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October 24th, 2012

what's up

how u doing?

July 22nd, 2012

This community

Bellu and Charlotte
Well judging by the lack of new posts (Holy **** Ragnus stilll posts?), this community has no new influx of LJ users at UC Berkeley. 

April 8th, 2012

lol lj just lol

February 25th, 2012

Is UC Berkeley still Worth the Money?

UC Berkeley drops in graduate income potential ratings.

What do you guys think?

November 9th, 2011

Police brutality at protest

Cloud 1

October 5th, 2011

Anyone else who graduated in 2007 (or later) making $90k a year right now??

August 30th, 2011

the pillows Concert 9/7

Cloud 1
Hi Berkley LJ group,

I was wondering if anybody out there knows about a Japanese band called The Pillows.  They will be having a concert at Slims in SF on 9/7.  If anyone is planning to go and would like to travel together from UC Berkeley (it's safer and more fun!), please reply to this post or PM me.


June 12th, 2011


Cal defeats Dallas Baptist for first College World Series berth since 1992

Not bad for a team that was slated for elimination from the Cal athletic menu. The alumni saved the program via a fund raising drive. This is what we got for our money. GO BEARS

June 2nd, 2011

bear karaoke?

Mitch; laughing
Is this place still open?  And if so, what are their rates?  I'm having a lot of difficulty finding out more information about them online.

April 29th, 2011

Anoncon Spring 2011 is up!


April 25th, 2011

bay area laser tag

Mitch; laughing
laser tag venuesCollapse )


March 8th, 2011

Vote for the Art Walk Poster Contest!!!!

Contest to design the poster for the Divisadero Art Walk. Vote for the winner now!


February 21st, 2011

San Francisco to Los Angeles 2/24 or 2/25

ranetka nivea
Hi to all,

My friend is going to los angeles on thursday or friday and she is looking for a car pool. Does anybody plan to go to LA on those days, please let me
thanks a lot,

February 13th, 2011

question about past friday's free concert

Mitch; laughing
This Friday (the 11th) there was a free concert on lower sproul in front of Eshleman.  It started around noon? I think.  Actually, it might not have been Friday.  I don't remember now, haha.  Anyway.

I was on my way to the Tang Center and couldn't stop to really listen to much but really enjoyed the little that I did happen to hear.  I thought the group was called "Yoyo" but tried locating them online with little success.

If anyone happens to know who performed there then, please let me know!  Very interested in looking them up/googling them.

Thanks in advance,

February 3rd, 2011

Hw to date on Facebook

Interesting :)  I've definitely pulled a few of these when Facebook was just @ colleges.


January 31st, 2011

Graduation pictures?

love lolipop
Just wondering if anyone knows a good studio/photographer who does graduation shots? Things like with me in the gear, along with a studio shot with my parents?

Thank you so much!

January 16th, 2011

Selling old readers/practice exams

I have some old readers (EPSM 102D AC being the most recent) and practice exams+answer keys for Chem 3A. Does anyone know where would be a good place to sell them? I don't even care that much about the money, I just want them out of my house but don't feel crazy about just dumping them...

I looked at comegetused, which used to be really active back in the day, but their search function is broken! So I can't even find the page on which I could list.

Thanks for any help, and good luck in the coming semester!

PS. Speaking of things that used to be really active back in the day…this community :'(

January 8th, 2011

Justify my post-grad work?

Add note: I'm fully out of academia, and employed in the public realm (see: Dante's sec 3, lvl 5).

Recently, I had a meeting with my boss. In this meeting, I handed him a list of 3 Extension classes and a professional webinar for field certification that I would like to complete this semester. The total (which I was asking him to pay for) was $2,000.00+.

He checked off approval on the field certification course (wasn't surprised by that, my immediate supervisor has been pushing for me to take the silly test since he figured out my 5-yr work history met the boards requirements) and ignored the other 3 (despite the carefully formulated reasons for wanting to take them).

Then he leaned back and asked: "...so, um... when exactly do you think you are going to be done with school?"

Good question, Mr. Boss Man.

I hold a Masters and two B.A's. I also hold an A.A. from a community college and post-grad work from 2 community colleges, 2 extension centers, and 1 private school. On average it seems that I've found some reason (god, only knows if it's a good reason) to take 1-3 classes a semester since I've graduated. Usually, they are all programming classes. However, at my current job, my programming workload is low and as a result this hasn't translated into a clear benefit for my company**.

When it comes to school, my boss only has one concern: how many letters are behind your name. Adding letters behind my name (through certification, and degrees) makes me more valuable to him because he can make more $$$ on me by shelling my initials out on grants.

Frankly, I have zero interest in going on through another degree program (all the degree programs offered in my field limit me in letting me take the classes I want to take and keep up with my current job). I particularly have no interest in a PhD (after my Masters, that's really my last 'degree' option). I also have no interest in academia (frankly, there are precious few benefits to having a PhD in a professional arena-- in fact, from where I sit, they are not much different then having a Masters).

If I was to apply to grad school again, I'd be calling 7 colleges for transcripts. Hopefully, my boss never knows that.

I really think taking classes (which I always do outside of work hours) are beneficial to me. I also believe (in the long run) that they increase my professional worth (despite the fact they don't and won't add letters to my name). However, I do seem to have a problem in selling my boss on that fact. Short of writing an app for office-wide use (which is plausible), I don't have many convincing ways of selling my boss on paying for these ventures. Do you?

Overall, Boss has offered me a shot of writing a "plan" for him to justify my reasons for continuing with school, if you have thoughts (or experience with this) I'd love to know 'em.

**I have automated a few of my common data-mining tasks, in the scope of the companies overall 'for-profit' purgative, this merely has helped me more then helped them.

December 3rd, 2010

AnonCon 2010!

It's that time of year again. Enjoy!


November 27th, 2010

med school after graduating with a non-premed major


If I just graduated with a major in a non-premed subject and am thinking about going back to community college or something to take medical school pre-requisites, is there someone on campus or elsewhere who can advise me about how to do this and what my chances are, assuming I do well in classes/tests?

Is there any way as an alumni to take advantage of any kind of advising or information about this kind of stuff? Any support or advice anyone knows about?

I looked at post-bac programs, but they are super expensive and don't always work.

November 25th, 2010

Animal Shelter Investigated After Photos Surface on Facebook

Sad Thanksgiving story.  Don't know if I'd call it "cruelty", but certainly disturbing, especially when you consider this is a government agency charged with the care of the animals.


November 23rd, 2010

new link


Israel Uses Facebook to Catch Female Draft-Dodgers


This presumably only applies to Judaism?  It doesn't seem "kosher" that the state can dictate what's in observance of Judaism and what's not. Logging into Facebook = breaking the sabbath????

I dunno.....

November 22nd, 2010

Free 2-day shipping at Amazon.com for students

Amazon is offering a free year of their Amazon Prime service (normally $79 a year) to any student with a .edu email address. Not only does this give you free 2-day shipping on all orders, but you can also get next day shipping for $3.99: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info

If you're an avid Amazon shopper, this would be a great time to have free 2-day shipping due to their week long Black Friday Sale.


November 15th, 2010

Starvin' Marvins

wise owl
What happened to the post where some UCB students promised to starve for some LGBT cause?
I wanted to check back in on the progress, but the post is gone.

11% Have Had Sex With Someone They Met on Facebook

( You are about to view content that may only be appropriate for adults. )

November 14th, 2010

"God" Faces Life In Prison for Facebook Account



November 7th, 2010

Transcripts mailed in individual envelopes?

I'm ordering multiple transcripts online through the Registrar's office to be mailed to my address. The grad schools I'm applying to prefer that they be sent by the applicant rather than institution, but the transcripts need to be sealed -- because I'm ordering multiple copies, I just wanted to make sure that they'll all come in separate sealed envelopes. Could anyone confirm?

They really should be separate, but the question wasn't answered by any of the Registrar's transcript FAQs (or LJ archives) and I wanted to double-check before clicking "submit" on my order.

Thanks in advance for any info!

November 1st, 2010

Haas class recommendations?

I'm a Haas major 3rd year and I have tons of room left in my schedule the next few semesters for Business electives. Anyone have any UGBA Professor/Course recommendations?

I've been looking into the "Personal Finance" course.....


October 29th, 2010

Can a current Cal student do me a HUGE favor? (unemployed recent graduate)

I graduated in May and am having a terrible time trying to find a job. Once you are out of their system, UCB is more than happy to forget about you and cut your access to the Callisto / CalJobs resource. Since I barely have enough money to pay rent for a couple more months, I cannot pay for a subscription to the service, which I think would greatly increase my chances of finding a job in the area.

I am wondering if there are any current students here that can let me log in to your CalJobs account to look at the job postings. I will not apply for anything through the site, since it is in your name- instead I would simply look at the posts and apply separately. Current students have free access, and even if you already use it, me using your login would not restrict your use in any way. There's really nothing to lose, and you would be helping a former student immensely.

Thank you so much, and go bears!

October 24th, 2010

Which Riley?

Cal Football
Does the local press have any explanation for Riley's inconsistency? I always seem to wonder which one will show up for the game

October 17th, 2010

Free ties (and a little shameless peddling)

I have a handful of ties I'd like to get out of my closet. If you want one for free, send me a message at chasingred@livejournal.com. I can either mail it to you or leave it in my GSI mailbox for you to pick up. If you can, tell me the color and pattern of your suit and shirt, and I'll give you a tie that best matches what you have. It would also help to know your height, weight, and skin tone, but you can keep that private if you want.

Please only take one if you plan to wear the tie to student club activities, job interviews, or conferences. I'd like these to go to someone who needs a tie for semi-professional and professional events, but doesn't yet have any.

Note, these aren't high end ties, but they should serve you fine if you're an undergraduate who just needs to look professional and sharp.

(Also, my apologies for hawking on here, but hopefully the free ties make up for this: I have $30 in store credit to Pretty Penny, a vintage clothing store in Rockridge, that I'm selling for $20. If anyone wants it, let me know.)

October 12th, 2010

About to go viral

 The Cal Men's Soccer team has a very long and boring bus ride on the saturday between games when they go north to play Washington and Oregon. So Davis Paul, the video wonderchild and the team's biggest point earner, made a video of the team singing a Chris Brown song.

And Mr. Brown has given in props in his tweeter account. Almost 18,000 hits already.

THIS is a fun video.


October 2nd, 2010

Financial Aid complaints

So.... I need to get in touch with my financial aid advisor's supervisor. How would I go about doing that? There's a long story that I'm not really in the mood to type out at present, I just need to know how to bypass the fao email backlog and go directly to the supervisor. Any one have experience? =/

September 29th, 2010

Cool Places to Study? Cool Nature Walks?

Hi everyone, I'm new to the area and I'm not really sure where to start in terms of exploring Berkeley and the Bay Area.  What are some of your favorite places to study either on or off campus?   Are there any coffee shops where you enjoy studying?   So far, none of the libraries are really doing it for me, ambiance-wise.  I'm looking for places that aren't too loud and in the case of coffee shops, ones where I'll feel comfortable spending hours there and only buying one cup of coffee.

Other question:  what are some of your favorite nature-y places in Berkeley and the Bay Area?  I'm looking for places that are easy to get by bike or public transport.  I've heard that there are some nice trails in the hills but I'm not sure where the trailheads are....Thanks!

September 25th, 2010


berkeley alum here. taking questions about the real world, job interviews, php/mysql/javascript/css/memcached, used-car fixing, and possibly your mom. but probably not, cuz i got no game.

i swear i used to post here all the time.

September 22nd, 2010

Free Amazon Prime for students

Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info

I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site). Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!

September 20th, 2010

The Facebook Movie

Berkeley '06 grad. We're starting a social networking site for artists (launching in December).

Holding a viewing of "The Social Network" and discussion afterwards, Oct. 1 Details. to follow on TheArdor.com

September 12th, 2010

Metro PCS coverage at UC Berkeley

Has anyone has had any experience with MetroPCS' service on campus? I believe they're on Sprint's network, but I'm not certain. Still, if anyone has had experience with Sprint's network on campus, that would be helpful as well. I'm looking to switch out of my AT&T contract.
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