So you got into Berkeley

Congratulations! We encourage you to practice your version of this Cal reaction. But what if you have other offers, and your heart is torn? You might already know that UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public university in the world. You also already know that Berkeley is in sunny California with
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Two Cal undergrads revolutionize card gaming

On a boozy Berkeley Saturday, a group of friends huddle over a coffee table. One pulls out her iPhone, flips through a website and reads the prompt: “What’s Stanford’s oldest tradition?” The playing cards are dealt. A man in the back reveals his hand: “Playing hide-and-seek with a suggestive-looking zucchini.”
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Alternative trips serve communities

Two service-learning groups — Magnolia Project and Alternative Spring Breaks — are run by students who organize trips during UC Berkeley’s winter and spring breaks. Both are part of the campus Cal Corps Public Service Center. During the trips, participating students work with community organizations that focus on various social
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Off the beat: Don’t look back in regret

The bottom line is, don’t write something off just because it doesn’t fit in with what you already like. College is about discovering new things. Ask yourself, “What about this makes me uncomfortable?” The answer may surprise you. You won’t find yourself by trudging along the same, well-worn route.
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Decal teaches sexual liberation

UC Berkeley is known for its wide variety of course offerings, especially when it comes to student-taught classes, which include everything from Phish: A Critical Analysis to The Psychology of Text Messaging. One class, however, is best known by the buzz and rumors surrounding it, rather than its cult interest
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Free condoms on Upper Sproul!

Ok, for those of you who actually know me, you already know how excited I get when free condoms are being conveniently given out. This girl has yet to spend money on condoms — and let’s keep it that way. So of course I decided to come back to Upper
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DeCal aims to involve students in Operational Excellence

In an ongoing effort to increase student involvement in UC Berkeley’s cost-cutting Operational Excellence initiative, student government leaders will launch a new DeCal class in September that will give students the option of working directly on initiative projects or conducting research projects. On Sept. 6, about 20 graduate and undergraduate
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