Being me, shamelessly

Off the Beat

The effects of living in a society full of judgment for mentally ill people don’t go away just because you know something shouldn’t be the way it is.
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Following life’s lede

Off the Beat

I’ve never viewed my indecisiveness as a positive trait, but it’s given me countless opportunities, one of them journalism.
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To be unmoved

Off the Beat

It’s hard to love yourself when it seems as though your heartstrings are broken, unattached to the thing that’s supposed to move you.
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Alex Zhao

Searching for my reasons

Off the Beat

Intrinsic motivation is radically personal. Our interests operate in a private realm where they need no justification beyond our own beliefs.
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UC Berkeley students must work together to combat COVID-19

The start of my presidency in the ASUC began hastily as I was swept into a whirlwind of meetings with campus administrators for discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, I was moving back home for my own safety, navigating my family space while also discussing the nuances
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