Editor’s note: Mapping Berkeley

People from all around the world have found their homes in Berkeley. Even if you haven’t had the chance to travel abroad this summer, a closer look at our city’s DNA affords us the privilege of gaining perspectives from all around the world.
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Photo essay: Murals abound in Berkeley

Berkeley’s vibrance perhaps known no better physical manifestation than the murals that riddle her walls and streets. Bringing light and color to otherwise musty corners, these murals represent Berkeley’s spirit of optimism, resilience and activism. We took a look at some of the most prominent murals in the city. Just
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A minority within a minority

“Sri Lanka, India, same thing.” The old man casually threw that sentence in my face after asking about my ethnicity, like we were discussing an age-old question of “tomeighto” versus “tomauto.” And just like that, I pictured a jumbo eraser rubbing away the borders of my tiny island like it didn’t exist.
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