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Regulations on cosmetics must be stricter

In 1933, a new mascara was introduced to the market that was meant to give radiant personality: Lash Lure. This product was famous for its ability to eat away at the user’s eye causing debilitating eye pain and blindness because of paraphenylenediamine, a coal tar dye, in the formula. In
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City of Berkeley should seek alternate housing solutions

On a simple walk back from class, I notice something popping up along the Berkeley skyline almost daily. It towers over the buildings, its presence a friendly reminder of progress. The crane, which resides in construction sites across the city, casts a shadow over the sidewalk, the people and neighboring
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Animals should be rescued from unsafe farm conditions

Most of my classmates have probably never heard the term “open rescue,” which refers to the activity that has kept me up for hours at night several times in the past few months. Open rescue is the quietly radical act of entering farms, filming the conditions found inside and taking
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Immigrants are crucial to California’s economy

Although I was born in China, the American dream always inspired my path toward attending colleges in the United States. I obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at UC Berkeley and went on to found my start-up company in Silicon Valley. A country’s economy can be roughly divided into
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