The best excuses to get out of finals

Despite fee hikes, UC Berkeley and UCLA law students will pay the same as Boalt graduates Joe Rose and Sara Giardina, seen here studying for the bar exam, due to scholarships.
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Despite fee hikes, UC Berkeley and UCLA law students will pay the same as Boalt graduates Joe Rose and Sara Giardina, seen here studying for the bar exam, due to scholarships.

As finals season rapidly approaches, many of us are beginning to realize the harsh reality of the many hours of testing that lie ahead. Luckily, these finals are totally optional since we at the Clog have plenty of valid and foolproof excuses to get out of those tests that we’re all dreading.
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A lit Fourth of July playlist

We at the Clog know that no summer event is more important than the Fourth of July. And possibly the most important part of making sure you have a fun Fourth of July is making sure your playlist is as lit as the fireworks you’ll be watching. We have 13 suggestions for you to commemorate, criticize and celebrate Independence Day and everything it stands for. So grab a beverage and friend of your choice, kick back with your pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence and toast the fireworks as you listen to this Fourth of July playlist.
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Why you shouldn’t care about Independence Day

It’s rather fitting that explosions mark America’s annual celebration of freedom. Adorned with signs of ‘Murica — including beefy men flipping burgers while wearing unflattering Hawaiian t-shirts, as well as the obligatory obsession with the nation’s trifecta of colors that litter the floors and walls of proud citizens — we
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