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Proofs in high heels

Adding Up

Because there are so few women in STEM, the expectations for us are even higher, so it’s hardly surprising that my “Numerical Analysis” professor helped instill confidence in me.
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I can see queerly now

Queerly Political

So dear straight people: Stop invalidating the exploration and questioning of sexuality. My queerness always existed before my public debut.
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An accent by any other name

Alien on Campus

The “American accent” is used as the optimal standard of speech. It is equated to a higher IQ, to a less threatening immigrant, to a more approachable international student.
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kaitlyn-hodge_online

Curb your entitlement

Queerly Political

Fellow white members of the LGBTQ community, we need to do better. It’s not enough for us to not be racist — we need to be actively calling out racism within our own community and ourselves.
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Making a name for myself

Alien on Campus

That afternoon, my friends and I came up with Andra, which both originated from my first name and would sound less foreign in the United States. And just like that, I was baptized.
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Love thy major?

Adding Up

When people ask me why I chose math as my major, my response is simple: It just happened. I didn’t come to UC Berkeley set on becoming a math major.
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Neil McClintick

Transferring out

Community-less College

A shout out during convocation for transfers is not enough to mitigate these feelings of exclusion. The UC Berkeley community, with its rigorous academics, can and should undergo a paradigm shift in how it receives transfer students. This starts at an interpersonal level with each of y’all.
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