Well, UC Irvine, it’s been fun. But now, in words inspired by Biff from ‘Back to the Future,’ I have to make like a banana and get the hell out of here.
This is not a goodbye column, This is now transformed into a thank you column.
First I have to thank some New University-related people. Thank you to Tracy Ung for getting me into this mess, which has consumed my Sundays for the last two years. I also have to thank Allan Taing, who first decided to hire me and has continued to be a valuable source of advice. Finally, thank you to Ben and Maya, who have really helped me through the most challenging year yet. You guys took a risk on me and I hope that I didn’t let you down.
Thank you to outspoken Jews and Muslims on campus. So some people think activism that doesn’t pull its punches translates to a dangerous or intolerant situation and we all have to hold hands in the park to convince people otherwise. But you know what? Conflict makes life interesting. Why do you think Berkeley Boomers can’t stop talking about when some police officer cracked their heads during a protest in 1968? Yeah, it hurt, but it made them feel alive. Now, Berkeley is nothing but a bunch of pot-smoking bio-majors who could care less where the Free Speech Caf