Waiting for waitlists: An ill-fated romance

Glossy eyed, you wake up in the morning with a smile on your face. It’s the day of your Phase I appointment, you’re finally an upperclassman (and should therefore get whatever class you want) and all is right in the world. You’re so happy and confident in the CalCentral system that
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How to get on your GSI’s good side

Getting your graduate student instructor, or GSI, to like you is more important than many people realize. These are the people who will be grading your problem sets, papers and midterms. Some GSIs have even been known to drop hints about tests to students. In a school where everyone is looking
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Doe Library

Quiz: Should you pass no pass your class?

The deadline to pass no pass a class is Oct. 28, and that means you still have a few more weeks to decide whether or not you’re going to P/NP any of your classes. You’ve been deliberating whether or not you should change that one class that has been in question all
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doe library

The 6 types of people in a group project

Just when you thought you had finally pushed away the horrible memories of working in a group project in high school forever, your GSI introduces this new project with assigned group members. Gasp. But then again, maybe you didn’t think group projects were all that bad because that meant that someone else could
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The unsung heroes of UC Berkeley

Amid the never-ending midterm season, it’s easy to get caught up in a negative mindset. During the struggle of seemingly endless studying it’s important to take a step back and appreciate the many saving graces at UC Berkeley. From us at the Clog, here’s a simple thank you to all of
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A scientific study of UC Berkeley’s GSIs

The common graduate student instructor, Latin name Eruditorem discipulus, is a moderately large, library-dwelling breed endemic to the campus and surrounding areas of UC Berkeley. Despite its relatively frequent appearance in classrooms and other areas associated with learning and knowledge, the graduate student instructor, or GSI, is still a favorite
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Valentine’s Day role play

For everyone who’s been looking to get fresh and zesty with their Valentine, the Clog’s got you covered. Role play can get you talking with bae like you never imagined you would. Relive the excitement and inelegance of your first date, and remember why you fell in love with that
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Things that are worse than losing to USC football

There are many things that affect us directly and we should care about much more than our football rankings. So before you get bummed about the USC game, just remember: Your life sucks too much for you to care about something that, quite honestly, doesn’t change your life as much
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First quiz of the semester in a nightmare

On the night before your first quiz of the semester, you turn off the lights, happily snuggle into the sheets and hope for sweet dreams. Before your big day, however, you’re feeling a little anxious. Because this feeling quickly spirals out of control, you won’t be dreaming about cheerfully riding a unicorn into
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