Game day survival pack

For some of us, our first Game Day experience occurred when we were too young to remember anything but feeling like the tallest person at California Memorial Stadium. On the shoulders of a parent or tossed into the air like a Hail Mary, we felt our brief moment of levity synchronized
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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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Coffee stops for busy Bears

We at the Clog can agree on one thing — coffee is our life juice. If you’re completely new to the thriving coffee scene in Berkeley, here are some suggestions for coffee stops on the way to commonly-frequented places among UC Berkeley students.
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A letter to Clark Kerr

As the school year comes to a close, we often reflect upon the bittersweet moments of forgotten nights, clumsily falling on Sproul Plaza, trips to San Francisco and getting Artichoke with friends right before the sunrise. For freshmen, the end of the school year means saying goodbye to the residence
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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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Campanile tired of all the sunset pictures

The Campanile, a longtime UC Berkeley landmark, expressed extreme grievances over the spike in recent posts of sunset pictures in which it has been featured. The tower was obviously uncomfortable when discussing how often it has appeared on social media sites since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. “No one ever
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UC Berkeley through the eyes of baby bears

When you ask prospective freshmen what they think the first few weeks of college will feel like, you’re likely to receive similar answers: Frat parties, a group of friends they’ll magically connect with and a tickle of love for their newfound freedom. But things don’t always go as perfectly as imagined. And so we at the Clog went around
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A loft bed lament

We’re pretty sure everyone who sleeps on the loft bed or top bunk of his or her UC Berkeley triple has fallen out of the bed at least once. So in case you think you’re a graceful, mature adult, please keep this article handy to remind you of the experiences that
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Singing, clapping, crying: A sorority recruitment lament

As it stands now, rush is a process of glitter-brightened friendship speed dating in which whom you talk to (and thus whom you might connect with) depends entirely on chance. Potential members are expected to choose a potential group of friends and a home for the subsequent four years based on a total of, perhaps, two hours of small talk with a necessarily tiny fraction of the chapter members.
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