Image source: Anna Vignet

Image source: Anna Vignet, Daily Cal

You’ve heard everything there is to hear about today’s bake sales at this point — the outrage over racial representations, the disagreements with SB 185 laying on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk and the ASUC Senate consensus condemning “discriminatory speech.”

However, amidst all the fury and outcry, no one has yet asked the most fundamental and pivotal question surrounding the bake sale debate:

What do the baked goods actually taste like? read more »


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 »


Students from the Cal Berkeley Democrats and the Berkeley College Republicans came to blows–er, cozied up for a nice tete-a-tete last night at the undergrad Political Science department’s annual debate. We heard it went off rather bloodlessly. Are eternal enemies getting toothless in their old age? [Daily Cal]

After a 44-year-old Berkeley man died in his apartment, his body remained undisturbed and undiscovered for at least two weeks. Meanwhile, his dementia-afflicted mother-who was occupying the same apartment-piled up about 20 garbage bags in her confusion, which helped mask the smell of the corpse. It may sound like a lurid Palahniuk splatter-fest, but it really happened. [Berkeley Daily Planet]

Two days ahead of his much ballyhooed reading at Zellerbach Hall, perennial favorite Haruki Murakami was passed over by the Nobel Prize committee for some French dude that no one’s ever heard of. Not that we’re trying to give detractors who insist that Americans are ignorant pigs any more ammo than they already have. [National Post]

Earlier: The News in Our Shorts: Berkeley’s Got Issues. And Sadness.