Speak for yourself

Whenever I tell people I was born in Belgium, the first thing that pops out of their mouths is, “Does that mean you speak Belgian?”
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Ishmael Farooqui_online

What’s a Muslim American supposed to do?

Off the Beat

On Dec. 6, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the San Bernardino tragedy, “the broader threat of terrorism, and how we can keep our country safe.” The president discussed both his policy position and the need for Muslim Americans to be proactive in fighting terrorism, all within a concise
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Students should be the stars

CAMPUS ISSUES: The quality of graduation commencement speeches should not be compromised for the presence of a noted figure.

Our pool of alumni is expansive and brilliant, and to not tap into our campus resource is a disservice to graduates looking to build their own legacy after leaving UC Berkeley.
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Meg Elison

How to write a commencement speech

The Berkeley Bucket List

Open a Word document. The enormity of what’s about to happen and change will balloon before you like an airbag deploying in slow motion. Write out a list of cliches, overwrought quotes, admonitions about the future and reminders about the oyster-nature of the world. Select all. Delete. Start over. The
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Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Hurricane Yolanda

Candlelight Vigil Held for victims of Typhoon Yolanda

On November 15th, Berkeley residents gathered at the International House steps, paying their respects for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. Members of the campus community discussed a new initiative, “Act for the Philippines.” Led by the Pilipino/Pilipino American student community at Berkeley, which aims to raise $10,000
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