Skipping stones: Being a 1st-generation student

Applying to colleges was a scary time for us all. Despite waves of self-doubt, we took a leap of faith and applied to UC Berkeley. But can you imagine jumping headfirst in a sea of uncertainty and packing up everything you own to go to a new country? For some of
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Ramadan in Berkeley: tips for the perfect iftar

Jihad quite literally means “to struggle.” While there is more than one form of jihad, one brand requires patience, self-discipline and a bull-like tenacity — it is a jihad, or struggle, against oneself. Fasting during Ramadan is one form of such jihad. Ramadan is the name of a month in the Islamic lunar
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