9:40 a.m. PST: Roll on you Bears!Cal bears

11:20: ESPN Streak for the Cash, which the Clog plays most diligently, has the Texas Longhorns favored over the Bears at 92.7 percent. The Clog, naturally, will be ignoring the unfavorable odds and placing our money on the Bears. We’ll show ‘em.

5:10: Clog friend Kevin has just Tebowed for the team. Hopefully this will ascertain our inevitable victory.

5:17: The first punt of the night! Cal defense has just shut down … oh wait, oh wait. Punt kick fumbled. WHAT ARE WE DOING RETURN TEAM?!

5:19: Ref is saying something here… apparently it was illegally touched by Texas. Cal ball. Close one. Let’s keep it sharp, Bears.

5:28: Tavecchio makes the field goal! First points on the board for Cal! read more »

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The California Golden Bears are back in a bowl game this year! Specifically, the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.cal bears football

When: Wednesday, December 28, 5 p.m. PST.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego and on every faithful Bear’s TV screen.

What to watch: The Bears rolling on over the University of Texas Longhorns. What precisely is a “longhorn”? According to our good friend Wiki, it’s “a fatbreed of cattle known for its characteristic horns.” Cows versus Bears? This shouldn’t be a problem. read more »


010Ahh, December. Finals are over, students are heading home with Christmas cheer … and Occupy Berkeley protesters are still filming clashes with the police. If you thought the initial baton or pepper spray incidents were dramatic, you’ll probably want to see this. The video was taken a little after midnight on Thursday morning as police tried to keep protesters clear of a public works truck.

Protesters had been trying to jump onto the public works truck in order to retrieve their previously confiscated materials. They managed to pull out a duffle bag and traffic cone among other small things from the truck before the authorities got to them. The police then allegedly took severe means to keep the protesters at bay with their batons as several people could be seen with small cuts and bruises. read more »

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Let’s not kid ourselves, finals week is the time we need stupid, adorable distractions the most. As our brains slowly return  from a mushy state after each completed exam, only cute animals provide the antidote that is needed for a full recovery. And so, we at the Clog are pleased to present you with “This week in squirrels!” Five photos of five Berkeley squirrels so that you can make it the end of the week without becoming a total nut job. Don’t over-think it.

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First earthquakes, then fires, now … whoa wait a minute, is the Clog hearing this correctly? OIL SPILLS?!

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That’s right folks, it seems that every environmental disaster imaginable has struck the UC Berkeley campus.

On Saturday night, an underground tank spilled 1,711 gallons of diesel fuel, washing into Strawberry Creek and possibly beyond. read more »


In these trying times, the internet is your only friend.

In these trying times, the internet is your only friend.

The final days of dead week are upon us and it seems that every Cal student is locked up in the library with only textbooks and a laptop for comfort (including us at the Clog, if you couldn’t tell). Still, even with only two days left until finals, it’s hard to force yourself to cram all day (that’s 12 hours of not having fun!) without the occasional sojourn to YouTube, Tumblr or Facebook. read more »


sleepSo, according to scientists, humans spend about one-third of their lives merely sleeping.

Sure doesn’t feel like it with finals coming up.

We students are all dragging ourselves to those study sessions and groups, occupying libraries, falling asleep over our dining commons food – anything to remove ourselves far far far away from our soft beds with our favorite comforter and squishy pillows and and our fantasies kissing Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Adriana Lima (take your pick) and … and …

Ah, it’s so easy to drone on about our relationships with sleep (and the ones we imagine about while doing so). And for very good reason.

UC Berkeley researches have discovered that sleep, read more »


wreathNeed a good, healthy distraction from finals preparation and paper writing? Of course you do (those whole three in the hours really wiped you out for the rest of the week)!

Luckily, you can find a festive way to procrastinate at oh-so-lovely University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Tomorrow, from 6 to 9 p.m. take a pair of hand pruners and head up to the garden for their Evergreen Wreaths and Garlands workshop! No essay seems too monumental after you’ve made your own holiday decorations, right? read more »


As the wise Liz Lemon once said, “All of human kind has one thing in common. The sandwich” (have you noticed we love 30 Rock?). And what better finals-frenzy food is there than a sandwich? The sandwich is a delightful package of goodness, perfect for eating while studying … or watching Netflix. Let the Clog take you on a magical ride through a world where bread, meat, cheese, veggies and condiments can be together as one …

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The Clog tramped out to the Sproul steps in one of its daily checkups on the Occupy movement. We entered from inside Sproul, and nearly stumbled onto someone’s sleeping quarters.

Affordable housing

Affordable housing

As glamorous as protesting the status quo looks, the life of an Occupier – the actual part of camping out and living in the wide open – seems quite uncomfortable to us.

Here are some essential ingredients to occupying: read more »


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