The Sproul Foul and other terms you should know

Congrats! You got into UC Berkeley, the number one public university in the world. It’s an amazing place for anyone looking for a world-class education, accomplished professors and amazing sports teams. It’s also the perfect place to get your behind handed to you. To ease the transition to UC Berkeley,
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Why we love UC Berkeley

The moment you opened up your portals in nervous anticipation and read the words, “Congratulations and Welcome to the University of California at Berkeley,” your life changed in ways you couldn’t imagine. College life at UC Berkeley is inexplicable and has to be experienced for it to be comprehensible. For one thing,
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What you need to know if you’re a transfer student

There are two types of long-term undergraduate students at UC Berkeley: those who got in as freshman and those who transferred. And although both sets of students must go through orientation, learn a little about campus traditions and generally be guided through the first semester, transfer students often feel like
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So you got into UC Berkeley, now what?

If you thought your days of wading through confusing websites and navigating bureaucracies were over, then you’re wrong. You managed to successfully complete the application process, and you got accepted to attend UC Berkeley. Now what? Because UC Berkeley is such a large school, there’s not a lot of hand-holding that
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Where to eat when you visit Berkeley

Berkeley is home to a great many cheap and delicious eateries perfect for the student foodie. We at the Clog have compiled a list of the quintessential restaurants in Berkeley that you have to make a pit stop at during your visit to the city. While there are a lot
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Official squirrel etiquette at UC Berkeley

Although UC Berkeley is officially the home of the Bears, unofficially, it also houses a large squirrel population, most of which can be observed immediately after unwrapping any type of food in public. A common misconception is that interaction with these arboreal rodents is easily done. In reality, it takes
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Berkeley Dorms

Guide to housing options in Berkeley

You’ve finally answered to the dreaded question of “what college are you going to?” and thought that the most difficult parts of your decision-making process were over, but you’ll soon learn that a few new questions will arise to haunt your days. You’ll have to start thinking about where to
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How to be basic in Berkeley

You wake up bright and early in your triple residence hall room on a beautiful Friday morn. The sun is out, the sky is blue and the birds are chirping. “How did I get so lucky to live in a place like this?” you think as you marvel at the
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