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Four Ways to Upgrade Your Brownies

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By: Winnie Yan, 1st Year Applied Math

Now that midterm season is finally coming to a close, everyone needs some sweetness in their life. In this still-kinda-chilly spring in Berkeley, what can beat brownies in bringing warmness straight to your heart? While we all love good old brownies, there are times that we want more, so much more! Peanut Butter? Cheesecake? S’more? Red velvet cake? Well, Buzzfeed got us covered!

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Learning Microfinance from a Vending Machine

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By Riley Bathauer, 2nd year, Business Administration

Picture charity as a vending machine. We would see great options on this vending machine: I think I’ll choose the local animal shelter! I have a dollar in my pocket to spare, so I think I’ll donate that much today. When you put a dollar into the machine, out comes a token of appreciation instead of candy. This token is not tangible, but it has a deep value to you. By giving the machine a dollar, you made a difference.

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What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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Social entrepreneurship has no single definition because it can mean a lot of different things. People associate social entrepreneurship with philanthropy, environmentalism and even socially oriented business. It is very different from corporate social responsibility (CSR), so don’t get yourself confused.

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The “Big 4” Fashion Weeks & Microfinancing

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By Valerie Chen, 1st year, Pre-Haas

The “Big 4” fashion weeks occurring in New York, London, Milan, and Paris attract worldwide attention annually. Major fashion houses such as Chanel, Balmain, Christian Dior, and many more are all common names tossed around. Journalists, photographers, editor-in-chiefs, buyers, and many more diligently take note of the newest and latest trends. Pictures of young supermodels such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid strutting down the illuminated runway in the latest spring/summer 2016 collections are splashed across every major news source.

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How to Look Like a Berkeley Student

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After my first month here at Cal I have noticed a few things about our collective style choices. There are a few Berkeley staples that I will venture to say at least 90% of us are guilty of wearing once or twice in a blue moon. Fitting in overall at a school with over 40,000 students is one thing, but broadcasting what niche you have settled into here at Cal is another. Apart from a few universal wardrobe fixtures really blending in with the golden bears takes a little bit more nuance. This is the #1 PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD after all.

To kick off this unofficial, and un-credentialed fashion guide let’s start with the basics.

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How Important is Microfinance Really?

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By Jacinta Lu, 2nd year, Pre-Haas with GPP minor

If you’ve been following EthiCAL for a while, you’ve probably read countless blurbs and pitches briefly summarizing what microfinance is in relation to EthiCAL’s mission. If you are a Berkeley student and have had the lovely experience of being flyered to by an EthiCAL sales or marketing associate, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of:CONCEPT4PNG Read More