UC Berkeley graduation address goes viral

Padda wasn’t out of the limelight quite yet. His speech, “A Sikh’s Graduation Speech to Unite the World,” has gone viral in the past month — over a million people have watched since it was shared by Upworthy in early June.
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So you graduated, now what?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’re a recent college graduate, a wannabe college graduate or someone who sympathizes deeply with recent college graduates. We at the Clog applaud you because we know that going to school here at the No. 1 public university in the world is
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Saying goodbye to the Class of 2016

Even though we still have papers to finish and an agonizing week of finals to get through, the real struggle is yet to come. For those of us with friends who are graduating this semester, the ultimate struggle is dealing with the reality that they are leaving. May is the
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Bingo: dead week and finals week edition

Dead week is a confusing time. On one hand, it seems like we have all this free time — it could even be considered a week-long vacation! But on the other hand, we all know what we should be doing because of the fast-approaching week after — yes, studying. The end
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Rumors of UC Berkeley’s spring commencement speaker leaked

Will it be Ellen DeGeneres, or perhaps Michelle Obama? Who will be the UC Berkeley spring commencement speaker? The selection committee known as the Californians — comprised of UC Berkeley undergraduates — has broken its silence on speculations about the spring commencement speaker. The Californians, although unable to verify the identity of the official speaker, have given
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Reconsidering Commencement

An examination of the process to select the commencement speaker

Last semester, comedian Bill Maher ignited controversy upon being invited to deliver the fall commencement address. The campus quickly found itself embroiled in a heated debate about the limitations of free speech. While national coverage surrounded Maher’s public opinions about Islam, a pressing question for Berkeley was how commencement day
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Don’t Maher our commencement

Honor students not hate speech

Your administration’s unwillingness to change Bill Maher’s invitation as Saturday’s fall 2014 commencement speaker — as well as your unwillingness to issue a public statement in support of concerns raised by students, staff and faculty — is deeply disturbing.
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