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Why Berkeley is the best college town

We all can recall the days, not too long ago, when we would spend late nights scrolling through College Prowler, meticulously analyzing every rating and comment on the schools we were considering. Who could really blame us? There were so many features to take into account! Major deciding factors included
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In the news: Facebook buys WhatsApp

More casual than texting but less creepy than Facebook chatting, “WhatsApp” has become enormously popular for college students looking to stay connected to everyone around the world. On Feb. 19, the company was bought by Facebook for $19 billion, the largest purchase of a company backed by venture capitalists ever.  
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Off the beat: Considering the tech revolution

The Daily Californian recently published an article criticizing the tech community in Berkeley and at large. It was conceived from the attacks against the buses of Google and Facebook, which are believed to build a gentrified community. It is difficult to talk about such issues because they are steeped in
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A Facebook recruiter is surrounded by UC Berkeley students eager to join the tech industry primarily clustered around Silicon Valley.

Breeding the tech elite

In a time of growing uneasiness between local residents and tech employees within the Bay Area, UC Berkeley students are increasingly drawn to the riches of Silicon Valley

Earlier this week, I found myself at a Facebook recruitment meeting in Dwinelle Hall, filing into a lecture hall with other undergraduates gathered eagerly at the prospect of working for one of the Silicon Valley’s most lucrative companies. As tech hopefuls lined up, resumes in hand, to talk with recruiters,
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Meditating on technology

Student Bodies

It’s all over campus, on fliers in random restaurants and at cutting-edge meetings at elite Silicon Valley tech companies. There are articles about it in major publications that present it as a near-magical cure-all for life’s problems. It has infiltrated and saturated the public consciousness so much over the past
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