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Portuguese daydreams

I was sitting in Portuguese 103 one dreary winter day last semester when it occurred to me — and this thought was not in English, but in the Portuguese-Spanish cocktail pseudo-dialect known as “Portunhol” — that I was, in that moment, a visitor to the Portuguese language.
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Berkeley must preserve its agricultural legacy

In light of climate change, failures in industrial agriculture, increased energy costs and demographic pressure, as well as multinational corporations’ increased control of the food system, we need to restore Berkeley’s public mission to prepare the new generation of scientists and practitioners with the necessary skills to tackle the challenges
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Low-hanging fruit

You can find Lolito alone at the bar, propped up against the record machine or looking demure in a dimly lit corner. He’s dark, sultry, devilish. I like to think he has dark hair and darker eyes, that he grows facial hair well but always keeps a close shave. He
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The Soapbox

Do it for the ‘gram

There comes a point in every international student’s freshman semester when they have to make an overwhelmingly difficult decision — to post or not to post? After the initial radio silence on social media as you focus on fitting in, figuring out an academic schedule and life without your parents,
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Finding the sacred at Cal

As the bells echoed from the ancient tower, a timed procession descended the hill toward the ocean, past the garlanded ox skulls and over the meandering brook. Just another day at UC Berkeley. Well, Sather Tower might not be all that ancient, though to a 20-year-old it probably feels that
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Sex on Tuesday

Femme is God

I swear she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in my whole fucking life. I was studying on the roof of Casa Zimbabwe, feeling heat on my brain, all the words in my textbook jumbling together and becoming a meaningless string of nothing. I could feel my
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Students must advocate for farmworkers’ equal rights

Agricultural industry representatives acknowledge the fragility of a food system that depends on migratory labor and undocumented farmers who work under temporary or unsafe circumstances and are in need of a more sustainable solution. United States policies systematically exclude agricultural workers from labor protections, pose a significant barrier for political advocacy and ultimately lock them in a vicious cycle of economic, political and social vulnerability.
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Weird flex but O(s)K(i)

We go to great lengths, the ends of the earth (or campus) to find all of our most flex-able assets. But what do we do when all of these assets have been cashed in, you may ask? We keep on keeping on. May we at the Clog present to you: Cal’s top-10 “Weird Flexes But Okay.”
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