Alternative housing options

Apartment hunting season has officially begun, and as the procrastinator that you are, you’ve waited until all the good places are already taken to start searching for next year’s home. Now the only places left are those that are three miles away from campus, lack running water or are infested
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Resources to kick-start apartment hunting

The season that’s more stressful than cramming for your midterm in less than 24 hours has come back around. Apartment hunting is a pain, but unless you want to be homeless for the following semester, it’s an inevitable must. We at the Clog have decided to put together a list
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How to wake up in the morning: a user’s guide

One of the most difficult aspects of going to a top university is having to get up in the morning for that 8 a.m. you promised yourself you would never take. Yet here you are, with your alarm blasting for the fifth time because the snooze button has become your
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Apartment cooking 101: your kitchen

Apartment cooking 101 is a semester-long series where I help you gain practical skills in the kitchen. Hopefully, at the end of the semester, you can go back home and impress your parents with your newfound kitchen skills. My philosophy toward food is that it should be healthy, visually appealing, easy
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Survivor: first apartment edition

We have all done things we’re ashamed of, whether it’s begging your professor to give you just two points back on an exam or spending two hours sifting through the “UC Berkeley Class of …” Facebook group to find that cute guy in your lecture who only told you his
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Cheap alternatives for apartment chores

Change is never easy, whether it’s Yogurtland replacing your favorite flavor or your GSI changing office hours at the last minute. Perhaps the most terrifying of all changes we must face as students is moving into our first apartment. Subtract mom, subtract meal points, add water and electricity bills, add cooking
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Rooms of Berkeley

Throughout our time in Berkeley, we will more than likely inhabit three different rooms. The transient space is ours and for just a short time, however, becomes our home. The old homecoming photos and posters can serve as the only place of consistency and familiarity in the whirl of new faces and experiences.
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Student housing options at Berkeley

Most UC Berkeley students start their first year living in the dorms. This is a universal experience for almost all UC Berkeley freshmen, but the next few years are pretty much up in the air. So, where do you go next after the freshman life? Are you even ready to
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Decorating your apartment on a budget

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: You’ve signed with a flourish across the dotted line and paid your first month’s rent, and now your keys are in your hand as you eagerly stride toward the door of your first apartment. With a twist of your hand, you unlock
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