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Out of body experience

Sex on Tuesday

My mind leaves my body for the 10th time today. My mind is blank, my body is not my own, I am empty and hollow. I may appear otherwise, but I am mentally withdrawn from my physical self. I’m dissociating. You’re inside of me. I feel nothing. Someone asks me
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On supporting its community members with disabilities, UC Berkeley has consistently missed the mark

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley can’t call itself a truly accessible campus until it goes above and beyond basic accessibility requirements

When it comes to accessibility, UC Berkeley is doing the bare minimum. As a public university, UC Berkeley was originally created to ensure widespread and equitable access to education. But the campus is failing to live up to this mission when it comes to serving students with disabilities. This is
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In solidarity with Pittsburgh

Jew-ish

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, a man went into a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people. According to the Anti-Defamation League, this was the largest attack on the Jewish people in U.S. history. I wish I could say that I was shocked when I heard the news. I was sitting
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Regrets

Mommy Issues

I regret not doing a lot of things before settling down and creating a family. I should have traveled more to explore the world. I should have invested more thought and energy in my future. I should have read more books, watched more movies, slept in longer. I even think
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Compost bins are half full

Laid Bear

I used to get home after a tough day at high school and watch shows on the Travel Channel to unwind. Other than the usual Anthony Bourdain shows, I’d find myself watching shows on American food more often than I wanted to. Typically, the hosts of these shows satiated their
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Social media hits the fan

Miss Communication

In 2011, seven years after Mark Zuckerberg sat in a Harvard dorm room and birthed a monstrosity, I made my Facebook profile. For someone born in the very last years of the 20th century, that was considered late. I sat at a school computer, a black, bulky Windows desktop. Of
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Vote Jenny Wong for Berkeley city auditor

CITY AFFAIRS: In the upcoming November election, Berkeley voters will elect a new city auditor. Here's our take.

The city auditor plays an integral role in holding city government accountable and presenting Berkeley residents with a report of how well the government is performing. Jennifer Wong is the most — and only — qualified candidate for the job.
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Here’s who you should vote for in the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board election

CITY AFFAIRS: In the upcoming November election, Berkeley voters will elect new commissioners to the Rent Stabilization Board. Here's our take.

Berkeley is in the midst of a dire housing crisis, and now more than ever, the city’s Rent Stabilization Board has an incredibly important role to play in regulating rents and protecting tenants’ rights. This November, Berkeley voters have the opportunity to elect five new commissioners to the board. Berkeley needs commissioners who are going to fight for tenants’ rights. And those candidates are Alpert, Chang, Laverde, Poblet and Selawsky.
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