Badminton like a pro

“Badminton? Oh, isn’t that the backyard game with the feathery things and the rackets? Yeah, I play that all the time at family barbeques!”That is almost the exact reaction I get when I tell people I play badminton. However, what these people do not know is that badminton is a
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Cheap as Chips

Forget BART fare — come check out these local activities that are cheaper than a bag of chips.

Pedal to the Medal As a freshman, I loved being able to sit on my bike and roll downhill from Foothill to VLSB in less than three minutes.  Gravity carried me, while my classmates sprinted across campus.  Instead of sweat down my shirt, I had the wind blowing through my
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The Story So Far

Budget cuts and changes for the UC mean challenges for the incoming class

There are a lot of ways to measure how the University of California has changed in the last few years. You could look at systemwide fees, which ran around $6,636 a year in 2007 but have since risen to $12,192 this year and may well climb higher. Or the growing
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Throwing Out The Maps

Since I was a freshman, a friend and I have repeatedly tried to map out our lives together. We know we want to go to Europe the summer after we graduate, but that’s about it. I came in thinking I might double major, become a world-renowned doctor or lawyer and
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Frat Hop Like a Bro

It wasn’t until the cashier at Gypsy’s pointed to the Greek letters on my tank top and asked me which sorority I was in that I realized I had a problem. Because I’m not in a sorority, and I wasn’t wearing a puffy paint sorority tank — I was sporting
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Major considerations: one discipline, two paths

Wait before you commit to a major. “There seems to be a common misconception that there are certain jobs connected with each major,” said College of Letters and Science adviser Jane Paris regarding the college’s liberal-arts disciplines. With thousands of careers to choose from, students seem to look for majors
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Learning Props from Profs

Berkeley is a world-class university with innumerable opportunities. Professors say the only way to take advantage of these opportunities is to realize that these opportunities won’t come to you. You have to go get them. College is more than just going to class and pulling all-nighters. This is the time
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No One Looking Over Your Shoulder

No longer having parents looming over your shoulder is both liberating and terrifying.  All of a sudden, you are responsible for everything that you do. You are also away from prying eyes. For perhaps the first time, your parents don’t know everything about your medical care.  Sexual health tends to
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Corndogs or Caviar?

Get the best bang for your buck — cheap eats and indulgent splurges

Or Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen  One of the most exotic gourmet foods in Berkeley would be found in Angeline’s Kitchen. Straight from the South, this is food from the Louisiana bayou. They serve alligator, gumbo, jambalaya and everything you would expect from New Orleans cuisine. Their best dish is the hush
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