Holiday chocolate-peppermint cookie recipe

While finals officially arrive this week, why not make the most of your overwhelming procrastination with a cookie break? These chocolatey morsels of holiday goodness combine a little spice with a whole lot of nice to power you through end-of-semester crunch time. Ingredients:  1 & 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup cocoa
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12 signs you have end-of-the-semester antsy-ness

With thoughts of the comfort of home and a month-long break from the hectic life of a UC Berkeley student hanging over our heads, these next couple of weeks can be the most difficult of the semester. Those of us who absolutely cannot wait any longer to get home may
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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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It’s peppermint season, damn it

It’s peppermint season, everyone. We don’t know about you, but we at the Clog can’t wait to start decking the freakin’ halls of the too-small living space in which we can barely afford to live and to be freakin’ jolly. You know what? Let’s get merry. It’s peppermint season. And
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Pie crust cookie recipe

We love all things miniature. Something about normal-sized objects being shrunk down to dwarf-like proportions makes us squeal with joy and delight. A perusal of Pinterest will show that an abundance of others feels the exact same way as us. If there’s a loved food item, some super baker has
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The experience of taking the Megabus home

After lugging multiple bags of luggage through various overcrowded forms of public transportation, you arrive at the West Oakland BART station. Laden down with your backpack and duffel bag, you make your way to the Megabus stop. You take a spot in the line with some time to spare before
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On coming home

Every house I’ve ever loved has its own particular smell. A hint of Lysol, a labrador’s fur, the faint scent of spices. My childhood house, I’ve been told, smells like laundry detergent and a hint of something else that can’t quite be placed. But to me, home smells like nothing
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What to do with your spare time over the holidays

We all know the drift. We walk out of school on the last day, triumphant and excited for the freedom that awaits. We get home, excited to do everything: eat, sleep, watch TV, spend quality time with family, play with pets and simply enjoy not having homework to do. But
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