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The clarity of travel

Off the Beat

I quickly learned that while unknown cities can be hard to navigate, they aren’t rife with unknown horrors. And once I gave in to the fact that I would be alone while traversing the continent, I enjoyed them all the more.
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24-point Impact

Off the Beat

Perhaps as a self-assurance that we were not yet stodgy journalists but could still be cool, ironic college kids when we wanted, here at the student newspaper, we save some of our best quotes from circulation and hang them up on the walls of our office instead. These are the
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Zooming out

Reading Life Closely

Take a small, representative sample, then zoom out to encompass a forest, a mountain or an entire planet.
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Peace be upon you

How to Muslim for Dummies

My typical week writing for The Daily Californian has pretty much followed the same basic routine this summer. When the day sneaks up for me to submit another article to my editor, I spend a good 80 percent of my time racking my brain for what part of my religion
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Hate the sinner

Heading West

The idea is that you hate the sin because you love the person and you don’t want to see them lead a harmful lifestyle.
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Isabel is … Interning in Berkeley

Exploring the Bay

Freshman year, I spent my Sunday afternoons meticulously pruning the basil plants which grew suspended from the ceiling of a warehouse off of Gilman Street. My first internship experience, with a family-run hydroponic farm called Local Greens, opened my eyes to a whole world of Berkeley outside of campus. Before
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In the queer

How to Muslim for Dummies

“What would you do if your kid was gay?”

The question lingers heavily in the air between all of us like pungent perfume.
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Recommended reading

Reading Life Closely

“The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” and “Why Evolution is True” both lie open on the table like red and blue pills in Morpheus’s outstretched hands
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