Ah, Deadweek … um, we mean Reading, Review and Recitation week, of course. Now that classes have ended officially, a whole week lies ahead before the crushing doom of finals. We all spend it differently, attempting to study with variations of success. The Clog went out on Sproul to find out what you’ll be up to, from student organization socials to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to living in the library. Comment below with your plans, both virtuously optimistic and realistically self-indulgent.

Best of luck in your studies (or lack thereof)!


Ah, Christmas season. How we hate and love you.

Ah, Christmas season. How we hate and love you.

December is a difficult, if exciting month for Cal students. Not only are we cramming for finals (or perhaps, already taking them), but we also have to manage Christmas shopping as well. We at the Clog definitely had moments during our college career where it was Dec. 16 and we still had nothing prepared. It was rather embarrassing when we presented friends and family with carefully wrapped I.O.U. slips.

If you’re still tinkering with gift ideas, consider visiting the Berkeley Art Studio’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the lower level César Chávez Student Center. read more »


5612169192_64005ff625Unlike the last movie star who showed his face ‘round these parts, Latin American actor and producer Diego Luna is probably not going to draw the same massive crowd of hysterical young women. Which in all honestly is probably a good thing, seeing as how some of you ladies (and gentleman, since we don’t want hate mail showering Eshleman) seem to be unaware that deafening, maniacal shrieking isn’t flattering … it’s weird. Very, very weird. And scary, quite frankly.

Luna – star of the classic Mexican coming of age film “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” co-star of the Oscar winning biographical film “Milk” and (more importantly) read more »


ticking timerIt wasn’t so long ago that we were all huddled over our computers, typing furiously in an epic race against the clock to send in our UC applications by that end-of-November deadline. Oh yes, college applications might seem like a distant memory to some, but for the Clog, we remember those last stressful hours as though they were yesterday.

In fact, sometimes we wish we could forget, just a little, how sappy and awful those personal statements we wrote way back then were. Seriously, it seems a tad bit miraculous that a 500-word essay on the importance of cranberry scones was deemed worthy of a UC Berkeley acceptance letter. True story.

So, with this in mind, the Clog invites you to read more »


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