A guide to making friends as a freshman

During the very first week of school, UC Berkeley can be an intimidating place. From the people who jump out at you yelling to sign some random petition to ban Times New Roman font to the 800-person lectures, it’s a unique, eye-opening, strange yet lively place. College will teach you everything — how to get from
Read More…

A guide to spring pantry essentials

Midterm season is wrapping up soon and amid the need to get done with your laundry lies the task of dealing with a desolate fridge. It is very easy to just pick up tortilla chips and sugary cookies, but these are not the healthiest of options. We at the Clog
Read More…

Quiz: Which on-campus Peet’s is this?

Have you ever showed up to a Peet’s Coffee location with a Peet’s from a different location? We at the Clog are definitely guilty, though it’s easy to do because of the plethora of Peet’s on our campus. To test if you’re a true connoisseur of UC Berkeley coffee shops, ask
Read More…

How to eat healthy using just meal points

It is a common misconception that pursuing ‘clean eating’ with a meal plan is as difficult as trying to attend every single 8 a.m. lecture. How are they analogous? They both start off with a heightened sense of optimism, only to be doused by that piece of pecan pie at
Read More…

Things that are worse than losing to USC football

There are many things that affect us directly and we should care about much more than our football rankings. So before you get bummed about the USC game, just remember: Your life sucks too much for you to care about something that, quite honestly, doesn’t change your life as much
Read More…

20 UC Berkeley ways to reject a date

Whether it’s because you have huge commitment issues or because you just aren’t fond of the person who is asking you out, you need the perfect rejection that’s just ridiculous enough for the person not to ask you out again. Hopefully these excuses give off enough of the “wtf” factor that the
Read More…

Trek to Brown’s: a California cafe

The other day, I happened to have a short gap in between a class and a meeting at about dinner time. I stumbled upon Brown’s cafe and decided to check out the menu. I was expecting the Golden Bear Cafe-style foods — wraps, pre-made sandwiches, not-so-appealing salads, you know. But I
Read More…