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While the semester is well underway at UC Berkeley with round two of midterms creeping up, in Sydney classes have barely begun. Although it may now only be week two for me, it’s all I’ve needed to notice how different the American and Australian systems are. Block schedules Everyone brags when
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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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What to talk about now that the election is over

Congratulations, America. We did it. We lived through an election where Republican primary nominees dropped like flies, where the general presidential debates got nasty — pun intended — and where [say something about the winner]. Now that it’s over, though, we at the Clog have realized something. The election was
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When your lectures are webcast as television shows

It’s about that time in the semester when midterms are in full steam. And besides copious amounts of stress and anxiety building up, the lack of time to eat and sleep have also resulted in extreme hunger and tiredness. Every fiber of your being is telling you to hit the
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Expectations versus reality: the perspective of your parents

If you weren’t the model goody two shoes back home, your parents have a reason to expect the worse of you once you’ve escaped their watch. After their constant strings of warning messages about how corruptive college is, we are here to provide your parents with some emotional clarity. While they’re lying
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5 white lies told at UC Berkeley

Before coming to college, many of us were bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information about the school, whether it was through pep talks or occasional warnings. Here, we at the Clog are going to unmask some of these lies, which were probably told to us with good intentions. 1.
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UC Berkeley student study habits: expectations vs reality

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at Main Stacks or Qualcomm Cafe, trying be productive, but you keep accidentally diving in to a pit of distractions that ultimately leads to hours spent staring at a computer screen with little work to actually show for it. You look around at all of your
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