I read it on the internet

Work in Progress

On my computer, I wrote troves of poetry and metaphorical stories, burdening Microsoft Word documents with lamentations about the depression I had been dealing with since fourth grade, and about my parents divorcing. Alone in my room, symbolic pen in my hand, I began, in earnest, to cement my career as a writer.
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Beer cans with words "pre" and "game"

The language of drinking

Merriam-Webster says that the earliest written or printed use of “pregame” was in 2004, but it wasn’t until this past month that the word made its permanent mark on the dictionary in its newest, college-friendly form.
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Reasons you should be more stressed

Internet memes and Tumblr posts love to poke fun at the high levels of stress that cripple college students’ lives. While finals and debt are the frequent butt of these jokes, we at the Clog would like to remind you of even more things you should worry about. Sure, there are
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In defense of pop

Fake Out

I was originally going to write this column convincing you to like pop music. My opening line was going to be “Why is inaccessibility cool?” It was going to grab your attention. This piece was going to accuse you of listening to pop music wrong and intellectualizing it too much
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Frank Ocean vs. the world

After four years, three weeks and 32 minutes of waiting, then hoping, then switching back to waiting — because time just goes on whether you like it or not and sometimes people call this waiting, although sometimes they just call it life — at 12:32 a.m. PST on Monday, Aug.
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Lies we’re told as UC Berkeley students

Fresh-faced and free-spirited, we passed under the vast and profound Sather Gate for the first time, much as young children walk into their first day of “big kid school.” The possibilities for our lives expanded and flashed in our mind’s eye, causing our hands to tremble and our cheeks to flush. That
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Unburying my Internet self

Cutting Room Floor

“My name is Madrid, but call me Maddy. A real JAP, a Japanese-Jewish American Princess.” So read the excruciating bio of my old Polyvore account, a social media platform where you make and share “sets,” digital clothing collages that showcase capitalism at its finest. In case there was any confusion,
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