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Code of Honor

Staying in Omelas

Swords drawn, regal warriors charge toward each other, dauntless in the face of piercing arrows and fallen friends. Ruby and midnight banners flutter above, distinguishing right from wrong, the good guys from the bad. My parents sigh in relief from their perch on the couch as the protagonist narrowly avoids
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Ann Coulter on campus will not be productive

This bridge has a troll. And nothing good can come of trying to cross it. On April 27, right-wing “polemicist” Ann Coulter will come to speak on campus about illegal immigration as part of a three-part series hosted by newly founded campus club bridgeCal. Why this club thought Coulter was
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The not-so-funny guys

Brave New World

I felt like I was dying. A dull pain spread throughout my body as my hands trembled and sweat drenched my temples. I was having a panic attack the night before the first day of my first college semester. I walked into my closet, sat down with legs crossed, and
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I’m pretty vanilla and that’s OK

“Can you only come when being beaten?” she asked. I receive questions like this often. When people hear that I’m the founder of Kink Club, they assume a number of things about my sex life. Some imagine me being tied down and fucked aggressively, but more often, people seem to
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Words are violent

Behind Enemy Lines

On Jan. 5 of last year, UC President Janet Napolitano sent letters to deans and department chairs at every UC campus asking them to attend seminars “to foster informed conversation about the best way to build and nurture a productive academic climate.” If you cut out the flowery language and
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sarah_heo_online

Louder

Staying in Omelas

Their cries swelled with emotion, echoing messages of frustration and hope, drawing me closer to the screen with each passionate inflection. Enamored by their courageous fervor, I failed to notice my dad wielding the television remote until the protesters vanished into darkness and resounding silence. The newfound peace was but
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karinapauletti_online

Where are you really from?

Brave New World

“Speak English.” The store employee interrupted with bigotry so subtle, I was overtaken by surprise. I had visited this department store many times before, but I had never experienced anything like this. I stepped into the store needing eye cream, but I walked out offended and embarrassed. The disdained look
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Artificial flavoring

Fish Out of Water

The classic special: a package of noodles with flakes that barely qualify as vegetables and around five-eighths of the package of powder. Over the years, I have refined the recipe to an art — enough powder to be flavorful but not overpowering. This is my unique take on a timeless
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A little kink with your milkshake

I liked being choked. I liked being told what to do. Turns out, those kinks make me come harder. In trying to find what to do about my newfound kinks, I was pointed toward a “munch” for newbies taking place at Wicked Grounds, a kink café in San Francisco. A
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rudra_reddy_online

Everything is racist

Behind Enemy Lines

Last year, continuing in Berkeley’s long, distinguished tradition of racial lunacy, members of the Queer Alliance Resource Center and bridges Multicultural Resource Center blocked Sather Gate as part of a protest demanding a different “safe space” for people of color and transgender individuals. Even if you can wrap your head
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