Love Cafe

Q&A: Academics at Berkeley

August 28, 2014
I have a big exam in a couple days, but there’s a really rad concert I want to go to that’s the night before. I always studied hard in high school, but now that I’m in college, I just want to have fun. What should I do?

Home or internship?

August 31, 2014
I’m torn between going home for the summer and staying here for work or a summer internship. I get homesick, and miss my family, but the thought of not having enough for my resume in the near future and lazing my days away at home and spending quality time with the ones I love most seems almost unheard of. What should I do? :(

Q&A: Alcohol

August 31, 2014
My friends and I went to a concert but someone in our group got carried away with substance use. It’s because we care about his safety that we told him he couldn’t come with us to future outings unless he learns to control himself. He got offended and thinks we’re punishing him, and it’s frustrating. What should we do?

Help, I'm mentally drained

September 1, 2014
Hi there, I’ve been feeling mentally drained and I don’t think I’m giving myself a chance to slow down and be in the moment. I’m missing lessons, and not meditating on them. I’m taking it pretty hard on myself sometimes. Have any solid advice?

Feeling the pressure

August 30, 2014
I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure from my peers and from myself lately about finding research opportunities. I’m losing sleep, and I feel guilty taking breaks and naps. It’s almost as if I’m not human when I’m so anxious and busy all the time. I even turn down invitations to go out with friends because my schedule is so packed and it feels terrible. I’m trying to change that, but it’s very difficult. And what if I don’t find one that fits my interest or what if it isn’t one of the better ones?

Owning up to my mistakes

August 30, 2014
I’m starting to feel like I’m not owning up to my mistakes. I constantly regret it when things go wrong and my expectations fall apart. What should I do?

Long distance relationships

August 25, 2014
My boyfriend is graduating from Berkeley, and will be moving. We talked about this and we are both willing to pursue a long-distance relationship. What are some strategies we can utilize for maintaining a healthy long distance relationship?

Roommate challenges

August 24, 2014
It is well into the second semester, and as my roommate and I are becoming more comfortable with each other, I am starting to notice things about her that never bothered me before. To be honest, sometimes I become so irritated that it takes all my energy to not blow up at her. What should I do?

Exercise at Berkeley

August 23, 2014
Scared of the Freshman 15? Tired of eating out all time with your friends? Take them to the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) located on 2301 Bancroft Way. It is an easy, $10 membership that lasts the entire semester. You get access to all the sports facilities, equipment, and classes. It is awesome!

Best Wishes From Summer Barista Lauren!

August 23, 2014
This is my very last written blog post to you all. I am passing on the torch of being a Love Cafe barista to new, eager writers. This has truly been such an incredible experience and I am so grateful. I thought I found my niche already at UC Berkeley; however, after researching the various organizations that UC Berkeley has to offer, I realized that I have tasted only a sliver of all the amazing opportunities offered at this top university. You can sure bet that I will be signing up for new things during my last few years at UC Berkeley. Now, with only a few days left of summer before we start this chapter in our lives, I thought I would pass on a few words of wisdom to you all.