The Clog did not speak too soon when we warned you of the coming zombie apocalypse. With the threat of a 20.3 percent tuition increase looming large in the instance Jerry Brown’s tax initiative fails this fall, students protested at the UC Regents meeting dressed as zombies. Get it? Cuz the debt is killing us slowly and turning us into the living dead. Ha. Ha. read more »


Protestors marching against tuition increases at the UC Regents Meeting on Wednesday, May 16 dressed up as inmates from a “debtor’s prison” and stormed the Capitol. And when we say stormed, we really mean walked around in a circle singing Sam Cooke’s “Chain Gang.”

The song choice was most befitting of the occasion, and the Clog liked it so much that we decided to proffer some other musical selections for potential future use: read more »

With an increase in UC tuition and a global recession on our hands, it’s probably more important than ever to find a job. Business owners in Berkeley have some encouraging words for you: good luck.

With students cutting back on superfluous spending and employers cutting back on hiring, there’s more competition for the dwindling number of jobs available to students. The unemployment rate in Berkeley has jumped from 7.4 percent last December to 11.9 percent in July, just under the current national average.

And a sad economy equals sad students (which means Le Petit will probably be the only business to see an increase in revenue). On the bright side, not having a job will leave you lots of time to protest the tuition hike by following Mark Yudof around or vandalizing his property or whatnot.

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Local Businesses See Decrease in Hiring [Daily Cal]