Thanksgiving Table

How to prepare for those dreaded Thanksgiving dinner questions

You’re sitting around the dinner table surrounded by mounds of delicious food and the conversation is freely flowing. You finally get to see your favorite baby cousin, and the room is full of happiness and laughter. Suddenly, your aunt, who’s always trying to “get with the times,” decides to offhandedly bring up that
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What post-graduate life is really like

“Congratulations Class of 2015! You did it!” A phrase that I still subconsciously hear in my mind from time to time. A phrase that’s supposed to signify the endless triumph and success in the form of a piece of paper worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, don’t get me
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So you graduated, now what?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’re a recent college graduate, a wannabe college graduate or someone who sympathizes deeply with recent college graduates. We at the Clog applaud you because we know that going to school here at the No. 1 public university in the world is
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5 things you want to explain to your GSI

The end of the semester has (FINALLY) arrived, and at this point, you’ve established a unique reputation with your GSI. Whether they know you as the one who’s constantly eating during class or that student who always falls asleep, we can’t help but feel they’re constantly judging us, and there’re a
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For Happiness, Keep a Gratitude Journal

When I was a fifth-grader, I overheard some kid in my French class say that I was one of the most pessimistic people he knew. Not really a compliment for a person of any age. But I guess his assessment was, in many ways, true. My chosen reaction — and
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A nomad of dreams

Because the Internet

Home is where the heart is. It is, or at least it should be, where we can find the steadfast rhythm of our most important vital organ, where we find our most loyal pulse, especially when it quickens in anticipation or happiness.
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Meg Elison

What are you waiting for?


Dear Megaphone, You know that song “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin?” That’s me. That song is my life. I feel like I waited through high school to get to college so that things could start. But now I’m here, and it’s just more wait. It’s just like one
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Letter: July 15 – July 21

A different look at why the humanities matters Many thanks to Martin Jay for his defense of the humanities (“Why the humanities,” July 8). Alongside a halfhearted suggestion, half-abandoned in the penultimate sentence, that a humanities major is good for the career, he suggests that the humanities are about critical
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The race against time

Not so funny, guise

Tick tock. This ticking of an analog clock is more commonly known as the soundtrack to many of our lives. From the moment Cal became a reality, it seems as if many of us have been thrust into a race that has no foreseeable end. As students, we are trained
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