Bruins vs Golden Bears

As students of the first University of California (hence the sometimes obnoxious nickname “Cal”), a lot of us were fortunate enough to get into multiple other schools under the system. And very often, the decision of where to spend four years of our lives comes down to two great places:
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The inglorious twenties

Hearing older people ordain that their college years were “the best years of their lives” and they “would give anything to go back” should make us happy, right? The fact that “it’ll only be a long downhill slope from here” (downhill in the sense of ease and not decline) should
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Berkeley reads ‘well,’ says Amazon

Summer readers, lifelong bookworms, nerds and closet nerds have another reason to be happy in Berkeley. According to Amazon, Berkeley is among the top 20 “most well-read” cities in the country. Though rankings are determined by sales alone, we can experience Berkeley’s bibliophilia just by walking around. Our campus offers
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App of the week: EasilyDo

Name: EasilyDo Smart Assistant Platform: Android & iOS Price: Free Mission: EasilyDo gets you the right information and gets things done. Though most of us possess smartphones, we can all agree that the vast majority of the apps on these phones are anything but intelligent. They do a singular task
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The hashtag revolution

With Facebook fully incorporating hashtags in the latest iteration of the dominant social network, hashtags have become an unparalleled form of communication over the interwebs. Whether they’re being used in place of sentences, in addition to phrases or simply for comic effect, it’s hard to scroll down the news feed
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Inside the world’s safest house

Tucked in an unassuming neighborhood in a district two miles southwest of the UC Berkeley campus, the “world’s safest” house stands boldly. And so does Eugene Tssui, a Cal alumnus and the house’s architect. In the past 20 years, the pair has challenged conventional wisdom and defied architecture’s status quo. Buying
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TED Talk of the Day: the wandering mind

You know all that daydreaming you do? It could be making you unhappy — at least, that’s what Matt Killingsworth’s findings suggest. His Harvard doctoral research, which tracked the day-to-day emotions of 15,000 participants, found that a wandering mind causes unhappiness. What’s more is that it doesn’t matter what you’re thinking
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Playlist of the week: EDC jams

This Friday marks the start of The Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas, where more than 300,000 electronic dance music enthusiasts will gather to rave in Sin City. Even if you couldn’t make it this year to see big names like Avicii, Hardwell, Calvin Harris and Knife Party perform
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4 reactions to ‘I go to Cal’

Most Cal students are back home right now. We will run into old friends, our parents’ old friends and new people at social events and work. If any of these people know we’re in college, they will certainly ask, “Where do you go to school?” We will proudly answer, “Cal.”
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