Playlist of the week: the Coachella catch

As the hordes of students begin to flock back to campus from their memorable weekend(s) at Coachella and are forced to face the final crunch of the semester, they’ll have many sweet memories to liven up the impending finals season. For those of us who stayed in the Berkeley area,
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Playlist of the week: election selections

With ASUC elections starting Tuesday, a slew of emotions are being brought to the surface: happiness due to sheer excitement about a certain candidate, relief due to the looming prospect of no more election harassment on campus, and confusion due to being completely informed on any candidates or ballot referendums.
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Playlist of the week: SXSW standouts

The annual SXSW music and arts gathering took place in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago for 10 glorious days in the sun. Known for its reputation as a hype-creator, the festival allows any band to apply to play a showcase and follow their big rock star dreams. It is
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Playlist of the week: a St Paddy’s Day celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day. The mere mention of the holiday conjures up images of green leprechauns spouting limericks and dancing a jig with unicorns at the ends of rainbows. Maybe toss in some shamrocks and a pot of gold and you’ve got yourself the perfect stereotypical St. Paddy’s celebration. In actuality,
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Playlist of the week: love songs to San Francisco

There’s a lot of love for Bears and a lot of love for Berkeley in all kinds of music, as we’ve shown in a couple of our previous playlists. But there also seems to be a massive and universal love for San Francisco. From what we’ve heard in countless songs,
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Playlist of the week: Oscars cool-down

This year’s Academy Awards certainly caused a stir in the controversy pool. From overbearing sexism and other distaste from host Seth Macfarlane to a visual effects controversy that was conveniently cut off by the Academy (or so the conspiracy theorists say), we at the Clog gathered that there were certainly many
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Finding Berkeley in literature

Berkeley is a pretty great place to be, and we’re not the only ones who think so. After all, why would you give your ridiculously cool fictional characters degrees from Cal if you didn’t? If you’re into arts and literature, you probably get just as excited as the Clog does
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Live music you cannot miss, but might, this March

Today, we want to point out some of the concerts around the corner that might fly under your radar. We’ve all heard that Mos Def, Flogging Molly, Passion Pit and Morrissey are coming to town, but they’re not the only ones stopping by. There’s a concert for the lover of any genre
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Playlist of the week: Grin and bear it!

As time progresses, it seems like the hip and trendy thing to do in the music world is name your band after an animal. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mammal or a fish or even a mythical creature (psssst Little Dragon). It’s scientifically proven that it increases coolness points by
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