A day in the life of a UC Berkeley squirrel

6:35 a.m.: The light pokes into my nest, signaling the start of a new day of swindling freshmen and tourists into splitting their bagels with me. As I scamper down the tall redwood I call home, I spy one of my good friends, a raccoon, perched atop a trashcan outside of
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Chopped: Berkeley restaurants edition

Welcome to tonight’s episode of Chopped, where we’re featuring some of the most remarkable late-night chefs in the noted foodie enclave of Berkeley — birth of the farm-to-table movement and home to a campus full of promising young gastronomes. Eligible for competition were renowned restauranteurs at such high-end establishments as
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Berkeley food perfect for the Fourth

Do you want the perfect Fourth of July meal but haven’t been invited to a barbecue and don’t feel like cooking? We all know that Berkeley is definitely not known for its abundance of barbecue joints — it can be difficult to find the classic foods you crave for the Fourth. Here are some delicious Fourth of July treats you can find in the city of Berkeley.
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Quiz: Are you more hot dog or hamburger?

There are two kinds of people in the world — those who scramble towards hotdogs on the July Fourth barbecue skewer and those who wolf down hamburger after hamburger. These people are always polar opposites. If you’re having an identity crisis and do not know which personality type fits you better, take this personalized quiz that we at the Clog designed just for you!
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Spotting the common “CalSO”

Newfound research has discovered a new species of UC Berkeley students colloquially called “CalSOs.” These “CalSOs” are thought to have emigrated from all parts of the world and have seemed to begin to find shelter in the UC Berkeley area. These shy and confused creatures are sometimes hard to spot in the chaotic Berkeley terrain. They can often be mistaken for the sophomore or junior species, but luckily with new research, scientists have noticed a few telltale signs that can help us identify these “CalSOs” and can help us understand what makes them fundamentally unique.
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They just don’t understand us

Now that most of us are back home and caught up with friends from high school, we’re again reminded of the many differences between everyone’s respective colleges. Here are a couple of things about our beloved Berkeley that your friends from back home might not be able to identify with.
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Comparing life at Clark Kerr with life at units

Housing at UC Berkeley can be overwhelming for newly admitted students. We at the Clog wish we’d had someone to break down all of UC Berkeley’s residence hall life options and tell us what life at each building would come to look like. So here’s a breakdown of myths our newly
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Berkeley’s top five best eats for CalSO attendees

Berkeley’s food scene is known for being cheap, plentiful, and, most importantly, delicious. With cuisines ranging from Mexican to Chinese, pizza to gook soo, you’ll rarely find yourself bored by the same old restaurant. While some scour websites like Yelp for what’s good, the best recommendations always come from fellow students.
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