Education 101

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While the semester is well underway at UC Berkeley with round two of midterms creeping up, in Sydney classes have barely begun. Although it may now only be week two for me, it’s all I’ve needed to notice how different the American and Australian systems are. Block schedules Everyone brags when
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New Year, new Golden Bears?

Twelve grapes and champagne? Twelve wishes and some booze to ensure that if you don’t achieve them, you can take Jamie Foxx’s advice and blame it on the alcohol? We at the Clog know that all of you hopeful readers, too engaged in the common practice of drafting New Year’s
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Quiz: How many assignments do you have due this week?

“What assignments do I care about least?” “What’s the lowest grade I can possibly get without failing out of this class?” It’s that time of year again, when every student has started to ask these pressing questions. With finals season just around the corner, we at the Clog decided to make
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Breadth or death

Breadth courses have an active role in every UC Berkeley student’s life. Whether you’re one of the chosen few who only have a five-course requirement or a mere mortal who engages with the other plebeians in the seven-course quest, nearly every semester each and everyone of us is given the chance to
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148th registration games

You’re sitting in bed, cocooned in your down comforter while watching “The Hunger Games” when a notification pops up in the right-hand corner of your laptop: “Registration tomorrow 8 a.m.” A chill runs down your spine as you recall the last time you fought for a seat in one of
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The classes that should be taught

At UC Berkeley, there are many interesting classes taught, from Drugs and the Brain to Philosophy of Language. However, practical classes that teach you how to properly be an adult are often missing from the yearly curriculum. So, we here at the Clog decided to think of useful classes that
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Quiz: Should you pass no pass your class?

The deadline to pass no pass a class is Oct. 28, and that means you still have a few more weeks to decide whether or not you’re going to P/NP any of your classes. You’ve been deliberating whether or not you should change that one class that has been in question all
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How to find the niche love of your life in college

Everyone secretly (or not so secretly) hopes to find the person of their dreams while at college. We hope that we’ll sit down next to someone in lecture, strike up a conversation and voila — the great romance of our lives is born. The reality, however, is not so optimistic. After
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Mermaids, unicorns and the Loch Ness Monster

We’ve all been there before. Groaning in exasperation while we hop between the 12 scheduling tabs that we have open on our desktop. Somehow our schedules are still flaming hot messes despite stalking Berkeleytime, ratemyprofessor.com and Telebears  CalCentral like that cute guy from last week’s frat party. Eventually we just
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What we tell ourselves before every semester

The start of the fall semester is slowly approaching. And regardless of which year you’re in, new beginnings inevitably come with promises or goals we make to follow through with the rest of the semester. Every UC Berkeley student has had some, if not all, of these idealistic thoughts that flit into their head at some point or another.
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