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An epic roast

Meg Elison explores the world of $12 espressos and Baristas from Ritual Coffee

By Meg Elison

It’s my first time at Ritual Roasters in San Francisco, and it’s time to pretend I drink black coffee. Before I meet the crew, before I see the space, I am told I must drink. A gorgeous golden-brown cup is poured out of a tall French press, and I am
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The employability myth of the humanities

By Noah Kulwin

If you’re looking for the single biggest advantage in the youth job market, the answer is actually pretty simple, and it has nothing to do with which box you check on a major declaration form. To put it bluntly: If you want to get a job, go to college and major in whatever suits you best.
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Living with scars

A personal essay

By Anya Schultz

Memorial Glade. It’s Friday afternoon, and the sun is shining. Your paper is turned in and you probably have something else to do but won’t think about it until Sunday. You lie down on the beautiful, well-groomed lawn, closing your eyes for a moment. The soft grass reminds you of
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Faculty in conversation

By Noah Kulwin and Anya Schultz

Malo Hutson is an assistant professor in the department of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley. Why do you teach? I teach because of the incredible students here at Cal. What are some ways students can get involved in the Oakland and Berkeley communities and experience East Bay culture?
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An evening at the faculty club

By Kai Ridenoure

The Faculty Club is an architectural gem nestled between Hertz Hall and Strawberry Creek. The initial building was designed by famed architect Bernard Maybeck in the late 1800s, and since then, it has been added onto and revised into a composite of several buildings that provide a space for conversation
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The Cantankerous Campanile

A poem

By Tom Edmondson

I am the phallic tower reigning o’er the land I am the focal point of the campus tour you’ve planned I’m the symbol up which you’ve all ascended All look up to me, no pun intended All here in Berkeley know well my name But o, the pain that comes
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Professor Picks: Literature and Film

By Weekender Editors

Whether you are an English major or an electrical engineer, every semester brings new lists of required reading, mandatory film screenings or problem sets. Professors compile their readers with specific texts to fit the concepts we learn in class. The Weekender reached out to two professors here on campus to
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