Editor’s note: Thank you

Farewell column from the outgoing editor

When I arrived at Berkeley nearly four years ago, I knew I wanted to join The Daily Californian. Having worked on my high school paper for three years, I figured I would continue trying out this journalism thing. It was fun. I liked talking to people. I liked writing. But
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Parting thoughts: How to survive UC Berkeley

“Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” — Ernesto Che Guevara There is a passage in the Quran that reads, “Struggle is ordained,” and the holy book of Muslims reads elsewhere that “with difficulty comes ease.” The
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A letter from the chancellor

Outgoing chancellor looks back at his time at UC Berkeley

Dear Cal Students: Convocation season is upon us, and it is once again a time of transitions — both joyous and bittersweet. Like you, I am also transitioning as I step down as your chancellor at the end of this month and return to being a Berkeley faculty member. I
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Last lecture notes 2013

Five prominent UC Berkeley professors offer their post-graduation experiences and real world advice

The Daily Californian reached out to prominent professors and instructors for their parting advice to the graduating class. Here are their responses, which were sent via email. Professors and instructors who responded: Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy Terry Johnson, Department of Bioengineering Alan Ross, Haas School of Business
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Unpaid internships: a necessary evil

Every conversation I’ve had in the last month goes something like this: “Are you excited to graduate?” Yes and no, I reply, with the bittersweet nostalgia of any student who must say goodbye to Berkeley. “What will you do afterward?” I’ll be interning at a newspaper in Southern California, for
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Editor’s note

We did it. We survived the rigor of UC Berkeley and made it out in one piece. The tests, the papers, the problem-sets — all of that stress and frustration is finally worth it because we will soon be graduates of the greatest public university in the world. As we
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Ode from a withered graduate student

Like most people of my generation, I found the answer to my current predicament summed up in a series of 30 beautiful GIFs on Buzzfeed.com. The author’s name was Jessica. My name is Jessica. Ryan Gosling was there. I love Ryan Gosling. And the article was called “What Grad School
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Moving mountains with free soda at Chipotle

Not every action you take needs to move mountains. Obviously, the big battles we come across at UC Berkeley and beyond are important to fight. Budget cuts should cease, tuition hikes should stop in their tracks and the administration should always be accountable to students. However, it has been apparent
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