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Finding the ‘U’ in UC Berkeley

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It was a constant battle trying to decide if I wanted to conform to the standards of success set by any given community on campus or if I wanted to create my own path and do me.
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mary_ford

Confidently lost

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Sometimes, Berkeley just seems too large, and my odds of finding what I’ve lost are subsequently just too small. Sometimes, it just seems like too much of a commitment to invest the time into finding what I lost.
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edrick_sal

Did I peak in high school?

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I got to be, dare I say it, not only popular, but relevant — or at least I felt like I was. And it’s the fear that I will never again capital-M Matter that haunts me.
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Where are all the women?

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Newsroom diversity (in every sense of the word) is paramount not only to quality — fair and thorough sourcing and reporting — but also a sense of belonging.
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keaton-peters_online

Learning through heartbreak

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I think, in many ways, being in love is a lot like being in college. It is, without a doubt, beautiful, full of opportunities and an experience no one will ever forget. At the same time (and this is what movies and relatives don’t tell you about college or love), they will also cause you more pain than you can imagine.
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Fearing time

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And if you feel like you don’t have enough time, just rearrange your priorities. It’s not complicated, but it isn’t easy — I’m still learning how to do it.
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danielle-hilborn_online

No going back

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As I finally approach graduation, and quite possibly the end of my formal schooling, I find myself desperately wanting to prolong this part of my life. For someone who agonized and stressed over every paper I wrote, I’m suddenly struck with wanting nothing more than to keep on doing just that.
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erin_haar otb

Daring to drive toward independence

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My dad has always told me growing up, “Only worry about what you can control.” I don’t have a car to control anymore. And I sure can’t control the world around me right now. All I can control is myself.
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candice-chiang1

The unfaithful owner (and dog)

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Whenever I came home, my dog conducted a full-on sniffing investigation out of suspicion, and I couldn’t help but feel a bit guilty; I was cheating on my dog.
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