Nina Brown

A wise investment

I am a traitor. Raised amid the white columns and red brick of the University of Virginia, I jumped ship (or continent) and came west to the University of California, Berkeley for my undergraduate education. I forsook the comforting, dusty depths of UVA’s ancient Alderman Library, the smooth marble floors
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The overconfident pay-off for the costs

I was in Beijing sipping a three-yuan beer and playing poker with collegians I had recently met. There weren’t any poker chips so we took rocks from the hotel ashtray. I felt like Jenny from the Block looking at all the rocks that I got. I was coming off a
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Let students DREAM

I’ve always viewed my university degree as a safe haven — a layover on the way to the real world in which I can discover what exactly I’ll do in that world. University should be a place in which you can discover and fulfill your dreams regardless of your legal
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Michael Moore

Principles trump politics during “An Evening With Michael Moore”

On Saturday, hundreds of Cal students filed into Wheeler Auditorium to spend an “Evening with Michael Moore”. The famous (or infamous) filmmaker came on stage to a roaring crowd of euphoric progressives, drawing an immediate standing ovation. The “Sicko” star quickly launched into a lighthearted lambasting of the ridiculous fine print
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