UC Berkeley survival guide: what no one prepares you for

It’s the season of CalSO and Summer Bridge, so the campus is abound with starry-eyed barely-legals wondering what to expect within the chaotic Greco-modern concrete-jungle that is our campus. Will the parties be as lit as those in “Blue Mountain State?” Will you meet your future spouse? Will you fail
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Snapchat guide take two: the snappening

In our last Snapchat guide, we at the Clog provided some unbeatable tips on improving your Snapchat story. Now that summer has arrived and you’re separated from nearly everyone you know, social media will become an even more important part of communication in the coming months, especially with regards to any romantic
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The college relationship debate

Lost in Confusion

My dad and I were sitting at the edge of the ocean on Catalina Island sharing a pitcher of beer, which was very exciting for my then-18-year-old self and which I mention here because an alcohol reference increases my writer cred. It was a father-son weekend trip before I headed
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A relationship with stress, stressed relationships

When we were put into the continuously evolving and progressing environment of UC Berkeley, we were put into an intellectual’s wet-dream and capitalism’s fantasy. The caliber of thought required on a daily basis and the expected level of efficiency pushes many of us to become what we imagine to be the best version
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What’s your Myers Briggs?

Off the Beat

“What’s your Myers Briggs?” I casually interjected into a conversation with my then-boyfriend one evening. Then, perhaps not entirely willingly, he found a 15-minute online quiz that confirmed my suspicions: We were as incompatible together as Adderall and alcohol. Worrying about a personality test is stupid, and whether two people
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How to ride solo through cuddle season

With the smell of pumpkin spice lattes wafting through the air, the couples planning their sickeningly cute (emphasis on sickening) matching Halloween costumes and the onset of light jacket weather, there’s no denying that cuddle weather is imminent. If you’re spooning a tub of ice cream while your roommates spend the night
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Low commitment dates for your Berkeley ‘thing’

We at the Clog would like to remind you that modern dating is very different now than when our parents were young’uns. People no longer date — instead, they “talk,” or, on very special occasions when the stars align just right, they “Netflix and chill.” People no longer refer to their
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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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An ode to floorcest

On our first week of college, we all surely heard that the greatest sin (amongst many) one could commit was floorcest. Floorcest posits that one will inevitably regret hooking up with a compatriot of the same floor, as it opens up a whole world of embarrassing and uncomfortable events to
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Perks of a long distance relationship

Here at Berkeley, we always hear one friend or another talking about their boyfriend or girlfriend back home. Our first question is always, “Isn’t it hard doing long distance?” You never really think it will happen to you until, well, it does. Picture this: You’re home for summer vacation and
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