VIDYA

Flashback Friday: early days of being a gamer

With the big trade show known as E3 finally wrapped up, gamers have a whole lot to be excited about in the upcoming year. With more news about Sony’s and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles and announcements about a variety of new games, there can be no better time than now to
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Big C

20 Berkeley memories to make before your 21st birthday

Some of us at the Clog turned 21 this year, and we think we’ve accomplished some pretty awesome things in the past 20 years — especially here in Berkeley. Here are 20 things from our plethora of experiences that we think you should consider adding to your Berkeley bucket list before
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AddieBaxter_online

Off the beat: Finding my way home

Sometimes I am realistic to a fault. That’s not to say I never daydream or that I’m not adventurous, but I never seem to allow myself to make serious plans for the future, to avoid disappointment. Much of what I do is basically a last-minute decision — a combination of
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Caitlin.Kelley.web

Cat Fancies: In da (child)hood

Popular reality shows about little girls who unnaturally spray-tan a la Honey Boo Boo Child simultaneously make viewers feel like they’re regressing in intelligence and losing a grip on their youth. In the wake of this, adulthood seems to become an increasingly debilitating prospect.
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miashaw.coulumnist

Same as it never was

CaliforMiacation

Although all the other parts of our lives are perpetually changing, at least one thing is truly stable: the past. Even if we have no idea who we are or who we want to be, we can always remember who we’ve been. Despite having been overwhelmed about starting UC Berkeley,
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andrewdavis.online

Legends of the hidden temple

Man Under Bridge

I’ve had my desk since I was in the third grade. It’s seen me through all sorts of things: calculus and Jacques Lacan, puka shells and straightened hair, the death of my cat Milton and the ensuing existential crisis. As desks go, its surface is pretty plain — a natural
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andrewdavis.online

It’s hard to fall back asleep

Man Under Bridge

I hit snooze too often. Five more minutes of sleep can quickly turn into an hour. Suddenly it’s sunny and I’m running late for everything. Throw on a shirt and some pants, and I’m out the door. The drowsiness lasts for most of the day. I could blame it on anemia,
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sarahburns.online

The nostalgic way forward

Nostalgia, I have been taught, is a longing to recreate a lost home. It’s a desire I always feel intensely during my first few weeks back in Berkeley after any time in my hometown. I long for the way the world looks from inside a car — the way buildings
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