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A timeline of what living with a roommate is really like

For incoming students, the idea of trying to get along with a random roommate may seem intimidating, but to those of us who have been through the process, it’s a bittersweet walk down memory lane. In the midst of all the emotions that accompany living with a roommate for the first time, Read More…

Robin Williams and mental health

Within minutes after its announcement, the general reaction to Robin Williams’ death on Facebook was surprise. How could a comedian commit suicide? How could a man who smiled all the time be mentally ill? How can anyone rich and famous want to end his life? Our culture seemed to have Read More…

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Hungry for change

UC Berkeley students turn to community in struggle to feed families and themselves

An incoming student-parent at UC Berkeley, Cynthia Leimbach faced 48 days without food stamps, a holdup caused by her move from Orange County. Read More…

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Can your private school do this?

This article went viral recently, where it initiated an online discussion on the value of an Ivy League education. Several articles have come out since in defense of the Ivy league system, creating what’s becoming an online debate. The private vs. public school debate has been raging for years, but let’s face it Read More…

Seeking UC student input on sexual assault prevention and response

Sexual violence on college campuses is a silent, stigmatized epidemic, and no campus is exempt. Even universities absent from the U.S. Department of Education’s list of colleges currently under investigation for violating federal laws meant to protect survivors of sexual assault — Title IX and the Clery Act — are Read More…