What did you learn this year? Students answer in 25 words or less.

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Now that the semester is coming to an end, UC Berkeley students are beginning to have only one thing on their mind: finals. We at the Clog wanted to give Cal students a chance to reflect on their semester, so we went out and asked 12 students, “What is one thing you learned this year?” Though they felt pressured to choose from all of the viable answers they could give, students were enthusiastic about giving us genuine responses. Here are the answers of 12 students who were enlightened with new wisdom this semester:

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Name: Lulu Hoffmann
Year: Freshman
Major: Geography
“Don’t worry about academics too much. Technically you could study forever, take time to do things you’re passionate about and just relax.”

 

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Name: Sonalika Reddi
Year: Freshman
Major: Economics
“You know how everyone says ‘don’t worry about the destination, focus on the journey’? Well, this past year has shown me how true that is.”

 

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Name: Ruby Van Natta
Year: Freshman
Major: Geology
“I learned how to fall on skis without impaling myself!”

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Name: Sharath Reddy
Year: Sophomore
Major: MCB and Economics 
“I learned about the beauty and joy of Taco Tuesday.”

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Name: Melody Huang
Year: Sophomore
Major: Music and MCB
“I learned that I should not overload myself.”

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Name: Miin Choi
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
“I learned that I can survive a whole day without food.”

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Name: Samson Su
Year: Sophomore
Major: Economics
“The world is much more beautiful than you can imagine.”

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Name: Malek Itani
Year: Sophomore
Major: Applied Math and Computer Science
“I’ve matured a lot as a college student and I’ve learned how to not let the past hold me back.” 

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Name: Samuel Martin
Year: Junior
Major: Chemistry
“I learned that American universities are a hell of a lot better than French universities.”

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Name: Christopher Shoup
Year: Junior
Major: Political Science
“Look angry and you won’t get hassled by people on Sproul.”

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Name: Cody Reiss
Year: Senior
Major: Rhetoric
“To plan ahead.”

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Name: Camila Andrea Mena
Year: Senior 
Major: Sociology 
“Everything is going to be okay.”

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