ComputersssIt’s been a strange time for the Internet recently. CalMail traumatized students and faculty forever, Megaupload.com met its demise and, in a strange twist of fate, there was a mass outage of approximately 80 campus department websites (mostly Letters & Science) since January  17 due to a hardware failure at Dreamhost, the hosting provider for many of Cal’s web pages. There is no estimated date when the sites will be back up due to the large number of clients affected by the hardware failure, but the Dreamhost blog is regularly posting updates on the recovery process. In the meantime, the main L&S page is still up and offers departmental contact information as well a brief overview of each major for those poor, poor souls who are still modifying their Fall schedules.

Speaking of CalMail traumatizing students and faculty read more »


040Don’t you love when you’re just sitting there spacing out in chemistry lecture and a cat jumps up onto a desk? We do.

Freshman Sandon Griffin, the owner of the cat, proceeded to take out his spray bottle to give his kitten water and feed it. “He’s 9 weeks old so I thought he was too young to leave at home,” said Griffin. If you were wondering, the cat’s name is Mr. McGrizz.

This wasn’t the only strange item the Clog observed in lecture halls today. read more »


Semester after semester, just when we’re dreaming of our last vacation, SUPERB reminds us why we love college. Who else brings us screenings with Johnny Depp, free music performances, Harry Potter trivia night and $3 movies? read more »


blood drivePeople be needin’ blood, y’all. And they’re not the Cullen family.

Tomorrow, in Pauley Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, there will be a blood drive held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., jointly sponsored by the American Red Cross and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Blood Center. The donated blood will be distributed to hospitals in the Bay Area. So holla to all the healthy students, faculty and staff members!

If interested, drop-ins are fine but appointments are strongly recommended, which basically is a polite way of saying “sign up and make our lives easier.” To make such appointments, read more »


2012meme

Welcome back!

Ready for a new year of protests, exams, parties, adventures, what have you? Of course not, you’ll just be studying all day and night, right? Right.

2011 might have been a hectic year for you (especially you, freshmen), but 2012 gives us the excuse to turn a new leaf and begin the spring semester with a fresh mind. read more »


Ignore the dim predictions — do like Jay Sean and party like it’s the end of the world.

2012 new year

Or, stick to those New Years’ resolutions and stay in to study like a good Berkeley student. Whether you’re constantly passed out in other peoples’ bathrooms or stuck at your desk going over chemical structures for the 100th time, there are always things to look forward to in the new year.

Here are the Clog’s picks: read more »


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