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A creative act of destruction

Individuals who consider themselves artists or have some connection to the arts often participate in a form of emotional release that begins at the root of the stigma against mental illness.
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Living with autoimmune disabilities

Being a student at UC Berkeley is hard. You have to juggle your classes, work, homework, midterms, papers, social life, blog-writing, etc. — the list is endless. The mental and physical stress this causes us is, as Donald Drumpf (#makeDonaldDrumpfagain) would say, yuuuuuuge. Surely you can imagine a time when you cried
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This is a map showing locations on campus that pose challenges to accessibility: Dwinelle Annex and Hall, Hearst Field Annex, East Asian Library, Faculty Glade, Hearst Mining Circle and Evans Hall.

Students with disabilities battle inaccessibility and isolation

The campus has expanded accessibility in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and requirements imposed after lawsuits. Barriers for students with physical disabilities, however, can often lie less in building plans, which are picked over for potential inaccessibility, than in barriers of the moment.
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Looking at campus resources not every student knows about

While our academic merit and unique achievements helped us get into UC Berkeley, now that we’re here, who are we to shy away from a little help? The same excellence that makes UC Berkeley a top school can also make it intimidating and overwhelming. Below we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the campus’s most useful and potentially underutilized resources.
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