Whether you’re good at it or “good” at it (exceedingly terrible yet incredibly entertaining), open karaoke is always a lively and fun way to spend an evening with friends. And now you can enjoy it six nights of the week! For all of you karaoke buffs out there, here is your gold mine.
Berkeley’s famous and beautiful Hotel Durant has one of the best things we’ve spied in a while: a Stanford urinal. It’s in the men’s bathroom in the lobby, and for bonus points, the Stanford urinal is the only urinal available, so all male guests have no choice but to relieve themselves on the Cardinal Red and that tree (their poor excuse of a marching band calls a mascot).
It just goes to show how important the university is to the city and local business. The hotel itself is named after Henry Durant, the first president of the University of California, and is host to many of the guests that visit the university every year.
We at the Clog not only applaud this strong show of support of Cal in the famous rivalry — we also encourage it to spread. These urinals should be used all over campus and in the bathrooms at Memorial Stadium as well. The rivalry is one of the biggest sources of school spirit on campus and an important part of our sports history. We hope to see more Stanford urinals around Berkeley in the future.
Image source: Daniel Radding, The Daily Californian
When you’re enjoying free bus rides on AC Transit with your Class Pass you might notice that a lot of locals have a card that they tap against a reader when they board — that’s what makes all those beeping sounds. That card their using is called the Clipper Card, and it has a lot more uses than just AC Transit. Clipper Cards are read more »
Posted by Uday Mehta on Saturday, December 08, 2012 09:40 am
As we’ve progressed into the so-called digital age, we as a University should exhibit the dynamism that makes us such an excellent institution. Yeah we didn’t believe that crap either – but that’s the reason that Dianne Klein, of the UC’s office of the President, gave for the recent “modernization” of the logo of the University of California.
In an unprecedented apparent disregard for the 144 year old seal that has become famous among academic circles – the open book that is truly representative of Cal students during dead week – the University of California has decided to go with a sleeker, cleaner, and more minimalistic design for all publicity purposes. If you were a fan of the older Victorian type scroll and circle, that’ll still be available for viewing pleasure on all official documents and letters. It appears that this stunt is just a marketing campaign that is supposed to make the UC campuses more attractive to the average Californian, as if the almost 400,000 collective applications received during last year’s college rush weren’t enough.
Posted by Uday Mehta on Monday, December 03, 2012 02:40 pm
Dead week: when the hours blur together and the sky darkens only 30 minutes after you wake up. With no classes to go to except for those pesky occasional review sessions, there’s really no incentive to get out of your dorm or apartment – except for the basic human needs of food and slight exposure to sunlight to avoid becoming like Edward Cullen. To celebrate the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation will be bringing some of Jacob’s little brothers to Berkeley for Pet Hugs!
All jokes aside, the ARF has been doing a fantastic job of keeping those adorable little werewolves – ahem, puppies – safe and sound, as well as training them to be therapy dogs! So why not take the long walk down the stairwell and into the open sunlight outside of Moffitt Library to see all of them! If it helps you to picture their faces, their names are Maddie, DeeDee, Koda-Bear, Quinn, Star, and Rudy, and they’re here to melt your stress away. Embrace your inner puppy and skip around with those fuzzy delights – and forget about that mountain of studying and stressing that awaits you upon the conclusion of Pet Hugs.
You can come out and see them when the Campanile strikes noon on both Tuesday and Wednesday of Dead Week! Watch out for those ominous clouds that foreshadow Finals doom, however – if it rains, the times might get switched around.
Posted by Uday Mehta on Monday, December 03, 2012 08:30 am
If you’re like any self-respecting Berkeley student, you try your hardest to do well in class, keep up with a few activities, and spare a little bit of time for saving the world – if possible. Most of the time you may only get around to the first one, and though you may occasionally broach the second, you rarely get to the third. So if you weren’t feeling bad enough about how you’re not actively helping the community out, here’s a video that just might spur you to action.
The fantastic group of people over at our very own Social Media Club have put together a campaign to help out some of the people who need things a little bit more than the rest of us do. If you’re diving into your intact mountain of meal points every night, you can head over to any of the campus stores and grab some canned goods instead of that extremely large smoothie that’s probably bad for you. And the next time you go to Walgreens to grab a gallon of milk, throw an extra can of fruit or beans into your shopping cart – the tingly warm feeling that you get after you donate will definitely be worth the 99 cents.
If you’re still reading this and unconvinced, let the club give you a little extra incentive! Grab your phone and snap a picture of yourself in a cute pose with the pile of food you’re planning on donating, and tweet that with the hashtag #hungrybears. Not only do you get validated and feel popular when a bunch of people re-tweet you, but you could win a gift certificate for – you guessed it – even more food!
Posted by Joonhae Ahn on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 05:00 pm
We were sitting in one of our first lectures of sophomore year when a friendly looking lad sat down next to us. We glanced over at him briefly before continuing to stare blankly at the front of the lecture hall where the professor was setting up his PowerPoint.
We continued staring ahead, lost in a vegetative state.
“My name is Jen.”
She can’t possibly be talking to us, we thought as we turned over to the student sitting next to us. We found ourselves, however, faced with a grin and an extended hand.
Startled, we introduced ourselves and shook her hand. And then asked her something that unofficially wrote us off as upperclassmen:
Dropbox, the fantastic online storage service, is currently having a “Space Race” competition to see which university can get the most students on Dropbox. Dropbox is giving away free space for your Dropbox account (up to an extra 25 GB) that is good for two years. read more »
Posted by Joonhae Ahn on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 07:01 am
Arriving late to class — we’ve all done it at one time or another.
For those of us who’ve perfected the art of scanning the lecture room for the nearest empty seats in 0.27 seconds, it’s a way of life. For those of us who have never felt comfortable with the concept of “Berkeley Time,” it’s a rare occurrence.
Everyone has a different style of arriving late, however. Three common variations of lateness include the “Half-Awake Stumble,” the “You Can’t See Me,” and “I-am-too-cool-to-be-on-time” styles — and we’re going to write some tips on how you can execute these arrivals in style.
When the need for romance burns through the cloak of night and into the great outdoors, it may not be a bad idea to remove yourself from society by going up to the Berkeley fire trails.
Imagine, you are at the beginning of the trail off of Centennial Drive and you need loving. But where? The winding path has no few visible off shoots, and the few thin quick and slope. People on the facing hills probably can see you. All the trees around you do not provide enough cover for woopie. Maybe it’s because some are Eucalyptus trees which throw down oily leaves like someone with four aces, preventing many other types of vegetation from read more »