free speechAs we mentioned before, last weekend, we ventured off into Southern California to escape the pressures of midterms and looming, sugary protests. It just so happens that Berkeley, while physically 400 miles away, remained with us in spirit and … utility boxes.

While heading to Old Town Pasadena for an evening of unspeakable debauchery, we just so happened to observe a bright blue box with a large photo of something that looked oddly familiar. Forgetting that this wasn’t Berkeley and we can’t do whatever the hell we want, we made a highly illegal U-turn and pulled up in front of the box. Lo and behold, Sather Gate stood right before our eyes.

The iconic photo of Mario Savio, leading a large group of protesters during the 1960’s Free Speech Movement (shit, these days, we can’t get that many protesters out for free sweets, much less for free speech), was plastered read more »


Campus SnackAmongst other things, the bake sale protest got us thinking about campus snacking. Krispy Kremes were on Sproul the other day, alongside a foray of other delights from societies and clubs that sparked discourse on the snacking schedule.

Given all this heated debate over  munchies, we’ve taken some time to consider the ideal snack intake for three 90-minute, back-to-back lectures — a routine that mirrors perfection.

Fuel well before you start the day on campus. Aiming for a breakfast of at least two slices of toast with honey and butter would be a good standard for everyone. Take a regularly sized banana, a liter of water and a nutritional bar to campus.

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ASUC senate

In order to discuss the controversy surrounding the Berkeley College Republican’s upcoming bake sale, the ASUC Senate called a special meeting for this evening. You probably were busy doing just about anything else, but the Clog headed to the Senate Chambers and took some serious notes for anyone who wishes they had been in attendance …

6:00 p.m. We’re here — let’s get started. Oh wait, Berkeley time.

6:10 p.m. Berkeley time … meeting still not started.

6:15 p.m. Meeting called to order (it’s about time). Roll CALLLL.

6:16 p.m. Oh god, they’re talking about the Bill of Rights. Also, “and whereas” has been used at least four times already. Excessive? We think so. read more »