Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know that it’s Big Game Week! This means a slew of fun stuff on and around campus. On Monday there was a cable car rally in San Francisco. Tuesday saw the Tree-chopping Rally in front of Sproul Hall, and Wednesday night was the Laugh Your Axe Off comedy show. Thursday there’ll be the Night Rally starting at Bowles and marching around campus for all to hop in on. Finally, the Friday night before the game will be the Big Game Rally, complete with fireworks for the very first  time!

Try to catch as much of this week’s happenings as you can. But for those of you who’ve missed some, we’ve generously chronicled what Sproul’s looked like thus far.

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The Cal Straw Hat Band and Cal Dance kicked off Tuesday's rally, with Oski sauntering in and out of the action as usual.

The Cal Straw Hat Band and Cal Dance kicked off Tuesday's rally, with Oski sauntering in and out of the action as usual.

Cal Forestry enthusiastically obeyed the crowd's chants of "Chop that wood!" We all showed great appreciation of mascots here. Especially when the club announced they would be selling shirts that say "Not all trees deserve a hug".

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The Oski Bear’s evil twin has resurfaced again! We know we’ve given you some combat tactics before, but you can never be too prepared! The beauty of being at a large university on the semester system is that we get to figure out classes for next semester while we’re not even halfway into this one. While you’re

10-11 - How To - Defeat the Tele-Bear (1)studying for your chemistry midterm coming up in a week, you can go ahead and pick out which torturous chemistry series you’ll endure for the following five months of your life. Don’t give up just yet, though. Everything has weaknesses, and Tele-BEARS is hardly an exception.

Recall your history with Tele-BEARS – It’s quite useful to know what classes you have taken and what you need to do to get through your degree.

Know the rules of the fight – You have to sign up for at least 12.5 units per semester and no more than either 19.5 or 20.5 units depending on your college. In Phase One, you cap out at 10.5 – so get your ‘must-have’ classes in first. If you’re wondering what that half-unit is for: It allows you to take a P.E. class so you can explore sports, read more »