Back to blonde: A personal essay

Illustration of a person with abstracted hair dyed many different colours flowing across the image.
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My hair is what you might call straw-like, over-bleached and basically dying. I started highlighting my hair in seventh grade out of a fear of losing my natural blond to my ever-encroaching brown roots. Since then, I’ve gotten highlights probably every three to six months — I’m 20 now, so
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Best of Berkeley: Campus 2019

Best building: Berkeley Way West UC Berkeley’s psychology, public health and education departments may have been disappointed to have to pack up their old offices when, in 2018, they were told they’d be moving to the new building on Berkeley Way. Little did these faculty and staff members know that
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Thanks, Pennywise

All Growns Up

I had never been friends with people so different from me. Anything that could go wrong with your roommates had crossed my mind.
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The Weeknd falls down rabbit hole with ‘Starboy’

By trying to fix something that wasn’t broken, The Weeknd, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, breaks it all with Starboy — our hearts, our ears and his soul. Somewhere amid the 18 tracks, we lose The Weeknd, and The Weeknd loses us. But rather than heading off into the elusive darkness
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