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Literally, I’m so not exaggerating!

The Clog has much respect for the English language and grammar. However, it never fails to amuse us when the use of certain words become really unnecessary hyperboles, so natural that the words’ definitions start morphing to mean the complete opposite. An example would be the word “literally.” BuzzFeed brought
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Death Mail Tax

Taxing email? We can’t make this stuff up!

Just in case you haven’t managed to fully comprehend the meaning of the word “sequester” over the last few months – and years, really – of partisan bickering, it has massive financial implications for the entire country, and more importantly, Berkeley. While Mitt Romney’s favorite “Sesame Street” hasn’t been put
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Berkeley ranked fifth by people actually familiar with academics

In a recent article, we talked about how high schoolers ranked Berkeley as 27th in desirability. Well, it seems that senior academics disagree (called it)! Now comes the important question: Who has more authority, high schoolers or senior academics? High schoolers definitely know what they’re talking about when it comes
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One way to earn $40,000 playing video games

Doesn’t that sound nice? Well here’s our bit of advice: Be good at StarCraft, like really good. Then, see if you can join Cal’s Starcraft team and compete and WIN in the most appropriately named, epic-sounding tournament ever: Collegiate StarLeague. Seems like a stretch? Well, apparently not for Cal’s own StarCraft team,
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10 random facts about Commencement speaker Steve Wozniak

The “Wizard of Wozillia” will return to his alma mater this May as keynote speaker for the 2013 Commencement ceremony. Bam, that’s Berkeley. You all know about Woz, Steve Jobs and Apple and how the entire modern era of computers is basically a footnote of their work. But did you
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Ranking our schools

Berkeley ranked 27th by reliable source: high schoolers

There’s always been a deserved fuss over college rankings, and understandably so. It’s hard to answer the question: What is a good education? Is it a large knowledge database, analytical development, networking, access to professors, a good community or getting laid all the time? An article published in the Quarterly
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An inside look at the Harlem Shake flashmob

Last semester, we got a much anticipated Cal “Gangnam Style” flash mob with Mario, Luigi and Toad sexying it up on Upper Sproul. So obviously, we needed another flash mob soon for whatever video would go viral next — and of course a trio of stellar Cal students delivered by
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Top Dog price increase

We love our late-night snacks here at the Clog, and, most importantly, we like them when they’re cheap. So imagine our surprise when we found out that Top Dog raised its prices by 25 cents. This doesn’t sound like much to begin with, but it’s the principle. With rising tuition,
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