So you got into UC Berkeley, now what?

If you thought your days of wading through confusing websites and navigating bureaucracies were over, then you’re wrong. You managed to successfully complete the application process, and you got accepted to attend UC Berkeley. Now what? Because UC Berkeley is such a large school, there’s not a lot of hand-holding that
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Why we hate icebreakers

Icebreakers, though meant to facilitate interactions, oftentimes create more tension and discomfort than awkward silences do. People in a group should try to get to know one another but should do so on their own terms. Introverts and extroverts alike don’t jump at icebreaker suggestions, and here is why.   1. They
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Berkeley scenes in the summer

During the year, campus is humming with life. Whether you’re trying to evade the flyers on Sproul Plaza, catching an a capella group perform by Sather Gate or being tutored at the Student Learning Center, there are always people around every corner. Over the summer, however, campus life changes: Once
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From cowtown to campus: a reflection on CalSO

Two years ago, I arrived at CalSO orientation — 65 glaring minutes too soon. My mother’s dented minivan took the Claremont Avenue exit as I breathed in to quell my nerves. I nervously opened one eyelid, then the other. It was my first glimpse of Berkeley, and I saw sidewalks — gray, narrow, uneven sidewalks that lined Claremont Avenue.
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Avoiding a lackluster CalSO experience

When I signed up for CalSO after accepting my admission to UC Berkeley, I didn’t know what to expect because I never planned to attend the school. As weird as it may seem, I didn’t even know anything about the campus until I considered applying to the UC system. Growing
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