Week in events: Dec. 15 – Dec. 19

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Behold: the last week of the semester before winter break! Despite the fact that you have finals this week, you might still have some free time. If you’re stuck in Berkeley, check out these ways to enjoy the wintry beauty of the Bay Area. Monday, Dec. 15 6:30 p.m.: The
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‘Serial’ recap: 1×09

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Note: This recap contains spoilers for “Serial” up to and including episode 9, “To Be Suspected,” but does not include any spoilers beyond information outside the show. With only three episodes left of “Serial”’s first season, which is still blowing up the charts on iTunes, I doubt any last-minute revelations
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Rainy day Tunesday

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As Berkeley is getting colder, you might notice that your mood is changing as well. Maybe it’s because the trees look greener than they ever did before or that the sun looks like a different kind of beautiful when it peeks out after a rain shower — but slower songs
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Mayhem Festival 2014 winners announced

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After a monthlong submission and voting period, the folks behind Mayhem Festival 2014 have found the best music coming out of Oakland, according to 23 music industry experts and the greater Bay Area community. Winners of Oakland’s second-annual music video and song contest have been announced in all seven categories,
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Tunesday: Inspired by Treasure Island Music Festival!

For those of you who think music-festival season is over, you’re wrong. Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the best festivals in the Bay and, better yet, is on a beautiful man-made island off the coast of San Francisco. The 36-artist lineup is separated by its artists’ associated genres
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Tunesday: A walk to remember

As we all settle into our daily routines, walking to and from classes might get a little monotonous, despite how berserk we all know Berkeley can be. Sometimes the flyers on Sproul don’t do it for you. Sometimes the incense doesn’t do it for you. We understand, which is why
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Picks of the weekend: long-weekend edition!

This three-day weekend is such a tease. It’s all like, “Yo, I’m going to pull some Criss Angel “Mindfreak” shiz and cast a spell on you that tricks you into thinking that you’re back in the glory of summer, and then I’m going to smack you across the face when
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Tunesday: Inspired by California!

UC Berkeley classes start in two days, meaning summer has officially come to a close, and it’s time to get back on the grind. Here come the gems attached to every fall: feeling a little less freshman-like than the year before, thinking you’ll stay caught up in your classes past
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Tunesday: Soundtrack to the end of summer lovin’

There’s less than one week of summer left before we’re back to textbook shopping, discussion section ice breakers and all of the other wonderful festivities that accompany the fall semester. In other words: there’s less than one week left to show off those #summerbods and Instagram that #summerlovin, so you
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Top 7 lessons Robins Williams taught children of the ‘90s

In the wake of actor Robin Williams’ death, an outpouring of appreciation for his life and his work has swamped media outlets. As I read more about his early days — playing Mork, improvising as an irreverent military radio DJ and performing occasionally blasphemous and frequently raunchy stand-up comedy —
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