2305726488_102f4e5c07_nIn a little over an hour, Cal is going to be tootin’ the horn for the winners of the monthly Zipcar contest, Students with Drive. And heck yeah, guess who’s winning in the Academic criteria? University of California, Berkeley, baby. Well, okay, the contest ends at 9:00 P.M. but looking at how our represenatives, Pioneers in Engineering (PiE), are currently ahead of the second-place Speech Team of University of Illinois AND with more votes still clocking in … the Clog can safely say, “YO, I THINK WE GOT THIS.”

But yeah, before we start cartwheeling across Memorial Glade half naked and screaming from the top of the Campinile about how great we and PiE are, let us focus on what this contest and the group are even about. The word “winning” is always an exciting, delicious thing to hear. Come on, who doesn’t like to be awesome at something and then praised [and in this case, win big bucks] for their accomplishments? It’s a rhetorical question, in case you were about to answer.

Zipcar is the company that for an hourly rate allows people, especially college students, to borrow the car read more »

Take the Hogwarts Express to fun!

Take the Hogwarts Express to fun!

Calling all students of wizardry, all experts on potions, charms, herbology and other magical subjects! We know that you (like us) have been waiting for the chance to use that stunning spell and that copy of “Hogwarts a History” that was compiled from Hermione quotes throughout the entire “Harry Potter” series. Now is the chance to show off your smarts.

That’s right, it’s time for SUPERB’s Harry Potter Trivia Night read more »


Photoshop: an invention that alters things ranging from deleting a single strand of flyaway hair to creating unrealistically perfect facial features with mere clicks and clever dragging of the mouse. Who wouldn’t like to learn how to use it? It can’t hurt to, you know, maybe temporarily shave off a few pounds for your Facebook profile picture *cough cough*. No judging.

Well, whatever you decide to use it for, an opportunity to learn how to lies at your feet, ripe for the taking.

The Student Technology Council (STC) exclusively invites Cal students to attend Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator training sessions as well as enter the chance to win $2,500 in a Cal-themed T-shirt design contest. Since the Adobe Creative Suite was released for free earlier this year read more »

Money be green. And we suffering college students could certainly use as much of it as we can get. Unfortunately, not all of us can date T.I., forcing us to look to other sources of revenue. Money

Well we’re in luck: A little known section of UC Berkeley’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is the Prizes program.

The program rewards “creative expression and scholarly achievement by Cal’s finest students.” Students can enter essays, films and photographs to win anywhere up to thousands of dollars!

Categories range from read more »

NaNoWriMoChapter 1 — It was a dark and stormy night; it was Nov. 30, and the Daily Cal offices were buzzing with the activities of unshaved and haggard Cloggers pounding away at their keyboards. After all, 50,000 words don’t appear by themselves, and National Novel Writing Month was coming to a close.

At this point, all the Cloggers, or at least former shells of themselves, had flipped back to the beginning of their novels. The start was essential, for a novel with a poor opening line was no novel at all. read more »


 Congratulations Clayton Koo, first year, on winning the G-Tech iPod-enabled messenger bag. We hope you enjoy the bag, and we hope you all liked our foray into lousy digital recording. We were sick, but we did it for you, Clayton Koo.As for the rest of you, good luck next time. Actually, we’re not even sure there will be a next time—it was very rare that we even had this bag on hand. So yeah. Good luck with that.Daily Clog Raffle Contest [YouTube]

The raffle contest for the G-Tech iPod-enabled messenger bag is now closed. We’ll announce the winner on Sunday after drawing a name out of a hat. Or box. It doesn’t really matter, does it?At least this contest was far more fruitful than our last effort. Now if only we can find that damn bag …

The Clog is generous and, quite frankly, desperately wants more readers. It’s only expected then that we would give away something to a lucky reader.

Way back when, we reviewed a particular messenger bag donated to us. The G-Tech iPod-Enabled Messenger Bag works just like a normal messenger bag, but it can also hook up to your MP3 player of choice and crank out your tunes.

The bag is valued at $129, in case you’re cheap and want to sell that sucka on eBay. Hey, it’ll be your bag, and you can do whatever you want with it.

This raffle is open to UC Berkeley students only (sorry, we’re cheap too, and we don’t pay for shipping). Fill out a comment below, leaving your full name, your e-mail (so that we can contact you) and your year at UC Berkeley. No one but us will be able to view your e-mail address, so you don’t have to fret about spam.

At 12:00 a.m. Tuesday (that means the end of Monday and start of Tuesday), the raffle will be closed. We will draw a name out of a hat, and that name will be the winner. We’ll contact you lucky SOB and then you’ll walk away with a free book bag for the new school year.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]