Becoming ‘the’ Berkeley student

Off the Beat

Since being admitted to UC Berkeley, I was fixated on being “the” Berkeley student. I was going to replicate my “success” of my community college days while redeeming myself from my failures in high school.
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The year where everything and nothing happens

A letter to myself on January 1, 2020. Dear 17-year-old high school senior, praying-your-SAT-score-is-good-enough Daniella,  Your SAT score will be good enough. Sort of. At this point, you will have submitted all of your college applications, and you’ll have no idea where you’ll end up. To be honest, I think
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Finding horror in revolution

Universally celebrated for their sharp, socio-political commentary, their stories all, to varying degrees, revolve around a moderately sympathetic lower class violently rising up against the elite.
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