Things to look forward to this upcoming in-person semester

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After more than a year of remote instruction, UC Berkeley finally announced its plans for a fully in-person fall 2021 semester, leaving many students with a mixture of excitement and dread. As a rising junior who spent my sophomore year in my childhood home all the way across the country in North Carolina, I’ve only had roughly a year’s worth of a true UC Berkeley experience. Nevertheless, the impending return to campus has inspired me to reminisce on aspects of college life that I miss dearly. Here are six things I’m looking forward to — and vow to never take for granted again — as we prepare for an in-person academic year! 
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An open letter to Pumpkin Spice

Dear Pumpkin Spice,  God knows I adore you. Your spicy-sweet aroma is mouthwatering, and you taste like a combination of chai, snickerdoodles and a warm hug. I have some issues, however, with how you arrive on supermarket shelves earlier and earlier each year.   Septembers are meant for new beginnings:
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