No family feast for you? Not a problem.

No family feast for you? Not a problem.

Not going home for the holiday weekend? While most dread the holidays (our relatives’ drunken shouting matches over eggnog, Christmas song covers by Justin Bieber…), many of us college students won’t have the luxury of going home for the holidays this year. If you’re one of the 30% of Cal students from out of the state or country – or simply can’t make it out of town – we’ve found some alternatives to ruminating in your dorm room next week.

Lusting after turkey dinner? Crossroads sometimes just won’t cut it, so check out Opentable for a list of East Bay and San Francisco restaurants that are serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner. read more »


It’s hard out there for a … punk?

In a way we were just a tad disappointed upon arriving at college to find that the stereotype of Berkeley as a breeding ground for wild and wonderful eye candy was just that – a stereotype. In today’s seas of earnestly-inspired (but decidedly inoffensive) combat boots around campus, it’s next to impossible to spot a pair of New Rocks in Berkeley. How things have changed since 2004…

UC Berkeley Gets A - Er, Makeover

UC Berkeley style gets a - er, makeover. (Click to expand!)

In fact, when we were in grade school, Hot Topic was actually cool.

No, really.

It once was a place where your cool, mohawked older siblings went to buy Manic Panic and bondage corsets, read more »


Here’s to Summer! The lazy days when skin and the leather of couches become synonymous, when the only thing to interrupt your afternoon slumber is the jubilant music of passing ice cream trucks and the naive laughter of children, unaware of the coming zombie apocalypse. Free of finals, papers, and Yoshua, enjoy your free time my fellow students — you will not bask in such luxury again.

No, not because the world is ending in December (we still expect our presents), but because you go to Cal, so suck it up. Now is the time to do all the things, do all the people, and get jiggy with it. Here at the Clog, we endorse hedonism (with protection) but in its most efficient, optimal sense. So here is a club crawl to guide you through your counting days of freedom before you’re back dodging flyers and 4.0’s at Cal once again.

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Since we’re all in such close proximity in San Francisco, we figured it was only going to be a matter of time before we had to talk about gay things. More specifically, we’re talking gay clubs, because gay or straight, we’re pretty sure you’ve already been to (or are going to go to) one at some point or another. And, whether you’re a club veteran or a newbie, we figure you can always use some advice on how to behave accordingly (in various situations). So, next time you head to a gay club, here are some things to keep in mind: read more »