Ever since the famed student activism in the mid-1960s, politics and Berkeley have been inextricably intertwined. When peopleThe Kind of Politics We Love think Berkeley, they think “liberals” – whether they say it with disgust or with pride depends on the tone in which you read this sentence. But like with any part of student life, there are extremes – from those who think that “Mitt Romney” is short for “Mitten” versus those who consider presidential debate parties to be actual “parties.” No matter which end of the political spectrum you’re on, all of us can take a step back and enjoy the unintentional comedy of the two men trying to be our president. If you’re still on the fence about who to vote for, maybe these out-of-context tidbits can clear things up for you.

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It’s a time of major changes, folks — and we’re not talking about a certain bit of breaking news that’s taken over our Facebook feeds. Nope, the Clog’s a lot more excited about the farthest reaches of the universe. Which, thanks to good old science, have now been cast in a whole new light.

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS. Yussss) — headed by researchers with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey, including Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s David Schlegel — has put together “the biggest 3-D map of the universe ever made.” read more »