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Tyler Blakley

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Tyler is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He likes pie.

Cats (and Other Household Pets)

Getting a Cat Chances are, if you’re from a family that has kept pets or if you know a family that has kept household pets,...

On Giving Back to the Community

Volunteering
We’ve covered a lot of summertime activities so far, but I’ve neglected to mention something else that we should all be doing. Especially since...

Roommates: How Much is Your Sanity Worth?

So. Some of you may know or remember that I've never really been a people person. It's not that I don't like them, it's...

A Music Festival and Festivities

Since it is summer (or has been summer for a few weeks, depending on how much your school's budget has been cut), and we're...

Fitness Update: An Exercise Routine

To those of us that suffer the misfortune to have been “in shape” or “fit” at some point in our lives and then watched...

Apartment Hunting

Ok. It's about that time of year. All the first year student should be moving out of the dorms right about now. So, I...

On Summer Road Trips

So. It’ll be summer soon. And that means the ceremonial partaking of summer road trips! I’ve traveled the country in a four-wheeled deathtrap for...

On Learning to Be Bilingual

During my last summer before graduating I took an intensive language course. It ate up two months and was one of the most grueling...

Paricipating in College Sports

Alright. Since we’ve talked a little about this last week, I’m going to use that as an excuse to declare another running theme of...

Groupthink: Exercise

Exercise and I have had a strange relationship over the years. A long, long time ago, we were the best of friends. I played...

Keep Moving

I’ll try to describe my thought process while I was brainstorming for topics: so… What’s something college related that hasn’t been done to death...

Best Friends

Having friends can be nice. They can also become a liability. As you may or may not know already, most of the people that...

Joining College Clubs

Joining college clubs can be a tricky business. That is, if you’re like me in that you have a vague interest in a particular...

Spring Break: So When is It Anyway?

Alright. Spring Break. Short post this week because, let’s be honest, most of my adventures seem to happen at other times of the year....

It’s All About the Food

I can’t believe I haven’t posted on this yet. In case you haven’t already guessed, food happens to be one my favorite things in...

Valentine’s Day Special: Romance and Friendship

romance and friendship
What I am about to say is something that sounds like it should be obvious but can be more difficult to realize than it...

Biking Time

So. I may have mentioned before that cycling is my preferred method of transportation. Excepting trains. Which are regarded by Americans as something that...

Teach for America: Tips When You’re On the Job

Alright. Nothing clever this week, so we’ll get right into it. Last time, we went over Teach for America’s application process; some of you...

Higher Education

Before we begin today, I thought I’d share something interesting with you. You see, I was listening to NPR (!!) the other day, and...

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