Top 5 most attractive majors at UC Berkeley

As much as we try to steer away from the stereotype that some majors have better-looking students than others, these stereotypes have to have developed from somewhere. We hate to break it to you, but certain majors and classes just look better walking out of the lecture halls than do
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A book recommendation for every major

With reading lists for classes keeping us busy all day and up all night, it can be hard to think about taking time away from our assigned reading to read for pleasure. It’s unfortunate that it is so hard to find the time to read for fun anymore. This is
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The ongoing debate between technicals and humanities

Subliminal Signification

A professor of mine once said, “The world needs different kinds of people.” It was a deeply insightful statement, although it was quickly glossed over. Her statement never quite struck me until I recognized the huge divide between students studying different fields at UC Berkeley, particularly the so-called humanities and
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Slacker student reading trends for spring 2014

Welcome back to another beautiful semester at UC Berkeley, complete with overweight squirrels, bipolar weather and — most importantly (to our dismay) — endless piles of homework. Notable among said unpleasant piles is the impossible volume of reading we students are assigned, as if professors assume we have nothing better to
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UC has us ready for life challenges

UC alumna address challenges we must overcome post graduation

Because I’ve just graduated, I know that I should be ecstatic. I’ve had a break from the seemingly endless schoolwork and the pressure to get good grades. Finally, too, I’ve gotten some sleep. And, fellow UC graduates, we’ve received a college degree from a system that “once again scored very
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Letter: July 15 – July 21

A different look at why the humanities matters Many thanks to Martin Jay for his defense of the humanities (“Why the humanities,” July 8). Alongside a halfhearted suggestion, half-abandoned in the penultimate sentence, that a humanities major is good for the career, he suggests that the humanities are about critical
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Why the humanities?

Professor of history discusses the value found in humanities courses

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences report on the state of the humanities and social sciences, “The Heart of the Matter,” has the ring of a familiar lament, one that has reverberated at least since the 1960s. The boom experienced in the postwar era, which lifted many traditional ships
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Off the beat: Confessions of a humanities major

When I first told my family that I would be double majoring in rhetoric and French, I faced confused and baffled responses. My parents expected me to follow my childhood passion for mathematics while in college, but sometimes, things just don’t work out. Throughout my academic career, I have been
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