How to host a prospective Golden Bear

Meet Kimberly and Kanye. Both are high school seniors who have been accepted to UC Berkeley but are still undecided on attending. Before they submit their statements of intent to register, they decide to visit UC Berkeley for an overnight stay. Kimberly and Kanye spend a night with their respective hosts
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About freaky songs…

I’ve probably listened to the song “Rock & Roll” by Dr. Dog upwards of 400 times. But this past week as I listened to it on my walk to class, I began to wonder what it was about this song that made me keep coming back to it. The opening
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The 6 people you encounter while home for break

Going home for the holidays offers a nice time to relax, binge-watch everything you’ve had to miss due to ongoing midterms and reconnect with old friends. Whether it’s your first time going back home from college or your sixth, there are certain people who never change. There will always be
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The wisdom of an unwise sophomore

From the top to the bottom, it’s a fall from fortitude and glory as graceful as Miley Cyrus’s transition from Disney sweetheart to foam-finger sex machine. Although I do get mistaken for Kanye West on a regular basis, I am not talking about a celebrity transition from adoration to widespread
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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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Why life is one long college application

No one likes college applications, unless you magically achieved a 5.0 GPA and a perfect SAT score in high school. And even then, filling out all those questions about yourself is a hassle. So what if we told you life was one extremely long, never-ending application? We all have to
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The Book Nook: Discover yourself in ‘Paper Towns’

The book: “Paper Towns” by John Green Suggested for: Anyone who enjoys excellent reading and a moving story about discovering yourself and how to understand those around you. Clog rating:   Regardless of how many years you are now removed from it, there are very few of us who don’t
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Lessons learned as a freshman

To all incoming freshmen, I will first say that CalSO is terrible, and if you walk away with nothing but a sweaty Cal ID photo and an unbearable desire to transfer before August, you’re in good company. If you’re enjoying yourself, kudos. If not, hang in there. The school year
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Flashback Friday: graduation days

Another class of students has graduated from Cal, and their adventures into the real world have only begun. But seeing them walk with caps and gowns has definitely awakened some commencement memories for us. After all, we’ve all experienced this ceremony in some form or another in the past. So
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