Unsung heroes

Adding Up

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Having undergraduate opportunities like these not only benefits the students in the class, but also the staffers themselves. When departments let students take on a bigger role, everyone benefits.
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Queer incorporated

Queerly Political

The reality of the matter is that once Pride Month ends, this “inclusion” does as well — until next year during Pride.
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2 homes are better than 1

Alien on Campus

But my long-term relationship with Berkeley was very questionable. As a consequence, I felt my sense of “home” becoming increasingly ambiguous. Home is where the heart is, right? But what if my heart falls in love with a place that was never meant to be permanent for me?
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Lab overtime

Adding Up

Having a class where labs were largely expected to be completed outside of lab time changed my perspective on what an “ideal lab” would be.
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I kissed a girl and I liked it

Queerly Political

From the moment I became aware of sex, the lack of accurate and LGBTQ+ information misguided me at a time when I should have been able to make informed decisions about my sexuality and my body.
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Breaking through the Berkeley bubble

Alien on Campus

When I lived in Monterrey, I had been surrounded by people with the same beliefs and the same culture. Now I was coming to a new country — specifically the liberal state of California — and I thought that a diverse community would automatically mean that everyone had an open mind.
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The way back home

Alien on Campus

Everything was different. Or rather, everything was the same and I was the one who had changed. I just didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere.
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A lesson in resources

Adding Up

I was worried advising would never be personal enough, but I realize now, in such a large school, advising will be as personal as you make it.
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An unlikely pairing

Adding Up

Looking back, I wouldn’t trade my semester abroad for anything. But I do realize that as a STEM major, it’s probably simpler not to go abroad at all.
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