Former Berkeley High student charged with terrorism to be released

photo of Almer Alhaggagi
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Amer Alhaggagi, who was sentenced to 15 years in high-security prison for providing material support to ISIS, will receive a reduced sentence after a federal appeals judge's ruling.

A federal appeals judge ruled last week that Amer Alhaggagi, a Berkeley High School graduate who was sentenced to 15 years in high-security prison for providing material support to ISIS in 2019, would be receiving a reduced sentence.
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The layover

Between America and Me

“You’re not American? But you speak such good English!” I’m in my freshman year dining hall, making new friends over cold pizza and casual racism. Casual because my classmate doesn’t seem to be overtly prejudiced, and they’re definitely not aware of their faux pas. I shrug and inform them that
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Places and pasts

Between America and Me

“ If I were an animal I’d be a capybara!” A what? My American friends are back at it. They’re talking about their favorite type of tree, that time they saw it in that one national park, and how much they “need their nature”. I guess I like nature. But
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