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UCafe, the fairly new coffee/tea/Asian bakery locale located on the corner of Bancroft and Bowditch, is having an unbelievably deal-packed week. They call it: Drink Week!

Here’s the sitch:

All this week until Saturday, they are offering a new “drink of the day,” which is 20% off from 9:30 till 4:30, and then the drink becomes FREE. 4:30 is really when the party starts, as they offer cute pastries to those who hang out inside to claim their free beverages. Check out pictures from Day 1 of the happening — the line was out the door!

But that’s not all! From 9:30 till 2, all espresso drinks and tea lattes are 20% off. And to add to all this greatness, all coffee is fair-trade certified. How can it get any better than this? A smart marketing plan on their parts, if we do say so ourselves.

The scheduled “drinks of the day”:

11/6: Peach Strawberry Smoothie

11/7: Honey Lemon Aloe Green Tea

11/8: Rose Black Tea Latte

11/9: Genmaicha Green Tea Late

11/10: U Cafe Au Lait

Do yourself a favor this midterm season and tea party it up! And don’t forget to like UCafe’s Facebook page to keep up to date on any future deals.

Image source: Theen … under Creative Commons.


IMG_20120928_142318Some classes in Berkeley enroll everybody and their mothers. So on the first day of lecture you walk in and see every one of the seats filled in the enormous lecture hall, and in the aisles are the trusty GSIs ensuring that everyone takes turns breathing. So, how do you not fall asleep in such a big class? Or turn to Facebook? Or be enamored by all the attractive people?

Answer: By getting your Shakira on.

In the class, the Southern Border — a course on US-Mexico relations — movies, songs and pictures are worked into the lecture. One day we turned off the lights and listened to a song by American badass Liam  Neeson. Another day we watched the Presidential Campaign ads from  Mexico — pure comedy, like ours. On another we saw photos of the professors of the course, Harley Shaiken and Beatriz Manz advising Nancy Pelosi and Vicente Fox. Still, these things are super interesting, but how can such a crowded course possibly be cozy?

Answer: Cine Encore.

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