Data Clips
August 14, 2021 Inflation is up. Should you care? July’s inflation report has raised fears of runaway prices and an overheating economy. But shows most of the jump can be blamed on just three areas — housing, used cars, and gas.
August 10, 2021 Biden races to hire senior staff at drained agencies Key federal agencies saw a talent exodus in the Trump era. Now Biden is rebuilding them.
The Daily Californian
June 18, 2021 UC Berkeley Pride Quantified For Pride Month, we looked at how the size and experiences of the LGBTQ+ undergraduate student community at UC Berkeley have changed over time.
June 4, 2021 150 Years of The Daily Californian For the paper’s 150th anniversary, we thought it’d be fitting to make a timeline, so we did. We scoured more than 100 years of digital archives to highlight notable events from campus and Daily Cal history.
October 26, 2020 Who votes at UC Berkeley? Just 48% of college students voted in the 2016 election, lower than the national average of 61%. How do UC Berkeley students fare in terms of voting rates?
October 12, 2020 Police stops in Berkeley In this piece, we investigate police stops in the city of Berkeley. First, we delve into when and where stops happen in Berkeley. Next, we examine specific trends in traffic stops.
September 13, 2020 Diversity at UC Berkeley For almost 25 years, Prop. 209 has banned the consideration of race in admissions at state institutions such as UC Berkeley. On Nov. 3, California’s voters will once again consider affirmative action.
July 24, 2020 Mapping college plans for fall 2020 To gain a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s reopening strategy, The Daily Californian compared UC Berkeley to other similar colleges and universities.
June 22, 2020 Where do UC Berkeley students go? To examine what makes UC Berkeley unique, The Daily Californian investigated the paths that UC Berkeley students take after graduation.
January 26, 2020 A post-mortem on flaming California Are outages an inevitable consequence from the continuing march of climate change, or simply a case of corporate incompetence?
October 9, 2019 A Bug’s Life: Climate change edition How will native ant species defend their territory, given human-introduced changes in temperature and habitat?
October 8, 2019 How do we quantify polarization? Do Democratic candidates and Republican candidates significantly differ in their integrative complexity levels on policy?
Columns and curios
January 2, 2023 Weaving Private and Public or, A Canticle to My Clavicle A rambling essay on my year in China, Richard Rorty, and books I read in 2022.
August 25, 2022 Ozymandias + Midjourney AI I generated images from the text of Ozymandias, one of my favorite poems, using Midjourney's AI.
June 7, 2022 Sounds of Beijing We spent a year in Beijing, immersed in sounds and sights both strange and familiar. We collected audio and video from our classmates, so that you can hear and see Beijing for yourself.
May 9, 2022 Tsinghua University seen through photos On Tsinghua's campus during lockdown, we took photos within both temporal and spatial limits based on eight prompts.
May 13, 2021 No more metronome Yet I’ve learned over the past year that the mature thing is to make a fuss over nothing. Instead of relying on others to decide milestones, we can devise them.
January 28, 2021 Learning how to remember Any college senior reminiscing on their early years might wax nostalgic about sepia-tinted memories. For me, looking back on my college life before COVID-19 is like peering down a corridor at another age.
November 15, 2020 On Thin Rice: Analyzing Trade Policy in Nigeria Beyond its culinary significance, rice in Nigeria is at the heart of debates over price controls and trade flows.
September 6, 2020 Searching for my reasons Yet a distinguishing feature of intrinsic motivation is that it is radically personal. Our interests operate in a private realm where they need no justification beyond our own beliefs.
June 29, 2020 On memory and self All of us have memories we treasure and memories we loathe — vivid images of the past that, for better or worse, shape us to this day. Here, I reflect on the types of memories that mold my growth and perceptions of value.
March 5, 2020 Contagion and Conflict: Hong Kong’s Protests During Epidemic As a movement intended to disrupt public life and draw jam-packed crowds, the protests face a deadly enemy in the virus and the concomitant standstill in public society.
October 14, 2019 Appreciating the beauty in your life Here, I write about nine of my top quotes that I’ve collected from my readings and travels. I don’t claim that this collection is anything special, just my personal favorites, curated for what makes me feel something.

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