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Male, 21, Dies From Alcohol Poisoning in Berkeley Home - The Daily Californian, 8/12/2010

A 21-year-old male was pronounced dead at a Berkeley hospital early Saturday morning after a night of drinking at a friend's house on Southside, police said.

Tragedy puts UC Berkeley house in spotlight - San Francisco Chronicle, 8/1/2010

A once-promising UC Berkeley junior lies in his parents' San Diego home, a breathing tube down his throat and his imaginative brain destroyed.

With Drinking, Parent Rules Do Affect Teens' Choices - Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 5/31/2010

As teenagers mature into their senior year of high school, many parents begin to feel more comfortable about letting them drink alcohol. But new research from brain scientists and parenting experts suggests loosening the reins on drinking may not be a good idea in the long run. And, researchers say, parents' approach to addressing teen drinking does influence a teen's behavior.

Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage - Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 1/25/2010

For teenagers, the effects of a drunken night out may linger long after the hangover wears off.

Mistaken Means - by Senior Editorial Board, The Daily Californian, 1/22/2010

From media representations to generally-held stereotypes, drinking and debauchery have long been characterized as integral components of a typical American college experience. Within these portrayals, Greek organizations-fraternities, in particular-have become inextricably linked to partying and its after effects.

Berkeley resident, neighborhood association filing lawsuit against 35 UC Berkeley fraternities - by Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune, 1/17/2010

Violent assaults, noise, trash, urination, flying golf balls and bad behavior are the subject of a lawsuit against 35 UC Berkeley fraternities a neighbor said he plans to file Tuesday.

Southside's Late-Night Noise Problem: A Student Perspective - by Max Niu, The Daily Californian, 2/10/09

Remember when you were kids, and how the really obnoxious kids in third grade retorted "it's a free country" when they were told to stop doing something stupid?

Southside's Late-Night Noise Problem: A Neighbor Perspective - by Phil Bokovoy, The Daily Californian, 2/10/09

I have lived near the Clark Kerr Campus since 1984 when I was in graduate school and have lived around students for many years.

Police Shut Down Party in Gaia Building on Friday - by Jessica Kwang, The Daily Californian, 2/3/09

Berkeley police shut down a large party that had gotten out of control Friday night at the Gaia Building in Downtown Berkeley.


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