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Navigating the fast pace of med school (illustration by Joe Bien- all rights reserved)
Thursday, 05/03/15 - 0 comment(s)
Dear Mama M,  As I have navigated through medical school, I have witnessed that some know the “unspoken secrets” of excelling in medical school more than others.      As a first-generation college—and now medical—student, I sometimes find that I do not know the hidden curriculum behind... + continue reading


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Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Lauren Shields Contributing Writer Synapse: You’ve held a lot of positions here at UCSF from trainee to leadership. How has UCSF impacted you as you’ve moved through this range of... + continue reading


Hanna Starobinets and her mother pose with former professor of particle physics Dr. Chris Loxton on a recent trip to Loxton Cellars, located in Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley.
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Thursday, 30/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Hanna Starobinets Staff Writer I don’t know all the science behind winemaking. But my favorite Sonoma winemaker, ex-professor of particle physics Dr. Chris Loxton, sure does. After years in... + continue reading


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Thursday, 30/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Robin Krop Contributing Writer People all around the world are currently having some fun doing the “Lyme disease challenge.” This entails stuffing a lime in your mouth, posting a... + continue reading


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Thursday, 30/04/15 - 0 comment(s)
Dear Mama M, What do I do if I have a friend who I feel is often taking me for granted? I don’t want to confront her because I don’t want to hurt her feelings, and I don’t want... + continue reading

Student Life

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Monday, 04/05/15 - 0 comment(s)
“36 years ago, my family escaped Iran in the midst of a revolution that increasingly deprived followers of their religion, the Baha’i Faith, their basic human rights. In hopes of... + continue reading

Arts & Culture

Photo credit: Hanna Starobinets
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Sunday, 07/12/14 - 0 comment(s)
The Chamber Music Society at UCSF performed their winter concert on Dec 5. They also performed a Mendelssohn octet as the opening act for the Vocal Chords winter concert. + continue reading