adamgarzoli_online

On restricting access to lecture webcasts

Ed-xistential Crisis

UC Berkeley’s open-access webcast service may soon be restricted to students. But unless administrators commit to maintaining the amount of effort our campus currently dedicates to public service and education, the service should remain as is. For more than a decade, Educational Technology Services, or ETS, has managed and facilitated
Read More…

Anne_Ferguson-web

The ‘pro’ in procrastination

Lessons from my Mother

Why are you reading this article? I find it hard to believe that it’s because of the snappy title or because you take an intellectual interest in the subject of procrastination. Don’t you have something better to be doing? Like studying for a math midterm? Working on a CS project?
Read More…

Natasha_VK-online

Dispatches from a spring breaker stuck in L.A.

Advice: Do Not Follow

The first time I came to Los Angeles as an alcohol-drinking 21-year-old, I went to a bar in Hollywood and had a complete mental breakdown. I was trying to sip my Long Island, but so were the bloated puffer fish lips of the four 40-year-old women to my right, and I just couldn’t deal.
Read More…

jennifer_wong_color

Money is power

Sex on Tuesday

Different financial statuses create a particular kind of power dynamic in a relationship. Almost inevitably, it means the one with more money has more power.
Read More…

Sarah_Dadouch

After all this time

Lessons from My Father

While the significance of the year 2000 as the beginning of a new millenium was lost on young 8-year-old me, that year was still a landmark year in the life of little Sarah Dadouch. Until that year, I had mainly read Arabic books that were easily accessible in the bookstores of Damascus, Syria, and I was content with my book collection. But then, my father, who frequently took trips to the States, purchased a small book somewhere in America — a book that had been described to him by the pushy salesperson as the new obsession of this nation.
Read More…

Natasha_VK-online

Fashion tips for radicals

Advice: Do Not Follow

Regular civilians are often hostile — or just downright indifferent — when passionate UC Berkeley revolutionaries leave the ivory tower and try to discuss nuanced and pedantic political philosophies with the masses. Unfortunately, plebeians always want to harp on and on about the absurd and trivial, such as what you
Read More…

adamgarzoli_online

The right-college mindset

Ed-xistential Crisis

A week from today, tens of thousands of high school seniors will find out whether or not they’ve been accepted to study at UC Berkeley. For those students, the anxieties of March 26 will be followed by the stresses of weighing admissions and financial aid offers throughout April, with the
Read More…

jennifer_wong_color

Not queer enough

Sex on Tuesday

I’m just another college girl doing the lesbian thing. In my sexual prime, I’m getting it while I can. I rotate among multiple partners like a watermill dipping into casual sex before my libido inevitably depletes the reservoir of youth and energy. I’m a quiet girl far from home for the first time, rebelling against the conservative town that bred me straight. I’m experimenting.
Read More…

Anne_Ferguson-web

Love like a dog

Lessons from My Mother

In the United States, it is a profound insult to compare a human to a dog — a mutt, a bitch, a hound dog or an old dog. “Don’t go barking up the wrong tree.” “Look at you, you’re just chasing your tail!”
Read More…

Natasha_VK-online

No news is Facebook news

Advice: Do Not Follow

So just now, right this very moment, like actually three seconds before writing this word — that one, right there — I went on Facebook. Dragging my cursor down, I scrolled past pictures of people posing, the worst of which included a man and a champagne cork precariously pointed at his perineum. Among the photos, there were articles about a Samoan donut and “4 surprising facts about wheat and gluten.”
Read More…