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Off the beat: Distance makes the heart grow fonder

I started college in the bliss of a new love. I was certain that I would be able to handle the stress of a long-distance relationship that was six months fresh, and I soon met many others who were just as hopeful as I was. But, as the year progressed, the number of friends I had who were in long-distance relationships plummeted. I began to worry about my relationship, and whether it could survive the strain of being cities away. It seemed to me then, that Austin and I were fighting insurmountable odds and that it was only a matter of time until it all fell apart.
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

What’s so ugly?

Savage heart murmurs

Ugliness makes my 5-year-old niece cry. While we were taking pictures on my laptop one day, Photobooth warped our faces into disjointed flesh across the screen. I thought we looked kind of cute, but she slid off my lap crying about how ugly we looked. If beauty lies in the
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Pilar Huerta - Opinion Blog Writer

Just FB-ing around

Savage heart murmurs

I found a book without a cover the other day during my shift at the library. I opened it expecting to find a puke-worthy title about business tactics or maybe something dismal about economics. Instead, I glossed over what I instinctively thought to be Chinese characters that surrounded some English
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valentina

Putting the phone back on the cradle

How smartphones are invading our relationships, distracting us from each other and lowering our standards for social interaction.

I’ve been learning how to develop apps on Android phones for several months now, and it’s been a blast. I own two smartphones (iPhone and Google Nexus S), an iPad, and two laptops (one for emergencies). You might say I’m a techie. And since I’m a mobile app developer (I
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Caught in the web

When Student Action party members proclaim “every student, every year,” no ASUC voter should expect that each individual candidate represents that mantra. Rather, the party strives to fulfill its slogan by running a diverse slate of individuals from across the UC Berkeley community. Even so, Student Action was right to
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Spending time

Life in the Matrix

Everything takes time. Natural processes — like tectonic movement and its homo sapiens analogue, gestation — take a certain amount of time, no more and no less. For example, a major earthquake splits the Hayward Fault open every 140 years, on average. No use worrying: Just keep calm and carry
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Campus increases use of social media, online platforms for discussion

Due to the inflexibility of current UC Berkeley online discussion forums, campus instructors and administrators are increasingly turning to social media and other online platforms to better communicate with students. Most recently marked by the launch of a campus Facebook application, social media and other nontraditional platforms for discussion are
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