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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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New Tab Page

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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Don't let your money fly away!

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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Breaking news: engineers will get jobs

Cal’s class of 2013 is constantly plagued by the uber-competitive job market. The Wall Street Journal blog’s “Highest-Paid College Majors” list kicks those fears into high gear, just in time for graduation season. Not surprisingly, seven out of the 10 majors listed were off-shoots of engineering, which is good for
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So your sibling got into Cal …

The college word is out! March and April brought news that either crushed young people’s dreams or affirmed them — namely, Berkeley acceptance letters (or rather, acceptance emails). If you’ve been blessed and/or cursed with what the world calls younger siblings (whom you might affectionately call your personal punching bag or
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Housing for dummies, part 3

Leasing can seem like a daunting task. Mountains of paperwork for you (maybe some for your parents too), credit checks, reference sheets, intimidating landlords and their man-eating robots that enforce rent … all that stuff! We’re exaggerating, of course. However, don’t be fooled: Leasing can be seriously scary, unless you
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12-05-01 Why Robert Birgeneau is ready to step down

Why Chancellor Birgeneau is ready to step down

After nine years atop one of the world’s best universities, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will be ending his reign in just about a month. His resignation, largely overshadowed by the now-infamous and now-nonexistent unibrow of Chancellor-Elect Nicholas Dirks, is now a looming inevitability. Yet, the physics professor appears to be intent
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VSLB Bathroom

Berkeley bathroom crawl

This week we decided to take a look at some of the bathrooms around campus. We found some charming ones, but others left something to be desired. Cal has more bathrooms than we could ever cover, so we took a wide selection from around campus. If we missed a bathroom
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