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From red lips to pacifiers

Mommy Issues

Somewhere along the path of becoming a mom, I completely and utterly gave up on my appearance. But I gradually realized that this didn’t mean I had given up on investing in myself — far from it. Instead, I’ve changed the attributes that define me.
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UC Berkeley must meet basic needs of its disabled students

CAMPUS ISSUES: Disabled students deserve more than the bare minimum. The campus needs to stop hiding behind bureaucratic excuses and step up

When Nancy Barker, a deaf visiting student researcher, came to UC Berkeley, she repeatedly requested American Sign Language interpreters from the campus’s Disabled Students’ Program, or DSP. Now, she’s filing a lawsuit against the campus for allegedly failing to provide these services. Barker’s case does not stand alone. It’s part
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University needs to value and support its librarians

What world do we live in? Last year, UC Berkeley went to great lengths extolling the free speech rights of all — spending $4 million to ensure that “alt-right” media hound Milo Yiannopoulos and his neo-Nazi followers had an unfettered platform on campus. Scores of police from surrounding communities were
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Fraternity alcohol ban is not a solution for sexual misconduct

On Aug. 27, The North-American Interfraternity Conference, or NIC, implemented a hard alcohol ban requiring that by Sept. 1, 2019, alcoholic beverages with more than 15 percent alcohol by volume will no longer be allowed on fraternity property nationally. According to the NIC’s website, this new protocol shows the conference’s
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UC Berkeley must employ more diverse faculty

As a student at UC Berkeley, I, as well as many other students, have personally dealt with the ramifications of having unqualified professors. When a professor teaches about a subject matter that’s outside of their scope of knowledge, it can truly be damaging for students. As a student of an
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To all the dreams I’ve had before

Off the Beat

When I was in seventh grade, I watched ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” and became obsessed with gymnastics. I was convinced that I could be the next Nastia Liukin or Shawn Johnson — all I needed to do was have a few lessons and I would totally be
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People to hold on to

Off the Beat

Kalpana’s not very good at first impressions — I would know, because I was not a fan when I first met her. Well, I guess it was technically when I first heard about her. Six years ago, my younger sister tried out for the seventh and eighth grade soccer team, and
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In this year’s election, Berkeley candidates must not make empty promises

CITY AFFAIRS: Many city officials have done little to uphold platforms they ran on. This insincere rhetoric must end.

This November, Berkeley will hold elections for several local positions, including City Council and the rent and school boards. As candidates launch their campaigns, Councilmember Ben Bartlett is doing a stellar job of demonstrating precisely how they should not behave. When Bartlett was pulled over by a Berkeley Police Department
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Janelle Albukhari

A bedroom masquerade

Sex on Tuesday

This column was originally published in the April 5, 2011 issue of The Daily Californian. Everyone wears a mask to bed. Personality is multifaceted. It is fluid in the way that it is never exactly the same around two people, that it reveals itself only partially at best. And yet, during the potentially
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