Bringing back old memories

Once we’re in college, there are so many changes that our life before seems like a distant memory. And as you go about your daily life, there are some things that might make you reminisce about your childhood and high school. When we have a whole lot of math homework
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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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UC Berkeley math professor interviewed by Stephen Colbert

UC Berkeley mathematics professor Edward Frenkel was recently on “The Colbert Report” in order to promote his new book, “Love and Math.” On April 7, Stephen Colbert interviewed Frenkel, who hoped to encourage more people to pursue studying mathematics. For Frenkel — who also starred in his own movie, “The Rites of Love
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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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For the sake of continuity

I love tutoring statistics at the Student Learning Center, but it admittedly gets frustrating sometimes. And no, I’m not talking about the inevitable frustration that builds when students simply don’t understand concepts or ask for the same clarification seven times in a row. (Though I do sometimes like to believe
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Feeling good, or at least better

Tales of Two Cities

This week, I saw a girl walk into the bathroom in Barrows, messy hair stuffed into a ponytail, wrinkles all over her shirt and Cal sweatpants. She placed herself in front of the mirror, plopped her forehead on the mirror’s cold surface and just stood there silently for a few
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A statistically significant difference

Being a statistics major with an affinity for correct grammar can be taxing. As the stereotype suggests, the majority of the people I meet in my field of study has little to no interest in or respect for the intricacies of the English language – a trait that unfortunately seems
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