To all the dreams I’ve had before

Off the Beat

When I was in seventh grade, I watched ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” and became obsessed with gymnastics. I was convinced that I could be the next Nastia Liukin or Shawn Johnson — all I needed to do was have a few lessons and I would totally be
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A few honest moments

Now and Again

One of the most profoundly isolating human experiences is to finish a movie in the theater and, looking to your left and then to your right, discover that you are the only person not wiping their eyes and sniffling.
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Berkeley Kite Festival soars through Berkeley Marina

This weekend, hundreds of kites flew above the San Francisco Bay at the annual Berkeley Kite Festival. The two-day event, which took place at César Chávez Park in the Berkeley Marina, featured free kite-making, Japanese taiko drum performances and booths where participants could buy crafts and snacks.
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Dickens makes you a dick

Name-dropping famous authors that you don’t actually know or read or love in a conversation actually reflects negatively on your intelligence, because eventually, if you talk to someone who actually knows his or her shit, the impression you make isn’t a very good one. You come off as pretentious at best and as an Edna at worst.
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les mis

Woodminster’s ‘Les Mis’ awes despite difficulties

As if on cue, the fading summer sun sank behind the backdrop of the Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland last Friday, dimming the lights so to speak, and leaving behind a delightfully dark and chilly evening to compliment the opening night performance of Producers Associates’ summer production of “Les Misérables.” “Les
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Beyond fault

It is with some restlessness that I write this post, which almost certainly will be my last on Strikeout. Over my nine semesters with The Daily Californian, this blog has been principal and peripheral, a source of revelry and a source of regret (unfortunately, my favorite posts predate the current
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Playlist of the week: Oscars cool-down

This year’s Academy Awards certainly caused a stir in the controversy pool. From overbearing sexism and other distaste from host Seth Macfarlane to a visual effects controversy that was conveniently cut off by the Academy (or so the conspiracy theorists say), we at the Clog gathered that there were certainly many
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Oscar Coverage: Best Supporting Actress

We continue our countdown of the main Oscar categories with Best Supporting Actress, a category that seems all sealed up for Hathaway but has even richer performances beyond such an obviously tremendous performance at its core.   Who’s nominated? Amy Adams, “The Master” Sally Field, “Lincoln” Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
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