How to avoid (or gain) the Freshman 15

It can be difficult to keep the Freshman 15 in mind when you go to the dining commons or out to dinner with a group of new friends during Welcome Week. Berkeley’s foodie culture means there’s no shortage of options to enchant your taste buds and keep you exploring the
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Editor’s Note

Freshman year is an exciting time for all. Especially when considering that you are entering the world’s No. 1 public university, it’s easy to be nervous. We at The Daily Californian have filled this year’s Welcome Freshmen special issue with advice on how to make this year the best yet.
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Sick as a freshman

On the first day of my spring semester freshman year, my father careened up to the curb of Bancroft Way in his red sedan, practically launching me out of the backseat. I grabbed my bags and sprinted toward class, my head swimming. Everyone, I imagine, is nervous to start a
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My quaint, crumbling apartment

I was used to vacuumed floors, blinds that were intact and a beautiful view of the bridge. This was Unit 1, Deustch Hall, room 313. Little did I know, those were all luxuries I’d come to miss. Toward the end of last year, my roommates and I were scrambling on
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Still searching for a home

When people first meet each other, this is usually one of the first questions: “Where are you from?” Well … define from. I’m Vietnamese by blood, but I was born and raised for 16 years in Warsaw, Poland. I have also lived and studied in the United States for the
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