It was her first week as a 2013 freshman at UC Berkeley when Sarah Jones witnessed a fellow student being rushed to the hospital with suspected alcohol poisoning. The female student, who lives in the same dorm as Jones (not her real name), was turning 18 and friends had lined up 18 shots for her to drink. Jones said she doesn’t remember how many the student had drunk before the ambulance was called.
This weekend, a group of local residents and Cal joined forces to ask for some peace and quiet in a southside neighborhood that embraces one of the university’s biggest housing units, as well as fraternity row.
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