The privilege to protest

Something to write home about

I want to urge student activists in Berkeley and across the U.S. to make an active, informed effort to participate in creating change.
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Getting schooled

Pop Vulture

Raising an unholy racket is hardly worse than what this school can do to you. Unfortunately, I’ve given myself over so wholly to this institution that I’d tear the whole shebang into shreds to see it improved.
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When Overheard died

Confessions of a moderator

The simple concept – post things that were overheard on campus – proved effective, and by 2018, the Facebook group had amassed more than 46,000 followers. 
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Hi my name is …

Fresh Off the BART

We all change our culturally tied names to make them more palatable for the United States. A name is a beautiful thing — it should never be thrown away.
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Tall tales of India’s press

Something to write home about

It would be too much to ask that certain events in India not infuriate me — but all I want is to get live, accurate and relevant updates with the same frequency and urgency as I get them in India.
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Portrait of a Lauren on Fire

Off the Beat

At that age, I didn’t really know what a gay person was. I had grown up watching “The Birdcage” and “Will & Grace” with my mercifully liberal family.
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