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A tale of two Berkeleys

This column has to be prefaced with a small disclosure. I know the byline up there says that my name is Sakura Cannestra, but Sakura is my middle name, not my first name. My first and legal name is Berkeley, Berkeley Sakura Cannestra. When people are asking why I was
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Wham bam thank you, slam!

No Experience Necessary

Cal Slam’s open mic nights offered a perfect opportunity for me to test my poetic chops in the Berkeley slam poetry scene, and the theme for the event was womxns’ health. After a few hours of unproductive scribbling, I realized I had no idea where to start, especially with my given topic. So I spoke with Elise Dimick, a slam poetry veteran, for some tips on writing a respectable poem.
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Education 101

Back to Straya

While the semester is well underway at UC Berkeley with round two of midterms creeping up, in Sydney classes have barely begun. Although it may now only be week two for me, it’s all I’ve needed to notice how different the American and Australian systems are. Block schedules Everyone brags when
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Surf ‘n turf

Meatless Wednesdays

The early bird catches the worm — or in this case, the freshest fish you can find. Secretly, one of my favorite childhood memories is getting up at 2:30 a.m. to go to the Saturday morning San Pedro fish market with my parents. I absolutely despised the pungent fishy odor
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Fruit Loop wanted

Love Letter to Nobody in Particular

Dear Cupid, You seemed to have missed me this past Tuesday. It would appear that Feb. 14 has come and gone without your arrow leading me to the love of my life. It’s possible that my many eager suitors overwhelmed you when they were begging you to stick it in
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