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“Are you interested in changing a child’s life?!” Sure, why not?


Before walking onto Sproul Plaza for the first time, I remember the stories I have heard. I’ve heard how the open space transitioning students from the busy, urban bustle of Berkeley to the peaceful setting of campus has always been the epicenter all things Cal. I knew that it was the place to go if I were looking to get involved in clubs and a variety of extracurricular activities. But most of all, I have heard that it is nearly impossible to walk through Sproul Plaza without being offered at least one flier. As a naïve freshman, I must admit that I did not take this seriously. How is it possible to be fliered (Yes, we Bears know that “fliered” is not an actual verb. Yes, it is still frequently used.) nearly every day?

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