Myths of UC Berkeley debunked

After attending CalSO, we left with our minds full of random myths and legends of UC Berkeley. Many of these legends were never brought up again after the weekend-long orientation, but others haunted UC Berkeley students forever. Despite what your orientation leader may have told you, some of these myths are
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Spotting the common “CalSO”

Newfound research has discovered a new species of UC Berkeley students colloquially called “CalSOs.” These “CalSOs” are thought to have emigrated from all parts of the world and have seemed to begin to find shelter in the UC Berkeley area. These shy and confused creatures are sometimes hard to spot in the chaotic Berkeley terrain. They can often be mistaken for the sophomore or junior species, but luckily with new research, scientists have noticed a few telltale signs that can help us identify these “CalSOs” and can help us understand what makes them fundamentally unique.
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Fact or fiction: UC Berkeley edition

With almost 150 years of history, Berkeley comes with loads of history and traditions. Do you think you know Berkeley like the back of your hand? See if you can tell what is true and what isn’t. Now you know a little bit more about our historic school. Make sure the
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Bingo: dead week and finals week edition

Dead week is a confusing time. On one hand, it seems like we have all this free time — it could even be considered a week-long vacation! But on the other hand, we all know what we should be doing because of the fast-approaching week after — yes, studying. The end
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5 ways to not actually study during dead week

Ah, the last Friday of classes. As the day quickly approaches, students prepare themselves for a long week of hard work, studying and preparing for finals. Such is the inevitable nature of dead week … … kind of. In reality, very little actual studying occurs before at least the Monday
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7 uses for your extra matzo

It’s Passover again — the only time when eating cardboard is acceptable. “But cardboard isn’t a food,” you say. To that, we have only one reply: Clearly you’ve never had matzo before. For the uninitiated, matzo is a flatbread that Jews eat during Passover as a substitute for wheat products. To those in
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