NO!

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when malls and radio start prematurely playing Christmas music before we can even put our Halloween costumes away. We at the Clog think this is downright disrespectful to a great American holiday, Thanksgiving.

Turkey day is still to be had. Don’t get us wrong, we at the Clog love Christmas as much as the next blog. But we can’t forget there is still a feast to be had followed by pie and painful food comas. Christmas music before Thanksgiving is a cheap money grab by corporate America and a dishonor  read more »


Risky AIR

Walking by Sather Gate Monday afternoon, we happened to spot a rather eye-catching group of risqué-dressed singers. On closer examination we discovered they were none other than our coed a capella group Artists in Resonance, otherwise known as AIR. In the spirit of Halloween, they decided to make their themed Sproul performance one of Risky Business. After all, who doesn’t love Tom Cruise singing in his underwear? Take a whole set of singers in broad daylight and it becomes even better.

AIR

Luckily for these copy-cats it was a sunny day; otherwise the white dress shirts and shorts wouldn’t have been all that fun to dance around in. Sunglasses looked better with their ensembles that way too. A few of the girls had jeans on instead of shorts, but the majority of AIR went all out in their imitation.

Would you have the guts to sing in front of everyone on Sproul in your underwear? We’re not sure we would, so props to this group for pulling it off.

Image source: Erum Khan, The Daily Californian


SUSPIRIA

Does anyone even remember the laserdisc format? VHS forever!

It’s been another year and we return to that familiar season where it’s acceptable to be fascinated by the darker side of life. Stores around Berkeley are stocking their shelves with cheap paint, wigs, skulls and teeth that will be the building blocks to the perfect Halloween costume and the UA Berkeley 7 on Shattuck is screening the obligatory Paranormal Activity 4. Like last year, we at the Clog want to spread the Halloween festivities by compiling a list of horror movies that will be promising last-minute additions to the mandatory horror film marathon. Here are our recommendations below:

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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 »


5124207642_891199d47c_bIt’s time for that wonderful, spooky and exciting holiday that kicks off the fall: Halloween. On October 25 the Residential Hall Assembly (RHA) is holding its annual RHA’s All Hall-O-Ween. It’s trick-or-treating… in the residence halls!

The event is a great way to share the fun of Halloween with University families and local elementary school students. Residents can volunteer to give kids candy from their rooms — all candy is provided — or they can volunteer to be tour guides. The RHA is working with the East Bay Asian Youth Center to bus in children and their parents from Garfield Elementary School and La Escuelita Elementary School in Oakland to come trick-or-treat with the residents. In addition, the RHA is also providing buses for families living in University Village and the housing department. The event is funded using a portion of the $45 fee that every resident pays to the Residential and Student Services Program, so it’s a great chance to see your money at work!

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Fun, fun, fun, fun, Lookin' forward to the weekend

Good morning, readers. No, I take that back. Bad morning.

Don’t be fooled by the clear blue sky or rays of sunshine. Don’t be fooled by Rebecca Black’s jubilant jingle. Today is destined to end in doom in some way or another. The 13th day of the month and Fridays have been a dangerous combination since the inception of the modern calendar system. read more »


pumpkin

Taking a break from studying? Not heading into the nation’s greatest trick-or-treat hotspot? Enjoy your moment of procrastination with the Clog’s Halloween haikus.

We preface our Clog poetry by saying that they, sadly, will not be erotic nor relevant to Jack Donaghy, but we hope you find them entertaining nonetheless.
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So, remember back a few weeks ago when we invited you all to send us pictures of your best Halloween decorations and pumpkin masterpieces? Well, we did. We also picked out a few of our favorites, and thought you might like to see ’em, too.

oski pumpkin 1

oski pumpkin 2

This pumpkin (pictured, right), carved by freshman Amanda Burke, caught our attention pretty quickly (we’re sure you can see why).

The artist gets mad props for venturing away from tradition and letting school spirit cover that orange canvas. We couldn’t help but be impressed by Burke’s technique: Oski’s face is partially carved and partially shaved, creating a variety of really cool glow effects when placed in its natural habitat — the dark!

Go Bears, and go Amanda, for carving a truly legit pumpkin! Reward yourself by eating some of those totally addictive mini-Snickers. read more »


dia de los muertosIf you’ve ever so much as taken a Spanish class, you are well-aware of Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on, every year, on Nov. 1 and 2. That means those of you suffering from post-Halloween blues have an excuse to celebrate for a couple of extra days.

Festivities for Dia de los Muertos will be held at the Gourmet Ghetto Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. on Shattuck Avenue. Among other things the event will have: face painting, a beer and wine stand, a community altar and craft stalls. Specifically, there will be read more »


Yet another reason to leave your heart in San Francisco — recent rankings show that the City by the Bay is the nation’s best place to trick-or-treat.pumpkins

So for those of you done with midterms (as if they ever end), there’s no reason not to head into SF Monday night. Who cares if you’re a 20-year-old running around in a Scooby Doo outfit? The sugar makes it worth it. read more »

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