People to hold on to

Off the Beat

Kalpana’s not very good at first impressions — I would know, because I was not a fan when I first met her. Well, I guess it was technically when I first heard about her. Six years ago, my younger sister tried out for the seventh and eighth grade soccer team, and
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What to do when you find out your class was cancelled

We’ve all been there. You show up to class, notice you’re the only one there (along with one other clueless person), then pull out your syllabus. Underneath today’s date on the syllabus reads a friendly reminder that your professor has left in big bold letters: DO NOT COME TO CLASS
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Student FaceTimes family in lieu of coming home

Student Arthur Ahmadine is one of many at UC Berkeley hailing from the nether regions of California: Los Angeles. Ahmadine, a third-year business student, enjoys spending time with friends, reading a good book and, of course, enjoying peppermint treats during the holidays. He won’t, however, be spending the upcoming Thanksgiving break with his
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How to cope when your friends study abroad for summer

A side effect of attending the world’s No. 1 public university is the fact that opportunities continue even when school doesn’t. Among our many study-abroad options for summer 2015 are programs in China, France, Spain … countries around the world. Sure, this is good news for those of us who want
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Cyberspace has changed social space

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“When do you leave the country?” The Canadian customs officer scowled as if I had just insulted his mom. My one-way plane ticket into Vancouver had landed me in a strange, bare interrogation room with this unhappy man. Are you kidding? I thought. I’m not trying to illegally emigrate to
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