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4 things everyone hates about Berkeley but comes to love

When you first come to Berkeley, it’s normal to be overwhelmed by the urban, grungy and retro environment. However, once you have been here for long enough, you will start to embrace the chaos and maybe even enjoy the speed of Berkeley life. Telegraph Avenue: “…all the men with potbellies
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13-05-08 Meal Points, Get Them While You Can

Meal points for sale: Get ’em while you can!

Around this time each semester, the air around Berkeley typically reeks of desperation. With finals but a few days away now, the collective brains of Cal students have been fried to the point where all kinds of weird things can happen. Last semester, someone finally lost it and attempted to
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How To Deal With An Obnoxious Freshman Admit

How to: deal with an obnoxious freshman admit

So some of your friends were recently accepted to Cal. Good for them, right? Except for the part when they won’t stop getting in your ear about it. They’ll probably be bragging to you about their scholarship winnings, how some professor personally called them to recruit them or how they’re
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Video Throwback: Hey gurl, can I swipe you a drink?

We recently discovered this gem of a video from 2008 called “Swipe You A Drink” by the Swipe Kings. This parody of T-Pain’s “Buy You A Drink” is possibly our new favorite reason to love meal points. The video, which was made in part by “GBC Records,” is wonderfully over-autotuned
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Can...Should You Date Your GSI

Should you date your GSI?

It is indeed discouraging to be staring at what appears to be a colossal train wreck, only to realize that you’ve been looking out onto the history of your love life over the past couple of years. Berkeley was supposed to be your time to sweep people off their feet
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