Welcome to the new year! For our first issue of the year, Weekender brings you an interview with a sitting U.S. Ambassador, in which our writer Anna Ho highlights some of the pressures facing our foreign diplomats in the Trump era. Check that out here.
Quality sex education is lacking both in schools here in the United States and around the world. Weekender editor Imad Pasha interviewed a former UC Berkeley student whose experiences abroad inspired her to create an intersectional feminist sex-ed podcast aimed to highlight and reach Bay Area voices. You can read that here.
We also bring a special contribution from the Lowdown writer Priya Iyer, who sat down with an undocumented UC Berkeley student to discuss the ramifications of DACA’s uncertain status. Read that here.
Finally, from our Portfolio section, we bring a poem by former Weekender editor Ericka Shin, on hedonism, as well as a continuing series, “From the Design Desk,” which highlights the personal artwork of the designers and illustrators at the Daily Cal. This week, we feature freshman and art practice major Simran Sarin.