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SUPERB is kicking off their semester of cheap and relatively entertaining movies TONIGHT in Wheeler Auditorium! As usual, all films are $3 with Cal ID and $5 for general admission. Here is the rest of the Fall 2012 lineup:

*Moonrise Kingdom: Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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*Campus Movie Fest: Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30

*Brave: Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

*The Amazing Spider-Man: Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.

*The Dark Knight Rises: Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Image source: marvelousRoland and themichaelminer under Creative Commons


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Hai gaiz: story time. So, we’re conducting our daily interwebs perusal for all things worthy of treatment by snark. Said quest takes us to SF Gate and a piece on antimatter atoms. Specifically, a group of UC Berkeley physicists at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab successfully trapped a couple dozen of those babies — and by babies we mean “the stuff that annihilates ordinary matter in a single explosive flash of energy.

Clearly not so much material for satire as really freaking cool. Granted, our familiarity with antimatter is limited to an incredibly superficial understanding of the Big Bang Theory and Star Trek’s ships’ ability to go super duper fast. But it doesn’t take a ton of imagination to grasp the achievement’s staggering implications, such as read more »


<3Enterprising Berkeleyites Kyle Sessions and Nancy Kerr lived long and prospered over 13 other Trekkie couples this week, harnessing a victory in Tech Museum’s Ultimate Star Trek Wedding contest.

The couple met as college freshmen, Klinging on to each other through their mutual love of all things Starfleet. They submitted a picture and a brief statement to Tech with the hopes of renewing their wedding vows among The Borg.

It was totally Worf it. read more »



Chancellor Robert Birgeneau isn’t the only one jumping aboard the hybrid bandwagon (which, we imagine, would strongly resemble a Prius). Even if UC Berkeley itself never manages to go full Borg, that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t develop them.

Beetles, that is—cyborg beetles, sponsored by the Pentagon.

We hope our nonverbal attempt at a dramatic pause allowed you sufficient time to recover. Because if you’re wondering when good ol’ tree-sitting, Yoo-hating, cupcake-driving Berkeley went all futuristic spy thriller on our hinies … well, read more »


Every year, Homecoming leaves us with a taste of … disappointment … in our mouths, whether it be from football flops, midterm season or something else. But you can at least always count on a variety of campus events every Homecoming week to sweeten that taste (which is kind of like sour apples) just a little bit. So with that in mind, read below the jump for a somewhat-officialistical schedule of Homecoming to-do’s. read more »