Feeling good, or at least better

Tales of Two Cities

This week, I saw a girl walk into the bathroom in Barrows, messy hair stuffed into a ponytail, wrinkles all over her shirt and Cal sweatpants. She placed herself in front of the mirror, plopped her forehead on the mirror’s cold surface and just stood there silently for a few
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Open hearts, healthy minds

The scars of mental health problems may be hard to see, but they are an unfortunate part of most college campuses. Recognizing this, UC Berkeley’s administration reached out to students last week to promote a survey asking important questions about the accessibility of mental health resources on campus as well
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Impracticality of stressing over post-grad life

Not so funny, guise

While in high school and even more so during my first year of college, the “What are you planning on majoring in?” question always made me worry unnecessarily about the inevitable decision I’ll have to make — a decision that I was able to make with ease after I had
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5 reasons Cal might be the easiest time of your life

So you’re at the No. 1 public university in the country. Living up to the prestige of our cherished school is probably the most difficult experience you’ve ever had in your life. But despite all the stress — the early morning classes and late night paper-writing — college is a wonderful time,
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The race against time

Not so funny, guise

Tick tock. This ticking of an analog clock is more commonly known as the soundtrack to many of our lives. From the moment Cal became a reality, it seems as if many of us have been thrust into a race that has no foreseeable end. As students, we are trained
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Hug your way to an A

It’s an inherent fact that the stress before finals causes some people to kind of melt down. They stop taking care of themselves, eat foods they would otherwise never touch and go barking mad worrying about their grades. If you’re one of these people, there’s a great way to get
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Stress now, do better on finals later

We can no longer deny it: Finals will be upon us soon. And while it may be time to start hyperventilating in a corner of Main Stacks, take peace in knowing that it’s fine to stress a little bit — actually it may be beneficial to you in the long
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Thursday app of the week: Clear

Name: Clear Platform(s): iOS, OSX Price: $1.99 Mission: Keep organized as the stress piles up With Dead Week and finals creeping up on us, midterms still happening and papers due, it’s safe to say that many of us are stressed. We have too much to do and too little time.
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Hungry like the wolf

Reel Life

I used to think I had X-ray vision. One morning while I was lying on my parents’ bed, I realized that I could see through certain things that normal people couldn’t. I could see past the the blanket that hung over my eyes to what was on the TV screen
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