The process of losing your keys

In the midst of life as a busy UC Berkeley student, some things can slip through the cracks. When you are rushing from class to class and trying to avoid eye contact with your old acquaintances, you might forget to check whether you have your keys. While this problem could
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Beyonce weighs in on the bill to make ASUC senators wear nametags

Currently on the table: An ASUC Senate bill suggests ASUC senators and administrators wear nametags around campus and in class — a never-ending “Hello, My Name Is” reminding us that we are indeed in the age of 24/7 accessibility. Will this bill — authored by Independent Campaign for Common Sense Senator Solomon Nwoche
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So what if Miley’s a slut?

Aug. 25 was an iconic day in contemporary American history, apparently. Miley Cyrus twerked, and we cared. The single act sparked one of the most notable outcries from the general public in the history of live performance, and if you haven’t been living under a pile of discarded Random Access
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Tunesday: Pop Covers

It’s always interesting to hear artists cover the work of their peers, especially when it involves a mixing of genres and a crossing of musical boundaries. Inspired by Vampire Weekend’s recent cover of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjBhfh909Ww ),” this week I wanted to share some fun indie covers of
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Blurred lines of empowerment

Cultural Crossroads

Despite the title of Robin Thicke’s new song, when a friend of mine first mentioned the “rapey” undertones of “Blurred Lines,” I was taken aback. The fact that the song’s music video is grotesque and objectifying wasn’t new to me, but I had failed to recognize these more problematic undertones
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How to get #TURNTUP when you’re sober

Sometimes, sober fun can be REAL fun. And we know for sure that most of you Cal students like to have REAL fun. But if you’re one of those people who think the idea that “sober fun can be fun” is the funniest joke you’ve ever heard, we understand your
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Best and Worst Dressed at the 2013 Met Gala

Red carpet glamour was given a punk edge last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Gala, which celebrated the opening of the Met’s spring exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” The Met Gala is typically fashion’s biggest night, and models, designers and Hollywood stars went all out for
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ArCATypes: Beying a diva

I guess you could say that I know a few things about divas. I got into Berkeley with an essay I wrote about dressing as a caricature of Gloria Gaynor while rocking my rendition of “I Will Survive.”
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Considering the counterfactual

In the lyrics of his 2012 song “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber sadly neglects perhaps the most ignored aspect of the English language: the subjunctive mood. “If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go.” Sorry, Justin. If you were my boyfriend, you’d never let me go. (Maybe I’d let you
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