Rachel-Feder

Love affair with my major

During my first year of college, I dated eight different majors — history, Middle Eastern studies, sociology, history of art, anthropology, rhetoric, peace and conflict studies and philosophy — all of which gave me some great memories. There were good times with all of them, and they all had my
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apps

The best apps to download for college

As the No. 1 school for computer science majors and a meager 50-mile hop away from Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley students are known for their tech savvy. Even if you are terrified of the very concept of coding, today’s smartphone apps allow for even the average Joe on campus to
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Unlocking the mystery of Cal student housing

As a brand new freshman standing in the Unit 3 entryway, I had heard every “dormitory horror story” in the book. That summer, everyone from my older cousin in Connecticut to the barista at Starbucks felt the need to recap — in vivid detail — their own first-year experiences in
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Rachel-Feder

How to avoid (or gain) the Freshman 15

It can be difficult to keep the Freshman 15 in mind when you go to the dining commons or out to dinner with a group of new friends during Welcome Week. Berkeley’s foodie culture means there’s no shortage of options to enchant your taste buds and keep you exploring the
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Editor’s Note

Freshman year is an exciting time for all. Especially when considering that you are entering the world’s No. 1 public university, it’s easy to be nervous. We at The Daily Californian have filled this year’s Welcome Freshmen special issue with advice on how to make this year the best yet.
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