Ditch the cup and still get the caffeine

It’s 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night; your two textbooks and three readers are spread out in front of you — and you are in desperate need of caffeine. Unfortunately, you can’t handle a black, bitter cup of coffee right now, but how else are you going to stay awake?
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Tips on surviving awkward Berkeley problems

As UC Berkeley students, we take comfort in the fact that we are all a big group of weird individuals. We share experiences and memories that transcend our majors and extracurriculars. Here are some problems we’ve all faced and can overcome together. You are never alone. Having a crush on
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The creaming of a Dream

CITY AFFAIRS: Plans to build a new ice cream shop on Telegraph Avenue would have little to no chance of succeeding.

History has a tendency to repeat itself in Berkeley. Imagine if Telegraph Avenue did the same thing on a microcosmic level: We could have two vacant lots positioned opposite one another (each with little hope for new construction) along with two age-old record stores (both experiencing waning business over the
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Inspiration from prayer flags

Religiously Inclined

During a recent visit to UC Santa Barbara, I noticed, for the umpteenth time, Tibetan prayer flags hanging in the least likely of places: above a liquor store entrance or dangling from an apartment building with red cups littered in the background. Perhaps I am just oversensitive to these multicolored
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Off the beat: On C.R.E.A.M., community

That old saying “Food brings people together” rings as true as ever, but the inverse is also true: that people come together over food. Everyone needs to eat, and while some prefer to enjoy their meals alone, many would rather spend them fostering friendships and establishing that sense of community that is such an integral part of any college experience.
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Words of Wisdom for Freshmen

You’ve got your coffee in hand, a printout of your schedule, and you’re planning to get to class early because Berkeley time just sounds too good to be true. But don’t let the temptations of being surrounded by “your kind of people,” being able to skip class and having your
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