Veera Esail_Online_ZainabAli

My sigma summer

I like clean bathrooms. Mind you, I don’t like cleaning bathrooms (that’s another story), but I like clean bathrooms. I like the feeling of a home without toilet-seat covers. I like the feeling of my bare feet on the shower floor, of water slightly below scalding temperatures. I like bathrooms
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Women lead weed: A gal’s guide to local ganja

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. As the cannabis industry burgeons in Berkeley, more female entrepreneurs are entering the plant-for-profit exchange. “There’s no other market that’s extensively open for women to start leading,” said Andrea Unsworth, founder of Stash Twist and chair of the Bay
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Be an ally to the environment

Residents of the Bay Area enjoy amenities such as access to the world’s cutting-edge technological industries and a mild Mediterranean climate. Though our industries reflect a global mindset, our mild climate simultaneously isolates us from an international reality: climate change. A significant number of communities around the world already face
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Sasha Ashall_Online3_ZainabAli

Alone but not lonely

Last summer, my roommate walked in on me drinking vodka by myself at 8 p.m., listening to the Backstreet Boys. It was humiliating for .0001 seconds before I realized I didn’t care. She laughed with a half-quizzical and half-amused expression and said, “What are you doing?” I pounded a shot
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