As students of Cal, one of the great things we have come to notice about walking around campus or the fine city of Berkeley is that there is always a chance you might run into something really interesting. As previously seen on the Clog’s “We Spy” series, there are a variety of things that we encounter. Most of them tend to stir up emotions of laughter, anger, fascination or even ironic sadness. However, never in our history of “We Spy” have we ever been so … well, creeped out.
It all started one day when we were walking around campus through the wood bridge walkway between the Old Art Gallery and Moses Hall on our way to Wheeler. It was on this walk that we noticed something rather peculiar. Observe the picture below.
From a distance, it looked like an odd circle-shaped segment of graffiti. At the time, we thought it could very well be just that. After all, as much as we are ashamed to admit it, remnants of graffiti always have a tendency to show up around this area of campus. But after taking a few steps forward, read more »
Human trafficking is one of those “things” that people feel sorry for but do almost nothing to prevent. Statistics, no matter how shocking, present themselves in a way that requires no emotional commitment from the reader.
A non-profit organization representative presents you with a bunch of facts about some horrific event. You nod and feel bad for the victims involved. You go back home and check your Facebook or YouTube. Sadness is forgotten. Sound familiar?
“Nefarious” is a documentary that reveals the disturbing aspects of modern human trafficking. Exodus Cry, the team behind “Nefarious” is quickly gaining attention and spreading awareness across the country.
A free screening is going to take place right here at Berkeley. Note the word “free.” Free is good, especially when it is towards a great cause. “Nefarious” will be screened at Wheeler Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 29. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Remember … FREE. See you there!
Image Source: Exodus Cry
NEFARIOUS Documentary Screening [Facebook]
Campus MovieFest, the largest student film festival in the world, began its world tour right here in Berkeley. Participating students were given an Apple laptop, a camcorder, and a week to play filmmaker. The final films were shown Friday, Sept. 12 in Wheeler.
The show started at 7:30 p.m., but if you got there an hour early you could play sound-less Guitar Hero on an AT&T cell phone attached to their kiosk. Yay! It was hard to forget who their sponsors were with the shameless amounts of AT&T plugs, even a category “Best Use of Mobile Technology.” But the free iPod Nano giveaways made us forget about the bombardment of corporate sponsorship, at least momentarily. (Video after the jump.)
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Looking forward to SUPERB’s line-up of cheap movies in Wheeler this semester? So are we, but unfortunately the SUPERB site isn’t delivering. Lucky for you (and us), we snagged a list of movies and their screenings for online perusal.
Friday, Sept. 12
Campus Movie Fest: doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
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Apparently, the protester currently known as “Fresh” knows when to follow his feline instincts and scurry up into the nearest tree. It also seems that he knows when to reason like a five-year-old.
“I was planning on leaving, but the officer chased me,” he told The Daily Californian, “so I climbed up the tree.” No, we’re not talking about that big tree in front of Wheeler Hall, the one already shouldering the burden of a massive sign. We’re talking about another nearby tree. read more »