4924265447_22f8b99d8fStudying abroad. All your friends are thinking about doing it, so why don’t you? It’ll be a nice change from Chipotle for lunch and waiting for the 51B in the freezing Berkeley evenings. Instead, you could be picking up a fresh baguette from Jean-Michel the jolly baker in the morning to nibble on all day and frantically trying to figure out the Parisian metro on your way home from classes. An ideal switch-up? We think so. read more »


5867512923_05b371ddbcContrary to popular belief, Berkeley students do not live in the main stacks, never seeing the sun and only coming out to retrieve the FSM coffee they need to survive in their vampiric lifestyle (Well, not all Berkeley students – some live in Soda Hall). We actually do like to get out and go places. However, sometimes it’s difficult.

Yes, there’s public transit if you don’t have a car, but BART, Muni, Caltrain, Amtrak, AC Transit — they are only so reliable and often take twice as long as driving would. And Zipcar can sure get pricey. If you are cursed blessed enough to have a car in Berkeley, let’s face it: Gas is expensive, and often it would be cheaper to take public transit (Plus, do you really want to give up that parking spot?).

So what’s a Berkeleyan on the go to do? The answer read more »


The Clog took advantage of the opportunity to talk with some of you about your study abroad dreams, experiences and advice this past Friday at the Study Abroad Fair! Watch and hear all about it, and even get some tips and tricks from the study abroad experts.


Yet another fair approaches Bear Territory, but rather than giving in to that insatiable desire for study abroad clog picfree stuff, how about actually taking a good look around?

Studying abroad is something nearly every student would want to do (if not, shame on you). However, rumors of students who have been on a study abroad program graduating a year later than usual or getting messed up socially have been a source of concern. There is nothing wrong with studying abroad; it is truly a life changing experience. Sure, going abroad makes your resume a little more pretty but experiencing a brand new culture speaks for itself.

Attending these fairs with the sole purpose of swiping free stuff only helps those bad rumors become reality. Actually going to the fair to obtain important information might be a better alternative. Why not travel to some country on the opposite side of the world and finish some units while you are at it? Double win.

Speaking of important information, check out the UC Berkeley Study Abroad Fair this Friday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union. See you there!

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UC Berkeley Study Abroad Fair [Berkeley Study Abroad]


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Summer is now in full swing, and if you haven’t already headed out of dodge, you’re wishing you had. Well luckily for you, the folks over on the travel blog have done more than their fair share of exploring, and they’re willing to recount their adventures. It’s almost as good as actually being there.

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Oakland: at least it’s not Cleveland. From Eye on Blogs, we bring you a snazzy idea: a road trip to Oakland! Woohoo!

Earlier this week, the Daily Cal released its Summer Orientation issue, with some familiar faces recommending choice staycation spots. And a while ago, we pointed you to the travel blog. Honestly, we’re beginning to feel like pushers. Of awesomeness.

Enjoy the above video, and we’ll bet you’ll be planning your bus ride to Oakland in a jiffy! Oakland clearly > Berkeley. Self-irony 4 lyf.

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In case you haven’t noticed, the Daily Cal added another blog to the mix. A travel blog, to be specific. “Anywhere But Berkeley” boasts some dazzling pictures, so we’re thrilled to add it to our RSS readers (and don’t think we’re just drinking the newspaper Kool Aid—we’re genuinely impressed). So far the blog is representin’ Israel, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Tunisia and the Philippines.

While you’re chilling in your parents’ house or nose-deep in summer school, you can pretend that you’re off in some exotic, paradisaical, fragrant or politically tumultuous land. No ticket necessary.

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skater.jpgRemember this guy? That’s funny … so do we!

Apparently, the Clog is fast becoming a veritable “Before they Were Stars” source for Berkeley’s street peeps and protesters.

Case in point: Mute Musical on Wheels guy (as we’ll henceforth refer to him) showing up not just in any ol’ Times, but THE New York Times. OK, so maybe he appeared in an online piece in the Travel section, but, hey, it’s still pretty darn high profile.

Aw, don’t they climb up the journalistic ladder so fast? Seems like just yesterday that Mute Musical on Wheels guy was featured right here on the Clog, alongside Jeeves, our “chauffeur,” back when we were pretty much the only ones who covered Code Pink. Go get ‘em (appropriately orange-clad), tiger! read more »