We’ve talked about the Martinez Commons’ slight issues before, but the adventure of Sunday night wasn’t one of technical malfunction (at least not that we know of). At just past 1 a.m. residents of the new dorm were shaken from beds and pointless YouTube videos by an extremely loud and persistent fire alarm. They were shuffled out of the building in their sleepwear, congregating on Channing Way in a mass of confused college students. To top it all off, Berkeley had decided to rain. Lots of students only had tee-shirts and shorts to protect them from the lovely weather, while a lucky few had fuzzy pajamas. Anyone with flip-flops was guaranteed cold feet.

Rain waiting is no fun

A number of forewarned students brought umbrellas for everyone to huddle under, or at least everyone who could fit. Everyone else ran for cover at Crossroads, barging in on the winding down late night service or grouping under the small cover just atop its entrance. These were desperate kids. But hey, at least they got to bond with whoever they shared cover with. “Hi, I’m Bob. Nice to meet you. Thanks for standing an inch away from me so that I can read more »


Apparently, the ASUC is taking a lighter approach to dealing with how effin’ long its meetings are.  Instead of, y’know, streamlining their processes and pointlessly bickering less, the senate is considering a bill that would amend their bylaws to “make every 11th meeting optionally pajama-themed.”

According to what Junior Ryan Quan told the Daily Cal, “No one wants to be in jeans till four in the morning.”

And we couldn’t agree more. We prefer general pantslessness at four in the morning, ourselves. But read more »