The 5 stages of RRR week

The five stages of grief were originally designed to explain the very difficult emotional journey an individual undertakes when a loved one dies. But, we at the Clog know that Berkeley students are experiencing a different sort of death this week. RRR week heralds in the death of our dreams, our
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6 degrees of desperation

Sometimes what we do in desperation gets us into some strange scenarios, especially when desperation is caused by finals stress. Six degrees of separation is a theory that everybody and everything in the universe can be connected in six interpolative steps. Here at the Clog, we thought it would be an interesting experiment
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How to prepare for the end of the semester

Sometimes life in Berkeley all gets so overwhelming and it feels like you can’t keep up. With RRR Week about two weeks away, things may seem to be moving too quickly to process. If you’re keeping up just fine, keep doing what you’re doing and take further motivation in crossing
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How to go through RRR Week without leaving the Student Union

As students resumed classes following Thanksgiving break, many noticed something wonderful: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union and Eshleman Hall are now open 24 hours a day. This is a call for celebration for late-night studiers everywhere — no longer must your cramming sessions and RRR Week all-nighters be confined to the crowded
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Reasons why we’re counting down to break

Thanksgiving break gave us a tiny taste of what winter break will be like, and now we’re anticipating the end of finals like never before. The thought of winter break is sweeter than the pumpkin pie you had last week. Here are some winter break things we’re daydreaming about in the
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A breakdown of your semester in shopping lists

As students at UC Berkeley, we are used to experiencing either extreme highs or extreme lows — in fact, these fluctuations in things like stress, mood and amount of sleep are so predictable they can be accurately plotted on a timeline of a typical UC Berkeley student’s semester. Today, we at the Clog
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7 ways to procrastinate before studying for finals

If you are in dire need of ways to distract yourself from studying for finals, you are not alone. In fact, we have got you covered on several “productive” ways to procrastinate that you may not have even thought of. If we are going to avoid studying, we might as well
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Emotional stages leading up to the end of the semester

As the end of the semester rolls around, your emotions may be all over the place. There are so many things to consider, such as next year’s living arrangements, summer plans and above all, finals. Some days during the next month will be good, others will be bad. But generally, you’ll
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Four ways to get focused for the next four weeks

RRR week exists for a reason — UC Berkeley finals are really, really hard. But sometimes, a week isn’t enough. Sometimes, that week will fly by after you’ve slept through the first two days of it, taken a San Francisco trip to unwind on the third and caught up with old
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