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There are nearly 30,000 undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, a number that astounds me for a variety of reasons. First, even though there are supposedly tens of thousands of us undergrads, I run into the same four people every time I step on campus. In addition, if there really are so many students, how are there are only three (okay, seven) faculty members in the entire media studies department? And, if people are like snowflakes in that no two are exactly alike, why is it that all of my courses seem to be populated with the same stock characters? Riddle me this, Office of Admissions.

A couple weeks ago, I broke down the enigmatic species that is the college professor. This week, I’ll be breaking down the types of students you might encounter in the classroom. Listen up, because I guarantee all of these types will be giving you hell in your next class project.

Up first is the Talker, or the student that cannot keep quiet in class. I am biased on this one because I am the Talker. I am the person who always has something to say. In a classroom of four or in a classroom of 400, I answer when professors ask questions.

Even though I am the Talker, I can’t say exactly what drive my compulsion to speak every time there is a small break in the lecture. Perhaps it is because I grew up in a loud family, one where you’d have to fill the silent voids in order to get your voice heard. Or perhaps it is because I can’t stand the oh so pregnant pause when a professor asks, with preconceived disappointment, “Did anyone do the reading?”

Whatever the reason, I can’t shut up.

Up next is the Silent as the Night type. This person is professionally silent, like a CIA agent or a Buckingham Palace guard. A Silent as the Night type never, for any reason, speaks. Participation could be 99 percent of the class grade, and this individual will not comment on a damn thing.

Silent as the Night types usually annoy people a lot less than The Talkers, which is fair. As a Talker myself, however, I am always blown away by such stoicism. Teach me your ways, silent ones.

Then you have the Metabolizing Maniac, or the person that eats their way through their education. class with cereal, milk, a banana, eight ounces of orange juice, a protein bar, toast with peanut butter and a few snacks for the walk home. UC Berkeley’s tiny desks, impractical as they are for the Metabolizing Maniac’s morning feast, somehow balance this homemade breakfast buffet.

The Metabolizing Maniac attempts to be discreet, yet somehow doesn’t consider that there is nothing less discreet than opening a bag of chips or popping open a soda in the middle of a lecture on climate change or colonialism or computer coding. Alas, the Metabolizing Maniac is immune to the awkward stares. Eat on, my friend, eat on.

Sidenote: I’ve also been this person.

There’s also the sweet A For Effort student. The A For Effort students work noticeably harder than their fellow classmates, habitually asking the professor to repeat information and ferociously scribbling down each sentence that dribbles from the professor’s mouth.

The A For Effort students want to know how you did on the last quiz, essay and project in order to carefully calculate how much work needs to be allocated to the remaining assessments. You can often see these students playing around with hypothetical grades on bCourses.

It’s easy to make fun, but when you think about the A For Effort students you have to remember that they’re really trying for a reason. Maybe they want to graduate with honors, maybe they just want to pass a class in a difficult department. Whatever the reason, you can’t blame a student for trying.

The next character is the Online Shopper, a character I am in awe of. The Online Shopper spends the entire class session flitting between different websites, occasionally making a few purchases and often checking on ones en route.

First, where do you get the money to casually buy a new Adidas sweatsuit and a new backpack and a couple of cool gel pens on a Tuesday in discussion section? Please advise ASAP.

Second, is it actually possible to retain any information from class while online shopping? If not, (as I suspect) why do you even go? I get it if it’s a small class that takes attendance, but if you’re in a huge lecture hall and looking for your next date night outfit, why not just hang out at home?

Third, is it awkward when a professor starts talking about commodity culture or Marxism or targeted ads while you are in the midst of a purchase?

Alas, this classmate catalog is not complete, but it is guaranteed easier to navigate than CalCentral. You’re welcome.
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Michelle Curtis, 45, died after what began as a fun filled weekend with 30 friends and family at MacLeod’s Beach Campsite near Inverness, turned into a nightmare.

“She is a hero,” said Michelle’s sister, Kendra Baldwin of New Waterford.

Baldwin said she got to the campground Friday morning with her husband, Kenny, son Drew, 12, and two of Drew’s friends, as well as Michelle and her children, Harrison, 9, and Sophie, 12. returned to the campground before heading to the nearby beach. There were about 15 children who immediately ran into the water with their boogie boards, but only up to their knees.

“Within seconds they were right out to sea, the riptide came in and just took them right out,” Baldwin said.

She described the scene as “horrible” with the kids waving their arms and hollering for help.

“My sister was the first one in the water and the first to reach the kids,” she added, her voice breaking with emotion.

She said seven of the children were at least 200 feet from shore.

“The other kids were at about the halfway mark the tide was so strong we were struggling to get them back.”

Baldwin’s son was in the water along with his two friends.

“He was in the middle up to his waist. The waves were crashing over him, his feet were getting dug in the sand he was hollering for help.”

She said Michelle reached her son Harrison and got him on his way back in, then swam back out to help someone else. Baldwin said the adults were all working to help the children.

“It wasn’t until she was on her way back in that Michelle started struggling. I swam with her, kept telling her to keep calm, to breath and to keep kicking her feet.”

In the meantime two men entered the water with a “pool noodle” flotation device and wrapped it around Michelle.

She collapsed on shore. A doctor and two nurses one nurse a friend of the group began to perform CPR. EHS arrived along with two fire trucks.

“I kept telling her she was going to make it. I told her she was a hero, she saved the kids.”

Fighting back tears, Baldwin said her sister passed away on the beach.

“That was her in her everyday life, she was always taking care of everyone her friends, her family, her co workers she loved being around people. She loved life.”

Baldwin said many others that day were part of the rescue effort, including Chris McKinnon of River Ryan.

“Chris saved a lot of lives that day. He stayed calm and kept everyone calm.”

Baldwin said after rescuing the children at least five other adults had distress issues, including one man who was transported to hospital and later released.

Michelle’s husband, Karl was not with the group. He had stayed home to look after the family’s new puppy. After learning of the tragedy, he rushed to the scene and took his children home.

Baldwin’s husband, Kenny, said everyone else stayed at the campground, it was too late to be hauling trailers.

“Everyone was still in shock.”

Michelle’s parents, Diane and Glenn White of New Waterford, were at the campground, but had left earlier in the day and were near Baddeck when they heard the news.

Diane White said no family should ever have to deal with such a loss.

“For Glenn and I, our hearts are broken,” said White, through tears. “There is nothing worse than losing your child. I don’t know how we can go on without our rock. Michelle was our go to girl. She loved her children. She died as she worked, saving people.”

Darren O’Quinn, who co owns the Community Press newspaper with Michelle’s husband, was at the campground, but not at the water at the time of the incident.
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