Ismael Farooqui

Is Cal Football on its last down?

The Campus on a Hill

In 2009, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Cal Football enjoyed a buoyant season, by the standards of recent memory. The team posted an 8-5 record, including a victory in the Big Game over Stanford. When USC came to town, California Memorial Stadium overflowed, with more than 70,000 fans
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Neil McClintick

Transferring is inherently political

Community-less College

Two years ago, I cried on the steps of De Anza College. I felt ashamed by the realization that I was a part of the single-digit percentage of Cupertino students who ended up going to community college. My internalization of this stigma knew no bounds — I would hide my
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Ismael Farooqui

A campus in crisis

The Campus Upon a Hill

It’s undoubtedly a turbulent time to be a student at UC Berkeley. It seems like the only thing more unbalanced than the planned “Free Speech Week” is our budget.
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isabel-lichtman

What are you in for?

On My Mind

Many UC Berkeley students struggle with mental illness, but in our obsession with maintaining a facade of perfection, we often neglect our mental health.
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Neil McClintick

He doesn’t even go here

Community-less College

Despite being surrounded by at least 50 peers who also went to community college, I felt alone and eager to make my grand exit as soon as I nabbed some sad-looking pepperoni pizza.
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samantha shadrow online

Friends for life

Undeclared

Former college students seem to forget the daily grind of university life — the essays and exams and expectations set by you and others.
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Morgan Robertson mug

To be heard

Trial and Error

I walked into Cafe Blue Door, not sure of who I was looking for. My eyes passed over people that I knew, and I waved at a friend (Cafe Blue Door is one of my favorites). I was alert and unprepared for the interview that I was supposed to be
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