Spooky places in Berkeley that you should haunt this Halloween

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Months of extraordinary outfit planning and event anticipation have finally culminated in a Halloween that may just harbor the best festivities we’ve ever experienced. Kick off the spooktacular weekend with a little All Hallows’ Eve on Friday, then shift gears pronto for some Dia de Muertos monstrosity to cap off the terror-iffic
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A book recommendation for every major

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With reading lists for classes keeping us busy all day and up all night, it can be hard to think about taking time away from our assigned reading to read for pleasure. It’s unfortunate that it is so hard to find the time to read for fun anymore. This is
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Your spring semester schedule: awesome classes you should take

Without a doubt, UC Berkeley offers some super cool classes — maybe that’s why we’re the best public school in the world. While your schedule for next semester is probably jam-packed with courses fulfilling your pre-Haas, breadth or major requirements and perhaps a few GPA-boosters sprinkled among them, step back and
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Great places to go gift shopping for your friends

It’s crunch time. Your best friend’s, roommate’s or significant other’s birthday is coming up quickly, gaining on you after weeks and weeks of procrastination until it’s right on your tail. Stop right there. Before you self-induce a panic attack, look around you. You’re in Berkeley — one of the most
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DIY Halloween costumes: Berkeley edition

It’s the week of Halloween, and you still don’t know what you’re doing just yet. It happens sometimes. You’re in a crunch, the costume section at Party Heaven is almost completely sold out, and you don’t know what else to do. Luckily, that’s why the Pinterest deities invented DIY. Besides, the
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Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Berkeley

Halloween is not the only holiday Oct. 31! Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that is observed on the three days leading up to All Souls’ Day. It is a time for both honoring and celebrating the memories of loved ones who have passed
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