Disrobing the mysteries of the Naked Run

At 9:00 p.m. sharp on the evening of May 8, the pre-finals silence of Main Stacks was shoved aside by a stream of sweaty, jubilant and naked bodies. Rushing gleefully past the infinite bookshelves and focused nighttime studiers, these brave participants of Cal’s legendary semesterly Naked Run delivered a 30-minute
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Meal points for sale: Get ’em while you can!

Around this time each semester, the air around Berkeley typically reeks of desperation. With finals but a few days away now, the collective brains of Cal students have been fried to the point where all kinds of weird things can happen. Last semester, someone finally lost it and attempted to
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The perks of the Berkeley Public Library

OK, we know that UC Berkeley has a ridiculous number of libraries — 32, to be exact. So why on Earth would you venture over to Kittredge Street to go to the public library when there are study spots, big and small, literally all across campus? Here are four very
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Travel Tuesday: Tiny Temescal’s big surprises

Nestled within the curves of Broadway and the State Routes 24 and 13, Lake Temescal is a glittering blue gem amid miles of concrete. And less than one mile in circumference, it’s a tiny gem. But Lake Temescal offers us a precious treasure as we sink unquestioningly into the semester’s
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Try-hards and Facebook

Critical Musings

While trying to find somewhere to write this column Wednesday night, my roommate and I ended up wandering through Main Stacks. Presumably because it is “midterm season” — which at Berkeley just means anytime after the first month of class and before finals — the library was packed. We spent
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College sex: Berkeley edition

Sex on Tuesday

Because I couldn’t afford to fly home the day before Thanksgiving this past week, I spent all of Wednesday in Berkeley. I only had one class that day, and the campus was marvelously empty. So at around 4:20 p.m., I called up my partner, and as two mischievous UC Berkeley
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The Berzerkeley Phrasebook

Your guide to Berkeley Lingo

Asian Ghetto-A collection of restaurants located on Durant Avenue. Formally named Durant Food Court, this location consists of several eateries that predominantly serve Asian cuisine at an affordable price between $7 and $15. Main Stacks-Four underground floors below the Doe library that house the university’s millions of books. Unlike the
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Difficult places to study on campus during finals

Main Stacks During dead and finals weeks, the Gardner Main Stacks is packed with people. For many students, the thought of a 24-hour library answers their prayers, aiding them in cramming a semester’s worth of chemistry, sociology and history into one week. For others, the close proximity to the countless
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