Mental Health Action Plan needs more campus support

UC Berkeley students experience a great sense of pride attending the No. 1 public university in the world, but there is also a lot of stress attached to such titles. Housing is scarce, everything is incredibly expensive and our classes are so hard that we’re jealous of those in the
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How to actually avoid midterm sickness

Ah, March — the springtime sun just beginning to warm Memorial Glade, the blossoms beginning to bloom across campus and the booming sound of phlegm-filled coughs punctuating lecture approximately every three and a half minutes. It’s a lovely time of year, really. What’s more magical than the lovely marriage of
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7 fitness apps to get you through midterms

The first round of midterms is upon us. Don’t let your fitness routine get sidelined. We’ve listed seven fitness-, nutrition- and wellness-related apps and websites to help boost your motivation and allow you to fit in a quick and purposeful workout. 1. Popsugar Fitness Don’t have time for the gym?
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Nothingness is a hard drug

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I found myself lying in a shallow pool of warm water about 10 inches deep and 10 times more buoyant than seawater. If I moved, the water tickling my arms reminded me that I wasn’t hopelessly adrift on the Dead Sea at night.
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Choosing life and strength over suicide

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I was stone-cold sober and doubled over the gutter on Haight Street in the middle of a sunny Saturday, vomiting. The street smelled the way it always does — of piss and trash with the occasional waft of Salvadorean food. It was nauseating. My friends hovered over me, a little
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Taking care of yourself is not a luxury

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“What are you doing to take care of yourself this week?” The five of us in the Tang Center support group stared at each other. At the olive green carpet. At the second hand ticking away in the wall clock. Four minutes until our weekly hour and a half together
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