The Poetry of Reality

Lost in Translation

Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation. This was it. This was all there was to me. A strand of proteins and four letters with the ability to write
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Science should be nonpartisan, inform government policy

Science must be nonpartisan and tangibly inform political decision making. Scientists of both parties are obligated to model the nonpartisan nature of science, to ensure that these decisions are made with bipartisan engagement and uncompromised scientific support.
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Design matters

Off the Beat

Of course, for a school located in the beautiful Bay Area with its nearby technology companies and cutthroat desires to succeed in an ocean of startups and app developers, it’s incredibly easy to put design as a bottom priority.
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Mug of Imad Pasha, who just graduated from college

Why not both?

How the Daily Cal threw a wrench in my best-laid college plans

Many freshmen arrive at UC Berkeley and are faced with difficult choices — with numerous open roads and routes to pursue in college, all encompassed by the feeling steeped in the word “undeclared.” I was not one of those students.
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