Calstrology: the back-to-school edition

Welcome back to UC Berkeley, everyone! As the new school year begins, take a look at your zodiac sign to see what this year has in store for you. Aries: Berkeley squirrel Take time to enjoy the nice things in life, whether it be a bite of someone else’s food or chasing
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Food and TV show pairings

So much to do and so little time. You might be thinking we are talking about studying for finals, but you, my friend, are quite wrong. We know that all you want to do right now (and all the time, really) is eat and watch TV, the greatest of all
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BOBO Drinks brings a new twist to the boba scene

With a milk tea shop around every corner, it’s hard to imagine yet another boba restaurant thriving in this competitive industry. Despite the rivalry, we think BOBO Drinks has what it takes to become the next big thing to hit Berkeley’s drink scene. BOBO Drinks, located at 2032 Shattuck Ave., is
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ShareTea: is there a new ‘Boba King’ in town?

ShareTea, located on Bancroft Way near Telegraph Avenue, is small but hard to miss. Upon entering, customers are immediately greeted with the inviting aroma of roasted sugar. The colorful but minimalistic decor gives the place a chic vibe. Cute artsy posters of the most popular bubble teas hang on the
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How does Purple Kow live up to our boba expectations?

Purple Kow has “moooooo”ved in (the pun was irresistible), and Eating Berkeley has finally found the time to stop by this relatively new boba craze in town before its ridiculous “temporary” close time at 6 p.m. — 6 p.m.!!! — Monday through Thursday and the slightly more reasonable 8 p.m. Friday through
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4 ways to amp up any night

Having free time over the summer break is great, but it may even be too great, as one day blends into the next with monotony. Here are some tips to amp up the mild and sleepy nights in our own university city. 1. Have your nightly existential crisis — but
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Get your tea fix fast and fresh at Asha Tea House

It is a hot, humid afternoon, and you and your friends are walking around Shattuck aimlessly. Or maybe it’s a cold evening and either your GSI has just slashed your grade, or your lover, your heart. What you want now is some steaming matcha, as thick as they can make
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Purple Kow: threatening the ‘Boba Trifecta’

The most well-known boba places — Quickly, Sweetheart and Moccacino Cafe — constitute what we call the “Boba Trifecta,” whose ideal locations near campus and in the Asian Ghetto have brought them flocks of sugar-slurping, penny-pinching college students through the years. Then, Sheng Kee Bakery broke up the little fiesta earlier this
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