UC Berkeley students: we’re 1 of a kind

The term “Berkeley bubble” exists for a reason. When you go back home and step back into the real world, you realize that some instinctive Berkeley habits may be out of place or simply unacceptable. Here’s a sampling of things that would fail to make you bat an eyelash at UC
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Campus protest thoughtfully convinces the undecided

UC Berkeley is well-endowed — not only with resources, but also with a rich tradition of social activism. On the pavement covering Sproul Plaza, under the London Plane trees, protesters have assembled for generations to stamp their feet and shout rallying cries that tingle one’s tingly bits. This past week, there was a protest that some
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Coincidences when you sit next to someone new

We’ve all been there. You show up later than usual to lecture, and thus face the dilemma of having to sit somewhere other than your go-to spot. Perhaps you’re even forced to sit next to someone new. That’s quite the conundrum indeed. But it isn’t all bad — in fact, you
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1,738 students check into Tang Eye Center after bout of Berkeley Goggles

Leagues of students have recently checked into Tang Eye Center after realizing that their ability to see clearly has been impaired. Surprisingly, all of these undergraduates have been diagnosed with the same eye disorder — a condition unique to university campuses. Scientists have identified this eye disorder as “Berkeley Goggles.” Berkeley Goggles, once
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Amazing UC Berkeley team decodes rap album in record time

On Friday, a UC Berkeley cross-departmental team announced a historic achievement in the field of spoken-word poetry: Using a complicated algorithm, it was able to decode the entirety of a rap album in a matter of three days. Hans Leaf, professor of the campus linguistics department, headed the team of accomplished scholars.
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Mimes’ voices ripple loudly in new musical

“There’s no such thing as not political” is the rather loud mantra of the new show “Ripple Effect,” which played last weekend at Berkeley’s Cedar Rose Park. “Ripple Effect” is a production of the San Francisco Mime Troupe (mime, according to their website, in the sense that they “mimic” contemporary
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Don’t go to ‘Late Show,’ Colbert!

I live my life by utilizing truthiness as much as I possibly can. Truthiness? What in the barnacle jumpsuits is that, you sexy man? Cool yo’ pits, brobie, it is the term coined by the wise man named Stephen Colbert, and it means you base your opinions and actions on
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‘Semicolons,’ I rest my case

I had never listened to a single song by the Lonely Island until my sophomore year at UC Berkeley — no, not even “I’m on a Boat.” My roommate Gabby was the one to open my eyes — rather, my ears — to the hilarity of the band’s music. After watching a
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