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The media and Trump

On my run this evening, I almost got hit by a car. The driver lurched forward into the crosswalk, and we began to yell at each other, but the man’s windows were rolled up and I couldn’t hear him. All I could see was an angry white man saying something
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Campus-goers gather on the balcony of UC Berkeley's Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union to watch as protestors gather across Sproul Plaza on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

Why is one human life worth more than another?

Since Tuesday, I’ve faced the near-impossible challenge of telling my fiancé that we’ll be okay. She has no reason to believe me. I told her the exact same thing before the election, and it didn’t prove to be true. But it’s different now. We’re an interracial couple — I’m Chinese
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Berkeley High School students wave a Mexican flag while chanting "not our president" in opposition of Donald Trump's election as US President on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

Four days in November

November 8 In the morning I drive Jordan to school, just like any other Tuesday. But it isn’t just like any other Tuesday. There is so much hanging in the balance. I am so damn ready for this election to be over, even though I know deep down that no
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God’s away on business

Berkeley November 9, 2016 We’ve walled out what we ought’ve walled in Within the city of the defeated, the air tastes like acid rain Night unending is come again A man walks dazed down the avenue, speaking in a loop: “Simon says, eat five hundred bowls of oatmeal Simon says
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Signs across campus asking students to "First accept, then Resist" were vandalized to convey "Do not accept, resist." Protests continued throughout campus on Wednesday,  November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

The loud and hateful backlash of white America

When the news came, it hit me slowly. We watched. The numbers came in, trickling down. Then came the looking around the room. Eyes were wide — a worried wide, and if they could speak, they would’ve said “No,” or “Why?” On the screen, in a little box in the
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A Berkeley High School student speaks to a crowd of BHS and UC Berkeley students in protest of Donald Trump's election as US President on Wednesday November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

We are not OK

It wasn’t until the fourth time I asked someone “How are you doing?” on Thursday that I realized I already knew the answer. On a typical day, the answer is always the same. If life is at least passable, we say “I’m good.” If life has kicked us hard where
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Election night drinking game

Today’s the day. Tonight’s the night. Everything you’ve been waiting for, working for and avoiding is all coming together on this fine day of November the 8th. We at the Clog have brought you drinking games before, but none like this.
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As rain pours, will these story lines leak?

As rainy season begins to kick in, it’s not just the roofs of our student-budget apartments that are leaking. With the recent releases of Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” tape and Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs transcripts, the hackers of the world have been busy lately. But why stop at politics? There
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