Everyone has some kind of key that is precious to them. My precious … sorry, we digress.

So  keys can open many things: cars, lockers, dorm facilities, apartments, marshmallow containers and the list goes on. How do you store such an important tool? In your hair, right?  The Clog spied an interesting way to store a dorm key in a class … we couldn’t help but snap a creepy candid photo!

Storing the special spiky things (or not in some cases) can be simple as putting ‘em in a pocket or jingling them on a lanyard. But that’s normal. As a Clog reader, you should read up on some unique ways to hang your keys. It’s only fair. We especially like the Lego key holder. Classy, yet functional. read more »

20120315_200033The cold wind and rain scream slouching beanies, fingerless gloves and most importantly HOODIES! If for some reason you are the one hipster without a hoody, or your old one is so old that it does not even work with your “yeah my clothes are holey who gives a $*%@” look, here is a quick review of the three most popular hoody options.

1. The obvious first choice is the one, the only, the American Apparel hoody. Available in any color under the sun, when we think of a hoody we think of this metro-sexual, overpriced but sooooo necessary zip-up. We dare you to sit at Tully’s overlooking Sproul Plaza and count the number of passing students with this signature fleece. But, now, wait a sec … if everyone has one are they …. dare we say it … mainstream?! read more »

For those of you who are late to discover Stieg Larsson’s popular Millennium trilogy (we hope you bought the ultra deluxe platinum box set), Superb will be showing David Fincher’s film adaptation of the first novel , “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” on March 16 in Wheeler Auditorium. If you have a busy schedule but are desperate to marvel at Daniel Craig’s sculpted face Fincher’s beautiful cinematographic skills, don’t fret! Superb will be having two screenings- the first at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.

The film has been well received by critics with a solid 87 percent aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes. For those curious about how Fincher’s version compares with the Swedish adaptation, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Roger Ebert (the king of film critics) offers an insightful analysis in his review of the U.S. film. He notes that Fincher is a more “assured director”, but the Swedish film has a “certain earnest directness that seemed to raise the stakes.”

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So, like, we’re apparently, like, one of the five outstanding colleges in the nation that notably provide full services for our physically-disabled students. As in, there’s this list of disability-friendly colleges and on top of that, five are not just “friendly” but, like, “outstanding.”

Pffft, as if we haven’t heard that word applied to Cal already. C’mon, that’s one of the many adjectives that just naturally blend somewhere in between “The” and “University of California”. It’s not astrophysics we’re dealing with here. It’s unquenchable fire and passion and blue-and-gold pride blazing all throughout for our university’s provisions for our the entire student population.

We were more than delighted to discover Prufrock Press Inc.‘s newly released book, College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities, read more »

What more could you want? That’s right, tonight could be that hilarious yet romantic evening you’ve been waiting for. Just you, Andy from “the Office” (or Stu from the “Hangover,” pick your fancy), Marshall from “How I Met Your Mother” (or Nick from “Freaks and Geeks” – but we’d say go with Marshall) … and all the other people in Wheeler Hall. Thursday, March 15, in Wheeler Hall, SUPERB is screening the new film “Jeff, Who Lives at Home.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m., but we’d line up early. No, we won’t be graced with the presence of the two illustrious comedians, but hey, we’re getting the chance to see the film before it’s out in theaters. We feel so special. Need more convincing? Well, did we mention the event is FREE?

“Jeff, Who Lives at Home” is about

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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Breaking news everyone: the world record for greatest distance covered by a paper airplane has been SHATTERED by none other than former Cal Quarterback Joe Ayoob. We here at The Daily Clog know exactly what you’re thinking.

“There was a paper airplane record?”

“Who is Joe Ayoob?”

“Breaking news?”

All joking aside, here are the facts: read more »

ImageStudents frantically whipped out their smartphones and dreaded what they inevitably saw this morning on the weeklong news forecast: a straight week of rain. Not like the poor folks up in the Pacific Northwest deal with it every day for the entire season or anything. Nevertheless, the Sproul walk was still a sea of umbrellas and grumpy students today … and now, here’s to another week of it.

As the hiatus from sunshine continues, let’s talk rain gear. If you’re a female college student, it’s safe to assume 95 percent of you were ecstatic to finally wear your rain boots in a non-ironic fashion. As for the general population, most of you dug around for your umbrellas, in which case your rainy day experiences correspond to one of the following types of umbrellas:

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Reading is fun!

Reading is fun!

Every one of us has a hobby or interest that we love to nerd over and shower with our time and money (the little we have of it, at least). It could be a love for reading, in which nothing is better than being surrounded by a bevy of novels to dig through, or a love of music in which an album collection can number in the hundreds. Whatever the case, Berkeley is fortunate to have a myriad of stores and passionate sub-communities that seem to cater to every nerdy obsession we could possibly have. For music and movies there’re Rasputin’s or Amoeba Music. For books, there are Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Pegasus Books, Half-Price Books and many others. For games ranging from the tabletop variety to PC/console games, there’s Eudemonia and Games of Berkeley.  Really, exploring Berkeley reveals many cool shops that could easily be missed.

One store that recently caught our eye is Fantastic Comics which, as the name suggests, is dedicated to comic books. Replacing the now dead Comic Relief, Fantastic Comics offers an excellent selection of newly released comic books, graphic novels and a small, but respectable variety of Japanese manga. Of course, once we discovered the store, we had to explore the shelves and came up with a small list of recommendations. Although our recommendations may seem to vary wildly in terms of genre, art-style and popularity, one thing they all have in common is that they are quality reads (obviously). And isn’t that the most important thing? In any case, let’s begin our list:

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Do you find yourself going to one too many weddings and bachelor parties? Isn’t looking for the respective photos on Facebook or Flickr annoying? Well, the Clog doesn’t find itself in these situations, but Capsule certainly thinks you do.

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5640108420_b9a4d89915Calling all expert namers (this means you, Adam and Eve)! As you may or may not know, the CalMail system proved to be a huge failure last semester, leaving the entire Berkeley community scrambling for a solution. Luckily, the almighty and all-powerful Google has stepped in to take the reigns, and now an entirely new and improved mail (and calendar) system looms on the horizon.

Who cares if it works though, the IT Productivity Suite Team is more concerned about having a really clever and inventive name to compete with the respective (and witty) UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz “AggieMail” and “Slugmail” systems. And so, the team has enlisted the help of the creative minds at UC Berkeley with a friendly naming competition. Think you have what it takes? read more »

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