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Signs you had an 8 a.m. lecture

Hopefully not all of us have had an 8 a.m. class during our college careers, but if you have, you know the feeling: the struggle of getting up two (to five) hours earlier than your roommates, taking a shower half awake and walking up the literally never-ending Berkeley hills to your
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When your lectures are webcast as television shows

It’s about that time in the semester when midterms are in full steam. And besides copious amounts of stress and anxiety building up, the lack of time to eat and sleep have also resulted in extreme hunger and tiredness. Every fiber of your being is telling you to hit the
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Don’t drown in your tears

With seven weeks of the semester behind us, we’re officially in the middle of the our 15-week-long struggle. The midterms epidemic is sweeping through the student body, and the relaxing days of syllabus week are merely fond memories from the past. During this time, it’s easy to get caught up in the woes
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10 signs you’re already done with summer

It’s time to face the truth. Summer is already more than half way over. But for some of you, that’s a good sign. The breaks that college offers you are so much longer than what you’re used to; you officially are lost for directions in how to spend the rest of
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A guide to different methods of coffee brewing

Whether you drink coffee because you enjoy the rich nuances of flavor underlying the noticeable bitterness and acidity of coffee, or you just gurgle the stuff down in an effort to escape sleep, coffee can become an integral part of your day-to-day life. It’s there in the mornings to give
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4 quick and easy ways to become more stressed

“Oh my God, I’m so stressed” is a phrase we’ve all uttered an exhausting number of times, whether it be caused by the impending doom of midterms or an overflow of backlogged homework assignments and essays. Stress Awareness Day on April 16 this year is meant to encourage taking a break
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