Mother knows best

I knew my lines perfectly, so much that almost two years after I took my last curtain call in patchily applied stage makeup, I’m still struggling not to act them out in college.
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March Madness of Musicals

“Cabaret” would fail to ride the wave of its surprise win, losing out to the old “razzle dazzle” of 2002 Best Picture winner “Chicago” as Rob Marshall’s tale of merry murderesses made its way to the Final Four.
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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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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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