40 Signs You Went To Berkeley

It was more than falling asleep on Memorial Glade and getting drunk at co-op parties — but that was a lot of it, too.

1. You were indoctrinated at CalSO.

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2. So you know UCLA stole our fight song.

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3. And that the correct response to “GO” is “BEARS!”

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4. You also got tricked into believing “The Time Warp” would be a major part of your college experience.

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5. You retroactively hiss at any mention of Stanfurd, which is how it’s spelled.

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6. You speak in acronyms non-Berkeley people don’t understand, like GBC.

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7. And FSM.

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8. And GSI.

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9. Related: You had a big crush on your GSI.

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10. You’ve gotten lost in Dwinelle.

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11. And fallen asleep on Memorial Glade.

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12. You took Astro 10 with Filippenko to get rid of that pesky L&S breadth requirement.

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13. You know exactly which people to avoid on Sproul.

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14. But you have a deep respect for longstanding legends, like the Happy Happy Happy Man.

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15. And Stoney Burke, even though he’s yelled at you for using your cell phone in his presence.

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16. And Triangle Man.

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17. You’ve purchased potent edibles from Patches on Telegraph.

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18. And after getting really stoned, you ordered cheesy sticks from West Coast Pizza.

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19. You have strong opinions about Blondies vs. Fat Slice, because you’ve drunkenly sampled both.

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20. When you were feeling fancy (and sober), you opted for Cheeseboard.

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21. You realize that there is better Italian food than Gypsy’s, but you weren’t willing to walk those few extra blocks.

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22. The same goes for Mexican food and La Burrita.

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23. But you were willing to travel a bit to get to brunch at the Thai temple on Sunday morning.

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24. That is, if you could catch the bus. Damn you, 51!

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25. You’ve skipped class to browse at Amoeba or Rasputin.

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26. You’ve consumed 14 different types of alcohol in one night, because, well, it was a room-to-room.

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27. You’ve passed out at a Cloyne party.

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28. And you’ve attended co-op special dinners that you have no recollection of.

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29. You’ve hooked up with someone you met on AnonCon.

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30. And it was in the main stacks.

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31. But mostly AnonCon made you cry, because some asshole said you were the ugliest person on campus.

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32. You cheered yourself up by watching the streakers in the library.

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33. Your heroes include Robert Reich.

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34. And Judith Butler.

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35. You’re still surprised not everyone knows that gender is a social construct.

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36. You feel weird loyalty to The Counting Crows and Third Eye Blind, just because the lead singers went to Cal.

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37. But you’re less thrilled about other musical alumni.

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38. At least one of your relatives will always call it “Berzerkeley.”

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39. And honestly, that just makes you feel proud.

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40. Oh, and you still have nightmares about missing your TeleBEARS appointment. Sorry, those never go away.

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