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Do you have what it takes to pay off your student loans?

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JULY 17, 2018

Graduating college is one of the best and worst feelings in the world. It’s the best because, well, you’re finally done with undergrad. It’s the worst because once you’re out, suddenly you’re on your way to paying off student loans for the next 60 years. No worries! What if we told you that you can actually pay off your student loans by answering a few trivia questions? Well, your wildest dreams are about to come true! “Paid Off” is a game show where, if you come out on top, your student loans will be paid for in full. We at the Clog have come up with some questions related to UC Berkeley student life to see if you’ve got the mindset to win.


  1. Where is your favorite place to study?
    1. Home
    2. Studying? What’s that?
    3. Moffitt Library
    4. Unit 2 study rooms
  2. How late do you stay up studying?
    1. 11 p.m. — I need my rest.
    2. 24/7 — the grind never stops!
    3. Again. … What’s studying?
    4. 2 a.m. — I like to give myself breaks every now and then.
  3. What’s your favorite late-night snack spot?
    1. Taco Bell on Durant Avenue
    2. Seniore’s Pizza
    3. I will never forget late night hours at Crossroads
    4. Whatever I can get on Postmates at 3 a.m.
  4. You’re walking through Sproul. You …
    1. Go through MLK so no one can flyer me
    2. Compete with my friend to see who can get the most flyers
    3. Put my headphones in and head down
    4. Take an extra 10 minutes to get to class so I can avoid Sproul altogether.
  5.  Best UC Berkeley icon?
    1. Robert Reich
    2. Dirks
    3. Oski
    4. The Campanile
  6. How much UC Berkeley gear do you own?
    1. Only the free T-shirts they give out sometimes
    2. I have two Caltopia shirts
    3. My whole closet screams, “I go to UC Berkeley!”
    4. I already spend so much on tuition, do you think I have the money for a $25 shirt?
  7. How many mental breakdowns have you had since coming to UC Berkeley?
    1. None! I’m really good about managing my time.
    2. At least one breakdown each week
    3. One or two breakdowns per day
    4. I have been in the same, continuous mental breakdown since I SIR’d here.
    1. You’ve got what it takes! You’re clearly immersed in the UC Berkeley student life and for all the heartache you go through daily, you’ve got the drive to win at “Paid Off.”
    2. You’re almost there! You just need some more all-nighters and late-night crying to get yourself in the zone to win at “Paid Off.”
    3. Do you even go to UC Berkeley? You’re a bit happier than UC Berkeley students should be. You even seem happy enough to willingly pay off your student loans on your own.
    4. You’ve got a long way to go. It’s clear that you go to UC Berkeley, but you might be a newbie at this life. Give yourself another year or two and you’ll be ready to win “Paid Off.”


Joyce Cam is the blog editor. Contact Joyce Cam at [email protected].

JULY 18, 2018