Academy Award nominations: Berkeley redux

Charlotte Passot/Staff

The 88th Academy Awards has stirred a lot of controversy due to the lack of diversity in the nominees, which is no shocker. Even on campus, many important people and places go unrecognized. To remedy this, we at the Clog have come up with some categories and nominations of our own to give credit where credit is due. Whether or not someone deserves an Oscar can seem arbitrary, and it’s frustrating when we disagree with the decisions of the Academy but have no power to change their nominations. What we can do, however, is give a shout-out to the little things our school has to offer, because at least we have the power to appreciate them. Without further ado, the UC Berkeley Oscar goes to…

Best reasons for going to UC Berkeley

  • Amazing opportunities and people
  • Cool DeCals
  • Variety of restaurants and places to eat
  • Proximity to San Francisco and the greater Bay Area

Best campus sites 

  • Strawberry Creek
  • The Campanile
  • Valley Life Sciences Building (for the T. rex)
  • Doe Library

Best dining halls 

  • Foothill
  • Clark Kerr (for the weekend brunch)
  • Crossroads
  • Cafe 3

Best campus animals 

  • Squirrels
  • Oski
  • Bears
  • Cute dogs

Best majors 

  • All of them

We go to the world’s best public university. ‘Nuff said.

Contact Abigail Balingit at [email protected].