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We at the Clog, like most, were ecstatic to leave the disaster that is CalMail behind for bMail. However, now that most Cal students have been moved over to bMail, many are finding that their @berkeley.edu email no longer syncs to their smartphones. If you are one of those students, or want to set up sync for the first time, then we have some steps to get your bMail properly synced to your phone.

1. Migrate to bMail
If you haven’t actually migrated to bMail yet, do it! You’ll be moved over to the gorgeous Gmail environment which is faster, cleaner and easier to use. All your past email will be moved over to your new account, and your CalMail will stop receiving new mail.

2. Create a Google key for your bConnected account
With the new system, you’re going to need to create a Google Key to sync any of your bConnected apps. You will use this as your password instead of your CalNet password when you set up bMail to sync on your phone. To set up your Google Key, you’ll need to go to the “Manage my keys page.” Log in with your CalNet ID and then select “bApps (Google).” Select the “Set Key” button. At this point you will see a randomly generated password. You can accept this password by selecting “Set Key” again, or you can choose the “Define your own tab” and set your own key.

3. Sync bMail with your iPhone or Android (Skip to step four for other third-party clients)
We’re almost there. If you’re using the Gmail app on iPhone or Android then all you have to do is sign in with your full @berkeley.edu email address and enter your Google Key as the password. It’s also just as simple if you want to use the iPhone’s mail app. Go to setting and select mail. Add a new account and choose Gmail, and then log in as if you were using the Gmail app. Gmail should sync, and you now have bMail on your phone!

4. How to log in with a third-party client
All third-party clients are a little different, but here’s the information you’ll need. When asked to log in, be sure to use your Google Key, not your CalNet ID password. When you are asked to chose a retrieval Protocal choose IMAP, not pop3 (IMAP allows you to view your emails on multiple devices much easier than read more »


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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


As the beginning to each holiday season starts to set in, Cal students tend to zoom intoWhat Cal Students Should Be Thankful For overdrive. We fantasize about winter break, especially after Thanksgiving has come and gone. In case you didn’t take a couple of seconds to say your thank-yous this past week, there’s still time! Marvel at all the reasons that being at Berkeley should make you thankful:

1)      You’re still a Cal student… hopefully! That’s something to be proud of, right? After all, you can’t really get higher than #1 for a public school.

2)      Finals are still two whole weeks away. That gives us all extra time to procrastinate on studying, because that’s no way to spend dead week! Sure, you may have had some homework to do over the holidays, but that has to be better than those college applications you were frantically filling out a year or two ago.

3)      Jeff Tedford is finally getting yanked after yet another dismal 3-9 season for the men’s football team. That means you only have to wait 10 more months for a well-coached football team!

4)      There have been less than 10 days that have had more than 0.10 inches of rain so far this school year. Considering that November is the fifth wettest month, it’s not saying much, but enjoy the good weather before February rolls around!

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As the semester winds to a close, many students with meal point plans are finding themselves in one of two situations: either they have an abundance of extra points or no points left at all. Those with extra points face the looming deadline to spend all points over the 100 point rollover limit before the end of the semester. On the other hand, students who are out of points face the dilemma of spending cash to buy every meal until the end of the semester or begging their parents to buy them more meals points.

There are two problems here with one obvious solution. read more »


With the Big Game just around the corner, it would seem inappropriate not to relive “The Play.”

Watch ‘The Play’

“The Play” is one of the most famous plays in American sports, and it’s Cal’s finest moment in the long history of the Big Game. You’re not a true Bear until you’ve seen the play. If you haven’t, don’t embarrass yourself asking someone about it; just watch it in the YouTube video above (you can thank us later). If you’re a true Bears’ fan, then just take a moment to relive the play a couple times and get excited for Cal to kick some Stanfurd ass this weekend. Maybe the Standford band will mess up again, and we’ll get to watch Keenan Allen knock over a couple of band members as he wins the game and brings back the Axe (knock on wood).

Video Source: on YouTube


Frat row is bustling with eager rushes, freshmen are still frequenting Crossroads, (yet to realize how bad the food is), and Berkeley’s air is perfumed with that new book smell. School is back in session, folks.  But while you were recovering from summer-hangover, Andy Kim and friends were dancing it up, in his recently released video “UC Berkeley Style.”

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clog pic (tumblr)Admit it – you have, at one point or another in your career as a Cal student, had to run for the 51B before, been apathetic about the ASUC candidate platforms (even when they try to tell you all about it), and almost certainly have stealthily avoided flyers on Sproul. This and other classic Berkeley sentiments are captured in yet another GIF-tastic Tumblr site, yougotocal.tumblr.com.

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Now, the Clog wouldn’t call ourselves redditors – we’re too afraid of being sucked into a deep dark corner of the internet (although not as dark as 4chan), but today we ventured on to the popular site to be greeted by a dear friend. Oski.

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Ain't he cute?

Why was our mascot reppin’ reddit Monday, April 16? Apparently Berkeley won third place in a “Grow a College Subreddit Competition,” so all the world had their interwebs invated by the Golden Bears (or in this case, bear). The 6 other colleges in the top seven will also get their moment in the light, but we don’t think their mascots will be as cute as ours.

Can whoever designed this Oski redesign the creepy monster that adorns Cal gear nowadays? Seriously, we have nightmares. Enjoy the next 45 minutes of Berkeley’s occupation of reddit.


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So, like, we’re apparently, like, one of the five outstanding colleges in the nation that notably provide full services for our physically-disabled students. As in, there’s this list of disability-friendly colleges and on top of that, five are not just “friendly” but, like, “outstanding.”

Pffft, as if we haven’t heard that word applied to Cal already. C’mon, that’s one of the many adjectives that just naturally blend somewhere in between “The” and “University of California”. It’s not astrophysics we’re dealing with here. It’s unquenchable fire and passion and blue-and-gold pride blazing all throughout for our university’s provisions for our the entire student population.

We were more than delighted to discover Prufrock Press Inc.‘s newly released book, College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities, read more »


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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Breaking news everyone: the world record for greatest distance covered by a paper airplane has been SHATTERED by none other than former Cal Quarterback Joe Ayoob. We here at The Daily Clog know exactly what you’re thinking.

“There was a paper airplane record?”

“Who is Joe Ayoob?”

“Breaking news?”

All joking aside, here are the facts: read more »


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