Socially acceptable white items after Labor Day

Most of us have heard of the fashion rule “don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Apparently, Labor Day marks the end point for summer fashion and the incoming of fall fashion. Personally, we at the Clog have never quite understood this phenomenon. But a week past that fateful day, we’ve caught ourselves thinking up some sneaky and socially acceptable ways to incorporate white into our lives even after Labor Day.
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Winter in Poland

I am a first generation American, both parents having immigrated to the United States from Poland in their 20s. I go to Poland every summer and occasionally in the winter to visit both sides of my family. This past winter break, I spent two weeks in this beautiful country, staying a
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36 hours: a weekend in Berkeley

Taking a nod from the New York Times’ “36 Hours in …” series, we’ve compiled a list of Berkeley institutions that make the city its own. Whether you’re new to town or a local resident, take a weekend to fall in love — or back in love — with the sights, smells and sounds of Berkeley.
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10 ways to polish off those holiday leftovers

Here at the Clog, we spend our holidays relaxing with our dog and our Netflix subscription after a stressful semester. We find ourselves growing uncomfortable with our inadequate ability to properly field the family’s questions regarding our “future plans.” We find ourselves sweating in our SoCal hood or snowed in
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What does your favorite holiday drink say about you?

The holiday season offers a refreshing change of pace for most. You’ll start busting out the twinkling lights, listening to Christmas-music radio stations, buying ugly sweaters and, most importantly of all, changing your usual order of a vanilla latte to something a little more festive. Maybe that means an extra
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The deep cuts of Christmas

I am completely shameful. I am actually disgusting. I am what is wrong with the world and America and consumer culture and commodification of holidays for the sake of capitalistic endeavors. I am that girl who listens to Christmas music the day after Halloween. But I don’t care what you
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The international students’ Berkeley bucket list

With great extension programs, UC Berkeley has gotten a hold of a good bunch of international students. We at the Clog have put together a list of a few things we think every international student should do while they are here. Because we’re in America, the list might be characterized by
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Off the beat: On loss and open wounds

Autumn is always the hardest time of the year for me. This I can say with a certainty that is shockingly absent from my life — I can hardly decide what to wear each day and can barely hold my laughter when people ask me what I want to do with my future, but I can say with authority that fall is the most heartbreaking season.
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