up for an out. Cal coach David Esquer complimented USC’s strong play despite its subpar record. “They played us as tough as any-

body has all year because they played aggressively,” Esquer said. “They were fearless offensively with their squeeze plays, their hitting and running and their slashing. They kept us on our toes and they executed quite a bit.” Cal also benefited from two USC errors that resulted in three unearned runs for losing pitcher Logan Odom. After USC shortstop James Roberts couldn’t handle a Mitch Delfino grounder that would have ended the inning, left fielder Darrel Matthews took an Odom inside fastball out to left field. The two-RBI double broke a 4-4 tie to give Cal a lead it would not surrender. Ninth hitter Austin Booker gave the Bears two clutch insurance runs in the seventh after lacing a Chad Smith offering down the left field line that extended Cal’s lead to four. “We tell ourselves that we have to pitch and play defense and we got to have a different hero every night,” Esquer said. “We don’t need the same guys to lead.”

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This season has become a story of When the No. 10 Cal womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenâ&#x20AC;&#x153;what ifsâ&#x20AC;? for Cal. And the team knows nis team was squaring off against No. it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go into the NCAA Champion13 Arizona State on Saturday, there ships with â&#x20AC;&#x153;what ifsâ&#x20AC;?. ThetheDaily Californian DUMMY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people continue to talk about were occasional blasts of gunshots For all the effort Cal menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how if we would have made all our coming from nearby Edwards gymnastics team puts into training routines, we wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won, instead of Stadium, where a high school track and preparation each day when the thinking we have to work our butts off meet was being held. judges arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around, it just hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to make our sets,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. On the courts at Hellman Tennis come through when it really matDuring practices, the Bears manage Complex, no firearms were necessary ters. to pull off their routines flawlessly, but to create explosions. The tennis rackThe No. 3 Bears scored 356.050 to when competitions roll around, they ets provided all the firepower necesplace third at the MPSF Championcrumble under the pressure. sary for a firecracker of a match. ships this past weekend at the Cadet â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of falls on vault, floor The Bears (14-5, 5-1 in the Pac-10) West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colo., and high bar,â&#x20AC;? junior Nic Blair said. squeezed past the Sun Devils, 4-3, and the team vibe was anything but â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost several points on those in a match that lasted just over four satisfied. falls and scored low.â&#x20AC;? hours to complete a weekend sweep â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m embarrassed,â&#x20AC;? sophomore And that is exactly what is setting over the visiting Arizona schools. Donothan Bailey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were more Cal apart from top teams like OklaOn Friday, Cal blanked underthan prepared and sucked.â&#x20AC;? homa and Stanford. Both teams were manned Arizona, 7-0. The Wildcats Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance merited able to hit close to 33 out of 36 rou(15-5, 2-2) played with only five playsixth place all-around, pacing the tines on Saturday. The Bears completers and forfeited one singles point Bears with an 87.500. The Bears ed just 23 of 36. and one doubles match due to the struggled to produce a solid showAs a result, the squad isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going incomplete lineup. ing in almost every event; junior down in the history books on its own In the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; matchup with ArizoGlen Ishinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in the parallel bars terms. The final season of its prona State (13-5, 3-2), Cal managed to was one of the few highlights, along gram isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t giving the school the kind snatch the doubles point after the No. with his second-place spot on the of punch and remorse the team was pommel horse. hoping for. No. 2 Stanford took home the title, Despite the disappointment, the scoring a 362.250, followed by topBears have to bounce back if they ranked Oklahoma with 360.700. Newant to make a statement about the braska and Air Force were fourth and schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to cut their Cal cafifth, respectively. reers short. Gymnasts are rarely satisfied with They only have one more chance to the judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; evaluations but on Satprove themselves as a top team with urday night, the squad had no gripes the NCAA Championships looming in with the scores it received. less than two weeksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ACROSS time. And they 10. Outstanding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Third is what we deserved,â&#x20AC;? junior only have one more chance to do it asinsect 1. Flying 11. Place where 27 Nic Blair said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We counted so many teammates. 5. Blair Partsaid. of a loaf missed sets.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have what it takes,â&#x20AC;? was spoken Added Jeffrey Langenstein: 10. Male animal â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we can pull things back to# 9â&#x20AC;&#x153;ConEASY 12. Neat as __ ference is a preview of NCAAs and gether â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14. all.â&#x20AC;? Parts of intestines 13. Mannerly man Camellia Senemar covers menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Saturday) night was anything but 15. Allude 21. Gold or copper gymnastics. what we had planned on.â&#x20AC;?

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“I’m embarrassed. We were more than prepared and sucked.” —Cal men’s gymnast Donothan Bailey, on his team’s third-place finish at the MPSF Championships

Monday, April 4, 2011 • dailycal.org/sports

Weekend Recap:

Baseball: Cal v. USC W9-6

Rugby: Cal v. Claremont W 62 - 7

softball: Cal v. ASU W3-2

w. polo: Cal v. Hawaii W7-6

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Football | Spring Practice

Cal holds Dragons to seven points By Christina Jones | Senior Staff cjones@dailycal.org

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Cal: 62 claremont: 7 halftime score: 34-0, cal

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The Cal football team has been forced to move some spring practices to Oakland’s Laney College due to construction at Memorial Stadium and Witter Field.

Off-campus practice a mixed bag By Christina Jones and Jonathan Kuperberg sports@dailycal.org The Cal football team is set at receiver, with standouts Marvin Jones and Keenan Allen returning. Who will be throwing to them is a different matter. Six different quarterbacks got snaps during an 11-on-11 drill at the end of Saturday’s practice at Laney College in Oakland. Head coach Jeff Tedford was not particularly impressed. “Not very good,” he said of their performances. Only one current Cal quarterback saw more than garbage time last year for the Bears. That player, senior Brock Mansion, overthrew several passes on Saturday afternoon but did complete a 10-yard pass to Jones off a three-step drop. “It’s a noticeable difference when he’s in as opposed to everybody else,” Tedford said. Even Mansion, though, was affected by the Bears’ aggressive defensive unit during the drill. The quarterbacks often had little time to get their throws off. Zach Maynard was chased down by linebacker Lucas King. Beau Sweeney was sacked at least twice. Even the passes that were completed were problematic. Mansion found receiver Coleman Edmond on a slant route, but the pass was

behind him. Allan Bridgford completed a fiveyarder to Jones, but it was too high for him to gain any yards after the catch. Tedford said that he will narrow the quarterback battle down to three players for the next practice, allowing those three more reps. Defense is Name of the Game Saturday was the first practice with full pads, and the defense definitely took advantage of it during the 11-on-11 drill But when the play died it was often the offensive player who had to pull himself back up while the defense celebrated. Behind King’s two sacks and fumble recovery, the defensive unit registered eight sacks, forcing the offense to backpedal a combined 51 yards over the span of the two team sessions. The disparity between the two sides of the ball could not have been more apparent. “No question that the defense is ahead of the offense right now,” Tedford said. “There’s a lot more experience on the defensive side of the ball, so there’s a lot of learning going on for the offense. “It’s a lot easier for the defense to get off and play fast when there’s a lot more paralysis by analysis by the offensive guys.” Running on Empty It wasn’t just the quarterbacks who faltered against the defensive pressure The defense also hounded the tailbacks, who

struggled to find seams. Isi Sofele seemed to have more success than his counterparts, though junior transfer Mike Manuel flashed some speed. Junior Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson produced the most notable play, breaking through for about an eight-yard gain. More often than not, however, the ball carriers managed no gain, frequently being tied up in the backfield. With the departure of Shane Vereen, Sofele is Tedford’s clear No. 1 option. Who will be number two is up in the air. For now, Manuel has made quite an impression on his head coach so far. “If we had to play tomorrow and Mike knew what he was doing, he’d probably be the backup tailback,” Tedford said. “So far I haven’t seen him make a lot of mental mistakes. He’s a tough guy, and he’s a good runner and he catches the ball well.” Manuel, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound transfer from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif., echoed his coach’s sentiments, and said he is trying to pick up Cal’s system as quickly as possible. “They’ve been throwing a lot at me, so I got to catch up with that,” Manuel said. “When they throw you out there, you got to know what you’re doing.” Manuel’s main competition in spring ball will likely come from DeBoskie-Johnson, who Tedford said needs to lose around 10 pounds because he’s a “step slow” after bulking up in the offseason.

Going into this weekend, the Cal rugby team had outscored its opponents 245-14 in its three league matches. What would happen when the Bears gave their opposition a one or two man advantage? In two matches against UCLA and the Claremont Colleges this weekend, Cal outscored its two divisional foes, 162-7. The lone seven points given up came while the Bears played a man down due to a yellow card for repeated infractions on Sunday afternoon against the Dragons. According to coach Jack Clark, however, the score was not a byproduct of Cal’s penalty. “Typically what happens when you play down is you give up points,” Clark said. “On the try we gave up, we just missed a tackle ... It wasn’t because we were a man down.” Prior to the score, the Bears had fended off another Claremont oneman advantage and put up 48 points. Senior outside center Sean Gallinger led the way, bookending halftime with

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Sophomore center Seamus Kelly is part of a Cal squad that has held opponents to just 21 points in its past three games.

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the season and never broke stride. Anchored by three RBI from both Krist and Darrel Matthews, the Cal baseball team came back from a pair of two-run deficits and knocked off the Trojans, 9-6, on Sunday. The Bears (19-6, 5-1 in the Pac-10) won their second consecutive conference series despite losing the opening game on Friday. Sunday’s victory also marked the first time that Cal has won consecutive series against USC since 20032004.

converted tries and notching a hat trick in the 46th minute. Cal (21-0, 5-0 in the CPD) responded to the Dragons’ score with two converted tries for a 62-7 final score, denying Claremont its first CPD win. But the Bears faced far worse conditions at UCLA the day before. With a 57-0 halftime lead, Clark opted to use his allowed substitutions early in the second half. In the final frame, however, two Bears — freshman scrumhalf Paul Bosco and inside center Jared Braun — went down with injuries, forcing the Bears to play shorthanded. “I’d rather save some minutes for some of our first choice players and keep them injury-free for next week (at St. Mary’s),” Clark said. While the Bruins whiffed the goal line, Cal made strong defensive stands to repel UCLA and preserve the shutout. The 100-0 triumph was the Bears’ third triple-digit win this season, and their third shutout in league play. Clark put out a mixed lineup on both days, which produced mixed results. Sunday’s lineup featured 14 new starters from the preceding day, and

baseball: P9

rugby: P8

Krist’s home run powers Bears over USC By Gabriel Baumgaertner Senior Staff gbaumgaertner@dailycal.org

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Austin Booker went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Cal’s 9-6 victory over USC on Sunday. The senior outfielder is hitting .333 this season and has 11 RBI.

Leading off the bottom of the seventh inning, Chadd Krist knew that he needed to back up his words and to do so, he was willing to foul off every ball left at Evans Diamond until he got his pitch. Just a half-inning earlier, the Cal catcher was barking at USC’s Ricky Oropesa for admiring a long home run that the burly Trojan first baseman pulverized out of Evans Diamonds and into neighboring Edwards Stadium. Now, Krist needed to make the visitors pay. After battling through eleven pitches with USC reliever Matt Munson, Krist sent the 12th delivery over the left field fence for his first home run of

Quick Look: usc: 6 cal: 9 Krist: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs winning pitcher: porter (2-0)


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