Editors’ Note Finals Issue 2011

Brrrring! Your alarm clock jolts you awake, and you sit upright in bed as you reach over to press the snooze button. As your eyes adjust to the light, a dreaded realization comes over you — it’s 11 a.m. on the Friday of dead week, and you haven’t hit the
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Perfect study breaks during finals week

UC Botanical Garden A secluded paradise, the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley located on Centennial Drive is simply divine. With over 13,000 different kinds of plants, the garden guarantees a beautiful sight for sore eyes and tranquil silence if meditation is your thing (stressed college students, take note). For those
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Students crowd Free Speech Movement Cafe in an attempt to search for study spots.

Campus cafe allows students to snack while studying

UC Berkeley senior Alex Horowitz has traditionally spent dead week buried under a pile of books and course readers in Gardner Main Stacks. He usually spends four or five hours at a time surrounded by silence and the pitter-patter of laptop keystrokes, emerging only to feed his need for sustenance,
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Best places to study during finals week

Dwinelle Hall If it’s 10 p.m. and you’ve already wasted an hour trying to find a seat at Gardner Main Stacks and Moffitt Library, try Dwinelle Hall. Although there are no official library hours for Dwinelle Hall posted on the UC Berkeley website, there are many open classrooms that can
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Difficult places to study on campus during finals

Main Stacks During dead and finals weeks, the Gardner Main Stacks is packed with people. For many students, the thought of a 24-hour library answers their prayers, aiding them in cramming a semester’s worth of chemistry, sociology and history into one week. For others, the close proximity to the countless
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OFF THE BEAT: The Naked Run

When the human experience gets real, we get naked. We burst from the uterus as a babe in a birthday suit, scrub-a-dub-dub when a long day makes us rank and strip down to get in between the sheets. No shirt, no shoes — you’ve got humanity standing there cupping their
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By 9:30 PM, around 100 protesters gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall to listen to music and prepare for the Mass Sleep-Out.

How will winter break affect Occupy Cal?

As Occupy Cal finishes its third week and the end of the fall semester approaches, public participation is waning. The general assembly still meets regularly to discuss upcoming action days and proposals, but participation has been low in the last week, according to Berkeley resident Nick Porter, who was one
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