Backyard dome at Ridge House.

Demystifying the co-ops

Writers’ Note: We do not presume to cover all, or even the bulk, of the diversity that exists in the Berkeley Student Cooperatives. It is also important to note that the writers are both BSC members. We are humbled by and grateful to the many contributors to this piece.  Maybe
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The “P Word”

Contrary to what you may see on television, my vagina doesn’t bleed translucent blue solvent. When I speak passionately or assert myself, it does not mean I am reaching that time of month. And, for the record, you know you can say the word, right? Period. The fact is, we
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Alone together in the Monday dark

A dimly lit SoMa district on Monday night invites an eclectic crowd. The lengthy strip of bars and nightclubs provides refuge for the not-so-weekend warrior to come as they are, to escape the demands of orthodoxy. Bars on early days of the weeks have always made me somber: Every patron
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Students on campus and worldwide seek liberty in North Korea

  So many people, when they think about North Korea, think about nuclear missiles or political threats or the Great Leader. They don’t really think about the North Korean people and their own stories and the hardships they have trance face,” said Haejin Song, president of the Berkeley chapter of Liberty
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The ducks are gone

“Come to the street with/Only your sweet fragrance. Don’t walk into this river/Wearing a robe!” — Rumi   My dreams, the creek runs through them, all the weeks between now and then; April woods flood with September sediment and feet, in all their blistered wanderings, continue.   Now look, the
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Perhaps it was a cult

  Vladdy was his favorite. He was by far the most active, and he enjoyed hanging upside down from the wire-net terrarium roof. Next was Theodora. Theodora was incredibly sassy, always hopping on top of Anthony or Starshine. Daniel also liked Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist because he had
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The Weekender

With sadness, the Weekender bids farewell until next semester. We appreciate all the support we have received and are grateful for all the interesting topics we have been able to explore.   We will begin accepting submissions again in the fall.