P1020741Itching to hop on a plane and see new sights, perhaps while earning a few credits? Well, the Daily Clog checked out the Study Abroad fair held last Friday Sept. 21 and has all the updates you need on such academic adventures.
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Of everyone in this picture, only 1% of these people have a new tv; Patrick Long (Left)

Of everyone in this picture, only 1 percent of these people have a new TV; Patrick Long (Left)

If you couldn’t tell from the lack of people at KIPS on Friday or the emanating body odor and smoke from the fourth floor of MLK, there was a poker tournament. Phi Beta Lambda, or like every other business club is known as, “Haas Hopefuls” society, threw their semi-annual poker tournament on March 2, attracting the young and old, people of all ethnicities and varying degrees of shadiness.

6:00 p.m – The poker tournament commences. The night begins with casual socializing and awkward exchanges between people who’d rather tear each other’s hand off than shake it. Tables are set, players take their seats, the silence and air is tense and heated – one could already tell it’d be awkward if someone farted. read more »

Have you ever noticed how weird the door handles on the east entrance of the MLK Jr. Student Union are? Look at them:


That can't be fun.

Not only do the bears have emaciated bodies that are reminiscent of giraffe necks, but they look terrified (not to mention uncomfortable). The look in their eyes screams, “Oh god, we are going to spend the rest of our lives being strangled by strange hands!” read more »

4674998702_b13405cdbeUnfortunately, dear Cloggy readers, said empowerment is technically only applicable to “women of color of all ages, abilities, socio-economic and citizenship status, sexualities, religions, and cultural backgrounds.” Sucks for the rest of you, right?

Exclusivity aside, we’re pretty excited about the upcoming 26th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference. Courtesy of the Graduate Assembly’s Women of Color Initiative, EWOCC invites the aforementioned demographic to check out multiple speakers, DJs, spoken word and various noms.

For those of you who fall under that umbrella (and everyone else, really; we’re pretty sure they won’t hate), the conference — entitled “Building Across Difference: Inciting A Movement of Our Own” — will take place this Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MLK Student Union, with a reception following from 5:30 to 7:00.

Registration deets here. Students get in free!

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26th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference at UC Berkeley [site]
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ucmepUCMeP, the folks who so cleverly and convincingly birthed an irony-clad doppelganger of the Daily Californian’s website last month, invite you to another mad-sarcastic critical demonstration. On May 5, A ceremonial ribbon cutting will inaugurate “Jonathan Poullard’s Anti-Student Union.”

Obviously, the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization is not a fan of our dean of students (handsomely stylized by UCMeP, right). To quote from their microscopically subtle press release, read more »

Free computer access in the MLK Student Union went kerplutz when campus officials declined to fix a couple of broken CampusLink terminals last weekend. Those are the nifty, open-to-public computers near the Cal student store that invite vandalism, indiscriminate urination, and defacement of school property by vandals and vagrants that come in off the streets, said the university.

“One of the issues was that it’s a public open space being used by nonstudents who tend to sit there and take up a lot of time on the computer,” CEO Bill Haynor of CampusLink told the Berkeley Daily Planet. “I think the university was not happy with that. We have been at UC Berkeley for seven years, but this is the first time they shut us down.”

Haynor also said that the shut down may have to do with students using the computers to surf the internet for porn, when they weren’t using them to level up their fierce warrior gremlins.

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UC Shuts Down CampusLink’s Free Public Internet Access [Berkeley Daily Planet]