oskiAs all of you should know, something very important is happening this week. No, not that, you silly, the big Cal vs. Stanford game!

Now, plenty of things have been happening around campus in preparation for this epic game. Pretty lights, protests, bonfire rallies and the works! But in spite of all these elements in typical school rivalries, what is always a constant? That’s right, mascots!

Despite being technically extinct, Oski Bear’s presence is felt nearly everywhere at important Cal events. He’s there to cheer our football team. He’s at the parades. He hugs children and incoming students alike on Cal Day. But did you know an engineer started it all? read more »


As promised, the Clog is giving you the low-down on a preview of the kick-off for massive fund raising effort for Cal football.

Cal dreams of expanding the school’s $50 million sports endowment to a whopping $1 billion in the next 30 years. Criminy. Before you start creating your “1,000,000 strong for keeping UC fees down” Facebook groups, worry not–Cal plans to hit up the wealthiest among us as their first step to big, fat checks. And what faster way towards $1 billion than a little piece of property in the Cal stadium? We’re talking individual seats for up to $225,000 each. As usual, these monied football fans’ first-class section includes complimentary food, parking (a privelege for which most Berkeleyans would give up their first-born) and lounge access. read more »