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A Shortcut to the Common Book

Are you an incoming freshman trying to soak up the last bits of summer before officially becoming a Bruin? Is your copy of the Common Book collecting dust, completely untouched ever since you haphazardly shoved it into your orientation bag? Do you like poorly drawn stick figures and mediocre voice-overs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I’ve got you covered.

This year’s Common Book is “I Never Had It Made” by Jackie Robinson, his autobiography documenting his full and historic life. If you don’t have time (or are just too lazy) to read it, check out this video of my original web series called “Bastardize English,” where I quickly draw and explain the plots to stories that you’ve neglected to read. It’s kind of like SparkNotes, only visual and slightly more entertaining. Just slightly.

What did you think of “I Never Had It Made?” Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.

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How to Stay in Touch with College Friends Over the Summer

I honestly don’t know how to feel about summer. Sure, I get to go home, meet up with old friends, am absolved (for the most part) of the responsibilities of getting my own food, doing my own laundry, etc. and settle into my pre-college routine.

On some days, it’s almost as if my freshman year of college never happened. But it did. And it certainly isn’t easy to be separated from the friends with whom you’ve spent the majority of your year. So without further ado, here are my favorite ways to stay in touch with college buddies:


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Science & Health

No Equipment, No Problem: 10 Exercises You Can Do from Anywhere in the World

It’s still summer and even though vacation time usually implies constant relaxation, large amounts of exotic foods and fruity cocktail beverages, it is still nice to maintain the figure you have worked hard for leading up to the week under the sun. Even if your hotel room doesn’t include a gym, there is no need to worry because you can still get those endorphins through this quick and easy to do full-body exercise circuit that doesn’t require any equipment, can be done right in your hotel room and won’t get in the way of your tanning time. Just start your morning like this and get an energized jumpstart on your day of vacay: (more…)

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