Tweet tweet tweet! … to follow The Daily Clog on Twitter! For those of you who don’t “tweet,” or generally have no idea what we’re talking about, Twitter is basically Facebook statuses without the Facebook. It’s been around for a while, but it’s really only taken off–and by “taken off,” we mean, “gotten decently popular”–recently.

As usual, the Clog was, like, totally ahead of the curve and started our Twitter feed a while ago, but since it’s a new year, we’ve decided there’s no time like the present to start actually, uh, well–how do we put this delicately?–using it. Regularly. So subscribe now and get all the awesome, snarky updates that you could ever want from us. Seriously, we’re all over it.

Oh, and P.S. If you think you can do what Cloggers do better than/as well as we do, you should definitely come to the Daily Cal recruitment meeting at 4 p.m. today, at 600 Eshleman Hall. Uncle Clog wants YOU!

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Hey all you kids out there in cyberland! Welcome to this semester’s edition of “Who wants to work for the Daily Cal?” where we’ll answer all your questions about how to get involved with Berkeley’s oldest entirely student-run publication. (Not to mention its award-winning affiliated blog … Ahem, ahem!)

Recruitment meetings are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. Meet in 600 Eshleman Hall (a.k.a. the Daily Cal’s world headquarters) where the various section editors will be on hand, and you can extract from them whatever tasty morsels of Daily Cal info you require to take the plunge and apply. (OK, within reason. Obviously.) Godspeed, young reader, and hope to see you there!

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800px-south-bend-college-football-hall-of-fame-blocking.jpg Remember the bizarre story about Stanford University reject, Azia Kim? She spent 8 months convincing everyone she was a student at the Palo Alto campus before being busted by their housing department last May. The incident sparked an online sensation among college kids nationwide–especially here at UC Berkeley. Many students even wondered if such brazen trickery occurs on our own campus. Fortunately, the Clog now has an answer: “Yes, it does occur. Kind of. Almost.”

Meet Kevin Hart, an offensive lineman from Nevada who told his hometown reporters that Jeff Tedford wanted him bad. To put it briefly, people didn’t believe it and eventually revealed Hart’s recruitment story to be a complete fabrication by Hart himself (though he initially said someone probably conned him.)

You may be tempted to call him the Azia Kim of Cal athletics, but his con only lasted a few days. To mention both impostors in the same breath would totally dishonor Kim’s impressive 8-month stint, especially since Hart’s plan was condemned to failure the moment he made the absurd claim.

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