Tough choices

Laid Bear

I feel that this feeling is the byproduct of being suddenly on my own. Although not completely financially independent, I am still learning how to manage all this newfound freedom.
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Yes, I speak English

Lost in Translation

By the time Golden Bear Orientation finally ended and some kind of feeling began to creep back into my overtired muscles, I had practically developed a template for the conversations that I had with every new student. And it went something like this. First, I’d pick a personality. Who did
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The fall of a spring admit

I’ve always been a fan of the fall — Halloween and crunchy leaves and shorter days. Winter holds a special place in my heart, too, because it smells like freshly baked cookies and sounds like the zipping of coats
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When 38 miles is too far

The truth is, it doesn’t matter how far away from home you are — starting a life in college, whether it’s down the road or across the country, can feel as foreign and disruptive as moving to the moon.
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