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JANUARY 30, 2014

There’s a reason the majority of Cal students walk around, Google Maps in hand, looking frantic — they might as well be in the middle of the woods. Berkeley can be an extremely confusing campus. Some buildings are hidden on the far side of campus in unexplored areas. Others just have a dysfunctional numbering system. We at The Daily Clog sympathize, especially when trying to navigate the following places:



For the longest time, we’ve been told that two follows one and that three follows two. Numbers are logical. This is common knowledge. And yet we can’t help but feel Dwinelle’s numbering system is nonsensical gibberish . We’re not sure why Dwinelle decides to overlook floors A and B and jump straight into having classrooms 1 to 99 start from Level C, but if you don’t stop by the map posted on the wall at least twice a week, we applaud you. That takes skill.

UC Botanical Garden

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It’s apparently one of the most relaxing spots on the UC Berkeley campus — a great place to get your inner Boy Scout on — but be careful. If you follow the wrong path, you may be stuck there for hours. So if you want to take a day to frolic among some foliage, just make sure you don’t have any important appointments.

Barker Hall


Most students don’t venture past the Valley Life Sciences Building for class, but if you keep walking ahead, you might run into Barker Hall. Conveniently located on the other side of campus, students may be discouraged from going to class — but its prime location close to the Starbucks on Oxford makes it worth the walk.



You’d think for building that’s notorious for its ability to rotate itself, Pimentel would be more identifiable. Yet this building is tactfully tucked away in the corner of campus. Maybe we should invest in some neon flashing arrows to guide those desperate science and math students.



Unless you’re a social welfare major, you probably didn’t know this building existed. Even walking here with Google Maps is a bit tricky. Let us know if you find a shortcut!

Goldman School of Public Policy


The benefit of taking classes at Goldman School of Public Policy: You get to pass the Greek Theatre. The drawback: It’s so far away. Unless you live near Foothills or Bowles, it’s probably fairly easy to get lost on your way to your master in public policy program. It’s OK; even graduate students get lost sometimes.

Contact Ilaf Esuf at [email protected].

FEBRUARY 02, 2014

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