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Puke in my hair

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You can complain about kids on planes and restaurants all you want, but I refuse to even humor the rants until your six-month-old brother throws up in your hair as an act of indigestion (and love).  As a seventh grader and a recent adopter of uneven side bangs courtesy of
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MadelineWellsOnline

Confessions of a teenage fangirl

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When I was a freshman in high school, I went to see My Chemical Romance. It was my first concert, and my friends and I arrived at the venue hours early to get a choice spot in line. We doodled MCR lyrics on our arms in Sharpie and painted each
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Reading between the lines of expensive textbooks

CAMPUS ISSUES: Professors have obligation to intentionally select books which students will be able to find at discounted and cheaper prices for their classes.

As students finalize their class schedules and purchase books, they often experience significant frustration and anger — emotions that are fairly targeted at the UC Berkeley Student Store. Thus far this semester, the student store has been chronically understocked for many classes, forcing students to miss early readings and start
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No one’s dreams should be shackled to a lifelong debt-sentence

Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient, was torn from her family through the process of deportation on the morning of Feb. 2, 2016, four days after the University of California Office of the President jubilantly announced its DREAM Loan Program for undocumented students. This
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Boarding call

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There are about 100,000 sardine cans flying through the sky each day. Of the billions of people who fly each year, this passenger has had enough — and for good reason. Sure, it’s a “modern” and “fast” form of transportation. Who cares that airplanes and airports are the quintessence of
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CamiJettaOnline

The Millennial’s place in history

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This past winter break, I was fortunate enough to come by a ticket to the hit rap musical “Hamilton,” about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, on Broadway. The show is as good as the critics say and better, in part because the libretto’s composition is almost entirely in
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Roll on, Bear House

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During my sophomore year at UC Berkeley, I lived in a big, blue house on College Avenue with several wooden bears in front of it. Because of its notable appearance, it is commonly — and lovingly — referred to as the “Bear House.” During my time there, it was home
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