Max-Rosen

Retail: a most necessary evil

Hungry and Foolish

I got involved with the funny business of selling people clothes (and other knickknacks they don’t need) two years ago, when I was looking to make some pocket change for the weekends (see: beer money). I felt a bit guilty squandering what few allowances my parents gave me, so I looked
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Max-Rosen

Expectations shine brighter than reality

Hungry and Foolish

Sigh. Graduation. Allow me to sugarcoat it for you, my undergraduate brethren, you starry-eyed unique and special little snowflakes. Upon finishing up your last semester at this university, you will doubtlessly be faced with a bounty of job offers, endless travel opportunities and a conception of the world that only
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Meg Elison

What are you waiting for?

Megaphone

Dear Megaphone, You know that song “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin?” That’s me. That song is my life. I feel like I waited through high school to get to college so that things could start. But now I’m here, and it’s just more wait. It’s just like one
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cafe.FANG

3 laptop-friendly cafes in Berkeley

You go to FSM with laptop in hand, hoping to snag that cozy little spot in the corner. Yeah, yesterday you couldn’t find a seat, but that was at, like, 1 p.m. Who the hell has lunch at 3? It’s two hours after prime lunchtime, so you figure you’ll at least
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meg.elison.web

For richer or for poorer

Broke in Berkeley

They came to me in the middle of the night. They were young and beautiful and dressed up like they were about to go out. I had about an hour’s warning, and their knock on the door was light so as to wake no one who wasn’t already up. When
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meg.elison.web

The failure to communicate

Broke in Berkeley

My best friend’s parents both went to Cal. Some of her earliest memories are of the Campanile and the Cal Band performances, and she was very excited to come visit me when I started here. When we were preparing to graduate from high school, her parents really wanted her to
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