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Clog report: Roommate doesn’t clean because of past experiences

The UC Berkeley community was shaken this week as conclusive evidence revealed that your roommate doesn’t clean because of a traumatic history related to sanitation, not because of just being an asshole, as was previously believed. “We have compelling reasons to believe that your less-than-ideal living situation is due to some horrifying
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Fun things to do when summer classes get you down

Summer classes can feel like a drag. Going to school during our supposed summer break to get classes done early seemed like a good idea during the spring semester, but now that summer has rolled around it feels like we’ve been robbed of our break. But taking classes doesn’t mean you
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Ways to slide by the great Berkeley housing crisis

It’s probably going to get us all at one point. It’s the great Berkeley housing crisis, where a cramped two-bedroom studio apartment can easily go for more than $3,000. Not quite the ideal living situation that already cash-strapped students were going for. But fear not — the Clog is here to alleviate your subletting blues. Need
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Coming back from college: Dealing with our changing homes

I remember the first time I returned home during the holiday break of my freshman year. After my mom picked me up from the airport and we drove through the quiet streets of my suburb, my eyes soaked in the monotonous qualities of my hometown that I had bemoaned. There
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How Islam became my anchor in university

At UC Berkeley, I’ve met peers with more pride in their faith than anyone else I’ve ever met. On this campus, not only do people in my community deal with the day-to-day stressors of academics, but we also face the greater challenges of realizing other parts of our identities — politically, racially, sexually, etc.
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Being Muslim and Black at UC Berkeley

I am Muslim. I am Black. I am a Woman. It’s important to remember that our identities aren’t defined by one group but rather multiple factions. This intersectionality is what makes us individuals. At UC Berkeley there is a lack of Muslim students and even fewer Black students, making it hard to find a solid community.
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