MUSICALITY

Research suggests music as a possible medicine

Music can be one heck of a drug. Literally, once you’re hooked on a certain song or album, there’s no telling what plethora of emotions you’ll be experiencing. For students here at Berkeley, music is a quintessential part of the culture. Just look around Sproul and count the number of
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A guide to staying in the Bay this spring break

Maybe you’re from the bay and just want to kick it at home. Maybe someone’s coming up to visit you!  Maybe you’re an international or out of state student and the cost of going home is simply out of the question. Or maybe you simply procrastinated on buying plane tickets
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UC Berkeley researchers develop first graphene-based headphones

When UC Berkeley Professor of Physics Alex Zettl arrives at his lab in the morning, he’s never certain that his research assistants are busy at work.

‘I come in and I’ll see them with earphones in and I’ll ask, ‘What are you doing?’ and they will say “I’m just testing the graphene earphones.” But I’m never sure,” Zettl said.
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Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

Superstars have a lot of responsibility. Things they produce need to be bigger and better than what they did before. The best of the best thrive under that pressure, but some can’t properly deal with those expectations — D’Angelo and Dave Chappelle still haven’t come out of hiding.
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Playlist of the week: a St Paddy’s Day celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day. The mere mention of the holiday conjures up images of green leprechauns spouting limericks and dancing a jig with unicorns at the ends of rainbows. Maybe toss in some shamrocks and a pot of gold and you’ve got yourself the perfect stereotypical St. Paddy’s celebration. In actuality,
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Devendra Banhart: Mala

Devendra Banhart, the Venezuelan-American singer who has often been labeled as freak-folk, is back after a four-year hiatus, though I’m not sure if I want him to be.
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Playlist of the week: love songs to San Francisco

There’s a lot of love for Bears and a lot of love for Berkeley in all kinds of music, as we’ve shown in a couple of our previous playlists. But there also seems to be a massive and universal love for San Francisco. From what we’ve heard in countless songs,
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Cloud Cult: Love

“Environmentally friendly” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an alternative rock band. However, that is the main driving force behind Cloud Cult, an extraordinary eight-member experimental “chamber rock” group.
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Playlist of the week: Oscars cool-down

This year’s Academy Awards certainly caused a stir in the controversy pool. From overbearing sexism and other distaste from host Seth Macfarlane to a visual effects controversy that was conveniently cut off by the Academy (or so the conspiracy theorists say), we at the Clog gathered that there were certainly many
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