6 thoughts you have in the last 5 minutes of class

You’re in your favorite class taught by a professor you idolize. You might even be one of the lucky students who is lectured by Robert Reich or Paul Rabinow. But some days, no matter what the situation, you just can’t focus in class. Here are five trains of thought that
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The possible downside of famous professors

One of the perks of going to Berkeley is all the big names it attracts. At Cal, we get to interact with and learn from some of the most distinguished and recognized in their fields. It’s pretty cool to say you actually heard [insert epic name here] speak in person,
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It's impossible to capture the beauty of this outlook, but we gave it a try anyways.

Travel Tuesday: the best view in Berkeley

As we slip into the ominous depths of midterm season and paper deadlines, it’s easy to spend our college hours slouching at a desk in Doe, scurrying from class to class or nestling under warm covers at the end of a demanding day. And even when we manage to scrape
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4 ways to productively procrastinate

Whether we want to admit it or not, midterm season is officially here. Within these next few weeks, stress and caffeine levels will significantly increase as we all cram for these seemingly impossible tests. Let’s be realistic here, cramming is only necessary because most of us will spend more than
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4 people you hate to see at a midterm

Massive amounts of cramming, stress and lack of sleep make midterms at Berkeley a guaranteed source of headaches. Once the exam actually rolls around we’re usually pretty happy just to sit down and get it over with, until we realize there’s another midterm menace: our fellow classmates. With midterms around
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People's Cafe

Crawling Berkeley: Cafe edition

With midterms coming up, it’s not a rarety to see Berkeley students setting up tents and camping out for coveted seats in the libraries. But we at the Clog understand that library studying isn’t for everyone, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite cafe’s — one for each day
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Finding UC Berkeley in popular music

The intersection of hometowns and hymns in the history of popular music has produced anthems as mythic as Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” Lynyrd Skyryd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Tupac “California Love.” But what about Cal — your home away from home? Who cares about the Golden Bear? This
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We Spy: UC Berkeley on Jeopardy

You had better know the answer to this one … “The Play” has made an appearance on the game show Jeopardy, and it’s a perfect way to start looking forward to next year’s Big Game and our new coaching staff, headed by Sonny Dykes. Even more important, though, is the
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Six tips to get shut-eye

You turn off the lights. Leisurely draping the blankets over your worn shoulders and fluffing the pillow from beneath your weary head, you lounge languidly in repose. Soundlessness deadens your senses. The puffs of tiredness bunched at the bottom of your eyes overtake you, and you find yourself drifting off
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