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Crossroads for everyone

Each residence hall-dwelling student faces a question that every parent will eventually ask — how’s the dining hall food? This Thanksgiving, you could tell them, or you could show them. We’ve created a guide to recreating some of Crossroad’s signature dishes so your parents can truly engage in the Berkeley dining
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The struggles of doing laundry on campus

If you’re living in the residence halls, one of the scariest things is the sight of a full laundry basket. You know, when your pile of clothes on your already filled hamper becomes so tall that you might as well have fun while you’re at it and sled down your
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How to deal with an annoying floormate

You know who we’re talking about. It’s that one person on your floor who can’t shut up when you’re trying to sleep, leaves their trash strewn across the lounge, blasts horrid music that’s loud enough for the next building over to hear and unnecessarily unloads their various problems onto you
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First impressions of UC Berkeley

For a first-timer at UC Berkeley, there’s a lot that suddenly jumps out at you — the idiosyncrasies that are just very Berkeley. And there are many things that form your first impression of Berkeley. Most of us hear this or that before we get here, but there are some things you just need to experience in person to really understand this place.
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Live like a college student, eat like a champ

Eating delicious, healthy food in college can be a struggle. When you’re afraid to branch out and give the mysterious fish dish of the day at Crossroads a try, the obvious options are burgers or pizza. Compounding that, it’s damn near impossible to make food in your residence hall unless it
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A letter to Clark Kerr

As the school year comes to a close, we often reflect upon the bittersweet moments of forgotten nights, clumsily falling on Sproul Plaza, trips to San Francisco and getting Artichoke with friends right before the sunrise. For freshmen, the end of the school year means saying goodbye to the residence
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How to interact in the residence hall bathrooms

It’s just another day when you walk into the bathroom and feel relieved to find that you can finally brush your teeth in peace without anyone in there loudly peeing or loudly singing a Spice Girls song. And then, not even 30 seconds later, alas, someone else walks in to brush their
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