Thank You for a Fantastic 2009!

On behalf of the entire staff of the California Patriot, we would like to thank you for your support. As you know, the California Patriot does not receive any funding nor does it receive the support of the university. As we like to say, they are not responsible for the content that we put out…

A Portrait of Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson

Despite winning the Nobel Prize in Economics, Oliver Williamson’s name is often unrecognized among Berkeley’s student population – which is a shame because of the man’s tremendous insights and revolutionary approach to economics. His work defines the field of transaction cost economics, reshaping how we understand business practices and carry out regulations, particularly anti-trust regulations.…

Taking Berkeley’s Temperature: Health Care — Is American Health Care in Crisis?

Many believe the US health care system is reaching a breaking point. They point to some alarming statistics. Costs are spiraling out of control, while countries with government-run health care have far lower costs. Despite this, United States health statistics are worse than most developed countries – higher infant mortality, greater obesity, lower life expectancies.…

The Conservative’s Survival Guide to Berkeley

Berkeley prides itself on its nonconformist culture, and demands that all students adopt it. Facing a uniform wall of rebels marching in lockstep, staying conservative can be a challenge. But don’t worry; the California Patriot is here to help. Here are some tips to overcome some common issues that new students often face. WHERE TO…

The Patriot’s Yearbook

Oaks Get the Axe! The 21-month-long Oak Grove tree sit that began in December 2006 finally came to an end on September 9, 2008. In opposition to the development of the Student-Athlete High Performance Center, whose construction requires the removal of 42 Oak Grove trees, hundreds of protesters occupied the oak trees while court battles…