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How to be a cool professor

Most professors are out of touch. It’s not their fault, of course. When you’re a professor at UC Berkeley, making groundbreaking advances in your field, it can be difficult to focus on what the kids are up to these days. Fear not! If you’re a professor aiming to connect with
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Rain etiquette

Raindrops are falling on your backpack, in your shoes, on your textbooks and even on your face (though you’re not sure why this is happening given that you’re using an umbrella). Murphy’s Law has never been more in your favor than today, when you have to hike from Hertz Hall
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UC Berkeley in the Upside Down

If you’ve ever watched the show “Stranger Things,” then you’re probably familiar with the Upside Down. But if you’re not, the Upside Down is basically a parallel dimension that’s a reflection of the real world, but darker, colder, foggier and inhabited by a monster. Since this description is pretty similar to
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A day in the life of a UC Berkeley squirrel

6:35 a.m.: The light pokes into my nest, signaling the start of a new day of swindling freshmen and tourists into splitting their bagels with me. As I scamper down the tall redwood I call home, I spy one of my good friends, a raccoon, perched atop a trashcan outside of
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Quiz: Are you ready for the rain?

Despite the fact that the weather has been all over the place these past few weeks — brace yourself, Berkeley, there’s a definite possibility that the rain is coming back! Because of the countless people in shorts and flip flops and the people in head-to-toe fancy rain gear, we thought this
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What’s a typical ‘UC Berkeley’ line?

If you’ve been on Facebook in the past week, you know the post. Everyone seems to be asking “whats a typical (insert name here) line?” So we thought we’d do one for UC Berkeley. So, what’s a typical “Berkeley” line? 1. Let’s go get Asian Ghetto. Oh, damn I don’t have
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CalSuhhhhh: Overheard conversations

It all started on a Thursday afternoon when a super-tan, Izod polo-wearing, lime green Hydroflask-sporting gentleman with a CalSO nametag around his neck found an open spot among the zoo on Memorial Glade. He opened a bag of chips and tapped the person next to him, who was wearing the
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UC Berkeley students: we’re 1 of a kind

The term “Berkeley bubble” exists for a reason. When you go back home and step back into the real world, you realize that some instinctive Berkeley habits may be out of place or simply unacceptable. Here’s a sampling of things that would fail to make you bat an eyelash at UC
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