Your guide to campus libraries

Picking out the top 4 campus libraries to study in

If you ask the average UC Berkeley student how many libraries there are on campus, you will most likely receive a perplexed gawk and an incorrect answer. Amid the majestic allure of the Doe Library — Gardner Main Stacks and the North Reading Room — it can be incredibly easy
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Navigating through bureaucracy at UC Berkeley

A guide of campus services and resources vital to your Berkeley experience

As one former vice chancellor puts it, when people from other countries ask about how UC Berkeley is, they have two specific questions in mind: Is Top Dog still there, and is Cal as bureaucratic as ever? The answer to both these questions is, as always, yes. Top Dog locations
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From the Midwest to the Bay

Transitioning to life in Berkeley can be anxiety-inducing but also exhilarating

Halfway through my undergraduate career, I’ve tried to reflect upon how I have personally grown since I first came to Cal. But I realize I cannot quantify the differences between the person that arrived on this campus two years ago, straight from the Midwest — where I had lived my
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Lessons learned as a freshman

To all incoming freshmen, I will first say that CalSO is terrible, and if you walk away with nothing but a sweaty Cal ID photo and an unbearable desire to transfer before August, you’re in good company. If you’re enjoying yourself, kudos. If not, hang in there. The school year
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Parting thoughts: four years, one couch

I’ve been in denial. Even with graduation a few days away, I have yet to purchase a cap and gown. Even as I write this farewell column, a reality check of sorts, I am dazed that my days as a UC Berkeley student are coming to a bittersweet end. While
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Parting thoughts: what Berkeley means to me

My grandmother Ethel Mary Schwartz wrote an article about what her time in college meant to her, and I feel that after four years, I finally understand. This is my Berkeley riff on her original piece. Spring filled the air. The very ground gave forth the tangy flavor of the
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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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