Family is only a snap away

Off the Beat

My longing for home didn’t just fade away, but my cousin helped remind me why I came to UC Berkeley and why I had traveled so far away from my family.
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Do it for the ‘gram

Lost in Translation

There comes a point in every international student’s freshman semester when they have to make an overwhelmingly difficult decision — to post or not to post? After the initial radio silence on social media as you focus on fitting in, figuring out an academic schedule and life without your parents,
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Can I see your ass?

Miss Communication

On one screen, a group of refugees landed on the Greek coast under a gray sky. They jumped from an overcrowded raft, carried their children up the rocky shoreline and shivered from the cold water under foil emergency blankets. On another, smaller screen, I opened Snapchat and took a photo
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When 38 miles is too far

The truth is, it doesn’t matter how far away from home you are — starting a life in college, whether it’s down the road or across the country, can feel as foreign and disruptive as moving to the moon.
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