California Wildfires: From Destruction Rises Community Resilience and Perseverance

I am from Sonoma, California and about a year ago, my hometown was ravaged by the first nationally recognized Northern California Wildfire. If you were in Berkeley last year, you probably remember the first time you walked out of your house on the morning of October 9, 2017, and felt that now too familiar feeling …

Humans of Haas: Christina MacDonald

CHRISTINA MACDONALD I’m Half-Vietnamese and Half-Canadian. When I was younger, I moved around a lot. I grew up in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. I also grew up with a lot of strong female figures. My mom grew up in a bomb shelter and she was a single mom. I loved being around her, my aunt, …

Give Yourself Grace: The Beauty of Work-Life Balance and Conscious Gratitude

This semester, I experienced burnout for the first time and believe me, it wasn’t pretty. After a whirlwind summer of classes, internships in San Francisco, and training sessions for my Resident Assistant job, I jumped right into fall semester and slammed into a wall of physical and emotional fatigue. I have never had to worry …

How Street Markets Feed Innovation

Opinion: How Street Markets Feed Innovation What does mushroom risotto have in common with cereal "bars", and calamari? Besides being wonderful snacks, all three are dishes that you can find in London's extraordinarily popular and charming street markets. While wonderful places for anyone to visit, these bustling shopping spaces can also demonstrate how the street …

Success is not a zero-sum game: grappling with toxicity

Coming from a competitive, cutthroat high school, comparisons were second nature. He just got this internship. She got into x school. They won that. There were many times where I felt resentful when someone else achieved something, and many times where I resolved to make myself better than them. If they could do it, I …

London Haas Alumni Crashes Haas Study Abroad

How the Social Came to Be... Back at Berkeley in the summer, GMP held informational meetings every Wednesday. In one of the meetings, Meg Roundy, Associate Director, Student-Alumni Relations, taught us how to contact Berkeley Haas alumni overseas through the Berkeley Haas website. After, I made constant efforts to contact Mr. Callaghan and Mr. Hasan, …