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A ranking of cafes with the best Wi-Fi in Berkeley

Laptop in tow, you stumble into a cafe ready to take on that research paper due tomorrow. While waiting for that latte to kick in, you open up your laptop and start getting down to business. Ten minutes later, however, you find yourself staring blankly at the words, “Unable to
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The 3 types of midterm zombies you might become

As midterms begin, you may see more students than usual walking on Sproul Plaza with red, sleep-deprived eyes and carrying cups of coffee and blue (actually green) books. Everyone reacts to the stress of midterms in different ways, but here are three different types of midterm zombies you may encounter
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5 signs of summer in Berkeley

After finals, most Berkeley students scatter across the globe to study abroad, visit families, explore and party. The city left behind is altogether different. Here are a few signs that summer has hit Berkeley: 1. Open tables at Caffe Strada. Bustling and booming during the year, this cool and close cafe
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Coffee Buzz

A look at the coffee empires that rule Berkeley

We live in a world of underground coffee mafias and warring roasteries. That’s an exaggeration, but have you ever noticed the same cups, coffee or employees at multiple local coffee shops? Berkeley’s anti-chain mentality is part of what makes it so uniquely perfect for the independent bookstore and cafe culture.
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Best of Berkeley: Best Dishes

Best Pizza, Best Meal Under $5 and Best Bakery: Cheese Board Collective It’s a Saturday afternoon. You’re hungry. You have little to no cash and you love cheese. Where do you go? You know the answer. It’s known by two glorious syllables: Cheese Board (formally, The Cheese Board Collective). Every
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Free House restaurant opens on Bancroft

The space formerly occupied by Adagia is now home to a new restaurant — one with the same management but a different approach that its owner hopes will allow it to succeed when the fine-dining establishment did not. Free House opened its doors Feb. 2 near the intersection of Bancroft
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