Piece No. 1

Off the Beat

I struggle with openness. Writing something with my name on it puts a face to the words, experiences and emotions I express in the piece. Sharing my awkward personality with others, whether it be on paper or in my day-to-day interactions, makes me feel exposed.
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No going back

Off the Beat

As I finally approach graduation, and quite possibly the end of my formal schooling, I find myself desperately wanting to prolong this part of my life. For someone who agonized and stressed over every paper I wrote, I’m suddenly struck with wanting nothing more than to keep on doing just that.
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Berkeley reads ‘well,’ says Amazon

Summer readers, lifelong bookworms, nerds and closet nerds have another reason to be happy in Berkeley. According to Amazon, Berkeley is among the top 20 “most well-read” cities in the country. Though rankings are determined by sales alone, we can experience Berkeley’s bibliophilia just by walking around. Our campus offers
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Vonnegut’s idiosyncrasies revealed in letter compilation

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. never wrote an autobiography — his story is in his works, woven into the irony-filled science fiction that he’s known for. He never wrote a singular personal account perhaps because the category would be too constricting and the self-reflection too painful. Right before his sudden death in
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