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In the past six months I have lived in three different places all around the country. While nothing permanent is ever put up, I always reserve one spot on the wall. Not for pictures, although they go up too. But the biggest spot goes to the collection of quotes I
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The good old days

Have you seen “The Office”? Probably one of the best comedy series of all time, and one that featured so many memorable quotes. When I think of it, one line of dialogue that stands out is when Andy, portrayed by Ed Helms, talks about “the good old days.” He says,
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It’s time to act

A girl, no older than seven, walked in front of me down the streets of San Francisco. Supplied with a pink umbrella and rain boots, she was far more prepared than I was for the weather that that Saturday evening provided. And as we marched and the words protesting the
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All in given time

During a bye-week in 2002, then-Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford took a recruiting visit to Butte Community College in Oroville, California, where he and his staff were recruiting Butte tight end Garrett Cross. At Butte, he discovered an undervalued Chico-native who became the Bears’ starting quarterback for the 2003-04
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Ending the cycle

Two events occurred this week that left Pac-12 football teams in the news for reasons that could not have been predicted just a month ago — two events that are linked because of the fact that they exemplify the birth of hope and how that very hope often burns out
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Sonny Dykes should have been gone a while ago

Sonny Dykes is gone. And despite his best efforts to find another job these last few years, he didn’t leave of his own accord. Instead, Dykes was fired Sunday, bringing an end to a tenure that can most charitably be described as tumultuous. Even with all the people thanking Dykes
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Farewell column: Nostalgia, ultra

I’ve been dreading this column for about two and a half years. With only 16 days left in my time as an undergraduate, it is my unfortunate turn to continue the tradition of the “former sports editor’s gratuitously long, convoluted farewell column.” Combing through sentimentality has never been my strong
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Sharks – 3, America – 0

On Nov. 8, I got two notifications on my phone. “Donald Trump will win the White House, making him the 45th US President”, one read. “Sharks beat Capitals 3-0”, said the other. Since that Tuesday evening, nothing about the political climate in the United States has felt the same. Words
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Favorite child

In my junior year of high school, I wrote a scathing essay criticizing the preferential treatment received by athletes in the college application process. I was frustrated that the swimmers and lacrosse players were being recruited by schools that I wanted to attend. In my mind, I deserved it more
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