36 hours: a weekend in Berkeley

Taking a nod from the New York Times’ “36 Hours in …” series, we’ve compiled a list of Berkeley institutions that make the city its own. Whether you’re new to town or a local resident, take a weekend to fall in love — or back in love — with the sights, smells and sounds of Berkeley.
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Maxwell Family Field to reopen Monday

After its closure of more than a year for renovations, the Maxwell Family Field will reopen Monday, serving as a facility for both varsity and intramural sports. According to a statement released Friday by Cal Athletics, the multipurpose field, which sits at the top of a newly opened stadium parking
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It’s Parents’ Weekend! Here are 15 things to do

If there’s one thing that gets us to attack the pile of laundry overtaking our desk chairs, it’s having our parents come to visit. Once you’ve got your apartment or dorm all tidied up for Parents and Reunion Weekend at Homecoming this weekend, you’ll have to figure out how to
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Best things to do on College Avenue

As we’re sure you’ve discovered, Berkeley is filled with streets that have lots to offer in the way of food, shopping, transportation and pretty much anything else you can think of. Certain streets are hot spots for all kinds of student activity — think Telegraph, Shattuck and Bancroft. However, we feel that there’s another street with its own crop of shops and amenities that doesn’t get nearly enough credit: College Avenue. It might be a little further away from the center of campus, but College Avenue has so much to offer. Below, we’ve cultivated a list of awesome things you can only find on College — so go forth and explore!
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Off the beat: Berkeley on a Saturday night

“Separator” by Radiohead was whispering through my headphones, and it was that part where the guitar kicked in — one of those parts of a song that holds an indescribable sway. There was still some chocolate ice cream left to dry on the underside of my right forearm, and my face and shirt were slightly sticky with sweat.
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