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What Social Media Outlet do UCLA Students Prefer?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogspot … the number of social media outlets that we are tied to seem to be almost infinite at times. With so many different types of social media outlets and so many different ways to share information, we began wondering how UCLA students preferred to share their news. We asked five UCLA students how they would share five different stories and the results were surprisingly uniform.

1. You just got accepted into graduate school. How do you share this news?

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Jeanette Lemus
Second-year, biology 
“I would choose Facebook because I think it’s more text friendly and I would be able to write a post and people will actually take the time to read it as opposed to Instagram which is more picture-based. I know when I look through my news feed on Instagram, I focus my attention on the picture instead of the caption so I feel like other people will do the same to a post about my acceptance to grad school.” (more…)

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Graduation Preparedness Checklist

jobSchool is already stressful enough, but for most experiencing senioritis, all of the wonderfully annoying little details that come with planning graduation are making life even more painful.

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Most of us have probably seen the endless social media posts of photos and announcements of graduations from those on the semester system, while the rest of us are still buried in our books, preparing for these last few weeks approaching finals until it is the quarter-system students’ turn to boast and celebrate.

Meanwhile, it is still important for those graduating to stay on top of the last deadlines to be fully prepared for the commencement ceremony. In case you need a checklist or are too swamped to remember what is left, here’s a helping hand so you don’t forget to pick up your guest or honors tickets. (more…)

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Office Hours: Darin DeWitt

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This week, I talked to Darin DeWitt, a UCLA lecturer who teaches a class on California politics.

DeWitt received his doctorate in political science from UCLA last June after earning his master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and attending UCLA as an undergrad. 

What are you working on now?

I do all sorts of fun stuff. Lately, I’m writing a paper on celebrity testimony in Congress. (Laughs.) And I’m in the process of giving every member of Congress a “paparazzi score” to see like, you know, what’s the probability of that person showing up to a committee hearing if there’s a celebrity there? And it’s really crazy ’cause there’s one hearing where it was Joseph Stiglitz, Lawrence Lessig and one other equally famous public intellectual, and one senator showed up. But then George Clooney’s there, and 12 senators show up. And Seth Rogen, I think he got like two to four senators show up, and he said that wasn’t enough? So I’m going to have this thing in this article where I have a measure of “star power,” where I’m gonna be like, “Hey Seth Rogen, if you showed up after your next hit movie in 2014 or whatever, maybe more people would have showed up.” And that’s exactly what I predicted, so this one’s gonna be fun. (more…)

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DIY: Make T-Shirts Into Tank Tops

 Jessica Korn / Daily BruinThis wave of heat is getting to be ridiculous. For the past week it hasn’t been below 90 degrees, and we’ve all been tanning, sunburning and sweating to death. To help you keep cool and avoid inevitable pit stains, here are step-by-step directions for cutting your T-shirts into tank tops. (more…)

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Laundry Tips From Mom

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This past weekend was quite eventful. In addition to spending time recovering from previous midterms and spending time preparing for upcoming midterms, I also managed to do my laundry … and shrink some of my clothes. Too ashamed to ask my roommate for advice, I turned to Google, which told me to spend my Saturday night sitting in the bathtub, soaking in warm water, while wearing my favorite jeans that I had shrunk to an unimaginable size just hours earlier.

What can I say? Google’s pretty creative. But honestly, most of the advice I received for reviving my clothes back to human size was just way too demanding. So, I caved and called my mom, because up until then, I had pretty much ignored all those little (but actually HUGE) things she had told me about doing laundry before I headed off to college. Hopefully you’ll learn from my mistakes and your clothes won’t have to suffer like mine did (RIP favorite jeans). After all, prevention is key, so here are five laundry tips from mom. (more…)

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