Just an ordinary girl

Trial and Error

I was jumping up and down on my yellow bed with my pink plastic microphone in my hand, envisioning crowds screaming for me, singing along. I was in my own little concert entertaining millions. My dream at 11 years old was to be a singer, and even now that still
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Robert Paylor’s paralysis makes athletic injustices more apparent

CAMPUS ISSUES: Risks to student athletes warrant more attention from campus administration

College athletes at UC Berkeley are essentially working a full-time job for the campus, and they’re not being paid for it. Let’s not mince words. A lot of college sports on major university campuses are professional in everything but name and pay. Student athletes train for long, grueling hours on
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Crazy cat lady

(In)secure

I leaned forward on the edge of my desk chair, carefully inspecting my handiwork in the small mirror on my desk. With one last delicate swipe of eyeliner, I touched up the bottom tip of my drawn-on nose, straightened the ears atop my head, stood up and headed downstairs to
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Quiz: what your water bottle says about you

It’s UC Berkeley, so carrying plastic water bottles is taboo — why are those even made anymore? But that’s another topic. We at the Clog have noticed distinct types of water bottles around campus, and think that a water bottle can make a statement about someone’s personality. Find out what your
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How college sports drag us down

Two Steps Forward

“Sports” are evil. They’re evil for making corporate tools out of extremely talented people. They’re evil for perpetuating the useless, stagnant habits of overconsumption and laziness. They’re evil for turning universities’ athletic directors into groveling ad addicts. But most of all, they’re evil for taking the beautiful facet of human experience that is athleticism, turning it into a whorehouse for rich advertisers to take their pick of the choicest bodies. You don’t have to support this corruption.
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