Taking care of yourself is not a luxury

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“What are you doing to take care of yourself this week?” The five of us in the Tang Center support group stared at each other. At the olive green carpet. At the second hand ticking away in the wall clock. Four minutes until our weekly hour and a half together
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Get to know Brazil Cafe’s Pedro and 3 other store owners

You’re used to buying a mango smoothie at Brazil Cafe, picking up your groceries from Sam’s Market, grabbing your morning coffee from Cafe Milano and getting your. .. glass figurines …  from Whelan’s Smoke Shop. But how much do you actually appreciate the workers who serve you at these locations? The Clog wanted
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Sustainable commencement

CAMPUS ISSUES: Graduation caps and gowns should be made more sustainably and include plans for recycling and reuse.

The UC Berkeley campus has made significant efforts toward sustainability, and the city of Berkeley has a commitment to achieve zero waste by 2020. But the standard cap and gown set is still an expensive ecological waste item. Graduation gowns such as the ones manufactured by UC Berkeley’s choice label
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I carry Syria in my heart

I hesitated before writing this piece, because, once again, I was going to write about Syria. If you go to my author page on the Daily Cal website, you would find that 11 of my 14 Daily Cal pieces speak of Syria in some way. So when I sat down
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UC Theater, 1917

The forgotten history of the UC Theatre

If you’ve ever wandered down University Avenue, you may have passed a boarded-up marquee between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street and wondered, “What is that? What’s going on in there?” There are two correct responses to that question. One would be, “Nothing, anymore.” And the other? “Nothing … yet.” This seemingly
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A look back on UC Berkeley’s environmentally friendly history

Gather around, everyone! It’s Earth Day! The one day of the year when hoarders recycle and it’s socially acceptable to hug trees. There is a variety of interesting activities happening around Berkeley during Earth Week, from film screenings to discussions about renewable energy. In honor of Earth Day, we at the Clog
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Poll results: most interesting classes at UC Berkeley

Last week, we polled UC Berkeley students to find out which classes they thought students should Phase 1 and Phase 2. Guess what — there are actually a lot. Classes offered in psychology, sociology, anthropology and cognitive science seemed to be the most popular, followed closely by political science and
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