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Wake up call

Berkeley Got Back

UC Berkeley’s bureaucratic skin has gradually toughened, overshadowing our individual impact as students and faculty.
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Labor pains

Your Mom Goes to College

With an epidural catheter inserted in my lower back and a MacBook placed strategically on my lap, I promptly registered for my next semester of classes between dulled contractions.
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Rewind, press play

Off the Beat

Movies are my own vantage points into the past. Rather than the photo albums my mom meticulously keeps or the half-scribbled-in diaries I sometimes find around my childhood room, movies are access points from which I can tap into my past.
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How to train a racist

Off the Beat

We spend 12+ years learning about how we owe every modern invention, from the ranked-choice voting system to the panini press, to white people.
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Please laugh

Off the Beat

When I tell a bad joke and you don’t laugh, try to have some pity. I don’t like it any more than you do. Like the long line of nerdy, overweight Jews before me, somewhere in middle school or high school, I quickly picked up on the fact that “dark
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Decolonize yourself

You chose aspiring to whiteness over aspiring to something greater than yourself. We must decolonize our goals, our means of success, and our mentality.
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