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In the News: The Fight for a Field

December 5, 2016 | by

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s student newspaper, chronicles the women’s field hockey team’s two-year fight for equitable treatment. 

In 2014, UC Berkeley revoked the team’s on-campus practice and competition field privileges to construct a practice field for men’s football and lacrosse. ERA has proudly stood with the team for two years while promises to quickly provide them with a new on-campus field were delayed and broken by the administration.  

“I felt helpless, then I got mad. Because the only alternative is to keep fighting,” coach Onstead said. “So that was the lesson. And that’s what we did.”

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