Valerie Khau

Valerie’s Views: On conforming to pop

For some people, pop is an ironic indulgence. It’s reserved for jam sessions in the car with the squad or lit-as-fuck college party playlists. Amid the increasing relevance of social media and the concurrent growth of digital noise, identities validated by exclusivity now demand greater interest in niche genres. A
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Top 10 films of the year

2014 saw a wide array of films hit the theaters from the thrilling “Gone Girl” to the tasteful, poignant and guffaw-inducing “Dear White People.” Here are the top picks as selected by the arts & entertainment department at The Daily Californian.
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Cappuccino

The most caffeinated beverages for your finals week all-nighters

Copious caffeine consumption is nothing new to Berkeley students, especially with finals rapidly approaching. Everyone has their preferred poison of choice whether it’s hipsters in your English classes carrying ginormous, reusable coffee mugs or your engineering buddy that has a pocket of his backpack reserved specifically for 5-hour Energy. While
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