Spring in the air: Editor’s note

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Life moves at a dizzying pace when you come back to UC Berkeley. It’s much more dizzying than winter break, when you’re hibernating at your parents’ house, who do your dishes for you, and you’re practically having a “Netflix-and-chill” night every night by yourself. You might feel caught off guard,
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Schoolhouse Rock: 6 jams for a new semester

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton “9 to 5” has some of the most relatable lyrics ever: “Tumble out of bed/And stumble to the kitchen/Pour myself a cup of ambition/And yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” While many UC Berkeley students aren’t working 9 to 5, Parton’s
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5 tips for getting back into the rhythm of school

It’s a new semester and a fresh start. Here are pieces of entirely unsolicited advice. Here are five things that you can do to ease your way into school and 2016. Transition from the babysitting bubble and the comfort of free laundry by: 1. Starting slowly Transitioning back to UC
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‘Architecture of Life’ highlights: 3 artists to get to be excited for

Now that it’s relocated at Downtown Berkeley, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive is doing its best to remind us how lucky we are to have such a great museum within walking distance. Not only is BAMPFA having a weeklong roster of events to celebrate its grand opening — including a space-themed opening party for students, the museum has put together an impressive collection of pieces for its inaugural exhibition, “Architecture of Life.” The exhibition explores “architecture” as a fluid metaphor for all sorts of ideas. Out of the dozen of artists on display, here are three incredibly influential artists whose pieces are part of the collection. We explain why they’re influential, and why you should be excited to see their work at “Architecture of Life.”
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Around the world in 90 minutes: International cinema on view at the Pacific Film Archive

It’s the new year and a new semester at UC Berkeley. Thankfully, that also means that the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has reopened. The line-up that the PFA is putting on in the upcoming months is a cinephile’s dream and features some of the most influential international films produced in cinematic history. Below are just some recommendations for those adventurous filmgoers looking for world classics to see this semester.
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News you might have missed over break

During breaks away from Berkeley, it’s easy to miss the news that’s going on at our very own campus. We’ve prepared a list of a few of the most important news events happening over winter break and the end of last semester that students should take note of.
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You’re taking what?: 10 unique classes that still have available seats

Every new semester comes with the excitement of enrolling in new subjects, but for a lot of students, it could also mean a frantic scramble for the right classes. If your current schedule is full of prerequisites and breadth requirements and is still just short a few units, don’t be afraid to venture outside the comfort zone of your major. When denser coursework has you pulling all-nighters throughout the semester, having at least one class that’s guaranteed to be different than what you’re used to can make all the difference. Here are some unusual courses offered this semester that still have several open spots.
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