Throw another shrimp on the barbie?

Back to Straya

Culture shock, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life or set of attitudes.” Sounds easy enough to understand. When you’re in a new place, you face difficulties trying to adjust to a new culture.
Read More…

Speak for yourself

Whenever I tell people I was born in Belgium, the first thing that pops out of their mouths is, “Does that mean you speak Belgian?”
Read More…

Remembering names mid-semester

We’ve all been there: It’s the middle of semester, you’re sitting next to the person you’ve talked to in your math discussion for the last two months, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t remember their name for the life of you. We at the Clog understand how awkward
Read More…

Do not mess with the doughnut (or donut?)

English is a language chock full of quirks that can make it extremely frustrating, or at least baffling, to deal with. One of these cases takes us to the bakery, to a cornerstone of American cuisine that has experienced a split over the centuries. I’m talking about the doughnut … or donut?
Read More…

Commonly misspelled Berkly words

Despite our academic inclinations, spelling certain Berkeley-related words can be a real problem for many students. So we at the Clog are going to help you out. This list of commonly misspelled Berkeley words will, hopefully, prevent you from making rookie mistakes. Wurster. Many people often make the mistake of spelling
Read More…

Apostrophes: pesky little critters

Autocorrect has gotten too confident in its abilities, and I do not like it one bit. Its greatest crime? When it changes my “its” to “it’s” or “were” to “we’re.” Sure, I can’t expect my phone to read my mind and know which one I’m trying to use, so I’ll
Read More…