So, what number am I?

During a recent homework break, I was browsing through a bunch of websites on which I like to waste time, and I stumbled upon a piece written because of the newly-released Anna Faris movie “What’s your number?” Although I had seen the movie’s trailer many times before, I had never paid
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‘Hope’ for an end to war

It was Nov. 4, 2008, and Berkeley was going berserk. After only a few hours of vote-tallying, news had spread that Barack Obama was the next president of the United States. Telegraph Avenue flooded with students and citizens jumping for joy with “hope” for “change.” As a spring admit freshman,
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Be here now

“I might stay in and study tonight,” remarked a friend of mine recently. “But I’ll probably end up with FOMO and just go out anyway.” FOMO? Is this some kind of new martial art, I wondered? FOMO, as I learned, stands for “Fear Of Missing Out,” and it has become
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A moment of trepidation

It’s Wednesday night, and I can’t help but fiddle with my growing hoard of chips. It’s one of the most basic poker rituals — take two even stacks of about five chips, use two fingers to lift up one stack and neatly slide the other into it. The effect is
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Bake sale coverage is a distraction

I am shocked and saddened by how quickly the media has eaten up the anti-affirmative action bake sale at Berkeley. It is time for the media to address an issue that actually has long-term ramifications for the State of California and the communities this bake sale targets: the privatization of
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Exodus of the educated

STATE ISSUES: Studies on California’s economic situation show little positive change. Will college graduates stay in such a state?

Data released Tuesday shows that to cover only the most basic needs, a family of four in California requires an average of more than $63,000 a year, or an income level almost triple that of the federal poverty level. While this statistic reveals an incongruence between the federal standard and
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Otherwise occupied

NATIONAL ISSUES: With youth compromising much of the Occupy Wall Street movement, we find our generation’s efforts weak.

The Occupy Wall Street movement, spreading nationwide and seeping into the Bay Area, has been painted in the media as directionless and at times anarchic. In many aspects, this portrayal is apt. There is no central figure or vessel of authority. There is no sound or resolute message banding the
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Letters to the Editor: October 7, 2011

Legislator discusses taxes, state funding and solutions I appreciate the thoughtful Sept. 20 editorial regarding the deep harm budget cuts and fee increases have caused to students individually and to the UC system collectively. As California continues to struggle through the recession, reduced state revenues remain a threat to our
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