TeleBEARS start Monday: large vs. small classes

Although the fall semester seems like light years away, for those of us who won’t be graduating in the spring it’s already time for that nerve-racking task of signing up for classes. Between trying to get into the classes you have to take, finding time for the classes you want
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Aisha Kingongo is one of the seven students from Africa who receives a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley courtesy of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. The program aims to boost the enrollment of African students at UC Berkeley.

Cal recruits new students from Africa

Our admissions office goes to great lengths to introduce new faces to the Berkeley scene, but we at the Clog didn’t realize just how far away they really go! Lin Larson, an undergrad admissions officer, goes more than 8,000 miles, actually. Lin is planning to go back to Zimbabwe after a
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Political buttons

Campaign slogans and the ASUC election

Spring is an exciting time for politics at Cal. We’re sure you’ve noticed the energy and aggression of campaigners on Sproul over the past few weeks, not to mention some of the more interesting campaign gimmicks meant to grab your attention. However, we were surprised (and disappointed) at the lack
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Playlist of the week: election selections

With ASUC elections starting Tuesday, a slew of emotions are being brought to the surface: happiness due to sheer excitement about a certain candidate, relief due to the looming prospect of no more election harassment on campus, and confusion due to being completely informed on any candidates or ballot referendums.
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Flashback Friday: watching anime!

Anime fans unite. “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods,” a new movie based off “Dragon Ball Z,” was just released in Japan. The news is a big deal to longtime fans of the beloved series. It’s the first Dragon Ball movie to be released theatrically in 17 years. To say the least,
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Cal cliches you still have time for before graduation

So we all missed Holi in its original location this year. Seriously, Lower Sproul redevelopment, quit messing with our paintball fights … or religious expression. If we’re leaving Berkeley for good mid-May, we can’t exactly fit in the hip-hop DeCal that we’ve always wanted to take, and since many of
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Want to know how much your professor makes?

Curious about how much your professor makes? The Sacramento Bee has a nifty search engine that lets you effortlessly look up the salary of any state employee. Just search your professor’s name, choose UC Berkeley as the department and choose 2011 for the year (there doesn’t seem to be any
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Allen Crabbe is Cal's leading scorer and the Pac-12's leader in 3-point field goals.

Why Allen Crabbe might miss Cal

The man responsible for most of the athletic entertainment these last few months – and entertaining it surely was – is set to no longer be a Bear. Yes, Allen Crabbe, Cal’s best basketball player, is slated to forego his final year at Cal and declare for basketball’s highest stage.
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Can your phone help find a black hole?

To answer the question, yes. Well, only if you have an Android phone (sorry, Apple buffs, we’ll explain why you’re being left out later). You’re probably thinking this isn’t possible. Your phone doesn’t have the computing power to do anything that powerful, right? That’s what the Clog thought, too, until
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ASUC flowchart game: voting for dummies

Hello Cal voters! Tired of the Sproul antics, invites to millions of Facebook events and the constant barrage of information? Never fear, the Clog is here. We’ve condensed the campaign down to its bare bones and come up with a fun game for you to play. In less than three
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