Anger was never the answer

Off the Beat

I don’t know, when my Mom was my age, what kept her up at night, what her favorite dance moves were, what her pet peeves were, what her worldview was.
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Brown (and bisexual)

Off the Beat

Coming to terms with my Indian American identity was quickly followed by another recognition: The world isn’t as straight as I thought it was.
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Sorry not sorry

Off the Beat

But does this even matter? A vague propensity to blurt out the odd “sorry” doesn’t necessarily sound like a big deal. But it definitely is one.
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Talking back

Off the Beat

I didn’t see choosing to study French as an affront to my heritage or as leaving my culture behind. But my mother disagreed.
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In search of Lykke

Off the Beat

It turns out geography doesn’t change your issues with yourself, and going to a prestigious college doesn’t fix your insecurities either.
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The Spencer doctrine

Confessions of a moderator

According to my doctrine, I must quit my job as admin when this semester ends and I graduate UC Berkeley.
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Our human family

Fresh off the BART

I’m not different than anybody else. There is a deeper truth that binds us all together. It is best said by Maya Angelou in my favorite poem, “Human Family”
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Notes from a friendlier classroom

Something to write home about

Most of all, I walk into my final year at a university that has given me so much with the knowledge that sometimes, lessons aren’t in textbooks or free solutions to problem sets on Chegg.
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