Iceland day 1: Reykjavik

Not to be disgustingly braggy, but I’ve traveled a lot. My mom’s job requires her to go to week-long meetings all over the world for free and, often, me and my sister will tag along. So my family has been all over Europe, and my mom and sister have traveled
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The wonders of nature

To all you Internet dweebs out there: Get ready to have your socks knocked off by the wonders of the outdoors. So drop the Pokemon tracker and get ready to explore the wonders of nature, courtesy of the Clog’s wilderness walk. Put your iPhones away for the day, we’re about to
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Berkeley fireworks hotspots

The Fourth of July is a classic hometown holiday. You may have spent your childhood running up and down the streets you grew up on, marching in your town’s parade and finding the perfect place to catch your local fireworks show. If you’re spending the summer in Berkeley, this hometown experience does have to be altered just a bit. We at the Clog may not be able to recreate your town’s annual bike parade, but we can suggest some local places to catch a neat fireworks display.
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Highlights from around the Mile High City

When my parents informed me of our move from sunny Southern California to the Colorado mountains, I was completely overwhelmed and unprepared for the change. The idea of snow and the sudden change in altitude were a lot to take in. But after spending various weeks here on breaks from
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Journey through Armenia: a photo essay

This summer I embarked on my 14th trip to Armenia. Unlike past visits, this time I didn’t go with my family. Instead I went with friends on a mission to volunteer in my motherland. Located in the Southern Caucasus on the cusp of Europe and Asia, Armenia is one of the oldest
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Things we said we were going to do this summer but never did

Three months of summer vacation. During that time, we UC Berkeley students have procured internships, taken on summer jobs and slept for entire days straight. When summer begins, we build up great expectations for the multitude of days free from obligation or responsibility — and it usually starts out great.
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A spontaneous week in Zion National Park

I was invited to spend last week in Zion National Park in Utah with friends from high school whom I hadn’t seen in two years. The invite came via SnapChat and was at first taken to be a joke. I assumed the dates were in August, considering they came so close to
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It’s Parents’ Weekend! Here are 15 things to do

If there’s one thing that gets us to attack the pile of laundry overtaking our desk chairs, it’s having our parents come to visit. Once you’ve got your apartment or dorm all tidied up for Parents and Reunion Weekend at Homecoming this weekend, you’ll have to figure out how to
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Treats for spring break campers

Going camping, backpacking or day tripping this spring break? If you’re thinking of packing chips and mountains of cereal to satiate you on the road, think again. With a bit of cooking and planning ahead of time, you can feast healthfully and affordably wherever you adventure to.
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