UC Berkeley Bingo: first day of class edition

Well, Bears, the day has finally come. It’s the first day of instruction. Whether you’re super excited about your classes or just fulfilling a breadth requirement, most of us can agree that the first lecture of any class is pretty dry. While your section goes around playing two truths and a lie,
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What to keep in mind before Ramadan ends

This year, July marked the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and worship. Today is the last day of fasting in Berkeley, which means tomorrow will be Eid, the holiday that celebrates the end of Ramadan. With the end in sight, the Clog thinks there are things
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Will work for school

Broke in Berkeley

Come into the office and demonstrate your ability to transcribe. After the test, we’ll ask you some questions.” It sounded simple enough, but I had never done it before. I chewed my pencil and desperately tried to keep up with the recording. The interviewers walked back in, and I braced
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The top 10 scents in Berkeley

Berkeley is a town known for many awesome things, but its smells are not usually considered one of them. Walking down Telegraph Avenue or lifting weights in the RSF do not always provide holidays for our nostrils, and the occasional not-so-delightful aromas of an overflowing trashcan on your way to
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How to: Get rid of extra meal points

We know it sounds crazy, but the Clog has run into quite a few people lately who have hundreds of extra meal points. Insane frugality, hatred for dining hall food, laziness — there are a million explanations for this seemingly rare phenomenon. As much as it doesn’t seem like it,
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Video Throwback: Hey gurl, can I swipe you a drink?

We recently discovered this gem of a video from 2008 called “Swipe You A Drink” by the Swipe Kings. This parody of T-Pain’s “Buy You A Drink” is possibly our new favorite reason to love meal points. The video, which was made in part by “GBC Records,” is wonderfully over-autotuned
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Secrets of ‘wooing’ a Berkeley woman

Spring is setting in, and boys, you know what that means: tank tops, shorts and bikini-clad girls on Memorial Glade. During those cold winter months, you may have forgotten about the existence of that other sex under layers of bulky, cozy clothing, but we’re sure that these warm weeks to
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We Spy: coffee cup street art

We at the Clog love a good cup of coffee. In the midst of midterms and drowning beneath gargantuan stacks of assignments and six-page essays, we’re sure that every student here does, too. So we can definitely appreciate the coffee-cup street art we’ve spotted around Berkeley lately. Now we can
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