Word cloud: the first day of classes

It’s the first day of classes. You woke up before your alarm. You ate a nutritious and delicious breakfast before heading out the door in a timely manner (at least, that was the plan). Now you’re sitting in your first class of the year, wondering what the semester has in store.
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Thoughts before an 8 a.m. lecture

We all know the wonderful feeling of finding a class on Schedulebuilder that has a perfect description, good amount of units and even sounds interesting. But, just as soon as the wonder subsides, the dread sets in when we look at the time for this class and see that it
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Coincidences when you sit next to someone new

We’ve all been there. You show up later than usual to lecture, and thus face the dilemma of having to sit somewhere other than your go-to spot. Perhaps you’re even forced to sit next to someone new. That’s quite the conundrum indeed. But it isn’t all bad — in fact, you
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Notes from a creepy laptop watcher

If there’s one thing that we at the Clog can always depend on UC Berkeley students to do, it’s to always keep things interesting. This is the reason why people-watching has always been one of our favorite pastimes, and it’s also the reason why laptop-watching is just as amusing. Nothing
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A guide to becoming the campus creep

As you prepare to begin the school year here at UC Berkeley, you’ll be bombarded with tons of advice and helpful tips to help you transition. You’ll hear suggestions for how to stand out as a candidate for internships and be encouraged to let your unique personality shine. But you
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Clog’s best excuses for missing class

Life happens. And it happens exceptionally fast when you’re attempting to juggle classes, work and a social life. Sometimes you just need to take a sick day. Here are Clog’s most unique excuses for missing class. I actually took the time to talk to the people flyering in Sproul Plaza.
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Why class got canceled: A student’s fantasies

We all know tuition is ridiculously expensive at nearly $14,000 a semester in-state, so who would dream of missing a class? There are days, however, when we wake up only to wish a really hard class has been canceled. Here are some fantasies to indulge in, if you forgot about that
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For Happiness, Keep a Gratitude Journal

When I was a fifth-grader, I overheard some kid in my French class say that I was one of the most pessimistic people he knew. Not really a compliment for a person of any age. But I guess his assessment was, in many ways, true. My chosen reaction — and
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UC Berkeley’s daily Oscar-worthy moments

In recognition of the Oscars airing Feb. 22, we at the Clog decided to tabulate all the Oscar-worthy performances UC Berkeley students give every day. At every chime of the Campanile, countless students will captivate audiences with their animation and direction. Although they may go unnoticed, each deserves a chance for
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