The first Asian president

Off the Beat

It’s tough making decisions that you know won’t make your parents happy, but it’s even tougher to live a life just to please your parents.
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Budget Smudget! Defending UC Berkeley’s public mission

The Campus on a Hill

When I was at Yale University one summer, I found myself reflecting on the little differences between it and UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, an important meeting always suffered from a shortage of food. At Yale, I attended mundane events with tables stocked like a supermarket shelf. This was the
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In the queer

How to Muslim for Dummies

“What would you do if your kid was gay?”

The question lingers heavily in the air between all of us like pungent perfume.
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Skipping stones: Being a 1st-generation student

Applying to colleges was a scary time for us all. Despite waves of self-doubt, we took a leap of faith and applied to UC Berkeley. But can you imagine jumping headfirst in a sea of uncertainty and packing up everything you own to go to a new country? For some of
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