Carpe (per) diem

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As college students, we always seem to be complaining about our lack of money. Budgeting is really just an added burden to studying, sleeping and doing laundry, and it’s all too easy to open our wallets and let those little green papers take care of our troubles. No wonder students find themselves short on
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Quiz: Should you put your dorm room on Airbnb?

Are you strapped for cash? Are your roommates out of town for the weekend? Are you fine with strangers rifling through your stuff? If so, we at the Clog have a suggestion for you — put your dorm on Airbnb! Take this quiz to find out if renting out your
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What you could have bought with the $282 tuition hike

On Jan. 26, the UC Board of Regents approved a tuition hike of $282 for the 2017-18 academic year. The hike means in-state undergraduate students will be paying $336 more next year for their education. Unfortunately, this extra $282 means missing out on buying a few truly invaluable, actually intangible things
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Quiz: Have your loans disbursed yet?

New semester, new problems that are out of your control. It’s like a new flaw in UC Berkeley’s administrative duties is revealed each and every time you log back into CalCentral to see if those multiplying holds on your account have disappeared. And, on top of all that, you may
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Winter break habits to abandon

Although the month-long vacation was much needed and well-deserved, many of us have acquired some new habits. At the Clog, we feel we have a responsibility to point out some of these habits to ensure you’re set up for success from the start.
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Why staying single these holidays is more beneficial

It’s that time of year again, when Michael Bublé serenades our ears with Christmas songs and we fuel our Starbucks’ red cup addiction with the justification that it’s in the holiday spirit. We at the Clog are beyond excited that it’s finally socially acceptable to bring out our ugly Christmas
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Best discounts for students in Berkeley

College is expensive. Unfortunately, that’s the sad, stark reality of our lives right now. After buying all the required textbooks and course readers, our wallets are getting a bit thin. But that’s not all. We also need to buy food, pay rent, do laundry— the list goes on and on.
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How to buy groceries like a real adult

Contrary to popular belief, a college student’s food pyramid shouldn’t consist only of instant ramen, coffee, dining hall food and booze. For those of you who just moved into your first apartment, it’s probably the first time you’ve had to prepare a meal for yourself and (gasp) buy your own groceries.
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Ways to fund your spring break

Spring break is less than three weeks away, which means deteriorating ambition, an increase in daydreaming and a desperate last-minute attempt to save up money for all spring break activities, both legal and otherwise. If you, like so many other unfortunate souls, find yourself looking under vending machines just for
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