Looking at campus resources not every student knows about

While our academic merit and unique achievements helped us get into UC Berkeley, now that we’re here, who are we to shy away from a little help? The same excellence that makes UC Berkeley a top school can also make it intimidating and overwhelming. Below we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the campus’s most useful and potentially underutilized resources.
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What I wish I knew when coming to UC Berkeley

On Jan. 18, I stepped off a bus and found myself in uncharted territory. I had heard a lot about where I was going — both good and bad things — and read a fair amount, too. As I got closer, I thought I was ready for what sure to be a momentous occasion. But nothing could have really prepared me for my first visit to Target.
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For the sake of continuity

I love tutoring statistics at the Student Learning Center, but it admittedly gets frustrating sometimes. And no, I’m not talking about the inevitable frustration that builds when students simply don’t understand concepts or ask for the same clarification seven times in a row. (Though I do sometimes like to believe
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Berkeley acronyms

Below are commonly used acronyms at UC Berkeley. GBC — Golden Bear Cafe VLSB — Valley Life Sciences Building FSM — Free Speech Movement (Cafe) CKC — Clark Kerr Campus EECS (pronounced EEKS!) — Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences SLC — Student Learning Center GSI — Graduate Student Instructor CARS
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Website allows students to explore new study spots

ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Natalie Gavello has spearheaded the creation of a website that will help students find their new favorite place to study, aiming to increase awareness of the various study locations that Berkeley has to offer.
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A necessary campus resource

CAMPUS ISSUES: Keeping the Student Learning Center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will provide a much-needed space for students.

A typical UC Berkeley student will eventually need to pull an all-nighter at some point. And for most of the school year, libraries and other widely accessible campus study spaces generally close well before dawn. But now, students finally have a place where they can study as long as possible.
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