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The layover

Between America and Me

“You’re not American? But you speak such good English!” I’m in my freshman year dining hall, making new friends over cold pizza and casual racism. Casual because my classmate doesn’t seem to be overtly prejudiced, and they’re definitely not aware of their faux pas. I shrug and inform them that
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Berkeley’s Police Review Commission needs reform to effectively hold police accountable

CITY AFFAIRS: The process of reporting police misconduct in Berkeley is convoluted and bureaucratic. This needs to change

The Police Review Commission, or PRC, recently released a report that found that the Berkeley Police Department committed no misconduct in 2017. But rather than showing progress or concrete improvement in the police department, all this report reveals is how deeply flawed the commission’s reporting process is. The process of
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Science should be nonpartisan, inform government policy

Science must be nonpartisan and tangibly inform political decision making. Scientists of both parties are obligated to model the nonpartisan nature of science, to ensure that these decisions are made with bipartisan engagement and uncompromised scientific support.
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It’s hard to know

Mommy Issues

Becoming a mom made me realize so many things — the most important being my mom’s love for me. Now, I understand how heartbroken she must have been when she left her young daughter to go to work.
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UC Berkeley needs to uphold rights of lecturers

From the perspective of students sitting in a classroom, instructors appear equal. In higher education, however, a two-tiered faculty system exists: tenure-track and nontenure-track positions. In the UC system, “lecturer” is the job title for most nontenure-track faculty, who are hired exclusively to teach and are at the bottom of
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Genetic modification technology benefits smallholder farms

Three letters can quickly turn lackadaisical shoppers at a farmers market, diners at a restaurant or families at dinner tables quite sour: GMO. When challenged to expand this acronym into its full form, vehement oppositionists to this technology are often found fumbling for the words “genetically modified organism.” What is
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Don’t do shit

Sex on Tuesday

I’m giving someone head, and they start laughing. They ask why I don’t suck their dick more often, even though I always make them cum and sex ends when they are finished. They ask as if I don’t care about their pleasure. I swear this person doesn’t even know where
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