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Quick and dirty guide to student organizations

It’s difficult to wrap your head around all the new, unique opportunities you’ll be exposed to when you come to UC Berkeley. Luckily, we at the Daily Cal compiled a list of some of the coolest, most easily accessible organizations, along with the quick-and-dirty on why and how you should join!
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Big Game Week events

On Saturday, red and white will clash with blue and gold as the Bears travel to take on the…trees (it’s like they were trying to think of an intimidating mascot but gave up and settled for trees). In preparation for Big Game, there’ll be a number of activities and events
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A history of Homecoming

This weekend, the campus will swell with the addition of more than 4,500 parents and alumni, here to reminisce and revel in the company of classmates past and take in the sights and sounds of Berkeley. For some, looking at campus landmarks and residence halls stirs nothing more than the memory of dropping off children on move-in day, but for others, the return to Berkeley signifies something more — a kind of coming home.
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Defining student energy

I remember it as if it was only yesterday, as the rainfall that only moments prior had engulfed the Greek Theatre had all but evaporated, when the Big Game bonfire was lit Nov. 20, 2009. It was the first Big Game Bonfire Rally I attended — at that time a junior in high school — and it certainly was not to be my last.
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Your guide to UC Berkeley-themed holiday cookies

Without a doubt, the best part of the holiday season is the wonderful excuse to eat ungodly amounts of delicious, delicious food. The holidays would not be the holidays without the chocolates, the candy canes, the cakes, the fudge and — possibly our favorite — the cookies. Whether you are
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Photograph: Jennifer Tanji/File, Drawing: Kelsi Krandel/Staff, Design: Sabrina Werts/Senior Staff

DIY Halloween costumes: Berkeley edition

It’s the week of Halloween, and you still don’t know what you’re doing just yet. It happens sometimes. You’re in a crunch, the costume section at Party Heaven is almost completely sold out, and you don’t know what else to do. Luckily, that’s why the Pinterest deities invented DIY. Besides, the
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