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5 Ways to Avoid Bruin Day Crowds

It’s that time of year again. This Saturday, our campus is about to be bombarded with tens of thousands of visitors as admitted prospective freshmen and their parents come to campus to check out what UCLA is all about. Not even the Hill is safe, with breakfast/brunch on the Hill switching from omelets to scrambled (gasp! scandal!) to prepare for the crowds this weekend. Maybe you’re a tour guide, a volunteer or a host to an overnight student. Kudos to you for carrying on the True Bruin tradition, but what about the rest of us? We have midterms to study for, food we’d like to eat and maybe, just maybe, a need for peace and quiet.

Catering to the shut-ins in all of us, I’ve come up with five alternative activities for this Saturday, in the chance you don’t want your life to be bombarded by overly enthusiastic high school seniors and their even more enthusiastic parents. (more…)

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Earthquakes?

Whether you were born and raised in California or hail from across the world, we’ve all experienced at least one earthquake. The magnitude 4.4 one that rocked us on March 17 shook most of us out of our sleep, unless you were like me and hazily opened your eyes, acknowledged that you should probably do something to protect yourself, and then instead closed your eyes and pretended it was just mother nature rocking you to sleep.

Since then, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas have been hit with numerous earthquakes. Although most of them are not strong enough to cause serious damage, it’s always good to be prepared in case a big one hits. How much do you know about earthquakes? Take this quiz to find out. (more…)

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5 Places to Enjoy During Your Last Quarter on the Hill

Stephanie Orpilla / Daily Bruin

Living on the Hill is amazing. It’s a world full of swipes, housekeepers and free Wi-Fi. Where else can you order Mediterranean Nachos at 1:59 a.m.? Or eat an infinite amount of almond butter (that retails for $9.49 a jar at Target)? Or see this amazing view of campus every morning?

For some of us, this will be our last quarter living on the Hill. This means that we need to take full advantage of all of our Hill perks. Here are five places on the Hill to visit as much as possible this quarter: (more…)

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