Threaded Souls Project presents fashion show

Student fashion show explores clothing as means of self-expression

How do we use fashion as a form of expression? What are we intentionally and unintentionally telling others in our dress? Kristin Aquino and Darrin Wallace, the creators of the Threaded Souls Project, aimed to address these questions at last week’s fashion show held in UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Community Center.
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Clochella music fest rocks Cloyne Court

Student co-op hosts local bands for all-day concert

Clochella held at Cloyne Court this Saturday demonstrated that the local, independent music scene is alive and well at Cal. An all-day event held from noon to 1 a.m., Clochella delivered as a music festival by constantly providing energetic live music throughout the day. Much like its namesake, Clochella had
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Daughter: If You Leave

Heartbreak and loss — these are the experiences that remind us, more than anything, that we are human and that we are fragile. Daughter’s debut album revolves around these themes, and it’s definitely not an easy listen. Nevertheless, it remains captivating throughout. This is probably not the album you will
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Psychedelic Science

Recreational drug users and academics join in conference

This past weekend, the Psychedelic Science 2013 Conference, co-hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), took over two floors of the Oakland Marriott City Center, with attendees spilling into bars and waiting areas. Though the illicit thrill of psychedelics (written in rainbow letters on the conference bric-a-brac) was
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On the Up and Up

Richmond rapper Jay Ant is making a name for himself in Bay Area rap

California has always been a dominant player in rap throughout the genre’s history. Whether in the Los Angeles region or the Bay Area, some aspect of hip-hop on a national scale has always revolved around the activity of the West Coast. The state has unfortunately remained dormant for the last
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Alvin Ailey reinvigorates modern dance

Dance company performs at Zellerbach

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is quintessential American dance, balancing new and traditional, embracing color, new movement, props and humor. Under new artistic director Robert Battle, the company has become particularly more contemporary, concentrating less on the Negro spirituals that defined its repertoire before him. However, this more contemporary
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‘The Big Wedding’ is likeable while it lasts

Ensemble film is a cute slice of comedic fun

Movies with all-star casts are not the easiest to love. Usually, their budgets are so large that all they need to do is rely on their celebrity status to draw large crowds to movie theaters. Sure, they tell a funny story that will keep you entertained for 90 minutes, but
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ArCATypes: Sorry for Party Rocking

Now that you’ve come back from two weekends in a row of Coachella and blowing your college savings on, well, blow, it’s time to reflect on the Rock Star. I’m even drinking one as I write this column in the early hours past its due date. Um, I’m talkin’ ‘bout
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No deer in headlights

The Antlers’ Cal Day performance uplifted the crowd at Memorial Glade

“Prove to me I’m not gonna die alone.” Unquestionably, not the words you would expect blaring over Memorial Glade to close out a day dedicated to prospective students, but the Antlers still managed to close out their show successfully with “Putting the Dog to Sleep.” There has been a strong
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Pixar previews ‘Monsters University’

Shanna Holako got a sneak peak of ‘The Blue Umbrella’ and ‘Monsters University’

It’s hard to say no to Pixar when the animation studio invites you to its major national and international press day. Pixar Animation Studios, situated a mere three miles from UC Berkeley’s campus, opened up its own collegiate affair, “Monsters University.” Inspired by 2001’s “Monsters, Inc.,” Pixar is premiering the
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