Where to shop and how to save at the grocery store

We actually enjoy grocery shopping. It’s a very Zen process of wandering down the expansive aisles with a singular task. With no real thinking, it’s a welcome relief from the taxing weekdays. But what is not so Zen is getting to the cash register and seeing a price much higher than you expected
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Student logo design contest for Global Food Initiative

Are you constantly blowing off your homework so you can draw pictures of whatever’s in front of you? Perhaps you’re always doodling during lecture when you’re supposed to be taking notes on what your midterm will entail? Or maybe you just really, really like the idea of good food for
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Tips for making quick money based on your interests

There’s a reason the broke-college-student stereotype exists, and that’s because it’s true. We college students seem to always be struggling to make ends meet. Our lack of income is only exacerbated by the fact that we are being constantly overwhelmed with homework, expensive rent checks and delicious things to eat.
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Living Wage Ordinance not enforced

Unfortunately, the LWO and the labor laws that govern the treatment of hourly workers affect the people who can least afford legal counsel or the time and effort it takes to follow through on a complaint of this type. As Taylor herself noted, although she sorely needs the money to which she is probably entitled, she lacks the time and knowledge necessary to secure it. The result is a general squeezing of the permanent underclass in Berkeley. It does no good to raise minimum wage or to require a living wage if the city itself takes every opportunity to deny payment to the most vulnerable class of workers in this city.
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How college sports drag us down

Two Steps Forward

“Sports” are evil. They’re evil for making corporate tools out of extremely talented people. They’re evil for perpetuating the useless, stagnant habits of overconsumption and laziness. They’re evil for turning universities’ athletic directors into groveling ad addicts. But most of all, they’re evil for taking the beautiful facet of human experience that is athleticism, turning it into a whorehouse for rich advertisers to take their pick of the choicest bodies. You don’t have to support this corruption.
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Bright like a diamond

Off the Beat

I should preface this column by saying that it is not my place to tell anyone what they should or should not buy. Use your own money for whatever you want; my goal is only to make you think. And if you are one of the many who dream of
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Sneaky ways to avoid paying ATM surcharges

In Berkeley, there are far too many restaurants that only take cash (or set a minimum purchase value for credit cards). Thus, it’s essential that we withdraw from our savings accounts in order to enjoy the many delightful foods Berkeley has to offer. But if you head to most ATMs in
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14 tips for saving money

With the semester winding down, your calendar is probably filled with banquets, last-minute meals with that friend you always planned to “grab lunch” with and buying Cal-related paraphernalia for all your friends and family back home. But all of these things are taking a pretty heavy toll on your wallet,
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The 3 best cars for Berkeley

Walking sucks. Sure, you get some exercise, but you’re constantly tired out and never on time. So, for those of you who have decided to take the plunge and bring a car to Cal, we at the Clog would like to recommend some of the best. When it comes to
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Financial literacy is a must

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley students should take advantage of available resources so they can learn to manage their own finances.

As a result of our country’s competitive economic landscape, current UC Berkeley students more than ever need to become fiscally savvy in order to stay afloat. While it’s true that the obstacles faced today by college students are more challenging than at any time since before World War II, this
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