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While the semester is well underway at UC Berkeley with round two of midterms creeping up, in Sydney classes have barely begun. Although it may now only be week two for me, it’s all I’ve needed to notice how different the American and Australian systems are. Block schedules Everyone brags when
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If TV geniuses were UC Berkeley professors

It’s not a surprise that walking around campus, we’re surrounded by a sea of intellectuals. The brilliance of our campus professors is evident in the designated Nobel laureate parking spaces and casually mentioned awards and grants. As students, we attend lectures with a mix of inspiration from our professors’ passionate
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Lies college professors tell us

Graduating high school to land us in college doesn’t mean that all our teachers now will treat us like adults who know better in life. College is only an extension of high school in which students continue to decipher and read in between the lines of what their college professors
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Lies we’re told as UC Berkeley students

Fresh-faced and free-spirited, we passed under the vast and profound Sather Gate for the first time, much as young children walk into their first day of “big kid school.” The possibilities for our lives expanded and flashed in our mind’s eye, causing our hands to tremble and our cheeks to flush. That
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Professors guess millennial slang: UC Berkeley edition

There’s no doubt that the professors at the best public university in the world are brilliant. But sometimes we wonder how much they really know about what’s happening in our world. Do they know what we mean when we call each other “bae” or when we say that their exams are hard “AF?” Inspired
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UC Berkeley professors’ summer playlist

We at the Clog asked Berkeley Summer Sessions professors to tell us their favorite summer songs, and here’s what they got back to us with.   Jim Pettigrew, earth and planetary sciences Pettigrew usually studies currents in Western Australia, but this summer, he’s in the Bay teaching Introduction to Oceans.
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How well do you know your faculty and alumni?

Schools as prestigious as UC Berkeley hire and produce amazing faculty and alumni, but how well do you really know the professor who’s bouncing with excitement about Lagrange multipliers or dressing up in a gorilla suit to talk about human evolution? We at the Daily Clog came up with a
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What to write in end-of-semester evaluations

Classes are ending, which means it’s time to fill out those beastly end-of-semester evaluations. Despite always happening about the same time every year, they still manage to catch us off guard, leaving us with only 10 minutes to frantically brainstorm a paragraph that somehow encapsulates our entire range of emotions
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