Survival tips for the BART apocalypse

If you haven’t been affected by the BART strike, you obviously don’t live in the Bay Area. From all the politics behind the BART system — and even our AC Transit system — the whole East Bay and San Francisco are basically reeling. It’s absolute chaos. While the BART employees have
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Your Fourth of July fireworks guide for the Bay Area

American skies will be clouded in a red, white and blue haze this Independence Day, and ours in the Golden State are no exception. The launching of fireworks is a quintessential tradition, started by none other than Founding Father John Adams himself. In lieu of his hope for “Illuminations from
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The failure to communicate

Broke in Berkeley

My best friend’s parents both went to Cal. Some of her earliest memories are of the Campanile and the Cal Band performances, and she was very excited to come visit me when I started here. When we were preparing to graduate from high school, her parents really wanted her to
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Summer perspectives: a photo essay

Summer in Berkeley is a quieter, more relaxing experience than the springtime. Rooftop dinners are frequent at Kingman Hall, kiddie pools are impulsively bought and people generally try to be outdoors as much as summer classes or work obligations allow. Half-empty cafes and libraries feel less studious than normal but
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Summer Dog Days: a photo essay

If you walk around Berkeley during the summer, you will come across plenty of dogs around campus. In particular, Memorial Glade seems to be a favorite spot for Berkeley pets and pet owners alike. Whether you’re a dog owner or just a pet appreciater, the Glade is the perfect place
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The cost of transit

Broke in Berkeley

“So how long does it take you to get to school?” I get asked this more often than what my major is or what my plans are after graduation. When I tell people I live an hour away, they usually guess that I drive and park somewhere near campus. I
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Slow down for a visit to SLO

While California houses a large number of colleges and universities up and down the state, there are few towns that really exemplify what it means to be a small college town like San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly students seems to dominate the immediate population and can be found at almost
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