tuning fork

Spotted: an enormous tuning fork on Shattuck and Center — only recently did the Clog discover its true purpose. Yep, we thought it was just a mini field goal as well. But has this been the source of all our BART escalator-breaking poop? read more »


mountain lion

Spotted: Mama mountain lion and her babies roaming around the Berkeley hills and instilling fear in the staff of the Berkeley Lab.

This isn’t the first time this year — on July 19, a mountain lion and her cubs (perhaps the same one?) were spotted at the Greek Theater. read more »


orientation

So you learned the Time Warp dance and your classic Cal chants at CalSO, most of which you’ve forgotten at this point — solid. But there’s one thing you’re missing: The Daily Clog. Rather than shamelessly self-plug, we’ll provide you with a guide of a few useful things that they failed to mention to you at orientation. Find them useful, procreate and then thank us later. read more »


The best part about the fall semester? Getting the chance to terrorize freshmen of course. Oh, and football season. Mainly football season. Even though we don’t have a bonfire this year, we can all go see Bob Dylan and then heartily show our blue and gold against the trees. But it doesn’t take the Big Game to get us excited — any sort of football, period, gets us juiced. Even the following video about training camp. We hope y’all are getting just as pumped as us.


star wars cookies

The last irrelevant Star Wars photo of the summer

When the Clog chanced upon its first Berkeley City Council meeting this summer, we were expecting it to be a bunch of boring white men talking about boring white men problems. What we weren’t expecting was a spectacle worth missing Taco Tuesdays for.

The Clog would like to thank the characters of City Council and the public commentators for making this summer a memorable one, and for forcing us to sweat immeasurable amounts in that stuffy old room. Here’s our recap of the best and worst moments of Berkeley City Council, summer 2012: read more »


One last glorious picture of Nathan Adrian

One last glorious picture of Nathan Adrian

The Clog nearly had a heart attack at three separate moments during the U.S. Women’s Soccer semifinal match against Canada. Thankfully, Cal Bear Alex Morgan swooped in and saved the day in the 123rd minute, scoring the winning goal and lowering our blood pressure back to normal.

That moment was just one of many where former and current Bears dominated their respective sports. These past Olympics were extraordinarily successful for Cal — here’s a brief recap: read more »


thing 1:2

Look at all the Berkeley food gossip we’ve noticed in the past few days — it looks like a Thai Noodle I is about to take over where a burnt down Raleigh’s used to be. Whether or not Cafe Med will ever be resurrected on that same corner (Telegraph and Haste) is questionable.

But really Thai Noodle franchise? Is it necessary to have two of your restaurants, albeit with different numbers, on the same street? Oh the choices we’ll have to make when choosing our Thai food. The battle of Thing 1 versus Thing 2 is set to begin. Or in this case, Thai I versus Thai II.

Image source: DrSam under Creative Commons


asian breadplace

Good smells, coming soon

Sheng Kee, notable for its Chinese pastries, will be opening a store on Telegraph Ave. Watch out food trucks, you got some competition coming your way.

Located right on the edge of campus next to The Toaster Oven, Sheng Kee is sure to get everyone fat as hell. They’re also hiring, so if y’all are lookin’ for a job, get on that. Otherwise, be ready for the dessert invasion.

Image source: Lynn Yu, Daily Cal


homeless

As Berkeley’s impending fall vote on the sit-lie measure draws closer, the San Francisco Chronicle’s latest report on sit-lie simply adds fuel to the con side. The majority of sit-lie tickets are going to the same people, who happen to be older alcoholics. read more »

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Apparently Girls Gone Wild is no longer just a website for lesbian sex videos, it’s also a full-blown musical coming to visit San Francisco this September. read more »

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