This semester, Robert Paylor, a junior at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, is up by 5:30 a.m., …


In the process of conquering the world, Alexander the Great came to the town of Gordium. In that town was a piece of rope entangled in an intricate knot. Whoever unraveled the knot, according to legend, would rule the world.

Many had tried…


First-year Berkeley Law student Teresa Scanlan never set out to be Miss America. It was just something that kind of happened.

From a family of six kids in rural Nebraska — all of whom were homeschooled — Teresa didn’t think about how she looked or…


Just south of the California border in Tijuana, a small building is a makeshift home to a small community of men, Mexican citizens who called the United States home but were deported even after serving time in the U.S. military.

It’s formally called the Deported…


Members of the Cal Boxing team train in the basement of the Recreational Sports Facility. Downstairs, below the pounding of feet on treadmills and bouncing of basketballs, there’s just enough room to squeeze a boxing ring…


As a girl, Chansitha Ouk didn’t go to school.

“There was no school,” she says. “I didn’t know what it was. It just didn’t exist. Life was on the run.”

Ouk was born in Cambodia in 1968. The civil war between the Cambodian government and…


By Kim Girard, Haas School of Business, special to Berkeley News

When Identical twins Cameron and Tyler Haberman graduate in two weeks, they’ll sit side by side at the Greek Theatre and both receive undergraduate degrees from the Haas School of Business. …


UC Berkeley alumnus Doug Harnsberger was hiking along…


As an 8-year-old, Luis Mora, like a lot of kids, walked home from school every day. …


The villages that Neha Zahid was traveling to in Nepal are not easy to find. Up a massive hill, removed from modern conveniences, Puranchaur and Hansapur are home to about 7,000 people, mostly impoverished, at least in part, due to their remoteness. …

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