Retail: a most necessary evil

Hungry and Foolish

I got involved with the funny business of selling people clothes (and other knickknacks they don’t need) two years ago, when I was looking to make some pocket change for the weekends (see: beer money). I felt a bit guilty squandering what few allowances my parents gave me, so I looked
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Expectations shine brighter than reality

Hungry and Foolish

Sigh. Graduation. Allow me to sugarcoat it for you, my undergraduate brethren, you starry-eyed unique and special little snowflakes. Upon finishing up your last semester at this university, you will doubtlessly be faced with a bounty of job offers, endless travel opportunities and a conception of the world that only
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Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher lacks depth

One of the hardest parts of watching a movie about a person who was a notoriously awful human being is that you have to suffer through their on-screen misdeeds. The 1970 classic “Patton” portrays a half-psychotic general who slapped around war-traumatized soldiers coming back from the front, pairing his military
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Will work for school

Broke in Berkeley

Come into the office and demonstrate your ability to transcribe. After the test, we’ll ask you some questions.” It sounded simple enough, but I had never done it before. I chewed my pencil and desperately tried to keep up with the recording. The interviewers walked back in, and I braced
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Take a ‘real’ break this summer

At Cal, we’re used to going from class to class, job to job and office hour to office hour — from dawn until dusk. It’s a hectic life during the semester with studying, working and still trying to spend time with as many equally stressed-out friends as possible. So when finals
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4 careers with some pretty cool perks

With our national economy recovering at a painfully slow rate and recent grads entering an increasingly competitive job market, we have to face the harsh reality that the careers we initially came to this school to prepare for may not be the easiest to break into. So, in the interest
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Running in slow motion

Champagne Problems

My mother is a doctor. On a few occasions in my life — in restaurants, on planes or on the side of the street — we have come across someone who has fallen, fainted or had some kind of accident. Concerned and curious people swarm around the injured person until
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Reminder: Smell the roses

Life is hard — it’s unfair a lot of the time. No matter how many obstacles have been overcome, the next is not too far away. This may be a cynical way of looking at things, but it’s the truth. It’s undeniable. Some people just deal with their problems better
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