Struggles of going to a huge university

Yes, we all know what you’re thinking. UC Berkeley is one of the best public universities in the world, and that’s part of the reason why we chose to attend this school. However, little did we know, nor did we expect, the endless obstacles we would soon face due to the
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Lessons UC Berkeley teaches us outside the classroom

Over the previous years, numerous lists have been concocted so that newly-admitted UC Berkeley students might get a peek into this new exciting phase in their lives. Yet very few include the very personal, intellectual changes that a person is likely to undergo among the administrative learning curve, which is no less than a horror ride. Here are nine things you are most likely to soon recognize (if you haven’t already in high school) after one or two semesters at UC Berkeley.
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UC Berkeley commuting customs

Let’s face it — no matter where you come from, whether there are running functional buses in your town or everyone travels by personal taxis, when you come to Berkeley, there’s no way you’ll survive without taking public transportation. The 51B bus and BART are integral to our lives as
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Calstrology: the back-to-school edition

Welcome back to UC Berkeley, everyone! As the new school year begins, take a look at your zodiac sign to see what this year has in store for you. Aries: Berkeley squirrel Take time to enjoy the nice things in life, whether it be a bite of someone else’s food or chasing
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10 little things that make UC Berkeley students happy

Sometimes, just one little moment can make or break your day. These moments, while not always Instagram/Facebook status worthy, will always bring a smile to your face. 1. Seeing your friend on campus It’s always a nice surprise to see a good friend walking around campus. The type of friend
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A brief history of Berkeley’s trolley system

In 1891, Berkeley ran its first electric streetcar down Grove Street (now Martin Luther King Jr. Way).  By 1912, you were never more than three blocks from a trolley line. In 1958, Berkeley’s last trolley ran its final run. When did we have such a brilliant public transportation system?   
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5 things college freshmen should know by now

Spring semester is a fresh start for everyone. Seniors are getting ready to enter the real world, juniors are starting to freak out and sophomores pretend like they have college totally figured out. However, the new semester brings a different kind of fresh start for freshmen here at Berkeley. For
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