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Why life is one long college application

No one likes college applications, unless you magically achieved a 5.0 GPA and a perfect SAT score in high school. And even then, filling out all those questions about yourself is a hassle. So what if we told you life was one extremely long, never-ending application? We all have to
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The Book Nook: Discover yourself in ‘Paper Towns’

The book: “Paper Towns” by John Green Suggested for: Anyone who enjoys excellent reading and a moving story about discovering yourself and how to understand those around you. Clog rating:   Regardless of how many years you are now removed from it, there are very few of us who don’t
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Lessons learned as a freshman

To all incoming freshmen, I will first say that CalSO is terrible, and if you walk away with nothing but a sweaty Cal ID photo and an unbearable desire to transfer before August, you’re in good company. If you’re enjoying yourself, kudos. If not, hang in there. The school year
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Flashback Friday: graduation days

Another class of students has graduated from Cal, and their adventures into the real world have only begun. But seeing them walk with caps and gowns has definitely awakened some commencement memories for us. After all, we’ve all experienced this ceremony in some form or another in the past. So
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Berkeley ranked fifth by people actually familiar with academics

In a recent article, we talked about how high schoolers ranked Berkeley as 27th in desirability. Well, it seems that senior academics disagree (called it)! Now comes the important question: Who has more authority, high schoolers or senior academics? High schoolers definitely know what they’re talking about when it comes
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Ranking our schools

Berkeley ranked 27th by reliable source: high schoolers

There’s always been a deserved fuss over college rankings, and understandably so. It’s hard to answer the question: What is a good education? Is it a large knowledge database, analytical development, networking, access to professors, a good community or getting laid all the time? An article published in the Quarterly
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The cost of college must decrease

Affordable higher education is essential to a strong middle class

Editor’s Note: This is a general op-ed sent from the White House to address a college audience. In my State of the Union address, I laid out ways Democrats and Republicans can work together to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class. We
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