A weekend with Ludwig

Music, at its core, is escape. It is a departure from the shackles of a finals-filled reality into a chaotic and beautiful world where rhythm matters more than grades.  If you’re one of the many looking to relax after dead week, you should go to the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra’s
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Disrobing the mysteries of the Naked Run

At 9:00 p.m. sharp on the evening of May 8, the pre-finals silence of Main Stacks was shoved aside by a stream of sweaty, jubilant and naked bodies. Rushing gleefully past the infinite bookshelves and focused nighttime studiers, these brave participants of Cal’s legendary semesterly Naked Run delivered a 30-minute
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How to: stretch out the stress

Berkeley is hard on your body. How far do you walk every day? How long are you hunched over a desk in your dorm room or in a classroom? How many times have you fallen asleep on an uncomfortable couch, trying to stay awake to study? Dead week might have
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5 things to do on campus besides studying

Now that study mode has kicked in (You’re already hitting the books, right? Right.), we’re all flocking to find a nice study spot to settle into. With laptops, headphones, notes and books at the ready, places like Moffitt or the Academic Services Center become our second home for the week.
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5 foods to boost your finals week mood

Dead week: the calm before the storm of finals. It’s time to dive into the books and prepare to ace those finals. Or at least pass them. We all know that finals are a lot of pressure. They can make or break your grade, so in the next two weeks,
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5 things to look forward to after finals

RRR week — oh, who are we kidding, it’s dead week — is finally upon us. It’s time to begin studying diligently and start working on final projects — or just let our brains rest for a while before the real cramming begins. But let’s not forget what this beloved “break”
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Breaking news: engineers will get jobs

Cal’s class of 2013 is constantly plagued by the uber-competitive job market. The Wall Street Journal blog’s “Highest-Paid College Majors” list kicks those fears into high gear, just in time for graduation season. Not surprisingly, seven out of the 10 majors listed were off-shoots of engineering, which is good for
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Make sure you follow the rules

The student advocate's office lays out RRR week violations

With only a few days of instruction remaining, the spring 2013 semester is drawing to a close. The end of the semester brings with it a swarm of endless work, many sleepless nights, and interminable regrets about not mastering course material sooner. The end of the semester also brings with
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On the end of the semester

Critical Musings

April is the worst, the Facebook statuses have declared. And they’re right. “April is the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land,” T.S. Eliot writes in “The Waste Land.” “Mixing/ Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain.” In Berkeleyland, April is indeed a time to mix
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