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A wild game in the sunshine state

On the Mark

“I think I got a parasite from eating an undercooked muskrat brain,” I said to the doctor and group of students at a school of Chinese medicine in Sarasota, Florida. I had been having digestive problems since eating the muskrat stew several months earlier at Teaching Drum Outdoor School in
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Narrating a nation

Between America and Me

I learnt curiosity from my father. To this day, my dad doesn’t quit until he’s read every page of every section of the four different newspapers we get delivered to our house every morning. As a child, I’d stare in amazement as he read every paper, even its classifieds, with
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UC Berkeley must join students in fighting for increased diversity

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students have been doing the heavy lifting to improve diversity for years. Now, UC Berkeley must pick up some of the load

Students have been saying it for years. And now, a comprehensive study is backing them up — UC Berkeley is not a welcoming place for students of color. The report, released by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, ranked UC Berkeley the lowest of all UC campuses
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Students must mobilize to support equitable clean energy

UC Berkeley students can play a most immediate and hugely impactful nationwide role by reaching out to fellow students, parents and friends both across California and across the country to highlight how doubling down on equitable clean energy projects offers a rare and genuine win-win at a time when the country is more divided than ever.
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Public lands may be key to solving Bay Area housing crisis

Authored by San Francisco state Assemblymember David Chiu, AB 2923 allows BART to streamline the planning and construction of housing projects on its property. And as contentious as the politics around this legislation may have been, its eventual enactment underscores a growing seriousness of purpose around the Bay Area about bringing real solutions to the region’s housing crisis to the fore.
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The politics of sex and image in ASUC elections

Sex on Tuesday

“Hello, my name is Rizza Estacio, and I am running to be your next academic affairs vice president.” Recitation is key, I reminded myself, as I applied a thick coat of red lipstick. I wriggled slightly, exhaling into an outfit that in the past couple of months had become my
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Mansplaining motherhood

Mommy Issues

A month after I gave birth, my husband and I took our son to the pediatrician for a checkup. After waiting for what seemed like eternity with a cranky baby, a nurse led us to an examination room filled with toys. Soon after, a middle-aged, Korean-American male pediatrician came in
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A circumcised heart

Jew-ish

Melody. 20. Bio: “Probably writing a stand-up bit about you.” Cue picture of me wearing a kitschy Hanukkah sweater, picture of me dressed up as Guy Fieri and the grand finale: me and Larry David photoshopped together. Some may say my dating profile is obnoxiously Jewish. I oppose this notion
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Beyond the valley

Laid Bear

Like any other freshman, I weaved in and out of club tables on Sproul Plaza, desperate to find a community to call my own. Having no finance or business background and keen to know more, I went to the popular consulting clubs to learn more about their work, soon realizing
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By vetoing the campus abortion bill, Gov. Jerry Brown has let thousands of college students down

STATE ISSUES: Brown deemed the bill “not necessary.” But in doing so, he undermined the needs of students across California.

California Gov. Jerry Brown ignored the voices of countless college students this week when he vetoed SB 320. The bill would have required on-campus access to medication abortion in public universities. It would have ensured safe and affordable abortions for thousands of students, guaranteeing that individuals on college campuses who
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