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.

Monday

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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 »


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 »


oops eraserHello Readers,

You might not have noticed, what with the hustle and bustle of getting home for Thanksgiving as soon as humanly possible, but some people have been getting preeeety upset about the potentially inappropriate police response on UC campuses, these past few weeks.

As such, you could have stumbled upon an email, courtesy of Bob Jacobsen (chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate), proposing a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor Breslauer and Vice Chancellor LeGrande. This message, sent on behalf of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, arrived in inboxes throughout the Cal community at precisely 6:05 p.m. and could be construed as an invitation to attend Monday’s Special Meeting to discuss read more »


Now that Thanksgiving is mere days away, the mad rush to pick up all the elements of the feast has officially begun! Sure, people might make a big deal over where they’re getting their turkey and how best to prepare the perfect cranberry sauce, but we at the Clog know that the only thing anyone really cares about is the pumpkin pie.

And so, we took it upon ourselves to scour Berkeley and eat obscene amounts of pie, all for your sake, dear reader. Because now, instead of scratching your head and wondering where to find the pie you’ve been craving, you can simply read this! read more »


INK BOWL 2011

As the Golden Bears prepared to take on the Cardinal, The Daily Californian went up against its cross-bay rival The Stanford Daily for honor, glory and an Exacto knife glued to a wooden plaque. Oh yes, dear readers, Ink Bowl 2011 went down yesterday afternoon at Sand Hill Fields on Stanford’s freakishly large campus.

“What is the Ink Bowl?” you might ask. read more »



This season has had its fair share of ups and downs, but that doesn’t stop the Clog from getting totally amped for Big Game on Saturday. We bleed blue and gold (all day, every day) and when our Golden Bears take on Andrew Luck and co., we expect to see a pretty epic showdown.

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Sather gate lightsIt’s Big Game Week. The football face-off with our friendly foes doesn’t take place until Saturday, but that doesn’t mean that Cal can’t start getting its spirit on a little early. And so we couldn’t be more thrilled to see the lovely light display that now decorates our quaint little campus — the copious amount of blue and gold just warms our hearts. read more »


bowsChristmas?

Glance around. Do you see signs that the winter holiday is rapidly approaching? Because we sure do!

The Christmas season is great — don’t get us wrong, we love the little lights, the carols, the glittery ornaments, that scent of fresh pine — but it’s great after Thanksgiving. Halloween was a matter of days ago and Turkey Day is still a few weeks away. We can’t start singing “Frosty the Snowman” until after the pumpkin pies have been demolished and the leftover turkey sandwiches finished!

street fairBut take a little stroll down Telegraph Ave. and you’ll think that we’re days away from Santa’s annual visit. read more »


For the men who make up Noteworthy, creating music is about more than just singing. They write their own songs, choreograph the moves and make sure that every performance is exactly that. Yes, they sing (and really gosh darn well, we might add), but Noteworthy entertains in a way that, to quote our 5th grade report cards, “exceeds expectations.”

When we took some time to chat with the guys, read more »


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