Difficult places to study on campus during finals

Main Stacks During dead and finals weeks, the Gardner Main Stacks is packed with people. For many students, the thought of a 24-hour library answers their prayers, aiding them in cramming a semester’s worth of chemistry, sociology and history into one week. For others, the close proximity to the countless
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OFF THE BEAT: The Naked Run

When the human experience gets real, we get naked. We burst from the uterus as a babe in a birthday suit, scrub-a-dub-dub when a long day makes us rank and strip down to get in between the sheets. No shirt, no shoes — you’ve got humanity standing there cupping their
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How will winter break affect Occupy Cal?

As Occupy Cal finishes its third week and the end of the fall semester approaches, public participation is waning. The general assembly still meets regularly to discuss upcoming action days and proposals, but participation has been low in the last week, according to Berkeley resident Nick Porter, who was one
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Homecoming 2011

Homecoming away from home For many Cal alums, San Francisco is the norm — they work, socialize and live there. For students, though, the City is usually little more than a chic afternoon getaway from the rigors Berkeley life. But this semester is different for us. This Homecoming is different
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With Memorial closed, Bears find new lair

With Memorial Stadium currently undergoing renovations and on schedule to open for the 2012 season, the Cal football team has made a temporary home across the Bay at AT&T Park. Opened in 2000 as the new home for the San Francisco Giants, the park is widely considered to be one
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Not warfare, but fanfare

In Don DeLillo’s “End Zone,” one of the characters remarks halfway through the novel that there is no need to metaphorically confuse football with warfare. The waving banners, bands and hordes of screaming fans do not recall military imagery, he says, and the warriors charging and bleeding up and down
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