291708_279316912086963_159806224038033_1114315_168298321_nQuick, he’s going seven pool! OMG dt rush! MASS VOID RAYS!!!

If you had no idea what we just said, then you’re missing out on a global phenomenon! Okay, that made it sound way more impressive than it should, but Starcraft 2 is quickly making its name known as one of the foundations to electronic sports (e-sports).

E-sports is a concept popularized by gamers, for gamers. If baseball and basketball players can play competitively, then why not people who play video games? Starcraft Brood War, the prequel to Starcraft 2, is still a hugely popular e-sport in South Korea, with entire television channels dedicated to the game. South Korean Starcraft players are renowned for their skill in both Starcraft Brood War and Starcraft 2, but other players are quickly catching up.

Enter Conan Liu. A Berkeley freshman thinking about going pre-med on the outside, but in game … he is VPSuppy. read more »


usc scaryLooking for an extremely last-second costume that’ll scare the sh*t out of some student-athletes? Just wear a USC or UCLA jersey.

This Halloween weekend was completely horrifying for Cal athletics. The most obvious was the ghoulish collapse by the football team in a 31-14 loss at the Rose Bowl. Bears quarterback Zach Maynard managed to surpass his gruesome play against USC a couple of weeks ago – where he threw three interceptions – by throwing four interceptions to UCLA. To be fair, read more »


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Taking a break from studying? Not heading into the nation’s greatest trick-or-treat hotspot? Enjoy your moment of procrastination with the Clog’s Halloween haikus.

We preface our Clog poetry by saying that they, sadly, will not be erotic nor relevant to Jack Donaghy, but we hope you find them entertaining nonetheless.
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So, remember back a few weeks ago when we invited you all to send us pictures of your best Halloween decorations and pumpkin masterpieces? Well, we did. We also picked out a few of our favorites, and thought you might like to see ’em, too.

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This pumpkin (pictured, right), carved by freshman Amanda Burke, caught our attention pretty quickly (we’re sure you can see why).

The artist gets mad props for venturing away from tradition and letting school spirit cover that orange canvas. We couldn’t help but be impressed by Burke’s technique: Oski’s face is partially carved and partially shaved, creating a variety of really cool glow effects when placed in its natural habitat — the dark!

Go Bears, and go Amanda, for carving a truly legit pumpkin! Reward yourself by eating some of those totally addictive mini-Snickers. read more »


dia de los muertosIf you’ve ever so much as taken a Spanish class, you are well-aware of Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on, every year, on Nov. 1 and 2. That means those of you suffering from post-Halloween blues have an excuse to celebrate for a couple of extra days.

Festivities for Dia de los Muertos will be held at the Gourmet Ghetto Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. on Shattuck Avenue. Among other things the event will have: face painting, a beer and wine stand, a community altar and craft stalls. Specifically, there will be read more »


Yet another reason to leave your heart in San Francisco — recent rankings show that the City by the Bay is the nation’s best place to trick-or-treat.pumpkins

So for those of you done with midterms (as if they ever end), there’s no reason not to head into SF Monday night. Who cares if you’re a 20-year-old running around in a Scooby Doo outfit? The sugar makes it worth it. read more »


Popcorn+Halloween=Candy Corn!

Popcorn+Halloween=Candy Corn!

We are in the midst of Halloween weekend and what’s a better way to spend that time than by relaxing with your friends and having a horror movie marathon?

Ah, horror movies. It is a genre of wonderful potential that at its best will leave you speechless and eternally traumatized when the credits start rolling. If you’re tired of obvious choices such as the “Saw” or “Paranormal Activity” movies and are looking for recommendations to spice up your movie list, you’re in luck. We at the Clog, with our impeccable taste, have compiled a  list of well-received horror movies that will appeal to various horror moods. Without further ado, here are our Halloween movie recommendations: read more »


facebookBefore you go showing all your Facebook friends the creatively revealing outfit that you’ll be wearing this weekend (ie. the St. Louis Cardinals bra and panty set that you just so happen to have so you decided to call it a costume, or the neon green Borat “mankini” that you thought would be funny but was really just disturbing), you might want to read this first. Especially if you’re applying to law school.

According to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep, law schools aren’t shy about doing online background checks on their applicants. Of the surveyed law schools (which included 128 American Bar Association-accredited schools), 41 percent of their admissions officers Google-searched their applicants online and 37 percent searched social networking profiles like Facebook.

Now ask yourself this: Do you have anything on your Facebook that might be perceived as controversial? Here are a few things that might be deal breakers for some admissions officers. read more »


halloweenHalloween came a little early for the local elementary school kids. For the UC Berkeley residence halls … have no fear, for candy is here! Volunteers in every complex, in every building and on almost every floor were given a bag of candy for potential trick-or-treaters that might knock on their doors. Kids were given the opportunity to explore the Berkeley dorms as well as satisfy their sweet tooth.

“We didn’t decorate, but some people still gave out candy,” said freshman and  MCB major Arvin Javadi.

But was Halloween always about candy? We miss the good ol’ days read more »


AAThe prevalence of drinking on a college campus isn’t exactly breaking news. In fact, some go as far as to call this alcohol-consuming lifestyle part of the college culture. While many universities have accepted this, others such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison take the issue more seriously.

As of this semester, university officials are fining students for underage drinking, which the students will have to pay out of their pockets. The fine consists of a payment to the local police department ($263.50) and “substance-abuse counseling” which costs $78 for two group sessions or $200 for two personal sessions (because students might want extra attention for their alleged “substance-abuse problem”). We don’t know about y’all, but we sure as hell don’t have $400 just lying around in case of an emergency alcohol violation. read more »


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