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Remembering names mid-semester

We’ve all been there: It’s the middle of semester, you’re sitting next to the person you’ve talked to in your math discussion for the last two months, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t remember their name for the life of you. We at the Clog understand how awkward
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Hello from the other side of Sproul Plaza

We’ve all been there — the walk to class, the walk into class and, often the most treacherous, the walk home from class. Despite the fact that we all attend a major public university with just under 40,000 students, it seems almost impossible to stroll to class without encountering at
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Quiz: How should you deal with awkward meetings?

As you see an acquaintance or distant friend approaching from 50 feet away, you quickly shift your gaze to the other direction, avoiding the acknowledgment until you’re in closer proximity. As they come closer you realize that you’re going to have to decide to go in for the hug, the “halfie” (halfway
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Close encounters of the awkward kind

Whether you’re back in your hometown or away at an internship, there’s always the off chance that you’ll run into someone from high school. Often, that person is someone you barely even talked to. Such a meeting is understandably awkward. Join us as we explore the uncomfortable stages of unexpectedly
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A student’s guide to avoiding awkward hellos

At a large public university such as UC Berkeley, we meet so many new people each semester that over time it can be difficult to gauge whether or not it’s appropriate to say “hi” to someone when you see them out of context. This can cause all kinds of awkward
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