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 »


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At the beginning of every Canadian’s American Dream is a cheesy song about California.

We’ve compiled a short and sweet playlist for all to enjoy: whether you are out-of-state/international and can empathize with this never-ending California fascination, or a born-and-raised, in need of a refreshing sense of appreciation for the Golden State. Running commentary, free of charge, is included. read more »


uc berkeleyIn 2010, UC Berkeley spent nearly $326,000 trying to attract students from all over the globe. The money goes towards travel costs, catering, venues and equipment rental for the events  put on overseas. Additionally, Berkeley spent $23,000 on an advertising campaign through a website called Zinch and $5,800 on a breakfast for college counselors. Hey Berkeley, can we get our name on that breakfast list? read more »