36 hours: a weekend in Berkeley

Taking a nod from the New York Times’ “36 Hours in …” series, we’ve compiled a list of Berkeley institutions that make the city its own. Whether you’re new to town or a local resident, take a weekend to fall in love — or back in love — with the sights, smells and sounds of Berkeley.
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Wait, the Campanile’s bells aren’t automated?

The carillon, man. The carillon. It’s what all the cool kids are playing these days. It’s replaced the melodica as the current quirky musical flavor of the month. But this instrument is a bit more cumbersome than the travel-friendly melodica. We bet that all of you are just dying to know where
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10 things to celebrate about the Campanile

There’s a special birthday in Berkeley this week. The beginnings of Sather Tower, better known as the Campanile, have been overlooking the university and the bay beyond it for 100 years. Last Friday, Jan. 31, marked the centennial of the completion of the tower’s steel frame. As the campus begins
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The Berkeley Experience

Whether you’re an 18-year-old freshman or a more seasoned transfer student, college is a life-changing experience, and at Cal it is infinitely more so: decades of tradition, excellent academics and some of the brightest minds all crammed together in a region that already has several claims to fame. The first
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