Identity Crisis ft. hummus

Jew-ish

melody-niv_online

It’s true that some aspects of cultural or ethnic identity are integral to who you are. I don’t think I would be wholly me if I weren’t Jewish. But I can reference my Judaism and have that serve as one of my key characteristics without making that my sole identifier.
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kaitlyn-hodge_online

Unpacking privilege

Queerly Political

For someone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, I feel as though I constantly have to justify my queerness, on top of the stigma I face every day from the heteronormative world.
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A place without walls

Alien on Campus

But as the semester continued, I noticed that even though the campus doesn’t have any walls, people’s minds are filled with barriers.
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clare-egan_online

Unsung heroes

Adding Up

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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kaitlyn-hodge_online

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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alejandra-marquez_online

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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kaitlyn-hodge_online

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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alejandra-marquez_online

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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