A tale of two mornings

I’ve often thought of taking after Charles Baudelaire, engaging solely in the art of flanerie: strolling through cities, spending hours drinking cafe au lait and reading newspapers at various rustic cafes. But then I realized that Baudelaire never would have been able to Uber home, and he likely would have
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Talkin’ ’bout my generation

The Millennial Meltdown

My grandfather, while leading a particularly stimulating series of family discussions one fine Saturday evening on subjects ranging from Barack Obama’s real birthplace and the “Gay Agenda” to the trials and complications of having an Asian landlord, paused rather suddenly.
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Gender disparity in EECS persists

Despite UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and computer sciences major’s status as one of the world’s most prestigious STEM programs, only 12.4 percent of students in the EECS major at UC Berkeley are female, according to the fall 2013 department census. This is representative of the larger gender disparity in the
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Napolitano makes her case

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposal to freeze tuition for the next academic year is promising for UC students.

UC President Janet Napolitano took a bold step Wednesday at the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco, proposing an undergraduate tuition freeze for the 2014-15 academic year. The tuition freeze, in addition to a number of other progressive measures announced at the meeting, show Napolitano is going to
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Meditating on technology

Student Bodies

It’s all over campus, on fliers in random restaurants and at cutting-edge meetings at elite Silicon Valley tech companies. There are articles about it in major publications that present it as a near-magical cure-all for life’s problems. It has infiltrated and saturated the public consciousness so much over the past
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Taking advantage of drone technology

Thinking about drones gets me excited. That might sound like a strange statement, particularly since I know nothing about the actual technology behind them — I’m a political science major, not a mechanical engineer. When I say I’m excited about drones, I mean I’m excited about the potential benefits that
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How technology hurts us

Snapshot of the most depressing thing we’ve laid our eyes on in a while: two nicely dressed young adults, presumably on a date, sitting across from each other in total silence, ignoring one another for the entertainment of their respective smartphones. Unfortunately, this is not that outlandish of a sight.
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The need to know for all graduates

Instant access to information drives new need for knowledge

In May, I walked across the stage in Zellerbach Hall, symbolizing the completion of four years at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Strangely, what I remember most about those fleeting moments is being inexplicably and overly concerned about whether my feet were on the mark when I was photographed. But
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