Becoming ‘the’ Berkeley student

Off the Beat

Since being admitted to UC Berkeley, I was fixated on being “the” Berkeley student. I was going to replicate my “success” of my community college days while redeeming myself from my failures in high school.
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The year where everything and nothing happens

A letter to myself on January 1, 2020. Dear 17-year-old high school senior, praying-your-SAT-score-is-good-enough Daniella,  Your SAT score will be good enough. Sort of. At this point, you will have submitted all of your college applications, and you’ll have no idea where you’ll end up. To be honest, I think
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First time’s the charm

Sex on Tuesday

For the most part, we probably all want to have sex that feels meaningful rather than quick or empty, and having sex you’re emotionally invested in makes for a better experience on many levels.
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