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Issue #466 :: Monday, January 28, 2002

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Guest Column: Melting Wax
This is my resignation. I am forfeiting. No longer can I pretend to be able to predict and manage my future. I have acquiesced to the pressures of indeterminacy and success management. Instead I am banking on happenstance and accident. This way everything will be left a surprise.

Research is the Only Thing Certain For Scientist on Verge of Graduation
Sina Mohammadi sits at his desk, pouring over his biochemistry textbook-illuminated with a neon-green novelty night-light, shining the word BIOHAZARD across his face.

A Life Where No Emergencies are Routine
Ask firefighters what their day was like and you will never hear the same answer.

A Common Sense of Anxiety Throughout Three Disparate Fields of Work
Editor's note: What follows are three interviews conducted with two recent UC Berkeley graduates and one graduate student about their expected careers.

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Research is the Only Thing Certain For Scientist on Verge of Graduation
Sina Mohammadi sits at his desk, pouring over his biochemistry textbook-illuminated with a neon-green novelty night-light, shining the word BIOHAZARD across his face.

A Life Where No Emergencies are Routine
Ask firefighters what their day was like and you will never hear the same answer.

A Common Sense of Anxiety Throughout Three Disparate Fields of Work
Editor's note: What follows are three interviews conducted with two recent UC Berkeley graduates and one graduate student about their expected careers.

After a While, 5 to 10 Corpses A Day Becomes Part of the Routine
Examining decomposed bodies, investigating whereabouts of long lost relatives and sawing through bone is all in a typical day of an Oakland Coroner Investigator. 

Illicit Career of an Adult Escort Offers the Allure of Big Money with the Risk of Violence and Disease
Kimberly began her career two years ago just after graduating from high school. Now, at an age where many still rely on their parents for financial support, she's a successful businesswoman, often making between $1,000 to $2,000 a day, usually seeing 15 clients per week.


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Guest Column: Melting Wax
This is my resignation. I am forfeiting. No longer can I pretend to be able to predict and manage my future. I have acquiesced to the pressures of indeterminacy and success management. Instead I am banking on happenstance and accident. This way everything will be left a surprise.

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