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What is the Weekender?

“During the years when I was an undergraduate at Berkeley, I tried, with a kind of hopeless late-adolescent energy, to buy some temporary visa into the world of ideas, to forge for myself a mind that could deal with abstract,” wrote Joan Didion in the New York Times Magazine in the
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Any great publication embodies the voice of its community. We at the Weekender are just a small representative of the much larger, ever-dynamic and lively community of Berkeley. We want your voices as well. Contribute by submitting to [email protected]

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Contribute to the Weekender

Any great publication embodies the voice of its community. We at the Weekender are just a small representative of the much larger, ever-dynamic and lively community of Berkeley. We want your voices as well. Contribute by submitting to [email protected]

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Contribute to the Weekender

The Weekender is a creative outlet for Berkeley stories of all kinds. We aim to curate reported features, profiles and commentary pieces on relevant issues and people in our community, transforming everyday stories into larger discussions about the forces that drive Berkeley. We also feature creative writing, poetry, personal essays,
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Picks of the Week

How Weird Street Faire 2015 is Sunday in San Francisco. This will be the 16th year that this festival brings weirdos in costume together to enjoy a day of music, art, performances and street vendors. Raise your consciousness with thousands of others from noon to 8 p.m. There is a
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Fiction: Nero

I shouldn’t have picked up when he called. I know that. He just wanted to know how the dog was doing, anyway. I look down at Nero, who is trotting along in pace with me. He snorts and pants as he moves his sturdy little bulldog legs. He resembles a
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Janaki Bakhle, UC Berkeley’s New First Lady

Every morning around 8, Janaki Bakhle takes her two labrador retrievers out for their daily walk through the UC Berkeley campus. She leaves her perch at University House, nestled between academic buildings on the north side of campus, guiding Boo Bear and Kulfi — which means ice cream in Hindi
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