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Famous UC Berkeley alumni as campus buildings: A thread

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APRIL 24, 2019

If you’re not on Twitter or haven’t tuned into the platform recently, you’ve probably missed out on a new trend that’s emerged: celebrities and their outfits as everyday objects, animals — and even the Mueller report. We at the Clog love this precious platform and figured we’d join in on the fun, so we’re coming at you with our favorite celebrities, campus alumni, as UC Berkeley buildings.

Chris Pine (actor) as Wurster Hall

Majoring in English, Chris Pine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2002, two years prior to his first major role, starring opposite Anne Hathaway in “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”

Alex Morgan (professional soccer player) as the Campanile

Graduating early in December 2010 with a degree in political economy, Alex Morgan not only succeeded in the classroom but also on the soccer field too, as she became the third highest goal scorer and point scorer at UC Berkeley. An Olympic gold medal later — and Alex Morgan continues to amaze on the field.

Marshawn Lynch (professional football player) as Doe Library

Majoring in social welfare, Marshawn Lynch dominated on the football field for three years, before forgoing his senior year to join the NFL instead, as the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft.

Aaron Rodgers (professional football player) as the Big C and surrounding grass

Transferring to Cal as a junior, Aaron Rodgers played as a quarterback for the Bears for two years until he was drafted into the NFL in 2oo5, just after finishing up at UC Berkeley.

Gregory Peck (actor) as Evans Hall

Originally an English major and a premed student, Gregory Peck wasn’t going to be an actor and was actually on the UC Berkeley rowing team; he even worked as a hasher at the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Little did he know he’d become one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.

Steve Wozniak (engineer, inventor, programmer) as Moffitt Library

Luckily for us, Steve Wozniak was expelled from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as that set him on the path to attend UC Berkeley and return to the Bay Area where he would play pivotal roles in the creation of Apple.

Contact Zachary Abuel-Saud at [email protected].

APRIL 24, 2019