Tips for prospective students on Cal Day

As a newly admitted high school senior visiting UC Berkeley, you are bound to make many newbie mistakes (as we all have). Here are some tips on how to do your first trip to your future home the right way! 1. Download YikYak to peruse the inner consciousnesses of UC Berkeley students. 2. Wear comfortable shoes,
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4 quick and easy ways to become more stressed

“Oh my God, I’m so stressed” is a phrase we’ve all uttered an exhausting number of times, whether it be caused by the impending doom of midterms or an overflow of backlogged homework assignments and essays. Stress Awareness Day on April 16 this year is meant to encourage taking a break
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Clog reveals: How to make your essays longer

After a long caffeine-fueled evening that has stretched into the wee hours of the morning, you’ve finally written the conclusion of your essay. All the loose ends are tied up and you’ve explained everything you could. But wait. Your essay you’ve so “carefully” crafted in one night is not the
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Winter is coming: how to prepare

Winter is coming … sort of. The heat wave hasn’t gone away yet, but it is starting to get slightly colder. While the weather is unpredictable, here are a couple of things to be prepared for in case the weather decides to flip a 180 and nip us in the butt.  
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Tips for a healthy holiday season

The holidays are in full swing, so it is totally justified to serenade your roommate with carols and rock out to Pandora’s Michael Buble station while studying in a public place. We can already smell the turkey and sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner. Once Thanksgiving passes, ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” will start
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5 ways to amp up your run

Bored of routine? Not seeing results? Sometimes, the 3-to-4 miler just does not make the cut. Spice up your run with these five tips to make you a faster and stronger runner! 1. Take it to the track The track is a playground to explore new ways to increase your
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10 useful tips for living with a new roommate

The school year is starting up again soon, and living situations are about to get preeeeetty awkward if you’re going to be living with a new roommate. If you’re heading into dorm life, your roomie was probably assigned to you (and you stalked her relentlessly via Facebook ever since you
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All we need is a fighting chance

Right now, the city of Berkeley is considering an increase in its minimum wage. A higher minimum wage would help thousands of residents afford the city’s high costs of basic living necessities, like food and rent. It would also give our university’s students a fighting chance to pay for college.
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