Letter From the Editor September 2011

Dear Patriot readers, Welcome to our first issue of the 2011-12 school year! We have a lot of exciting plans for the upcoming year, starting with a new layout! Our layout editors Grace Meador and Lizhen Chen have spent the summer looking for ways to update The Patriot’s look while keeping the traditional elements that…

Under New Management

Compatriots! It is my pleasure to head off the new school year as the Patriot’s Editor-in-Chief, and I look forward to leading an excellent staff. This issue features a Point-Counterpoint – the first in a long time! – on Proposition 19, an initiative that would drastically reshape California drug policy. Opinion Editor Charlie Deist writes…

April’s Full of Fools!

Ah, springtime. Sunshine, flowers, Cadbury eggs, and, of course, people up to ridiculous antics that nobody can believe are true. Writer Shawn Lewis discusses the peculiar and polarizing “Demon Sheep” ad sponsored by Carly Fiorina’s campaign against Tom Campbell in the GOP Senate race. On the Berkeley campus, former President Bill Clinton arrived and talked…

Hope and Change in 2010

Welcome to 2010, compatriots! We all had a wonderful holiday season and hope you did as well. As we return for the spring semester, we have a great spread of articles to share with you. For this issue, we decided to focus on the controversy the Republican Party has made to combat the Obama administration…

September Editor’s Note

A TENTH YEAR FOR THE CALIFORNIA PATRIOT Welcome back, fellow Patriots! My name is Ann Marie Jelacich, and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the 2009-2010 academic year. I am very excited to serve you all and further the conservative movement with this amazing publication. We are into our tenth year of print and have managed…

Taking a Look Back

The end of the school year has arrived and finals are about to begin. Since last August, we at the California Patriot have taken great pride in covering the issues that have faced us as UC Berkeley students and also as Americans. We were able to experience the ending of the tree sit back in…