The faults of living in the Facebook era

Ah, Facebook — that ever-present part of our lives that serves to ensure us that we have access to the constantly updated information of what everyone we know is doing at all times. It’s hard to picture life without Facebook these days — it has become so ingrained in our
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Lessons learned as a freshman

To all incoming freshmen, I will first say that CalSO is terrible, and if you walk away with nothing but a sweaty Cal ID photo and an unbearable desire to transfer before August, you’re in good company. If you’re enjoying yourself, kudos. If not, hang in there. The school year
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Our CalSO memories, Clog style

The Cal Student Orientation is your first impression of the incredible smarts and urban eccentricity that is Berkeley. We at the Clog sure haven’t forgotten our own CalSO experiences. If you’ve already had your CalSO years and years ago, we hope you’ll find something you can relate to in our
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Having a car in Berkeley: social currency or burden?

During CalSO, we were told that we wouldn’t need a car in Berkeley. What the counselors didn’t mention was the convenience and freedom that we were potentially sacrificing, like how it easily takes double the time to get some place via bus, how you’re limited in how many groceries you
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Welcome to Wonderland

Reel Life

In reality, half of our travel time was spent orienting our phones in an attempt to read maps and pausing in our steps to make sure that we, as the blue dots in Google Maps, were moving in the right direction. And for some odd reason or another — we were advised again by Google maps — to get off at the Ashby BART Station and walked the four-mile trek to campus with our suitcases in tow. Tired, we settled dinner at Walgreens and opted out of socializing for a quiet night in. Our first night in Berkeley, we spent our night with Harry and Sally.
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Making friends 101

Let’s face it — at one point or another, we’ve all felt the daunting pressure to be a “Golden Bear” among 25,885 other undergraduates who also proudly bear the name. How does one reach out, connect with others and eventually form a community within one of the nation’s largest student
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5 Things They Didn’t Tell you at CalSo

So you learned the Time Warp dance and your classic Cal chants at CalSO, most of which you’ve forgotten at this point-solid. But there’s one thing you’re missing: The Daily Clog. Part cultural commentary, part alternative guide to the UC Berkeley community, this blog provides useful tidbits with a healthy
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40 years of CalSO

Program continues to help new students transition

It’s just a jump to the left, then a step to the right, put your hands on your hips and do the pelvic thrust — this long-standing tradition of dancing to the song “The Time Warp” is an initiation for thousands of incoming Berkeley students at Cal Student Orientation, or
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