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Back to Berkeley

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When I was a freshman, I cried because it felt like I had no control over my situation; this time, I cried because I had taken control.
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Design matters

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Of course, for a school located in the beautiful Bay Area with its nearby technology companies and cutthroat desires to succeed in an ocean of startups and app developers, it’s incredibly easy to put design as a bottom priority.
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I hope you never read this

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When I opened my inbox to a thank-you email from a reader two years ago, I paused. It was significant for two reasons. First, it told me the thoughts I had expressed were valid. Second, it convinced me I needed to write.
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Confessions of a campus ambassador

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When I lead visitors around the campus, I try to make them laugh. I help them imagine the best of Berkeley if they come here — the classes they’d take, the people they’d meet, the clubs they’d join.
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How to identify a phone addict

My relationship with my phone became more concerning once I realized that I wasn’t really talking to any of my friends. Instead of technology allowing me to be more social, it became a shield to save me from communicating with people around me.
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Learning, but in Spanish

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Sra. Lyons’ contradictory energy, both welcoming and ready to kick my ass, left me awestruck as I scratched lessons on the subjunctive tense into my notes.
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