UC Berkeley in the Upside Down

If you’ve ever watched the show “Stranger Things,” then you’re probably familiar with the Upside Down. But if you’re not, the Upside Down is basically a parallel dimension that’s a reflection of the real world, but darker, colder, foggier and inhabited by a monster. Since this description is pretty similar to
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GSI Union meeting

Types of GSIs you’ll see at UC Berkeley

Everyone looks forward to the first discussion section for a big class. It really makes the big lectures seem much smaller. Some of us can’t wait to attend section to wear an out-of-this-world outfit that we’ve been planning for weeks. Others of us can’t wait to see who’s in our
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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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