Rally at Sather Gate

So you got into Berkeley

Congratulations! We encourage you to practice your version of this Cal reaction. But what if you have other offers, and your heart is torn? You might already know that UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public university in the world. You also already know that Berkeley is in sunny California with
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Berkeley students are apparently super happy

In a recent article by CBS News, UC Berkeley topped the list of 25 state universities with the happiest freshman population, with a 96.8 percent retention rate. Ordinarily, we’d think it’s a little haughty of CBS News to tell us how we feel — they don’t know us. But in
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Earth Day

What to do for Earth Day in the East Bay

Get ready to soak in the sun this weekend as Earth Day marks its 43rd birthday. This year’s eco-friendly celebrations are packed with festivities taking place here at Cal and all around the Bay Area. The Clog is super psyched to share this list of all things all-natural, biodegradable, carbon-neutral,
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Will new Psy dance inspire another Sproul flashmob?

Remember last semester when Mario, Luigi and Toad showed up on the steps of Sproul Hall for a little dance-off and then one of the biggest flashmobs in the history of the campus erupted into Gangnam Style? We sure do — and it looked way better than the Harlem Shake. Psy
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How to: deal with a cold

With only a few weeks left in the semester before final exams, it’s the absolute worst time to get sick. There’s obviously never a good time to run into the flu or catch a cold, but seriously, some times sure are better than others. Trying to get through a presentation
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Thursday app of the week: Rapportive

Name: Rapportive Platform(s): Chrome, Firefox, Safari Price: Free Mission: See your social media contacts in Gmail This week’s app is one of those apps that takes five seconds to set up, but once you have it you’ll wonder why its not built into Gmail in the first place. It’s called
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Accept that you are a writer

Whether you’re majoring in English or struggling through an ethnic studies paper when you just want to study biology, Cal students do a lot of writing. While papers can be much less stressful than rushed in-class midterms, they do require much more time, especially when you procrastinate. And we think
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Cal shows off its human-powered vehicle

Cycling competitions are notoriously difficult, but even Tour de France athletes don’t built their own bikes from scratch. That would be silly for mere cyclists to even attempt. Fortunately, the 10 undergraduate members of Berkeley’s Human Powered Vehicle team are far from the average cyclist. These men and women excel
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How to: Get rid of extra meal points

We know it sounds crazy, but the Clog has run into quite a few people lately who have hundreds of extra meal points. Insane frugality, hatred for dining hall food, laziness — there are a million explanations for this seemingly rare phenomenon. As much as it doesn’t seem like it,
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