First transitions

The Person Inside

There is really no other way of handling transitions than systematic desensitization — repeatedly walking through the doorway and thinking through the steps before going in to reduce that unknown factor.
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Only I can write my narrative

Cal in Color

Even if I’m just waiting in line at Peet’s Coffee, I’m all too aware that as soon as a stranger sees my headscarf, they immediately identify me as the “the Muslim girl.”
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The toddler transfer

The Sidebar

Almost all transfers feel the pressure of only having two years at UC Berkeley, but I didn’t have a chance to get settled in at junior college either.
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Freshman orientation program in dire need of logistical reform

Clearly, this isn’t the experience the campus wants its new students to have during their first week in Berkeley, and the administration needs to make some serious changes to its approach to help make GBO easier and more straightforward for freshmen and volunteers who make the program possible.
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Transitions and tribulations

I came to Cal thinking I was ready. I had read every Society9 article, watched every college horror story video on YouTube and harassed every single one of my friends in college until they couldn’t think of any more advice to give me. I knew it was going to be hard, and I had braced myself for it, prepared for anything that would come my way.
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