Open Mic Fall 2016!

Throwback…Sunday! I’m sure many of us Cyclones remember the awesome open mic event organized by our social managers extraordinaire: Ellie and Dafna <3. We have so much talent in Cloyne, and it was incredible to see so many people come out to share their music, words, or Rubik’s cubing skill!

Please enjoy the photos below!

Style Animal’s musical stylings

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Josh’s cubing wizardry

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Rayna’s spoken word

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Jennifer’s 20 Questions

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Trish’s prose reading

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Logan’s fun story!

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House members enjoying the evening :)

Estefania                                                                          Trish

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NIko and Meital’s string duo

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Jo(e)’s poem

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Phil’s musical performance

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“Those Days” performed by Niko, Meital, MIke, Zach, and Jonathan

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8 Ball’s guitarist, Agustin

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If you have footage from Open Mic, please share it so that I can add it in the blog post!

 

Unit next time,

Jordan

 

Murals of the First Floor!

Hi fellow Clones!

Your Fall historian, Jordan Sullivan here :)

Ever noticed how Cloyne has hella murals? In fact, many of the coops do (and you can fulfill your HI hours by making one!) Tom, over at Quirky Berkeley, created a wonderful blog post on the first floor murals of our beautiful home <3 I’ve linked it below.

http://quirkyberkeley.com/the-murals-of-cloyne-court-part-i-first-floor/

Quirky Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif. on August 5th, 2016.
Quirky Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif. on August 5th, 2016.

Peter Makepeace comes back after 30 years to touch up mural

Peter touches up the mural he started in 1985
Peter touches up the mural he started in 1985

I come home to see a stranger painting on the walls. With a house this meticulously democratic, I wondered how the heck this random man was let to vandalize one of our oldest murals. After an exciting and nostalgia filled conversation – I learned of Peter’s past in Cloyne. Peter lived here his sophomore year at Cal, in 1985; he spoke fondly of his year here and swore if he didn’t decide to transfer schools to study film (a field not offed at Cal at the time) then he would have stayed at Cloyne until they kicked him out.

Scratches, smears, dings; quick glances, stares of admiration, and casual walk by's...Peter's mural has withstood a wild life in Cloyne.
Scratches, smears, dings; quick glances, stares of admiration, and casual walk by’s…Peter’s mural has withstood a wild life in Cloyne.

To the many, many fond memories this home hosts.

KORUZA connects Cloyne and Euclid

This Monday, a crew of excited co-opers impatiently waited for night to fall so they could begin the installation of KORUZA. Once the sun no longer lit Berkeley’s northside, the bright green laser beams of KORUZA took their turn. Through infrared laser beam communication, KORUZA now wirelessly connects the largest and one of the smallest co-ops in the BSC, Cloyne and Euclid. Developed and graciously donated by an open-hardware guru from Slovenia, KORUZA creates a innovative and darn-fast (1 billion bits per second) medium of communication from one house to another.

Ain't she beautiful?
Ain’t she beautiful?
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Install Party on Euclid’s Roof
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Action shot!
Cloyne's newest sweetheart
Cloyne’s newest sweetheart

Tomatoes are booomin!

Our tomato plants are fruiting like there’s no tomorrow. On your way to the kitchen, grab some of these babies and some cool herbs to make your co-op dish even more co-op-y!

*SNAPS* to Spring Garden Manager, Claire Parker, plus her wonderful garden crew!

picked from the back yard!
picked from the back yard!