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Why I like drinking: a series of interviews

When drinking and college converge on a page, it tends to become a notoriously sticky subject.  It makes the headlines when tragedy strikes: an alcohol-fueled death or a catastrophic series of events leading to someone’s violation. We are constantly inundated with the controversies, the reforms and the failures of college
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A saved gem of Oakland: the New Parkway

A new Oakland has emerged around us, an Oakland lit by patio fairy lights and furnished with craftsman teak tables, idiosyncratic in its creative use of mason jars as a primary form of glassware. Perhaps your delight at a new bright coffee shop mingles with dread, and what that means
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Where are the women?

D ammit, 45 minutes late again. That means I’ll get the cramped elevator for sure. If one more old man stares at my boobs I swear — “Namaste, madam.” “Namaste, sirji, how are you?” “Very good, thank you madam. Where shall I drive you today?” “The Secretariat — but I’m
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“Give that bowl a shake” at Eatsa

Though the ritual of scanning credit cards into iPads, scrolling through menu options on a screen instead of on paper and placing an order on technology is the new normal, at Eatsa, a new high-tech quinoa restaurant on Telegraph Avenue, customer questions on how to navigate their humanless front-of-house interface
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Personal essay: the “In-Betweeners”

“Y“ou can tell who’s a dancer by what they’re wearing,” declared my Adidas track pants-clad, incredibly agile friend as we sat in front of the studio on the second floor of Eshleman Hall, gazing out onto Lower Sproul. Lower Sproul after 6 p.m, in between the consolidation of dance teams
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Short story: Maru 2.0

Maru 2.0 was not a normal dog. It couldn’t walk very fast, as its legs were all mechanical. They were only capable of slowly rotating on gears and hinges. Not only were its legs mechanical, but its heart and liver and spleen and bones and muscles and intestines and lungs
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Notes from my sketchbook

I use sketching as an outlet for creativity, and so I don’t doodle all over my homework. I like drawing portraits because of all the unique ways people can look. For my, drawing is a form of therapy after all of my classes.” -Caragh McErlean Drawings by Caragh McErlean  
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Poetry: “Callous”

Unswathed by ends I begin to drink in My desperate strolls past beer-battered bums Whose outcast hands, blackened with grime, match mine Which likewise are black with ink from the news That isn’t news when life gets old, and beer Is all that’s left to drink in from it.  
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Frat stars with briefcases

After wiping the crust from my eyes, the vague outline of my body rolled up in various fleece blankets appears staring back at me from my sliding mirror doors — you know, the really cheap kind with peeling gold lining that haven’t been replaced since 1972 and are blatantly unforgiving.
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What is the Weekender?

“During the years when I was an undergraduate at Berkeley, I tried, with a kind of hopeless late-adolescent energy, to buy some temporary visa into the world of ideas, to forge for myself a mind that could deal with abstract,” wrote Joan Didion in the New York Times Magazine in the
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