Leaving the campus for the capital

While most of my UC Berkeley friends were binging on Netflix shows, catching up on some much-needed sleep or trying to follow through with their New Year’s Resolutions, I embarked on a journey for the experience of a lifetime.
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Thinker or tourist?

When the plan to visit Washington, D.C. this summer first materialized, red, white and blue flashed before my eyes before I could stop myself. What could be more American than the capital itself? I was one of the many clueless souls who thought that being there meant absolutely everything there
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Fire forces temporary UCDC center evacuation

No students or staff were harmed in a fire that broke out Monday evening at the UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C., which caused some water damage to the building. The fire reportedly started in an office on the third floor at around 5:40 p.m. EST, forcing students who had just
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Church, state and Democratic polity

Do church and state really need to be separate? Are they at all? Many Americans are keen on the line drawn between these two spheres, regarding it as a key tenet of American values. Yet we know that the faith of our leaders can often be a discussion piece. With
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OFF THE BEAT: In the footsteps of giants

During my first visit to Washington, D.C., my mother insisted that we pay homage to the many markers of our American identity. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, World War II, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — I remember walking among them all. Obelisks and colonnades and carved marble statues. The grandeur
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