Protest on Sproul Plaza during the Free Speech Movement


It’s times like now, in early June, when Telegraph Avenue is sparse and Sproul Plaza is almost dead, when tourists outnumber students and strangers outnumber familiar faces, that Berkeley seems to breathe the life back into itself. I find myself looking at this place, for the first time since freshman
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What’s in a name?

Most of us have often been curious enough to ask our parents why they named us what they named us or have Googled what our names really mean. But have you ever wondered why the place that we’re living in is named the way it is? Is it just simply
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Major-specific Valentine’s Day cards

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day is as full of stress as it is full of love. What are you supposed to get that special Berkeley babe that will show them you love and adore them? We at the Clog want Valentine’s Day to be nothing but a love fest, so give one
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UC Berkeley students talk Philippine Independence Day

One of the biggest holidays of the summer, and possibly America’s most iconic holiday overall, is Independence Day. But July 4 isn’t the only day of independence celebrated during the summer. Friday is Philippine Independence Day, or Araw ng Kasarinlan. Araw ng Kasarinlan commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain, after 300
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Roll on you Bears: an enlightened adventure

Who actually knows the meaning of the phrase “Roll on you Bears?” Determined to crack open that textbook you haven’t bothered with until now, you hike your way to Doe Library. After a pregame in the restroom (got to make sure you’re all settled to focus on the semi-urgent task at
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How different cultures celebrate April Fool’s Day

Amid announcements of pet selfie sticks, confirmed existence of the Force, UberBOAT and Simon Cowell’s face on £5 bills, we at the Clog hope you all took part in the traditional pranking that happened yesterday. While we’re familiar with how this day is celebrated in the United States, here’s a
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April Fools’ Day: Why is this a thing?

April Fools’ Day is widely celebrated throughout most of Western Europe, Canada, the United States and Brazil, but why? Why do we prank one another at the start of a new month? What makes April more foolish than January or May? We at the Clog were curious, so we did some investigating.
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The Clog’s guide to spices

When following a recipe, there is usually an abundance of spices and herbs, but many times we absentmindedly pour the spice in without taking time to consider what its purpose is in the dish. To us, they’re simply odd powders and leaves, filling up glass bottles purchased from Safeway, while we’re
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The Invisible Audience

A writer explores the journal of a 19th century UC Berkeley student

I read somewhere that spirits who don’t leave our world are in a state of distress. They are usually dissatisfied with something or feel that they have an unfinished task they are responsible for — and therefore cannot leave until it is complete. So I cannot help but wonder what
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