Michelle

Resovling to conflict

The Way I See It

I’ve never been fond of conflict. I mean, who is, right? Nobody likes conflict; it’s faux pas to desire anything other than peace. And as “Miss Congeniality” dictates, “world peace” is a required goal for all members of society. But while nobody enjoys an atmosphere of discord, I always took
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Cost-cutting potential

Connect the Dots

Glancing at my ticket, the train conductor dubbed me “Miss Berkeley” for the remaining 1.5 hours on the Amtrak. “I thought you kids were out for the summer,” he told me as he stamped my ticket set on top of my library book. “Yeah, well I was out too much
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Unexpected Grinding at San Jose Coffee Shops

Some South Bay Vietnamese coffee shops now offer more than merely coffee to attract customers. We present to you the glorious nearly nude coffeeshops of San Jo, where pasties, thongs, fishnet and bare women abound. Angry wives often send video footage to Councilwoman Madison Nguyen demanding

Do-It-Yourself Boudoir Photography

Sex on Tuesday

When separated from your significant other by distance (or even when not), a sensual photo of yourself can be something intimate and very sexy to give them.  Also, very hot to receive, from either sex. Unfortunately, boudoir photography does have a little bit of a barrier to entry.  The easiest
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Tax out-of-state online retailers

We all know Berkeley loves to read. In fact, according to a recent report, Berkeley is the third-most well-read city in the nation. Despite our love of the written word, Berkeley, along with many other cities throughout California, has witnessed our cherished local bookstores vanish right before our eyes as
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The long-distance sex life

Sex on Monday

Long-distance relationships suck. I don’t recommend it; in fact, I would say avoid them if at all possible. Sometimes though, long-distance happens. Summers and semesters away from one another can be inevitable realities, and if the options are break up or suck it up, sometimes you have to deal with
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The noble necessity

CITY AFFAIRS: The pension agreement for maintenance and clerical workers is a welcome and necessary compromise.

Public employee unions face criticism across the nation — fairly and unfairly — for their impacts on state and city budgets. That is why last Tuesday’s announcement of a deficit-reducing pension deal between Berkeley city officials and the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which represents the city’s maintenance
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Sitting on the sideline

STATE ISSUES: While we are happy that the governor vetoed cuts to the university, we are upset at our EAVP’s absence.

Issuing the first veto of a state budget in California’s history, Gov. Jerry Brown’s rejection of the proposed state budget Thursday underscores the continuing threat that cuts pose to public education. The spending plan included $150 million in additional cuts to the University of California and the California State University
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Michelle

Filtering creativity

The Way I See It

I am not original. I hate to admit it, but it’s true. My creativity is stunted; my ideas are limited and heavily inspired by others. Being incredibly pretentious, it is terribly painful for me to admit to you, dear reader, that I am but a combination of the ideas of
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Untinting the windows

Connect the Dots

Well, you know when you pedal, and you don’t go anywhere?” my friend answered when I asked her what was exactly wrong with my fashionably functional bicycle. Though I had ridden it to her house only the night before, I had a feeling there was something slightly off with my
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