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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Phase 2 of enrollment begins

As Tele-BEARS or CalCentral phase two enrollment begins, we at the Clog would like to provide you with our definitive guide of how to use the constantly and unfortunately bewildering CalCentral enrollment process. You’ll have many thoughts and opinions about CalCentral, as we all do because Tele-BEARS was an incredibly
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UC Berkeley survival guide: what no one prepares you for

It’s the season of CalSO and Summer Bridge, so the campus is abound with starry-eyed barely-legals wondering what to expect within the chaotic Greco-modern concrete-jungle that is our campus. Will the parties be as lit as those in “Blue Mountain State?” Will you meet your future spouse? Will you fail
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How to deal with not getting what you want

We don’t always get what we want. That’s just a fact of life. Maybe it was being rejected from that internship you’d been pining for, or the heartbreaking moment when you realize that the class you had been eyeing for the longest time was full.  And if you want to
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Summer study breaks

Summer classes are quick-paced as they condense the material of four months into six to eight weeks. Therefore, you must remain on top of the class material, and being wise about your study breaks can really be crucial to your success. Here at the Clog, we compiled some suitable study
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Don’t haze me bro: Tele-BEARS dysfunction

Here at UC Berkeley, we enjoy a classic tough luck attitude and a unique grit that makes us such a rare breed. The recently retired Tele-BEARS — the notoriously dysfunctional, hellish, mental breakdown inducing, destabilizing and dehumanizing class signup system introduced to us as high school graduates — took on
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Quiz: Which finals time slot do you embody?

Finals week is always hellish for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you have two finals and two papers or five finals and two lab practicals, next week will be one of the most anxiety-inducing, stressful weeks of our short 17- to 23- year lives. Everyone at UC Berkeley knows what
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So you got into UC Berkeley, now what?

If you thought your days of wading through confusing websites and navigating bureaucracies were over, then you’re wrong. You managed to successfully complete the application process, and you got accepted to attend UC Berkeley. Now what? Because UC Berkeley is such a large school, there’s not a lot of hand-holding that
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