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Our ambivalence: Voting both ways

Elections 2014

I dress up, usually in some subtle combination of campaign-trail colors. I pick a blue-and-white dress and wear red jewelry. I pick a red dress with a blue belt. I am a dork all the way; I update Facebook to gloat about voting, and I Instagram my sticker on the way out.
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Dear governor: It’s your last term, make it count

Dear Gov. Brown, Congratulations. Being governor of one of the largest and the most populated states in the nation, one with a rich history of leading the way in countless policy issues, is no easy task. Although we seem to have survived the worst of the recession, neither economists nor
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Facebook’s got you covered: 10 groups to join today

Ah, the wonders of social networking; from creating an accessible platform for resumes via Linkedin to connecting horny, lonely souls via Grindr and Tinder, we as a human race have truly developed because of the opportunities that virtual networking has provided. As UC Berkeley students, we are far from foreign
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UC Berkeley students share their scar stories

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion once astutely said. Scars, in a strange way, act as physical markers to remind us of key events in the imposed narrative in which we view our lives. They serve as permanent proof of our experiences whether we like them or not,
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When llamas take UC Berkeley

For reasons unbeknown to most, there have been multiple instances of llamas parading through the Berkeley area in the past few weeks. Though these spectacles are probably blatant exploitation of said llamas, we can’t help but feel extreme spasms of joy every time we actually encounter the lamoids — Wikipedia
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George Beier, left, Mike Alvarez Cohen, Lori Droste, Jacquelyn McCormick

George Beier leads District 8 race against 3 other candidates

As of 12:45 a.m., Droste was ahead of three other District 8 hopefuls, with a 1.24-point lead over runner-up Mike Alvarez Cohen, chair of the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board. George Beier, president of the Willard Neighborhood Association, came in third with about 26 percent of the vote. Jacquelyn McCormick, head of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association, came in fourth with 18.9 percent of the vote.
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