If fictional characters went to Cal

There’s no doubt that the student population here at UC Berkeley entails some interesting alumni, ranging from Nobel laureates to movie stars, but what if some of your favorite fictional characters were UC Berkeley students? What would they study? Where would they hang out? The Clog speculated how our favorite
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Weekend escape to London

I’ve been studying in Lund, Sweden, for almost two months now, and although my current schedule includes a mere three hours of class a week, I was ready for an escape from this college town. A few people from the UC Education Abroad Program decided to spend Valentine’s Day weekend
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Dearest Rowling: Nothing short of Amortentia will give us HarrMione

Although the “Harry Potter” book series technically ended in 2007 with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” J.K. Rowling seems to insist on looking back and altering her opinions on what she has already written. What Rowling said this past weekend truly caused a flurry within the Harry Potter fandom,
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Unmasking Robert Galbraith will surprise you

Avid readers are surprised to discover just how wonderful Robert Galbraith’s breakout novel, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” turned out to be. In fact, Galbraith’s storytelling was so incredible for a first novel that it was hard to believe that this was a first book of a fledgling author. Before you ask
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Can’t buy me love

Broke in Berkeley

When I first met the guy I was going to marry, he told me he had a book called “Dating for Under a Dollar.” I didn’t believe him until he showed me. His parents had raised him in a lifestyle he cheerfully called “frugal” rather than “cheap.” Most of the
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Random roommates and the hero’s journey

“Beowulf,” “The Odyssey,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender” — what do these legendary works all have in common? That’s right,  they follow Joseph Campbell’s good ol’  hero’s journey, or monomyth. Unless you are a comparative literature major, you may not have not given serious thought to this pattern since high school English class.
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So you got into Berkeley

Congratulations! We encourage you to practice your version of this Cal reaction. But what if you have other offers, and your heart is torn? You might already know that UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public university in the world. You also already know that Berkeley is in sunny California with
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