Cool new ways to celebrate Earth Day

For the most part, Mother Nature has been good to the denizens of the Bay Area. You don’t hear much about tornadoes, thunderstorms or other jarring natural disasters tearing their way across the picturesque UC Berkeley campus (aside from the occasional story about the most recent squirrel attack on the local
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A scientific study of UC Berkeley’s GSIs

The common graduate student instructor, Latin name Eruditorem discipulus, is a moderately large, library-dwelling breed endemic to the campus and surrounding areas of UC Berkeley. Despite its relatively frequent appearance in classrooms and other areas associated with learning and knowledge, the graduate student instructor, or GSI, is still a favorite
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Revelling in the beauty of Puerto Rico

During the summer before my junior year, I travelled to Puerto Rico through Apogee Adventures, a company that offers summer camp programs that allow students to provide community service outside the country. The trip I went on was called the Caribbean Service Adventure. It started in San Juan, the capital of Puerto
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Point Reyes: a house trip

My housemates decided to go camping at Point Reyes National Seashore over the summer. It turned out to be the perfect get-away-from-everything trip because the only thing close to civilization was a hole in the ground, aka a “toilet”. Throughout our trip, we marveled at Mother Nature’s beauty, which might be hard
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Journey through Armenia: a photo essay

This summer I embarked on my 14th trip to Armenia. Unlike past visits, this time I didn’t go with my family. Instead I went with friends on a mission to volunteer in my motherland. Located in the Southern Caucasus on the cusp of Europe and Asia, Armenia is one of the oldest
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