A full day of eating using only meal points

As the number of days left in the fall semester dwindles down, many of us are realizing that the amount of cash left in our wallets is also getting dangerously low. On the contrary, our meal point balance may be just a bit too high, because let’s face it, dining
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Best discounts for students in Berkeley

College is expensive. Unfortunately, that’s the sad, stark reality of our lives right now. After buying all the required textbooks and course readers, our wallets are getting a bit thin. But that’s not all. We also need to buy food, pay rent, do laundry— the list goes on and on.
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Daiso school supplies you can’t beat

We all know that the most exciting part about going back to school is getting new school supplies, but all those little things we need can add up and get expensive. That’s why we suggest checking out Daiso, on Telegraph Avenue, for great school supplies and other goodies for very low
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Saving honey: budgeting tips for Bears

It’s hard to be an adult. It’s even harder when we have to learn how to effectively manage our money when all we really want to do is blow it on new Nike kicks and Beyoncé concert tickets. At UC Berkeley, we’re all pretty much going through the struggles of broke
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Toast: When did you get so fancy?

It was only a short time ago that the “fancy toast” craze swept through San Francisco. It declared that toast was the latest newcomer in a long trend of transforming that which is, by definition, the thriftiest of items into something honored as “artisanal” or, rather, “craft.” “Artisanal” is so 2014. With the
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No-bake oat bars recipe

We love shopping at Whole Foods. We love walking down the aisles of organic kale chips and pondering exactly how nutritional yeast can constitute as “nacho cheese.” We love staring longingly at beautifully packaged glass bottles of milk through clear fridge doors. We love sneaking more sample snacks than is
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Uber just got more affordable for college students

Uber, the innovative ridesharing service that has been taking big cities by storm, plans to unleash a new, cheaper mode of transportation: Uber Pool. Since its founding in 2009, Uber has turned the inner-city transportation industry on its head, particularly in big cities such as San Francisco and New York. Now,
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Your $10-or-less makeup shopping list

As a college student, you’re not exactly fanning yourself with money, and your next Sephora gift card isn’t due to come in until Christmas. So what are you going to do to get your makeup fix? There’s no need for tears or hand wringing. Here’s a list of beauty products you can (mostly) steal for under $10 in Berkeley!
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The hunt for the best chocolate ice cream in Berkeley

Ice cream is the solution to all of life’s problems, and ice cream in Berkeley is a topic near and dear to our hearts. There are more than 30 places to get ice cream within a two-mile radius of campus, with an astounding array of flavors and colors. It’s impossible to determine
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Can’t buy me love

Broke in Berkeley

When I first met the guy I was going to marry, he told me he had a book called “Dating for Under a Dollar.” I didn’t believe him until he showed me. His parents had raised him in a lifestyle he cheerfully called “frugal” rather than “cheap.” Most of the
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