Becoming ‘the’ Berkeley student

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Since being admitted to UC Berkeley, I was fixated on being “the” Berkeley student. I was going to replicate my “success” of my community college days while redeeming myself from my failures in high school.
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Illustration of the student-funded apps being ripped from a computer

UC Berkeley must fix Student Technology Fund referendum failure

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: The failure of the STF referendum should be UC Berkeley’s cue to pick up the tab.

Despite receiving a majority “yes” vote, the STF fee referendum failed, falling 0.9% short of a campus quorum requirement of 20%. Now, students are losing access to technology infrastructure, valuable software and tech equity programs.
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I am not what I eat

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I realized that the vegan diet was my vain effort to enact control over myself and my eating habits. Ironically, the more I clung to this sense of control, the more my life began to spiral.
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