Broke and bored in Berkeley

Being a poor college student can be a struggle in the Bay Area. After Friday classes are done, your heart tells you to go and explore — have fun! Then, you look into your wallet. The hollow hole where money should reside tells you that this will be another weekend
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Dwinelle Hall bathroom graffiti: a review

Let’s face it: Dwinelle Hall probably has the most objectively disgusting bathrooms on campus. Complete with toilets encased in plastic bags and an odor that reminds us of poop, B.O. and cheap perfume all at the same time, Dwinelle bathrooms should be avoided at all costs. Except, that is, when
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UC Berkeley desk art

Who we are during our deepest, darkest Main Stacks moments and during the indulgent periods of intense solitude we encounter when we take a dump is often expressed by a strong, shrieking voice in our heads that demands to be immortalized. The thoughts that make it to the public surfaces are
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Paris: an underwater experience

Ah, Paris! The city of love, the city of art and museums, complete with evenings dining on outdoor patios and sunny days spent walking upon the river. But what is there to do when the city of love is drowning? I had what I thought to be the unfortunate experience
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Washington, D.C.: An art and food capital

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, you may already have that Independence Day spirit in you. The one city where that same spirit is possibly the most evident year round is Washington, D.C. Many Bears are already in town for internships on Capitol Hill and in nonprofit organizations. But, our nation’s capital is home not only to gorgeous monuments that you can explore for free, it is also a prime location for artists and foodies to spend a day. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the city.
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Beautiful Barcelona

A city ruled by the friendly people, beautiful architecture and incredible cuisine, Barcelona is a hotspot for any Spanish vacation; though Spanish isn’t exactly spoken in Barcelona. That was our first realization as my family attempted to chat up our cab driver from the airport. We learned that the natives
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Inspirational quotes from campus bathrooms

As a unique, anonymous platform for art and communication, bathroom graffiti can be many things — though it is, for the most part, messy, inflammatory and opinionated. Plastered across nearly every stall on campus from the third floor of Wheeler Hall to the notorious Doe Library, bathroom graffiti serves as a source of
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New rogue graffiti artist on campus

It seems that UC Berkeley is poised to become the next great graffiti art scene. Reports have been coming in about a rogue graffiti artist on campus. They’ve been tagging bathrooms all over, and in styles not formerly seen here at UC Berkeley. Here, students are used to seeing mostly text
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The art of ghosting

Ghosting is an art. Shakespeare said it best, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” We’re performers. And some ghosters are so good that they deserve Tony awards. According to Ghostface Illa’s definition on Urban Dictionary, ghosting is “the act of suddenly ceasing all
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