New Doc 2018-07-10

Coming back from college: Dealing with our changing homes

I remember the first time I returned home during the holiday break of my freshman year. After my mom picked me up from the airport and we drove through the quiet streets of my suburb, my eyes soaked in the monotonous qualities of my hometown that I had bemoaned. There
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An illustration of columnist Annalise Kamegawa.

Annalise: Still a kid

At This Point

Caught in the awe of the day’s events, I couldn’t help but worry that the pieces of this day — the pastel mountains, the van of childhood friends — would be the happiest ones of my life.
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Lessons UC Berkeley teaches us outside the classroom

Over the previous years, numerous lists have been concocted so that newly-admitted UC Berkeley students might get a peek into this new exciting phase in their lives. Yet very few include the very personal, intellectual changes that a person is likely to undergo among the administrative learning curve, which is no less than a horror ride. Here are nine things you are most likely to soon recognize (if you haven’t already in high school) after one or two semesters at UC Berkeley.
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Finding your niche at UC Berkeley

After opening the acceptance letter plastered with the face of Amy Jarich, the woman who holds a mysterious allure surpassing even Chancellor Dirks’, my sense of self worth soared. It’ll be marked in my life history as my most monumental validation. It was perhaps the only time in my life where I felt as on top of the world as Oprah Winfrey does daily.
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20 ways you’ve become your parents

We at the Clog have noticed some trends as we’ve progressed through our college years. The more independence we gain and responsibilities we take on, the more we see ourselves becoming real adults. And at a certain point, we start to notice that we’ve turned into everything we feared and
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Just breakfast

Off the Beat

I’m walking up Bancroft Way with my friend Lu. I’m happy to see her. After all, she has been in New York City all summer, and I am finally having a satisfying connection with a friend for the first time this semester. Up until this moment, I feel like I’ve
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Something in the air

There’s something permeating the crisp Berkeley air this weekend that’s tainting the entire experience. It smells vaguely familiar, like something your own dorm room might have smelled like 20, 30 years ago …
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Learning to accept an uncertain future

Salas in solace

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question that has plagued me for as long as I can remember. I’ve been asked countless times by distant relatives, complete strangers — pretty much anyone who wants an excuse to seem interested in my life.
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