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Were you a winner in our Caltopia raffle?

Baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and pizza for a year from LaVal's
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The two days of Caltopia were quite a whirl for students, faculty and staff, as well as for exhibitors like Berkeleyside. From the tens of thousands who passed through the self-proclaimed “greatest days on planet Earth”, we were able to have conversations about local news with hundreds of people, we launched OneNews/Berkeleyside, our exciting new citizen journalism app, and we even found some potential new journalists.

But what about the Berkeleyside raffle? We partnered with a host of wonderful Berkeley businesses … Continue reading »

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Thousands of Cal students, staff flock to Caltopia

Students new and old come out in droves for the community-boosting swag-fest that is Caltopia
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UC Berkeley freshmen, some looking dazed, others excited, as well as more blasé seniors, turned out in their thousands on Sunday for Day One of Caltopia, the self-described “two greatest days on the planet”.

The event, held at the UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility at 2301 Bancroft Way, sees more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their wares and services to the Cal community, including the university’s staff and faculty.

It’s a combination of freebie-fest — with giveaways galore, be it bites of Clif Bars, T-shirts, pens and mouse pads and the chance to win covetable prizes like Kindles from big brand names like Pepsi  — and social mixer.

Berkeleyside made its debut at Calopia yesterday and we will be there again today. Find us at booth E104.

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UC Berkeley’s Caltopia: The ultimate Town & Gown affair

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This weekend, when around 30,000 students and faculty stroll through Caltopia, browsing the booths of more than 100 exhibitors, Berkeley’s two driving forces, the city and its university, will be pitched in perfect harmony. And Berkeleyside will be there to sing along too.

Caltopia was launched nine years ago as a way for Berkeley businesses to welcome Cal students, both current and new, back to school. The event runs on Sunday and Monday this year, and classes start up … Continue reading »

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Caltopia: two days of college lifestyle coming our way

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If the “largest experiential college lifestyle festival in the nation” was happening on your doorstep, you might want to check it out, right?

Well it is. Student festival Caltopia takes place on Sunday 22 and Monday 23 August at the UC Berkeley campus and, although it may not live up to its promise of being “the two greatest days on Planet Earth”, it should be more than diverting.

There are a host of exhibitors, … Continue reading »


Fleur de sel caramel or death by chocolate?

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Cupkates, Berkeleyside’s favorite cupcake truck, is inviting its customers to select its next new cupcake flavor.

As Cupkates owner Kate McEachern puts it:

“We aim to please. So, we’re letting you elect the next flavor. Submit your entries and I’ll put the top three to a vote. The winner gets a free dozen of his/her creation.”

So far, suggestions include gingerbread with lemon buttercream, fleur de sel caramel, rose cardamom, death by chocolate and rum-lime with mint frosting.

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