NakedNo, not that kind of naked! Naked as in the juice!

There’s a big ol’ canopy pitched on Upper Sproul Plaza (next to Sather Gate, you can’t miss it) and passersby can stop and taste a free sample of their popular flavors!

You all know how much we Cloggers love free food, and this little surprise definitely made walking to class a whole lot sweeter. We had a sip of our personal favorite, read more »


So, remember back a few weeks ago when we invited you all to send us pictures of your best Halloween decorations and pumpkin masterpieces? Well, we did. We also picked out a few of our favorites, and thought you might like to see ’em, too.

oski pumpkin 1

oski pumpkin 2

This pumpkin (pictured, right), carved by freshman Amanda Burke, caught our attention pretty quickly (we’re sure you can see why).

The artist gets mad props for venturing away from tradition and letting school spirit cover that orange canvas. We couldn’t help but be impressed by Burke’s technique: Oski’s face is partially carved and partially shaved, creating a variety of really cool glow effects when placed in its natural habitat — the dark!

Go Bears, and go Amanda, for carving a truly legit pumpkin! Reward yourself by eating some of those totally addictive mini-Snickers. read more »


any questionsOperational Excellence. Those two words crop up more frequently than just about any others on our campus (well, except for maybe “Whose university?” … and “Is that going to be on the midterm?”). Funnily enough, though, very few people actually understand Operational Excellence — what it is, its goals, who’s behind it all, etc.

The truth is, Operational Excellence is a bit of a beast to wrap your mind around (we’re having a hell of a time of it, over on our end), so the powers that be are holding an “OE Showcase” this Thursday, Oct. 27, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the MLK Student Union’s Pauley Ballroom. read more »


The nine women who make up the California Golden Overtones know what it means to be in sync. For them, it’s more than just hitting the right notes or clapping to the beat, it’s the whole package.

They know the oldies, the classics, the top hits. They snap and clap. They can doo-wop like there’s no tomorrow. So when we sat down with these golden girls, read more »


hazardous area

Mumps. It’s been the talk of the town, lately, and we’re not just referring to our town. Oh no, no, no, friends, word has spread all the way to southern California!

Now, everyone knows that last week, we got creamed by the Trojans at our Homecoming game. What you might not know, is that the USC student body in its entirety received warning of the mumps before heading North. That’s right, a student-wide email was sent from Dr. Lawrence Neinstein, professor of pediatrics and medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medecine to ensure that no Trojan drink from the same glass as a Golden Bear.

The Clog managed to get our hands on the email read more »


old book

In keeping up with our fondness for all things Halloween and all things literary, it’s unsurprising that we get pretty darn excited when these seemingly unrelated categories overlap.

When we heard about a special Story Hour event, entitled “Bay Area Mystery Writers panel,” happening on Friday, Oct. 14, we were thrilled. And, quite frankly, we know that the two-hour event will be more than just double the fun!

Starting at 4 p.m. in 190 Doe Library, a panel-led discussion will focus on the Bay Area and read more »


If we had to describe Cal musical sensation DeCadence in a single sentence, it would be this one: Dance party music mash-up extraordinaires. So, that’s not so much a sentence as it is a big ol’ conglomeration of phrases, and maybe “extraordinaires” isn’t actually a word according to Microsoft Word, but that’s our opinion and we’re sticking to it.

This is one a cappella group that’s read more »


pumpkinIf you couldn’t tell already, we at the Clog are pretty stoked that October is here and that Halloween is finally on it’s way.

We’re looking for just about any excuse to fully immerse ourselves in the spirit of the season, and have come to the realization that there are probably a whole bunch of readers out there who share our penchant for all things ghoulish and spooky. Also for arts-and-crafts-style activities.

We want to see your jack-o-lanterns, your haunted houses, your giant spider web lawn decorations. read more »


texting!In our desire to avoid midterm preparation at all costs, the Clog decided to waste some time wandering around on the internet — what else is new? After tiring of Hulu and losing to our computer in endless matches of Hearts, we turned to a true classic, albeit an oft-forgotten one, as of late: Texts From Last Night.

Sure, TFLN-browsing is a kind of embarrassing habit to announce to the online world, but hey, we’re willing to bet that you do it, too. So take the judgment that you were so totally directing at us, and focus it upon these people.

Berkeley makes up a pretty sizable portion of the 510 area code, so who knows: This could be your neighbor. (Or you.) read more »


Gavin Newsom, gettin' it done.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was in full-on performance mode today, at Berkeley’s fifth annual Town & Gown Conference. No, we’re not talking about his actual speech, we’re talking about the abundance of facial expressions and hand waving that went down. Seriously, if there’s one thing we learned today, it’s this: The man can gesticulate.

The Kodak moments were plentiful, so we decided to compile a few of our favorites for you, dear readers. Enjoy!

The Jesus

The Jesus

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