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5 foods to boost your finals week mood

Dead week: the calm before the storm of finals. It’s time to dive into the books and prepare to ace those finals. Or at least pass them. We all know that finals are a lot of pressure. They can make or break your grade, so in the next two weeks,
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5 things to look forward to after finals

RRR week — oh, who are we kidding, it’s dead week — is finally upon us. It’s time to begin studying diligently and start working on final projects — or just let our brains rest for a while before the real cramming begins. But let’s not forget what this beloved “break”
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Cal student petitions for a Golden Bear Pillow Pet

Oregon’s Duck has been made into a Pillow Pet. So has USC’s Trojan Horse. Even the University of Utah Ute is now a Pillow Pet. (And we didn’t even know what a Ute was supposed to look like until we saw the stuffed equivalent.) Thousands of college students across the nation
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In 2007, former chancellor Robert Birgeneau forgave $31 million of Cal Athletics’ debt owed to the campus.

Birgie named one of the most powerful people in the world

What do Mark Zuckerberg, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Bashar al-Assad, Warren Buffett and our soon-to-be former chancellor all have in common? Not a whole lot, you’d think — except for power. Lots and lots of power. ForeignPolicy.com has come up with a list of the 500 most powerful people on
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Best Berkeley study spots you’ve never used

With dead week rapidly approaching, the Clog is sure of one thing: We don’t want to pay $20 for a seat in Main Stacks this year. And no, we don’t want to squeeze between blaring iPods and ticking keyboards in Doe’s ever-so-popular reading room. To add to the ever-growing list
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Flashback Friday: exploring the World Wide Web

This past Tuesday marked the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web. That’s right, the public Internet has only been around for 20 odd years. For older folks, the birth of the public Internet seems like yesterday. But for us ’90s kids, it seems like forever ago. That’s because the Internet
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Thursday app of the week: New Tab Page

Name: New Tab Page Platform(s): Chrome Price: Free Mission: Make your new tabs pages more beautiful and functional The default new tab page in Chrome leaves a lot to be desired. If left untouched you’ll either see a list of “apps” (essentially glorified bookmarks) or a 2-by-6 square grid with screen
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13-05-02 Ten Random Facts About Chancellor-Elect Nicholas Dirks

10 random facts about Chancellor-designate Nicholas Dirks

With the end of Chancellor Birgeneau’s term in sight, Chancellor-designate Nicholas Dirks is undoubtedly preparing for his ascension to the top of the university. Having been appointed but a few months ago, you probably don’t know too much about him — but, of course, we’re here to dispel your ignorance.
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Housing for dummies, part 4

When it comes to the apartment hunt, deposits are typically something we don’t worry about until we don’t get them returned. The Clog’s got your back to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future. So what are deposits anyway? A deposit is what a landlord or property manager requires
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