Hey, those do not look like Pokemon

Not Pokemon.

If you enjoy tabletop games or video games and are looking to befriend people with similar interests, consider Eudemonia on 2154 University Avenue. Eudemonia is a store dedicated to gaming of all types; they sell trading card games, board games, role-playing games and other merchandise. They also offer PCs installed with a constantly expanding library of games. The PCs are up-to-date with new releases such as “Dead Island,” “Warhammer 40k: Space Marine” and “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” However, Eudemonia is not simply a retail space but a source of community. The store hosts numerous events such as pre-release and release parties for new TCG products. Every Tuesday is “Type Two Tuesday” where “Magic: the Gathering” players can meet up and play against each other. Every Thursday is “Board Game Night,” where participants play various  strategy games and card games together. There are also occasionally LAN events such as the BATLL (Bay Area TeamLiquid LAN) Starcraft II tournament.

We took a visit to Eudemonia and chatted with some employees about the general ins and outs of the store:

We noticed that on the events calendar [on the website], Eudemonia hosts a lot of pre-release parties. What do these events entail? Do you guys do tournaments? read more »


Campus SnackAmongst other things, the bake sale protest got us thinking about campus snacking. Krispy Kremes were on Sproul the other day, alongside a foray of other delights from societies and clubs that sparked discourse on the snacking schedule.

Given all this heated debate over  munchies, we’ve taken some time to consider the ideal snack intake for three 90-minute, back-to-back lectures — a routine that mirrors perfection.

Fuel well before you start the day on campus. Aiming for a breakfast of at least two slices of toast with honey and butter would be a good standard for everyone. Take a regularly sized banana, a liter of water and a nutritional bar to campus.

Reward yourself read more »


2913089299_fb7656e685_zHardly Strictly Bluegrass may blur the lines between musical genres, but it is Definitely Absolutely free and Totally Utterly a musical goldmine, whether hardcore bluegrass or just skirting the edges.

The festival will be held this weekend in Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You might think, “Bluegrass? That’s not my thing. Sounds like country,” but you may want to rethink that, because it could be very much your thing – after all, did we mention it’s free? If read more »


3030939_a9883342b7This past weekend, while many of you suckers beloved readers were calling Main Stacks home and knee-deep in midterm studying (can someone please explain to us why professors call ‘em “midterms” when we’re only five weeks into the semester?), the Clog took an excursion down south to enjoy the beautiful, polluted auburn skies/beach water of Los Angeles, California.

And, in realizing that our then No. 1 Cal women’s volleyball team would be battling Pac-12 adversaries USC and UCLA on consecutive nights, we figured we’d take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate a couple of victories in enemy territory.

Of course, the gods recognized our arrogant thought process and threw a wrench in our plans.

In 13 games, the Bears had only lost read more »


cannabisThe catchy slogan was popularized by the campaign to pass Prop 19 on California’s ballot in 2010. However, it seemed to have died with the proposition as Californians voted not to legalize and thereby regulate marijuana. Obviously, since it is illegal, marijuana is nowhere to be found in Berkeley. Psyche!

Located on San Pablo Avenue, the 40 Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective‘s membership has recently accelerated to over 7,000 locals, making it one of the most significant cannabis businesses in the city. Concerns have been raised as read more »


Golden Gate BridgeFor bicycle enthusiasts looking for something to set themselves apart from the pack, Renovo Bikes may have just the offering. Renovo has been manufacturing bikes using wood, pioneering a new phase in bicycle design that mirrors something as seemingly bizarre as the barefoot revolution in footwear.

Aware of the environmental implications of using wood to make bikes, read more »


subwayAs college students, people seem to understand the importance of sleep, yet fail to make it a priority. After all, who has time for clubs, a job, intramurals, ahem The Daily Clog, classes and nine hours of z’s?

As we’re sure you’ve heard many times before, sleep deprivation is a leading cause of poor judgment, moodiness and junk food cravings. As if that isn’t bad enough, Dr. Masket from the UC Berkeley Tang Center mentions something he calls the “September Rule.”

According to this, read more »


sick picNo, a common cold doesn’t kill nowadays, but it does take a lot of energy out of you. Especially with midterms kicking into gear, getting sick is one of the last things students want to deal with.

The common cold is caused by a virus, so don’t buy medications just yet! Most medications treat the symptoms of a cold and don’t kill the virus directly. The symptoms come from the bacteria that take advantage of your weakened immune system (thanks to the virus). Too much medication means the bacteria will eventually gain immunity to them, and symptoms get more difficult to get rid of. Rather, let your immune system do what it was designed to do: OBLITERATE get rid of the virus itself.

But what of the symptoms? No medicine = miserable and tired college student? Fret not, the Clog has some methods (almost) guaranteed to soothe. read more »


Image source: Anna Vignet

Image source: Anna Vignet, Daily Cal

You’ve heard everything there is to hear about today’s bake sales at this point — the outrage over racial representations, the disagreements with SB 185 laying on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk and the ASUC Senate consensus condemning “discriminatory speech.”

However, amidst all the fury and outcry, no one has yet asked the most fundamental and pivotal question surrounding the bake sale debate:

What do the baked goods actually taste like? read more »


happy 40thNo, we’re not talking about that one Will Smith movie …

Forty years ago, today, our esteemed Daily Californian declared its independence from the university after the threat of censorship spurred the students at the Daily Cal to get their shit together and change things up.

On Sept. 28, 1971, this announcement was made known to the UC Berkeley community through an editorial titled “It’s your newspaper now.” Read the editorial that changed it all as well as a note from our current Editor in Chief and President, Tomer Ovadia, here.

The Clog might be young, but we’ve been known to respect our elders (on occasion) and we can appreciate that 40 years of independence is nothing to scoff at.

Image source: Jagrap under Creative Commons
40th anniversary independence [Daily Cal]


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