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Catching UC Berkeley nostalgia

From mountains or shores, metropolises or small towns, Scandinavia or Asia, UC Berkeley students come from all over the world — you can hear more than 200 different languages on our campus. When summer begins, our friends are just like migrant birds flying back to their own nests, traveling to places
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Unlocking the mystery of Cal student housing

As a brand new freshman standing in the Unit 3 entryway, I had heard every “dormitory horror story” in the book. That summer, everyone from my older cousin in Connecticut to the barista at Starbucks felt the need to recap — in vivid detail — their own first-year experiences in
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Off the beat: Finding my way home

Sometimes I am realistic to a fault. That’s not to say I never daydream or that I’m not adventurous, but I never seem to allow myself to make serious plans for the future, to avoid disappointment. Much of what I do is basically a last-minute decision — a combination of
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