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Cal spirit: the road toward the Big Game

Boom. Boom. This is the sound of Oski’s funeral procession at the junior college across the bay. It’s Monday of Big Game Week, and Stanford University’s marching band, dressed in all black, forces a stuffed teddy bear — meant to represent Oski — inside a small coffin to await his slaughter
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Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities

According to recent data from Spotify, UC Berkeley is the 13th most musical college in the nation — in listening, that is. No, this isn’t a mistake. The Spotify corporation did not accidentally confuse us for the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Nor is it ranking colleges’ departments of music specifically, although ours
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13 things that would happen if Malia Obama went to Cal

If you haven’t heard yet, President Obama’s daughter Malia Obama recently toured both UC Berkeley and Stanford. According to SF Gate’s “source,” she favored the Bears over the Trees #nosurprise. Though Malia Obama is barely 16 years old, we at the Clog felt it was our responsibility to give everyone a
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How college sports drag us down

Two Steps Forward

“Sports” are evil. They’re evil for making corporate tools out of extremely talented people. They’re evil for perpetuating the useless, stagnant habits of overconsumption and laziness. They’re evil for turning universities’ athletic directors into groveling ad addicts. But most of all, they’re evil for taking the beautiful facet of human experience that is athleticism, turning it into a whorehouse for rich advertisers to take their pick of the choicest bodies. You don’t have to support this corruption.
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Hiding and seeking without shame

Safe, Sane and Consensual

What if we expanded and improved on that small student bubble of safety to create a society without shame — a collective community, where we meet others and ourselves with acceptance rather than judgment? An idyllic world playground filled with self-aware individuals, who teach children how to love themselves, to honor their bodies, whatever shape they come in, and to honor their preferences, whatever gender or sexuality or fluid, indefinable package they appear in.
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Cool down this summer with boozy popsicles

Alcohol in a popsicle? Count us in. Clog made some Cal colored “poptails” that are sure to impress at your next summer party, especially if you pair them with a Margarita cupcake. You can purchase a popsicle mold or use plastic cups and popsicle sticks to make them. We picked up
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Venture for America wants Cal graduates

UC Berkeley students are underrepresented among the VFA fellows, something Yang would like to see change. He believes there may be a misconception among students that startup work is exclusively for those studying computer science, engineering or business. Yang argues that, while most tech jobs do require a background in computer or data science, people with diverse interests and skill sets are being welcomed into the startup world.
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This is your brain on youth culture

Safe, Sane and Consensual

A gray-brown Taiwanese macaque screeched. Then a human. I turned to see a monkey loping after a student who stabbed backward through the air with her red polka-dot umbrella. She hugged a plastic bag of food to her chest like she was holding an infant. Finally, the macaque retreated. Welcome
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Photo essay: Appreciating the little things

Whether it’s strolling through Sather Gate, sprinting to Kroeber Hall, dancing through Memorial Glade or drunkenly stumbling down to Southside, the rhythm of my footsteps has created a Berkeley heartbeat. Walking onto campus for the first time during my senior year of high school, my heart was fluttering, unsure of
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