Housing for dummies, part 3

Leasing can seem like a daunting task. Mountains of paperwork for you (maybe some for your parents too), credit checks, reference sheets, intimidating landlords and their man-eating robots that enforce rent … all that stuff! We’re exaggerating, of course. However, don’t be fooled: Leasing can be seriously scary, unless you
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Berkeley bathroom crawl

This week we decided to take a look at some of the bathrooms around campus. We found some charming ones, but others left something to be desired. Cal has more bathrooms than we could ever cover, so we took a wide selection from around campus. If we missed a bathroom
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Distractions to paper writing

Do you have senior roommates whom you love but are bad influences on your productivity? If you do, the Clog bets that in the last two weeks of your junior year, you are already beginning to show signs of senioritis. After all, you’ve witnessed the senior lifestyle for the past
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Meet Cal’s mysterious wire sculptor

Pushing through Kroeber Hall’s enormous glass doors with a life-sized human wire sculpture in tow, Isabel Halpern contemplated the next place to display her senior art project. Over the last month, many students have noticed — and shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — the bold and thought-provoking series of
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Housing for dummies, part 2

A common question popping up for students as the semester draws to a close is “what are you doing this summer?” Whether the answer to that is working your butt off at an internship or living on the couch for three months, the central debate usually ends up being a
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Travel Tuesday: our sweet escape

Now that we’ve survived fourteen weeks with the same professors, the same books, the same roommates and the same parties, the Clog is sure of one thing: we are pretty tired of Berkeley. Don’t get us wrong, we still think Cal is the most exciting place to spend our college
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The most caffeinated beverages for your finals week all-nighters

Copious caffeine consumption is nothing new to Berkeley students, especially with finals rapidly approaching. Everyone has their preferred poison of choice whether it’s hipsters in your English classes carrying ginormous, reusable coffee mugs or your engineering buddy that has a pocket of his backpack reserved specifically for 5-hour Energy. While
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Pros and cons of biking at Cal

When it comes to bikes, our campus seems to be divided. An unspoken rivalry hangs in the air between the bikers and the walkers … the bikers just want the walkers out of the way and the walkers just don’t want to be run over. This week, our great university
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