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UCLA memes Facebook page goes viral Wednesday night

UCLA Memes, a Facebook page where students share memes (the "inside jokes" of the Internet) went viral Wednesday night. Many students lamented how the page was keeping them from studying for midterms. Others said they were upset about "meme misusage." Here are some reactions.

“UCLA memes,” a Facebook page where students share memes (the “inside jokes” of the Internet) went viral Wednesday night. Similar pages are cropping up for campuses across the nation.

Many students lamented how the page was keeping them from studying for midterms. Others said they were upset about “meme misusage.”

http://storify.com/jillian_beck/ucla-memes

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Campus news

It’s that time of year: Students stock up on Girl Scout cookies on Bruin Walk

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout cookie season.

These iconic sweet treats are tough to resist. Especially when you’re studying for midterms and craving a sugary pick-me-up.

Let’s be real: When adorable little girls offer you minty chocolate wafers, how could you refuse?

So, when Troop 256 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles set up shop on Bruin Walk today, they received an enthusiastic response.

“I was so stoked,” said Olivia Hansell, a first-year chemistry student, when she learned that it was Girl Scout cookie season. “I saw a Facebook post about it, but I was sad because there are no kids around here. But then I saw them here and I got so excited.”

Cookies like Thin Mints, Shortbread and Peanut Butter Patties were among the colorful array of choices available for purchase.

“I haven’t gotten them in a long time,” said Amanda Fox, a second-year economics student. “I love them. It’s convenient having them on Bruin Walk.”

What’s your favorite type of cookie? Tweet us @dbmojo or comment below.

Reporting by Kristen Taketa, Bruin contributor

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Breaking news

Members of UCLA LGBT community gather to celebrate ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional

Students packed into the UCLA LGBT Community Resource Center under rainbow-colored paper chains to celebrate the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this morning that overturned Proposition 8, deeming it unconstitutional.

Shortly after learning about the ruling, a program coordinator for the center sent out an email announcing the news and inviting the center’s members to a spontaneous celebration, stocked with rainbow goldfish and other colorful treats.

Raja Bhattar, the center’s director, said he was “ecstatic” when he found out about the ruling just before 10 a.m. He was about to go into a meeting when he heard the news, at which point there were hugs all around, he said.

His excitement was shared by others at the gathering, including Kush Babaeian, a third-year sociology student who said that he texted all his friends as soon as he heard.

While those present at the gathering said they were happy about the ruling, a few said they were not surprised by the outcome.

Shannon Flint, a third-year English student, has been following the appeals process in her LGBT studies class. During the discussion section, she said, many of her classmates concluded that the arguments in favor of Proposition 8 are very weak.

Julian Hoffman, a third-year classics student, said that while the news was not shocking to him, it was a “breath of fresh air.”

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Arts & Entertainment

Rapper Dumbfoundead hits stage at Kerckhoff Coffee House

Dumbfoundead, a Korean-American rapper from Los Angeles, performed at Kerckhoff Coffee House Monday night in front of a lively crowd of more than 150 students.

On his YouTube profile, the artist says he “went from parking lot freestyles to rockin’ shows internationally.”

Watch part of his live performance in the video below:

Heejin Jeon, a second-year piano performance major, recently discovered Dumbfoundead, but said she really enjoyed his performance.

“I think his freestyle and spoken word was the best,” Jeon said.

The concert took place during a busy time at UCLA – midterm season. Steven Wu, a third-year business economics student, said he found out about the concert last-minute but had to drop by despite the time crunch.

“I’ll be studying for my midterms right after this,” Wu said.

Did you attend the concert? Tweet us your thoughts @dbmojo or comment below.

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