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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 »


Of everyone in this picture, only 1% of these people have a new tv; Patrick Long (Left)

Of everyone in this picture, only 1 percent of these people have a new TV; Patrick Long (Left)

If you couldn’t tell from the lack of people at KIPS on Friday or the emanating body odor and smoke from the fourth floor of MLK, there was a poker tournament. Phi Beta Lambda, or like every other business club is known as, “Haas Hopefuls” society, threw their semi-annual poker tournament on March 2, attracting the young and old, people of all ethnicities and varying degrees of shadiness.

6:00 p.m – The poker tournament commences. The night begins with casual socializing and awkward exchanges between people who’d rather tear each other’s hand off than shake it. Tables are set, players take their seats, the silence and air is tense and heated – one could already tell it’d be awkward if someone farted. read more »


10489310_2d9ab9f952_zWe swear we saw the posters in the Free Speech Café come alive and even think we might have spotted Hagrid around People’s Park. It could be that Hogwarts is just on our mind because the largest quidditch tournament ever held on this side of the country is going to take place this month! On March 12 at 9 a.m., gravity may very well give in for the huge number of participants straddling broomsticks.

The Western Cup III Quiditch Tournament will be held on UCLA’s campus. For two days, 19 teams will compete for a chance to catch the golden snitch. Many local teams will be playing such as San Jose State University, Stanford  and of course our very own Quidditch League at Berkeley, who placed fourteenth out of around 100 teams in the Quidditch World Cup last November (accomplishing this great feat using only minimal magic). read more »


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The room at 3 Evans was small and cozy, but the nerdiness (the good kind) and team spirit of the people who occupied the room far extended past the room’s boundaries. No matter the event, there’s something exhilarating about a cheering crowd, especially if Cal’s beating Stanford at something. This particular something happens to be Starcraft 2!

Stanford got their armies destroyed on the CSL Cal vs. Stanford match! We mean that quite literally, as CSL stands for Collegiate Starcraft League. You didn’t know Cal had its very own Starcraft 2 team? Perhaps here’s a team you should pay more attention to! 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 »


oskiAfter last week’s inept play against UCLA, do you really wanna see some Cal football today?

Hell yes you do!

So what if they’ve lost four of the last five games? And so what if quarterback Zach Maynard – the same guy who threw a total of seven interceptions in their last two losses – will be starting again this week? And so what if it’s gonna be colder than a Stanford student’s heart in an Arctic winter? … Wow, these aren’t very encouraging words. How about this: The Bears are playing a team that is slightly worse than they are, meaning that you might actually witness a rare-ish win!

And since you’ll already be across the bay, you can read more »


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If you had no idea what we just said, then you’re missing out on a global phenomenon! Okay, that made it sound way more impressive than it should, but Starcraft 2 is quickly making its name known as one of the foundations to electronic sports (e-sports).

E-sports is a concept popularized by gamers, for gamers. If baseball and basketball players can play competitively, then why not people who play video games? Starcraft Brood War, the prequel to Starcraft 2, is still a hugely popular e-sport in South Korea, with entire television channels dedicated to the game. South Korean Starcraft players are renowned for their skill in both Starcraft Brood War and Starcraft 2, but other players are quickly catching up.

Enter Conan Liu. A Berkeley freshman thinking about going pre-med on the outside, but in game … he is VPSuppy. read more »


usc scaryLooking for an extremely last-second costume that’ll scare the sh*t out of some student-athletes? Just wear a USC or UCLA jersey.

This Halloween weekend was completely horrifying for Cal athletics. The most obvious was the ghoulish collapse by the football team in a 31-14 loss at the Rose Bowl. Bears quarterback Zach Maynard managed to surpass his gruesome play against USC a couple of weeks ago – where he threw three interceptions – by throwing four interceptions to UCLA. To be fair, read more »


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Photo: Ren

On the fateful Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 …
The sky was a vivid blue layered over with perfect clouds …
Many came to watch …
Screams filled the air …
Knuckles were bitten with anxiety, with excitement …
Bets, faiths and even newborn babies — okay, not babies — were recklessly cast …
Frothy butterbeers were downed by thirsty bystanders …
Blue, cardinal and gold came together …
In the epic Cal vs. USC Quidditch Scrimmage!

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Photo: Choi

How did this game progress? In what way, shape or form did the Quidditch gurus read more »


5685080557_d1c4e0d002Harry Potter minions! The Chosen Ones! HOLLA!

Listen very closely to what the Clog is going to inform you special bunch about. Now, there are already tons of great events coming up this weekend, what with the Berkeley Project, Homecoming and oh, we don’t know, something about Occupy Berkeley, probably trivial … (Just kidding, the Clog know what’s up.)

Now we’re here to add something else to the list: A collegiate Quidditch match on our own campus.

Grinning yet?

You know, the epic game where witches and wizards fly on broomsticks and whiz around in the air, basically playing – to put it in lame, inadequate Muggle terms – supernatural basketball. Since we faithful followers of Harry Potter must be discreet about the magical blood running through our veins, read more »


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