I hella love Berkeley

Tales of Two Cities

One morning this past August, at 5:07 a.m. in Farmington Hills, Mich., it seemed the only thing that would get me out of bed after the lousy three hours of sleep I got would either be some magical burst of inhuman strength or an earthquake (and I wasn’t so sure
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We must think before we strike

The threshold for military action that violates international law should be high indeed and must at a minimum be actually capable of helping Syrian citizens who are victims of civil war.
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The who-suffers-the-most-is-allowed-to-grieve game

Not so funny, guise

This nation has suffered too many tragedies this past year. The most recent have been the Boston Marathon bombing and the tornado that tore apart Oklahoma City — both have left the cities in shambles. A day that began as normal ultimately led to lives changed forever as the day
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The rest of the world exists, too

Why is it that we don’t seem to talk about what happens in Kenya? Or Syria or Nigeria for that matter? Between Kenya’s ethically questionable election results, Syria’s never-ending civil war and an extreme Islamist group in Nigeria killing foreign hostages, so much is unfolding across the world that could
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