Green Day

East Bay Area natives Green Day have gotten a lot of criticism for “selling out.” Growing up in Northern California, surrounded by a thriving punk rock scene in Berkeley, it seemed that the band would follow suit in the same vein as the area’s Operation Ivy or Jawbreaker.

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Vibe 14

Jennifer Hudson’s “Spot Light” suddenly comes to a halt in the Mesa parking structure. It’s freezing but there are people huddling together on the gray asphalt of the bottom floor, surrounded by water bottles, backpacks and the remnants of fast food. Some students are on their computers and the rest of the 40 people are standing in front of their audience, a line of cars, moving restlessly to their team captain’s counting. It’s just after 10 p.m., and most of them hope to leave by 3 a.m.

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Life Lessons at National Public Radio

Fourth-year English and drama major Aylin Zafar took off on a plane for the East Coast this summer for the UCDC Summer Internship program, where students get a chance to live and work in the heart of Washington D.C. Zafar turned her back to those flag-pinned politicians and headed to 635 Massachusetts Avenue, along with 54 other interns, to work at the headquarters of National Public Radio.

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Clarke: Dose of Soul and Funk

You’ve probably dragged your heavy books through the Student Center while using all your energy to keep your gaze straight-ahead on the “catwalk”—the only path in between the benches at the terrace. And more importantly, you’ve probably tried to keep your attention away from the Student Center stage where X band attempts to gain the attention of students eating their $6 salads or drinking their frappuccinos in that mermaid cup. One of these bands has probably unexpectedly made you slow down your pace.

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