The international students’ Berkeley bucket list

With great extension programs, UC Berkeley has gotten a hold of a good bunch of international students. We at the Clog have put together a list of a few things we think every international student should do while they are here. Because we’re in America, the list might be characterized by
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Internationality does not excuse racism

A Whole New World

Racial stereotyping jokes were the norm at my international high school, because they were the only way we knew to survive. The problematic aspects of such jokes became clear to me only after I’d graduated.
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International students on UC Berkeley’s reputation abroad

As everyone knows, UC Berkeley is a very diverse school with students from all over the world. For the fall 2013 semester, international students represented 17.4 percent of incoming freshmen. In the United States, Cal is widely recognized as one of the top universities academically, but we’re also famous for liberalism,
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Transfers need a clearer path

The most recent meeting of the UC Regents addressed the issue of the asymmetry of the transfer process from a California community college to a UC campus. The regents specifically noted that the majority of transfers come from less than 20 percent of the 112 community colleges and indicated that
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Capulets and Montagues

Megaphone

Dear Megaphone, I’m an international student, and my parents had a short, weird talk with me before I left my country for school. They’re good people, but they told me very specifically about what race I could date. Specifically, they want me to date only someone from our own ethnic
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I hella love Berkeley

Tales of Two Cities

One morning this past August, at 5:07 a.m. in Farmington Hills, Mich., it seemed the only thing that would get me out of bed after the lousy three hours of sleep I got would either be some magical burst of inhuman strength or an earthquake (and I wasn’t so sure
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Water rights

Global access to water could bring national security to all

The lack of access to water in unstable developing countries is an international security threat. Although the United Nations declared 2013 as the “International Year of Water Cooperation,” solutions to international water issues will not be met unless the global north directs foreign aid dollars to improve reliable access water,
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