Parents’ attitude at the root of student alcohol abuse

This year’s Welcome Week resulted in eight students being sent to the hospital within one night. Such serious consequences of student’s irresponsible behavior showcase the unfortunate state of drinking culture in America today. Although there have been various proposals recently for how to curb the rise in alcohol-related accidents, few
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Don’t be a zooplankton

As the new school year begins, so does the onslaught of freshmen with the complex mixture of emotions so many of us may recall — a mixture of idealistic hope for success-filled college years and agonizing terror of getting lost in the crowd. Just a few years ago, I remember
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College as told through freshman tweets

Curious about what’s heavy on the minds of college freshmen (or at least those we hope are freshmen based off these noob Twitter posts)? Well, the Clog has cracked the mystery! Here’s what freshmen have to say about adjusting to college life: [View the story “College as told through freshman
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3 things we learned not to do as freshmen

Freshman year is a universal learning experience. We tend to try many new things for that quintessential “college experience,” even if we end up regretting them in the end. We’ve gathered the wisdom — if you could call it that — that we’ve gained throughout our freshman years to give
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5 reasons we think everyone should attend Cal

Do you remember your first time at Cal? We’re assuming you walked through the craziness of Sproul, roamed around the beautifully aged buildings on campus, tried the “famous” food places like C.R.E.A.M. and Cheeseboard … or all of the above. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane to
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Off the beat: Think like a freshman

Negative judgments about academic statuses like “freshman” and “transfer” are often justified by generalizations about the value of experience. But those ideas could use some rethinking. Does acquired experience really make us better students? Are students who lack experience really at a disadvantage? When it comes to freshmen, perhaps the
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