Although Calvin and I were pretty bummed about missing out on the Circle K events this pass weekend (Children's Festival, Key to College), we were both excited to be going to my home in SoCal!!! We arrived by flight on friday evening and intended to stay till Sunday evening. The first few hours of our trip were a bit bumpy because Calvin got examined by airport security... yeah... he didn't want to talk about it... When I arrived home, Calvin was an automatic hit with my family and friends... especially my dog. I think they're like, bff now.

Anyway, on Saturday Calvin accompanied me at a birthday party, where we watched ratatouille, which I think had an impact on Calvin, because later that day I caught him in my kitchen. Anyway, later that night he and myself enjoyed the company of some of my high school friends, playing super smash bros. and singing kareoke.


Calvin's a bear of Berkeley

Calvin was still slightly traumatized after being bear-napped last week, so we ate some Asian snacks as soon as we got back to myd orm =) My dormmates loved him, of course, and were very happy that we hadn't a 4th roommate, especially one that didn't take up much room!

He had a really busy week this week and went to many places. We took BART together to Oakland for YES tutoring on Weds, attended the fundraising adn K-Family committee meetings on Thrusday where he was definitely the center of attention =) He also went shopping with me at wet seal to buy a "decades" outfit for my Jukebox choir concert on Friday. It took a while but Calvin and I were eventually able to find an excellent ensemble. Calvin has great fashion sense! Calvin also attended my Jukebox concert and loved all of the songs we sung. He's even thought about trying out for American Idol. Thoughts? =)

Anyways, we took BART again on Saturday, when I took him home with me to Sunnyvale, CA, about an hour away. My parents approved of Calvin. =) But he missed Berkeley a lot (Sunnyvale was too quiet for him), so we came back Sunday evening. Yesterday, he was my study buddy for my poli sci midterm. apparently, conperative politics is his thing! But now we have to part, and I'm sad =( I hope Calvin had fun, though!


My what a week Calvin has had! We have done so much that I felt I had to type in this log to fit it all on one page.

Alright, so on the night I took Calvin back to my dorm, I introduced him to my 3 roommates. They all seemed to welcome him quite nicely. It had not even been 5 minutes since Calvin's arrival that one of my roommates (Chris) had mentioned he had a bear of his own whom he wanted to introduce to Calvin. And, yes, it was a female bear (Oh la la, indeed). However, once my roommate started to describe hsi bear, Calvin was no longer thrilled at the thought of exploring a relationship with her. The one description the stuck out the most to me and Calvin was that she only had one ear. As endearing as that trait was, Calvin wasn't too wooed by it. Also, that night Calvin did his best to help me with my rhetoric paper, but Kantian philosophy was too much for him to handle. So he went to bed early.

The next day, Calvin accompanied me to the Single-Service meeting. There we worked together on posters to advertise the upcoming Children's Festival. Also, we stayed a little after for the PR meeting, where he saw his past two caretakers Kathleen and Tiffany. After, we headed back to Bowles to work on an ED1 project that was due the next day, which we worked on for a little bit and then I headed out to the RSF for a volleyball game. I came back around midnight and got back to work. Despite his valiant efforts to stay awake and help, Calvin could not. So, while he slept, I pulled an all-nighter. The next morning Calvin took pictures with my model, claiming that it aws his territory.

Throughout the week, Calvin and I were stoked about CKI NOrth and for our team (Team Frost). However, when Saturday came, my alarm clock didn't go off, and woke up around 9:30, which was long after the meeting at Barrows. After 15 minutes of calling and scrambling, we headed to the BART station to go to San Bruno where Gail and Darcy graciously picked us up. Calvin and i were bummed that we came late, but were happy that we were still able to compete for the last half. His presence as our mascot definitely helped our efforts to earn 3rd place (that and my awesome Rock-Paper-Scissors skills). After CKI North, we, along with other Circle K'ers went to the Kiwanis Oktoberfest. That sure was loads of fun. While the others and I served dinner, Calvin beared the drink ticket table. However, at the end of the event, we came to realize that Calvin had been stolen by our very OWN Berkeley Kiwanian: Virginia Carpenter. Luckily, with Joe's connections, we managed to get Calvin back safely. My waht a week Calvin had!

-Darrell Hawkins

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I feel like I should apologize to Chris's bear, but-- I can't help it! I like women with two ears!


On the night I was given Calvin, he and I went with Kathleen to Gypsy's for dinner. Calvin was getting a whole lot of attention and a stranger even said, "cute bear." He was very flattered. It was a nice comment. So Calvin helped me finish a gigantic meatball calzone. It took a while and a lot of stuffing, but it worked out quite well with the both of us.

Calvin joined in on a couple of committee meetings this week. We watched people do the "PR workshop" and made posters for the Cal Avenue booth. At the Kiwanis Family Committee, we ate some KFC. It was really tasty.

Calvin and I love our food!

He met a lot of furry friends and people on my floor. This is actually his second week in my dorm. The last week, he was with my roommate so we were both excited to have Calvin in our company for another week!

I hope he enjoyed his two-week story here in Spens-Black of Unit 3. Perhaps we'll meet again and have another dinner!

-Tiffany Nguyen


When Cheriz spotted me without Calvin at the tables on Wed., it was because Calvin was ill in my room... too many laxating makes those D batteries come out! JK. Calvin unfortunately didn't get to go to as many service projects as he wanted to. He let me vent to him whenever I was feeling frustrated with midterms (LOL). He did get some fresh air with the New Member Orientation Scavenger Hunt. Calvin had tons of fun being the top of our not-so-human pyramid, playing as a football, and even making some bear tracks of his own on campus.

He met some fun new friends and was definitely the best "6th man" in our Alto Cinco Group! I'll miss you and your growl, Calvin. =)

-Kathleen Wong

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