kia

Some clearer thoughts on superficiailty

I don’t normally do this because, frankly, I don’t care enough to, but I really would like to clarify something. Recently, I wrote a piece about superficiality in the world of casual sex, and included a personal anecdote. Unfortunately, I’ve realized, after a friend told me about some his teammates’
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true.shields

Cheating for fun & profit

Truels of Engagement

Hey, you! Yes, you — mediocre gamer. Yes, that’s right, I know all about you. You’re tired of being beaten by luckier, more skillful opponents, right? Do all of your friends joke that you’re just paying for the company at your weekly poker game? Is a nerd who figured out
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Nina Brown

Eliminating test options

On Oct. 7, David White, director of a nonprofit that provides test prep for graduate school hopefuls, received a shocking email. The Berkeley Faculty Club, which had rented space to the organization since the early 1990s, was terminating their business relationship. The declaration came without warning or justification for the
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kia

Did I just have sex?

While browsing a blog, I found an interesting post in which the author re-examined the definition of “having sex.” In part of the piece, she recounted how she struggled with defining her first attempt at losing her virginity and whether or not it counted as sex (she didn’t actually have
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Christopher Coulter Columnist

End student brutality — a call to disarm

Satire

Stop the violence. It is time once and for all to put an end to student brutality on the campus of UC Berkeley. In the wake of violent student action against UCPD and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies last Wednesday, we are once again reminded of the dangerous menace the
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sexontues.online

Sleeping with the 1 percent

With unemployment rates at an all-time high and with college tuition continuing to inflate, students are faced with the conundrum of what to do once May comes around and they find themselves jobless and drowning in student loans. Some people bite the dreaded bullet and return to their vapid suburban
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casey.given.online

Cal, are you experienced?

Given Insight

You see it on the snickering smiles of new acquaintances after introducing yourself as a Berkeley student. You hear it in the endlessly annoying jokes your reactionary uncle cracks about “those commies at Cal.” You feel it walking to class each day passing monuments like the Mario Savio Steps and
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Nina Brown

A fiscal, ethical dilemma

This week, I spoke with a UC Berkeley sophomore who is paying her own way at Cal. She started off this semester as a newly declared English major with hopes of studying abroad, but after the financial aid office canceled her work-study in September, she began reconsidering her plans for
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Christopher Coulter Columnist

The Berkeley family jewels

Anyone who has read much of this column is no stranger to the constructive personal mantras I try to promote each week, including so far, self realization, personal enlightenment and, of course, beauty tips. But today I want to expand from a personal focus to include our whole community —
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kia

I can be superficial if I want to

Being superficial is wrong. You shouldn’t pick your friends based on their looks (trust me, there are tons to gorgeous bitchy girls and hunky assholes around). You shouldn’t be mean to people because you don’t think they’re good looking enough to deserve your kindness. Many would also argue that you
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