Take a ‘real’ break this summer

At Cal, we’re used to going from class to class, job to job and office hour to office hour — from dawn until dusk. It’s a hectic life during the semester with studying, working and still trying to spend time with as many equally stressed-out friends as possible. So when finals
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How to: craft a summer to-do list

Summer is here and finals are over. At long last, there is time to breathe. But whether you’ve chosen to stay on-campus, travel the world or nestle into your favorite home couch, it’s a sure fact that summer is a difficult time to take advantage of. Three months of unbridled
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5 things to enjoy if you’re home from school

We know a lot of you Berkeley students are out there being productive, spending the summer doing internships and taking classes that will help you graduate early (as if you weren’t already an overachiever by coming to this school). But for those of you using summer as a vacation, even
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Ninety percent chance of rain

Critical Musings

Summer is coming. In the mostly temperate Berkeley, its approach can be subtle. There are fewer jackets in the morning, more nakedness on Memorial Glade in the afternoon. There are landlords happily waiting outside of their May-to-May lease properties for their fifth showing today, residents inside those apartments wondering when
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Daily Cal’s additional day of print fares poorly in summer

Paper will print on Mondays, Thursdays until beginning of fall semester

Next week, The Daily Californian will return to producing two papers a week for the remainder of the summer. At the beginning of June, we increased our days of print from two to three in an attempt to bring in incremental revenue to offset a multitude of fixed costs —
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Carolyn's Creole Kitchen, a catering business based in Oakland, was one of the many participating food vendors at the Juneteenth Festival.  (Sarah Brennan/Staff)

VIDEO: Berkeley Juneteenth

The Berkeley Juneteenth festival commemorates the date of the last state to emancipate slaves.

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Surrendering to summer sloth

Michelle's mish-mosh

On my first Monday of summer, I jumped out of bed with a spring in my step, ready to tap into my optimistic “school’s out” mentality and make something of my boundless free time. Summer, that wonderful season where laziness and lethargy are permissible and celebrated. But I was determined
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Daily Cal to increase print days over summer

Paper to come out Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting June 4

Summer is traditionally the most difficult time of the year for The Daily Californian. With just two print editions a week, advertising revenue goes down, fewer students stick around to produce the paper, and readers see our print product less frequently. But we still have a multitude of fixed costs
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‘Battleship’ rehashes summer movie cliches

When “Transformers” arose from the bowels of the Hollywood movie machine — that shadowy place where production companies venture after having exhausted plot concepts — the end of creative action films seemed nigh. What next, an action film on Hot Wheels? (Possibly already done? See: “The Fast and the Furious”
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