Taylor Romine_online

Sex after rape

Sex on Tuesday

Society reduces people who have experienced sexual assault to barren creatures who have lost their sexuality, categorizing them as either the helpless victim or the strong survivor. But categorizations do not account for the fluidity of healing, or for people who have experienced sexual assault but exist outside of this binary.
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Constant gun violence necessitates call to action

NATIONAL ISSUES: Students must be part of the conversation around preventing gun violence that affects their own lives and the lives of those around them

We think we speak for most Americans when we say we’re sickened, we’re frustrated, we’re angry and we’re a little bit scared. And the worst part is how many times we’ve said this before. Nothing that happened Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon, is new. It has all happened before — in
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Residence Assistants overworked, undercompensated

Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is all-consuming. For RAs, our home and workplace are the same. So when I first accepted my offer to be an RA, I knew it would be difficult, but I was stoked to be working in a space that I thought would be supportive. It
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Notorious H.U.G.

Technocratic Tirade

I couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate or entertaining send-off than what I received the last day I saw professor Josh Hug. A continuous, piercing, science fiction whine — underscored by a slowly escalating bassline — created an air of discovery and anticipation in Pimentel Hall. “WAIT FOR IT
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New data on BPD stops, searches poses problem

CITY AFFAIRS: After a delay in the collection and publicization of data, Berkeley Police Department must hold itself accountable to the public it claims to serve and protect.

The recently released data report on Berkeley Police Department’s vehicle stops and searches — indicating an excessively high number of stops and searches of underrepresented minorities — represents a manifestation of larger national trends and a lesson: Even liberal Berkeley is not immune to racial biases. When comparing the demographics
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White supremacy necessitates African American initiative

Millions of innovative, intelligent, beautiful Black students sit unchallenged and uninterested in classrooms across the country with no substantial opportunity to better their lives or families, let alone access a “prestigious” university like UC Berkeley. This country and school have seen the stats for decades and are only beginning to
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Monique Lupu_online

Nature or nurture? How about both

Bipolar Betty

With my blue eyes bloodshot and wide, I read down the list of symptoms one by one. Tears wouldn’t stop streaming down my face. I had been awake for almost 48 hours, obsessively researching my freshly diagnosed bipolar disorder. On one hand, I was relieved to finally have a name
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