Impostor syndrome in STEM

Cracking the Code Ceiling

It’s taken a lot of energy and effort to try to combat my impostor syndrome and stop comparing myself within STEM. Whether it’s taking the time to write or calling an old friend in between classes, I try to remember the things outside of academia that make me who I am.
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Person with a dog, person with a cane, and person in a wheelchair sitting and talking

UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Wheeling to my very first meeting of the Student Coalition for Disability Rights, I was ecstatic to meet other disabled students and gather in a place I could eventually call home. UC Berkeley’s reputation of being the birthplace of the Disability Rights Movement was not lost on me, and I
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A student in a dorm room with a sleeping bag and a bed without a mattress and a rat and rows of ants

To UC Berkeley: Students deserve far better than bedbugs and broken washing machines

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students cannot be expected to succeed academically while living in appalling campus housing conditions

Last month, an anonymous Facebook post on the Confessions from UC Berkeley page exposed abysmal living conditions in Stern Hall, the only all-women undergraduate residence hall on campus. Despite numerous complaints by students alleging issues of vermin on site, cold showers and broken washing machines, these concerns have yet to be completely resolved.
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I’m not Mestiza

Unsettled settler

“You know, us Mexicans are indigenous, too,” I told my sister once while talking about ethnicity and Mexicanidad—Mexicaness. While living in Mexico, I never thought of people in terms of race, we were all just mestizos—of mixed race with indigenous descent––despite our skin color or physical traits. I grew up
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A person reading the Daily Bruin paper which reads "On Strike"

The Daily Bruin shouldn’t have to go on strike to get the leader they voted for

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS: Staff members at student newspaper should have every right to make big decisions on their own. The Daily Bruin deserves better.

The Daily Californian’s editorial board stands in solidarity with the Daily Bruin’s staffers on strike this week. UCLA’s Communications Board needs to learn its place, and leave the critical decisions up to the Daily Bruin.
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Students holding signs that read "We support the Green New Deal" and "Green is Clean" and surrounded by trees

Older generations must support youth climate action

We will inherit a planet that is crumbling, has unsustainable infrastructure and is reliant on fossil fuels, yet we have driven and will continue to drive the climate conversation from a political standstill toward concrete change and environmental betterment.
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