For many, the White House’s Champion of Change award is one of the highest honors an American citizen can receive, but for UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare graduate student Minh Dang, the honor was bittersweet.
Dang, an activist fighting against sexual abuse and trafficking, was named by the White House as a Champion of Change on Monday along with 14 other Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women for their remarkable professional achievement, leadership skills and commitment to public service.
Read more about Dang here.
Pushing through Kroeber Hall’s enormous glass doors with a life-sized human wire sculpture in tow, Isabel Halpern contemplated the next place to display her senior art project.
Over the last month, many students have noticed — and shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — the bold and thought-provoking series of wire sculptures that sit, crouch or lean on benches throughout the UC Berkeley campus. And while Halpern’s identity as an artist was unknown at first to the wider campus — leading the Clog to dub her the “Banksy of Berkeley” — the graduating senior has finally revealed her inspiration for the mysterious sculptures.
Read more at the Daily Clog.
Clochella held at Cloyne Court this Saturday demonstrated that the local, independent music scene is alive and well at Cal. An all-day event held from noon to 1 a.m., Clochella delivered as a music festival by constantly providing energetic live music throughout the day.
Clochella felt amicable and friendly to both residents and visitors. With two live band stages and a DJ stage, there were enough places to satisfy your dance or mosh-pit urges. And in between sets, you could easily find a place to lie down and rest in Cloyne’s backyard lawn and share a cigarette or drink with a fellow attendee.
Read the rest of the review here.
Berkeley residents should be on the lookout for famed English actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Playwright Harold Pinter’s play, “No Man’s Land,” starring the critically acclaimed McKellen and Stewart, will present its pre-Broadway premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. “No Man’s Land” is scheduled for 34 exclusive performances in August at the Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, beginning on the Aug. 3 and ending on Aug. 31, before it moves to Broadway.
Read more here.