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Design matters

Off the Beat

Of course, for a school located in the beautiful Bay Area with its nearby technology companies and cutthroat desires to succeed in an ocean of startups and app developers, it’s incredibly easy to put design as a bottom priority.
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Mug of Imad Pasha, who just graduated from college

Why not both?

How the Daily Cal threw a wrench in my best-laid college plans

Many freshmen arrive at UC Berkeley and are faced with difficult choices — with numerous open roads and routes to pursue in college, all encompassed by the feeling steeped in the word “undeclared.” I was not one of those students.
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Unsung heroes

Adding Up

Having undergraduate opportunities like these not only benefits the students in the class, but also the staffers themselves. When departments let students take on a bigger role, everyone benefits.
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Lab overtime

Adding Up

Having a class where labs were largely expected to be completed outside of lab time changed my perspective on what an “ideal lab” would be.
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A lesson in resources

Adding Up

I was worried advising would never be personal enough, but I realize now, in such a large school, advising will be as personal as you make it.
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An unlikely pairing

Adding Up

Looking back, I wouldn’t trade my semester abroad for anything. But I do realize that as a STEM major, it’s probably simpler not to go abroad at all.
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