This fearless team of Cloggers is ready to document you/your sign-holding minion. If you’re campaigning on campus for the ASUC elections, and you accost one of us, we will whip out our cameras and ask you a few questions. You’ve been warned.
Be prepared for silly questions, and no, we won’t take your flyers. We want to meet you (or your freshman volunteer) to understand why you’ve decided to instill so much fear and anxiety in the casual Upper Sproul Plaza stroller.
Now that ASUC Senator John Moghtader has been recalled, he’s ready to get even. He still retains his seat, and Judicial Council proceedings wait on his release of the Eshleman fight video. But pal Yoni Weinberg decided to share another kind of video with the Clog.
Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the used classroom chairs, chalkboards and other campus detritus? Yeah, we haven’t either.
But if you’re looking to refurbish your apartment for cheap and you just can’t get enough of those charming plastic chairs with the attached plywood tables then you may have just discovered a treasure trove.
Cal Overstock and Surplus—located near the intersection of Ashby and San Pablo avenues—not only has sweet finds like $3 office chairs, but also has weekly auctions for things like school buses and hydrotherapy tanks.
So whether you’re going for the “retro classroom” look or just looking for a cheap place to sit, this place may just prove more successful than the Goodwill for all your tacky furniture needs. Plus, this may be your opportunity to finally get your hands on a file cabinetactually used by your own professor.
Posted by Jill Cowan on Monday, March 30, 2009 09:58 pm
Spring Break is over, but the ASUC parties are just getting started with their full-scale campaigning. As some dude we overheard today aptly put it to a presumably freshmanic companion, “You haven’t seen anything yet. Today is just day one.” Yikes? read more »
BARE, UC Berkeley’s fashion magazine, got a small mention in a recent New York Times article about cheap glossy printing. Kudos for cross-coast recognition, but what’s even cooler is the photo slideshow that accompanies the article.
The slideshow has some behind-the-scenes shots of BARE and also features editor Doreen Bloch speaking about putting together the magazine. Um, we can haz NYT feechur too?
Image Source: carlos_seo under Creative Commons
Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick [NYT]
Making a Magazine With MagCloud [NYT]
Complete with a cast of nineteen and an onstage band, and based on a book written by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer, the rock opera turned musical is centered around a number of characters seeking “redemption in a conflicted world.”
Which is clearly about as punk-rock as it gets.
Image Source: Dunechaser under Creative Commons
Punk Goes Theater: Berkeley Rep Takes Green Day’s American Idiot to the Stage [East Bay Express]
Green Day Musical to Debut at Berkeley Rep [AIWFB
Posted by Diana Newby on Monday, March 30, 2009 10:06 am
Well, maybe more than just dirt. Puns notwithstanding, Middle Savagery digs much deeper below the surface.
Written by Colleen Morgan, an archaeology Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, the site is apparently the only blog in the Bay Area devoted to Morgan’s field. Middle Savagery–a name derived from the writings of Lewis H. Morgan–chronicles the life of the awesomely tattooed archaeologist in posts read more »
In these hard economic times you might feel the need to escape to the cinema of the “good old days,” you know, back in the ’30s when things were simpler and people were happier. Oh wait. The Pacific Film Archive brings you a new series “From Riches to Rags: Hollywood and the New Deal.” In case you forgot that we’re in a recession. [Daily Planet]
In other depressing news: The Berkeley City Council just raised parking fines $5 in order to help relieve California’s budget crisis. Fines on game days more than doubled. Why can’t those pesky meter people pick on someone their own speed—like golf cart drivers, or people in wheel chairs? [Daily Planet] read more »
Posted by Alex Bigman on Saturday, March 28, 2009 05:56 pm
When the University of California decided to eliminate those cruel and pesky SAT subject tests from admissions requirements, they probably expected a more universal cry of ecstatic gratitude, or at the very least an exhalation. Rejoice, class of ’16 hopefuls! One more precious Saturday morning remains happily intact! However, getting caught up in sticking it to the boys over in Princeton, the UC left the Asian population out to dry. Now, they face cries of “discrimination.” read more »