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Our CalSO memories, Clog style

The Cal Student Orientation is your first impression of the incredible smarts and urban eccentricity that is Berkeley. We at the Clog sure haven’t forgotten our own CalSO experiences. If you’ve already had your CalSO years and years ago, we hope you’ll find something you can relate to in our
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Off the beat: The other twin

Growing up, I was always the second twin. I was the one who sat for the second half of an hour-long piano lesson, the one who introduced myself after my sister, the one who said I wanted to be doctor or a veterinarian or work at a zoo when I
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The Book Nook: Poetry for the every man

The book:  “You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense” by Charles Bukowski Suggested for:  Anyone who’s tired of reading cryptic poetry that requires extensive analysis (and people who avoid poetry because of that) Clog Rating:  While poetry isn’t usually people’s first choice for recreational reading, especially
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Just a spoonful of Madeline Trumble

Last week, Disney’s “Mary Poppins” musical premiered at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. The Daily Californian spoke with Madeline Trumble — a native of Berkeley and the star of the touring production — about growing up in the Bay Area, the struggles of working on a touring show and the magic
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Disrobing the mysteries of the Naked Run

At 9:00 p.m. sharp on the evening of May 8, the pre-finals silence of Main Stacks was shoved aside by a stream of sweaty, jubilant and naked bodies. Rushing gleefully past the infinite bookshelves and focused nighttime studiers, these brave participants of Cal’s legendary semesterly Naked Run delivered a 30-minute
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5 places to de-stress on campus during finals week

Finals week is coming, and with that comes oodles of stress. As Berkeley students, excellence is what we expect, and we’ll go to great lengths to achieve it. This is a great quality to have (and another reason why we’re the best), but sometimes we forget to take a necessary
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Best Berkeley study spots you’ve never used

With dead week rapidly approaching, the Clog is sure of one thing: We don’t want to pay $20 for a seat in Main Stacks this year. And no, we don’t want to squeeze between blaring iPods and ticking keyboards in Doe’s ever-so-popular reading room. To add to the ever-growing list
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Palestinians deserve an open discussion

Forget Chancellor Birgeneau’s platitudes, we need open debate

As Students For Justice in Palestine activists and a Berkeley attorney working with the SJP and Cal alumni, we feel compelled to respond to the chancellor’s criticism of the recent ASUC vote to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s human rights violations in Palestine. The chancellor’s concern about the
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Celebrate Arbor Day at Berkeley

Today is Arbor Day! The holiday is a celebration of trees and tree-hugging enthusiasts, so we at the Clog wrote a special tribute to the eco-minded at Berkeley. “But Clog,” you ask us, “I really don’t know a lot about Arbor Day. How can I celebrate Arbor Day here at Berkeley?
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