Beyond the banner: what inspired our poster students

If you’re not staring at your phone or the ground in despair as you head to class, you’ll notice there are student banners attached to the light posts spread out around campus. The idea is simple but bold: capturing pictures of bright-eyed, smiling UC Berkeley students with quotes telling us why they
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A week in events: Nov. 3 to Nov. 9

Halloween might be over, but this week is filled with great opportunities: The elections, games against the junior college down the peninsula and evenings in San Francisco before the weather gets too cold are just a sampling of what you could spend this week checking out. Monday, Nov. 3 5
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Why are UC Berkeley’s dorms so expensive?

Business Insider released a ranking of the colleges with the most expensive room and board last week. We UC Berkeley students know our dorms are expensive — we just didn’t know how they compared with other dorms around the country. Many of us were surprised to learn that not only does UC Berkeley
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UC Berkeley student study habits: expectations vs reality

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at Main Stacks or Qualcomm Cafe, trying be productive, but you keep accidentally diving in to a pit of distractions that ultimately leads to hours spent staring at a computer screen with little work to actually show for it. You look around at all of your
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Stay motivated: a UC Berkeley survival guide

UC Berkeley lives up to its reputation as an academically challenging school. With midterms right around the corner for some and over for others, this is a survival guide to help you ace those classes and keep your sanity. This guide includes resources and tips to help UC Berkeley students do
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25 Berkeley pick-up lines that will get you no dates

As November begins and the all-too-early Christmas commercials begin to play on TV, one inevitable truth becomes clear: The holiday season is approaching more quickly than you realize. It can be a hard time to be alone for a lot of people. If that’s the case for you, then now
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Your spring semester schedule: awesome classes you should take

Without a doubt, UC Berkeley offers some super cool classes — maybe that’s why we’re the best public school in the world. While your schedule for next semester is probably jam-packed with courses fulfilling your pre-Haas, breadth or major requirements and perhaps a few GPA-boosters sprinkled among them, step back and
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