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Nowhere to go but everywhere

Last weekend I was sitting on my bed and binge-watching Netflix for the umpteenth time, carefree and very content with my present situation. It wasn’t until Netflix thoughtlessly checked in with me to ask if I was “still there” that I caught myself in the realization that I had not
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Throw another shrimp on the barbie?

Culture shock, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life or set of attitudes.” Sounds easy enough to understand. When you’re in a new place, you face difficulties trying to adjust to a new culture.
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Homecoming

I’m a people person, there’s no doubt about it. I enjoy having face-to-face human interactions a lot more than having an online presence, and I would much rather meet you in real life than continuously text back and forth. Yet, I dread (and there’s really no other way to describe
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Best spots to relish winter near Berkeley

The end of the semester means the beginning of winter, and unfortunately that means the start of sad shivers for many of us. But for those of you who love bundling in layers of clothing, trading your sandals for boots and frolicking in the rain, get excited to break out of your
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New York City on screen

Although NYC is known for frequent celebrity sightings and run-ins, its landmarks and quaint locations are also often prominently featured in movies. Only after my six-week excursion did I realize that my sister and I actually visited a lot of places seen in movies. ‘Hitch’ I went to Columbia University
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Study spots in Manhattan

A week after finishing my freshman year at UC Berkeley, I packed some of my clothes, took my backpack with a few folders in it and flew to New York City. For the next six weeks, I lived with my sister in the heart of the city while taking a
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Free weekend

As the semester nears its end, we’re all a little tight on funds. With midterm snack binging nearly every week and the recent Halloween costume splurges, this weekend for us at the Clog will have to be one completely free of charge. However, we can’t possibly fathom spending the entire
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Iceland day 2: the Golden Circle

Welcome back, everybody. It’s been a long road to get to day two of this hallowed journey through one of earth’s most wondrous locations. I, like our dearly beloved Frank Ocean, teased and teased and teased. My “keep your browser open and your mouse at the ready, for next week
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The best part of Paris

One Saturday in mid-June, after months of begging, I found myself standing in the security line at San Francisco International Airport, clutching my passport and a boarding pass for a flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. I had an orientation in Paris the next day for my month-long summer abroad course and more books than were entirely necessary stuffed into my backpack.
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