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Life in the Matrix

01010111011. In other words, welcome 2 the information age. Before you click away from this article, let me suggest that you’re living a life entirely more convenient, more expansive, more open to infinite exploration and possibility than has ever before been lived by any generation on this (now completely digitally
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Prevent dating violence in February

February is the commemorative month for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention. The importance of recognizing and addressing these issues has been highlighted by the recent spattering of high profile domestic violence cases: Rihanna and Chris Brown, the murder of Yeardley Love by her ex-boyfriend and now, most recently, the
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What is in a name?

Off the Beat

The second we said it aloud, we knew we were onto something epic. The scene: a living room in a post-apocalyptic state the morning after a party. The players: my housemates and me. The crime: naming our typically rundown student apartment and embarking on possibly the most ridiculous adventure we’ve
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Colbert weighs in on Occupy Cal

Late night comedian Stephen Colbert treated UC Berkeley administrators and UCPD officers — or, as Colbert called them, “skilled crisis managers” — to a satiric skewering Thursday night, commending their efforts to keep order on the “hippie haven” campus.

Social networking

NATIONAL ISSUES: A survey reveals that law schools are more likely to scan the Internet during admissions — applicants beware.

In applying to law school, the next person to peruse your Facebook profile may not be the attractive economics major in your public policy class. This social media inspector could very well be a law school admissions officer. Law schools are more likely to search for an applicant online than
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Law schools check digital trail of applicants more than other schools

Law school admissions officers are more likely than business schools and other colleges to search an applicant’s digital trail, according to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep released Monday. The survey, which included responses from 128 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, found that 41 percent of law school admissions
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SEX ON TUESDAY: Love in the time of Facebook

Dating has always been exhausting and nerve-wracking. The thwarting feat has been recorded in literature for centuries and agonizing heartaches have been melodized in cathartic tunes and many sorrowful nocturnes. Unrequited love, the turmoils of lust and the basic foils of romance are eternally resonant. The difference is that in
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