Down the 210: A poem

Illustration of a car speeding down a freeway at night, with the moon in the background
Elaine Chung/Staff

Driving down the 210 tastes bittersweet when the moon takes the stage,
and the stars are floating, hanging on invisible strings like puppets,
peppering the dark universe with false semblance of light and hope.
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Looking back and driving forward

Heading west

I am a firm believer in the power of road trips. The closest major city to Houston, in any direction, is more than two hours away. (No, y’all, I’m not counting Galveston, and you’re not going to change my mind on this.) So in some ways you could argue that,
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Think, don’t drink and drive

Alice was obviously inebriated. She skipped and twirled out of the venue all the way to the car, along the way stroking the toupee of a senior citizen, yelling at a group of tweens for talking too loudly about last week’s “Game of Thrones” episode (which she tragically had not
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The unending car struggles of Berkeley residents

Dear city of Berkeley, You are eclectic, historic, beautiful, enriching and unique, but you thoroughly suck when it comes to cars, parking and personal transportation. For that and other reasons, we are constantly in a love-hate relationship with you, our home. It is a well-known fact that parking is difficult
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Banking goodwill

Broke in Berkeley

“BART’s going on strike.” I got the news first from Twitter. “Well, we’re screwed,” my roommate said. His boyfriend piped up reassuringly. “We can make it work. We need to make a plan.” My tribe of roommates sat down last week to figure out a strategy. Our apartment is in
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Having a car in Berkeley: social currency or burden?

During CalSO, we were told that we wouldn’t need a car in Berkeley. What the counselors didn’t mention was the convenience and freedom that we were potentially sacrificing, like how it easily takes double the time to get some place via bus, how you’re limited in how many groceries you
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