How to make your own jam

Who makes their own jam? Really, other than huge companies and provincial fruit farmers who have stands at the markets on Saturdays, who does? Unlike, say, guacamole or hummus, jam isn’t something that you process as a spread you can make yourself. Maybe it seems cumbersome or time consuming, but
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How to reconnect with friends at home

You’re coming home for possibly the first time all semester and leaving your college friends behind. You’re excited to see all your friends from home, but you haven’t really stayed in contact with any of them — not even a text. What do you do? Luckily, we at the Clog have some
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How to create the perfect summer reading list

A suggested summer reading list will always claim to have something for everybody, and it will always be lying. There are a lot of people in this world, and people read different things, especially at a place such as UC Berkeley. So rather than tell you that Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall“ is really,
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How to survive a visit with your grandparents

Though most of our Instagram posts may show us at a poolside with friends, few of us care to show off our annual visit with our extended family members. Your grandma’s “famous” meatloaf isn’t quite as aesthetically pleasing as a fruit- and granola-laden acai bowl. We get it. Our required visitation with our
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How to: Resume your life after school’s out

Following your departure from your last final exam this semester, three things should happen. First, you should recreate the “What Time Is It?” scene from High School Musical 2. Next, you should party and trash all of your notes. Finally and most importantly, you should resume the fun parts of your
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How to successfully yak at UC Berkeley

We the Clog are nothing if not at least somewhat funny and relatable. Just like Yik Yak, we strive to achieve reader engagement through these two qualities, but with on-point grammar and structured syntax, of course. As patrons of witty humor with well-developed knowledge on understanding people, we might just
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How to avoid the plague and/or common cold

Obviously, the first step to staying healthy is to not catch any of the nasty stuff floating around. But clearly, many of y’all are incompetent in that area, so we’ll move on to some other, more preventative tips. Get the flu shot. Even if you get infected by another strain
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Ways to actually make it to your 8 a.m. classes

As the semester dawns upon us, many of us find ourselves with 8 a.m. classes — perhaps for the first time, perhaps for the fifth. It doesn’t get easier. For those of us who are late sleepers, when our alarm goes off in the morning, we pathetically drag our limp bodies
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5 ways to grab that last outlet

As Dead Week draws to a close, we’d like to commemorate those who fought tooth and nail every day for that coveted spot at a café. Personally, we at the Clog would never pass up the opportunity to live in sweatpants for a week straight, but we admire you nonetheless.
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How to: craft a summer to-do list

Summer is here and finals are over. At long last, there is time to breathe. But whether you’ve chosen to stay on-campus, travel the world or nestle into your favorite home couch, it’s a sure fact that summer is a difficult time to take advantage of. Three months of unbridled
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