clog pic (tumblr)Admit it – you have, at one point or another in your career as a Cal student, had to run for the 51B before, been apathetic about the ASUC candidate platforms (even when they try to tell you all about it), and almost certainly have stealthily avoided flyers on Sproul. This and other classic Berkeley sentiments are captured in yet another GIF-tastic Tumblr site, yougotocal.tumblr.com.

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3722413559_c3837314a2-1Don’t be that person who sits on the aisle seat, causing everyone to have to do that awkward squish past you. This and other annoying things –unless your middle name is Troll – just avoid ‘em.

1) Eating in lecture – not only is it uncomfortable to eat off of your lap or that tiny little desk thing attached to the seats, the sound is most unpleasant for those who sit in front of you.

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At the beginning of every Canadian’s American Dream is a cheesy song about California.

We’ve compiled a short and sweet playlist for all to enjoy: whether you are out-of-state/international and can empathize with this never-ending California fascination, or a born-and-raised, in need of a refreshing sense of appreciation for the Golden State. Running commentary, free of charge, is included. read more »


They’re loud, they’re fast and they’re not afraid. The ground during practice time at Underhill quakes under their collective movement, and you can barely hear your own thoughts amongst the intense direction of coaches and captains. After months of practicing 3 nights a week, plus film sessions and weight lifting, they’re on their way to national recognition. And it’s time for you to know what they’re all about.

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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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Joseph Kony and his child soldiers took up Facebook by a storm the other night when Invisible Children’s eleventh documentary entitled “Kony 2012” began popping up on everyone’s Newsfeeds. We were intrigued by the ubiquity of the 29 minute (and 59 second) video (does anyone really have time for that?) that has already garnered 11 million views on YouTube alone, and decided to spend some quality time procrastinating for a cause instead of doing homework (that’s much better than regular procrastination, right?). read more »


4924265447_22f8b99d8fStudying abroad. All your friends are thinking about doing it, so why don’t you? It’ll be a nice change from Chipotle for lunch and waiting for the 51B in the freezing Berkeley evenings. Instead, you could be picking up a fresh baguette from Jean-Michel the jolly baker in the morning to nibble on all day and frantically trying to figure out the Parisian metro on your way home from classes. An ideal switch-up? We think so. read more »