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Spellbound: A short story

By Sean Tseng

Your friends, your family, they don’t understand it when they visit. When they step into the city for a day or indulge in the nightlife for a while, the magic doesn’t rub off on them. But you, with hours and days that turn into months and years under your belt,
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An assistant cook chopping a beautiful sweet potato. Bigger houses have "head" chefs and assistant chefs. Of the total 5 hours/week of work shift, 3 can be fulfilled by being an assistant cook. It's a great way to learn how to cook, plus you get to serve yourself first. Being a head cook completes all your work shift for the week!

Photo Essay: Providing what the university won’t

A look inside the food provided by the Berkeley Student Cooperative

By Ruby Sapia

Food insecurity is prevalent across the UC system. According to the 2016 Student Food Access and Security Study, 42 percent of respondents indicated they had “very low” or “low” food security, using the USDA’s definition of the term. High-quality, nutritious food has become a privilege that many literally cannot afford.
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Editors’ Note: Oct. 19

By Weekender Editors

At the Weekender, we’re unveiling some of these “hidden gems” in our own community — from anachronistic architecture to repurposed art and undiscovered forms of intelligence — that speak to the unique cumulation of creativity that characterizes so much of Berkeley and its history.
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