If you’re like any self-respecting Berkeley student, you try your hardest to do well inHungry Bears class, keep up with a few activities, and spare a little bit of time for saving the world – if possible. Most of the time you may only get around to the first one, and though you may occasionally broach the second, you rarely get to the third. So if you weren’t feeling bad enough about how you’re not actively helping the community out, here’s a video that just might spur you to action.

The fantastic group of people over at our very own Social Media Club have put together a campaign to help out some of the people who need things a little bit more than the rest of us do. If you’re diving into your intact mountain of meal points every night, you can head over to any of the campus stores and grab some canned goods instead of that extremely large smoothie that’s probably bad for you. And the next time you go to Walgreens to grab a gallon of milk, throw an extra can of fruit or beans into your shopping cart – the tingly warm feeling that you get after you donate will definitely be worth the 99 cents.

If you’re still reading this and unconvinced, let the club give you a little extra incentive! Grab your phone and snap a picture of yourself in a cute pose with the pile of food you’re planning on donating, and tweet that with the hashtag #hungrybears. Not only do you get validated and feel popular when a bunch of people re-tweet you, but you could win a gift certificate for – you guessed it – even more food!

Image source: Fabian Medina under Creative Commons

Video source: MediaPopNow used with permission


bowsChristmas?

Glance around. Do you see signs that the winter holiday is rapidly approaching? Because we sure do!

The Christmas season is great — don’t get us wrong, we love the little lights, the carols, the glittery ornaments, that scent of fresh pine — but it’s great after Thanksgiving. Halloween was a matter of days ago and Turkey Day is still a few weeks away. We can’t start singing “Frosty the Snowman” until after the pumpkin pies have been demolished and the leftover turkey sandwiches finished!

street fairBut take a little stroll down Telegraph Ave. and you’ll think that we’re days away from Santa’s annual visit. read more »


This week we found something even more exciting than Chipotle Free Burrito Day and eight-cent drinks in the city: Five-cent coffee at Walgreens every Friday. That’s right, FIVE CENTS. And as some of the most sleep-deprived and caffeine-dependent students in Berkeley, we’ve done our research and we can guarantee you, this is definitely the cheapest coffee in town.

And here’s our compiled list of venues serving the bean for under a buck: read more »