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Is It too Early for Christmas Music?

Every year on the first of November, all the Christmas merch comes out from hiding and forces the holiday cheer on you. Stores and coffee shops across the country begin to play carols and other Christmas classics for your enjoyment – or lack thereof. But where do you stand on the issue of Christmas music before Thanksgiving? Should our headphones be blasting “Jingle Bell Rock,” or does this make both holidays less special? We asked a few of you to weigh in.

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Mojo: “Is it too early for Christmas music?”

YES

Kristen Pojunis, third-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student: “I’ve always followed the ‘no Christmas music until after Thanksgiving’ rule. I think it makes the holidays more special when you sort of separate them and celebrate each individually.”

Spencer Kieu, third-year environmental science student:I think it’s a little early for Christmas music. I think the beginning of December makes more sense. I associate November with Thanksgiving, I guess. And it’s still technically fall.”

NO

Matt Gillum, third-year anthropology and biology student: “Until someone starts writing Thanksgiving music, no, it’s not too early. But then again, I’m from Washington, and I just start to celebrate Christmas whenever it starts snowing, so it has nothing to do with Thanksgiving for me.”

Kimberly Paredes, third-year psychobiology student: “December is literally just less than a week away, so I think it’s just the perfect time! I’ve listened to a few Christmas songs like ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside.’ I don’t know if that counts, but it gets me in the winter ‘Christmas-y’ feel.”

Savannah Aleman, third-year music history student:I love Christmastime and colder weather, so starting Christmas music early just makes me get more into the Christmas spirit. If it were up to me, we would skip Thanksgiving and go straight into Christmastime after Halloween!”

UCLA students seem pretty divided on this issue, but what do you think? Let us know by tweeting us @dbmojo or commenting below.

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Food and DiningMojo Asks Students

Dairy Debates: A Froyo Frenzy

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Frozen yogurt lovers from all parts of campus got irrationally excited upon spotting the new froyo joint on the block. For those of you who haven’t passed it yet, Sweetspot is located on the first floor of Ackerman Union, alongside Rx Candy. The dessert is self-serve and the selection varied. But how does it compare to other frozen yogurt spots in Westwood, namely Yogurtland? We asked students what they thought. (more…)

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Mojo Asks Students

Mojo Asks Students about National Coming Out Week: LGBT and Greek Life

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In honor of National Coming Out Week, we thought we’d seek out some individuals from the LGBT community and ask them what they thought about the interaction between their members and those of the Greek community. Because of the traditions passed down from their original chapters, most Greek life is, unfortunately, geared toward the heterosexual experience, with most events including and encouraging interaction between fraternities and sororities. Nevertheless, the integral part of these organizations is also finding a support system and forming connections with members of a chapter to create an essential sisterhood or brotherhood.  But do members of the LGBT community also feel welcome to be part of these organizations enough to be part of both? Mojo asks students to find out: (more…)

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Mojo Asks Students: What do you think about the new turkey sandwich at Bcaf?

Old turkey sandwich: turkey breast, jack cheese, cranberry chutney, mayo, green leaf lettuce and tomatoes on a french roll
New Turkey and Provolone sandwich (not to be confused with the new California turkey club sandwich): roasted turkey breast, provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and red wine vinaigrette on a rosemary parmesan roll (more…)

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Plans After Graduation

“So, you just graduated. What’s your next move?!” This is a question that just about every graduating senior has heard countless times and probably has become mechanical in answering. The next round of proud UCLA Bruins are now venturing out and taking on the world with their accomplishments and we wanted to trouble them with that question one more time to find out what they have planned. Here’s what just a couple of our awesome class of 2014 students had to say:

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“I will be moving back home to Korea to study law and pursue that.”
-Jongwook Chung, political science graduate (more…)

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