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BERKELEY'S NEWS • JANUARY 19, 2023

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Why the dread we feel about public speaking is good

Although it's notoriously avoided, public speaking is a grueling necessity for most professions because communication is the cornerstone of leadership.

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I’m not entirely sure if my evolved clothing choices have impacted how others view me, but I do certainly know it’s changed how I view myself.
I’m not entirely sure if my evolved clothing choices have impacted how others view me, but I do certainly know it’s changed how I view myself.
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As someone who has struggled to accept themselves, I now embrace my identity as a woman. But I still understand that we aren’t given as many rights in this country. 
As someone who has struggled to accept themselves, I now embrace my identity as a woman. But I still understand that we aren’t given as many rights in this country. 
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There’s another term for breech babies in Malaysian Buddhism and mythology — lotus children. We’re believed to be particularly blessed by the gods themselves, already seated in an upright, meditative pose in our mothers’ wombs.
There’s another term for breech babies in Malaysian Buddhism and mythology — lotus children. We’re believed to be particularly blessed by the gods themselves, already seated in an upright, meditative pose in our mothers’ wombs.
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Although it's notoriously avoided, public speaking is a grueling necessity for most professions because communication is the cornerstone of leadership.
featured article
Although it's notoriously avoided, public speaking is a grueling necessity for most professions because communication is the cornerstone of leadership.
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I’m not entirely sure if my evolved clothing choices have impacted how others view me, but I do certainly know it’s changed how I view myself.
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I’m not entirely sure if my evolved clothing choices have impacted how others view me, but I do certainly know it’s changed how I view myself.
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As someone who has struggled to accept themselves, I now embrace my identity as a woman. But I still understand that we aren’t given as many rights in this country. 
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As someone who has struggled to accept themselves, I now embrace my identity as a woman. But I still understand that we aren’t given as many rights in this country. 
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There’s another term for breech babies in Malaysian Buddhism and mythology — lotus children. We’re believed to be particularly blessed by the gods themselves, already seated in an upright, meditative pose in our mothers’ wombs.
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There’s another term for breech babies in Malaysian Buddhism and mythology — lotus children. We’re believed to be particularly blessed by the gods themselves, already seated in an upright, meditative pose in our mothers’ wombs.
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With the Court as the subject of significant controversy and congressional elections, the American public should understand why it is not uniquely chaotic today, but rather chaotic by its very design.
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With the Court as the subject of significant controversy and congressional elections, the American public should understand why it is not uniquely chaotic today, but rather chaotic by its very design.
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The premise of dentistry has always filled me with dread for a myriad of very good reasons. First of all, I do not enjoy laying on my back while several people peer into my gaping mouth. Secondly, the lights are always way too bright. Thirdly, it is absolutely humiliating attempting to engage in polite small talk as someone stabs your teeth with too many sharp tools. 
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The premise of dentistry has always filled me with dread for a myriad of very good reasons. First of all, I do not enjoy laying on my back while several people peer into my gaping mouth. Secondly, the lights are always way too bright. Thirdly, it is absolutely humiliating attempting to engage in polite small talk as someone stabs your teeth with too many sharp tools. 
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This essay has laid out every WarnMe message sent over the course of the semester up to that Friday night. Every one of these cases is worth acknowledging.
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This essay has laid out every WarnMe message sent over the course of the semester up to that Friday night. Every one of these cases is worth acknowledging.
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Twelve years later, I wouldn’t change anything about the wild fur child my family and I brought home from the shelter. If anything, I love Moon so dearly that I thought more people should be able to witness her magic-toe-bean shenanigans.
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Twelve years later, I wouldn’t change anything about the wild fur child my family and I brought home from the shelter. If anything, I love Moon so dearly that I thought more people should be able to witness her magic-toe-bean shenanigans.
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If you see me taking notes during a movie, I’m having a great time. It sounds hopelessly academic, but in my defense, it’s 50% analysis, 50% commentary.
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If you see me taking notes during a movie, I’m having a great time. It sounds hopelessly academic, but in my defense, it’s 50% analysis, 50% commentary.
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Nothing screams Cal more than bright, screaming students running on Sproul trying to make it past Sather Gate while getting flyered by tabling clubs.
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Nothing screams Cal more than bright, screaming students running on Sproul trying to make it past Sather Gate while getting flyered by tabling clubs.
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