No family feast for you? Not a problem.

No family feast for you? Not a problem.

Not going home for the holiday weekend? While most dread the holidays (our relatives’ drunken shouting matches over eggnog, Christmas song covers by Justin Bieber…), many of us college students won’t have the luxury of going home for the holidays this year. If you’re one of the 30% of Cal students from out of the state or country – or simply can’t make it out of town – we’ve found some alternatives to ruminating in your dorm room next week.

Lusting after turkey dinner? Crossroads sometimes just won’t cut it, so check out Opentable for a list of East Bay and San Francisco restaurants that are serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner. read more »


troy holdenMedical marijuana tours, $250.00: “Tour includes doctor’s visit and appointment and then a tour of San Francisco’s finest cannabis emporiums.”

Branding themselves as the OpenTable for “experiences,” Skyara, a San Francisco-based start-up, urges people to “do something different” by selecting from activities proposed by other Skyara users. Bay Area residents Jonathan Wu, Dennis Liu and Steven Ou founded the site “based on a belief that everyone has something to offer and share” (very Berkeley, we approve). read more »


Today marks the first day of a full week of campus activities and events for The Campaign for Berkeley. The schedule will be jam-packed with concerts, a music festival, a poetry reading, quiz bowl, tours and open houses all throughout campus. UC Regents and program planners are targeting an audience of all ages, shapes, colors, cultures, denominations, education levels and, oh yeah, donor capacities. So tell your rich Uncle Sal to meet us for Story Hour at Morrison Library. Afterwards he can live it up – all the way up – with free rides to the top of the campanile. See here for a full list of events that will take place on campus.

Image Source: Crystl under Creative Commons
The Campaign for Berkeley [Web site]