Families are not escape plans

Off the Beat

It feels odd to write my goodbye to Berkeley without having graduated yet. Next semester I will be braving the forces of an East Coast winter and moving to Washington, D.C. as part of the University of California, Washington Center internship program. My job search, much like other areas of
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Crowdsourcing: a Bay Area solution to a DC problem

The morning of Oct. 1, online healthcare exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act opened up around the country against the backdrop of federal agencies closing down and UC Berkeley students grudgingly accepting the reality of class despite the explosion on campus. While the launch survived Tea Party inanity, it
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Will copy edit for lodging

In early December 2012, I awoke to a phone call informing me I would be working on the Washington Post’s copy desk in the summer. I was elated. I had wanted to intern for a major newspaper for years, and, with the Post’s offer, my dream appeared to finally be
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Learning to leave

“Ticket for 1 for the 2:30 showing of Zero Dark Thirty, please.” The theatre employee peered past my short frame to see if I was with anyone else. I looked back at him, waiting impatiently for him to complete my transaction. As I waited, I thought back to the previous
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