Campus club effective in proving their point

As a university on the forefront of progress, UC Berkeley has had a reputation of being an open and tolerant atmosphere. So when the College Republicans club organized a bake sale that charged the buyer’s goods based on their race or gender, many were shocked. But when done to prove a point, people should realize […]

Kindle set to fire up the tablet market

On Sept. 28, Amazon launched its much-anticipated tablet. Christened Kindle Fire, the 7-inch tablet is priced at $199 and is available for pre-order, with delivery Nov. 15. Amazon has also significantly modified its kindle line of e-reader devices, with 6-inch non-touch B&W Kindle e-reader now available for $79, and the Kindle Touch ad-supported version for […]

Sentence, not license, revoked in Saudi Arabia

In a positive turn of events for women’s rights, a Saudi Arabian woman’s sentence for driving was revoked this week. King Abdullah made the decision not to give the woman her original punishment of 10 lashes. The outcome is the first of its kind, and came just two days following Abdullah’s announcement that women will […]

Roberta Flack to release Beatles cover LP

“Killing Me Softly” is one of those songs that transcends generations. Whether it’s because of the catchiness of the tune or how amusing it is to parody, the song sticks with people of all ages. Roberta Flack, the multi-talented artist behind this hit, is looking to expand her repertoire by channeling the energy of another […]

Long Island students arrested in SAT cheating scandal

Seven high school students in Long Island, New York, were arrested Tuesday in an alleged SAT cheating scandal. Samuel Eshaghoff faces felony fraud charges, while six others are charged with misdemeanors. Eshaghoff, 19, is accused of impersonating six Great Neck North High students between 2010 and 2011, in which he allegedly charged between $1,500 and […]

Sony to stop paying for 3-D glasses

As of May 1, 2012, Sony Pictures Entertainment will no longer pay for 3-D glasses, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The company recently notified theaters of the change, giving them time to develop a new policy for funding the glasses that have become commonplace for many moviegoers. According to the report, glasses for smaller films can […]

Contaminated cantaloupes pose serious health risk

In what the CDC is calling the deadliest foodbourne outbreak in a decade, Listeria-infected cantaloupes in 18 states have sickened 72 people, killing 13 so far. Officials say the epidemic will most likely worsen as the government struggles to trace how far the bacteria have spread into other states. In addition, the symptoms of Listeria […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Cure and Heart were among the first-time nominees announced Tuesday for potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2012. Other new nominees include rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, blues guitarist and singer Freddie King, British rock group the […]