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Website Blockers to Help You Study

How much time do you spend looking at Facebook or Reddit when you tell others you are studying? Sometimes the lure of your bookmarks bar is irresistible. CCLE turns into Buzzfeed and you don’t even remember clicking the mouse. We know it’s hard to keep focused when feeds are being updated every second. You could be missing tens or hundreds of side-splitting memes and jealousy inducing check-ins with every flashcard. However, even if you have no sense of self-restraint there are apps out there that can help you. Here are a few website blockers that may just save your grades.  (more…)

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My Dinners for 12 Strangers Experience

It is an annual tradition for the UCLA Student Alumni Association to host Dinners for 12 Strangers, a special event that brings together faculty, students and alumni to share their experiences over food. As a first-year student, I jumped at the opportunity to network with my community. After being matched to a group headed to a home in Eagle Rock for dinner, my SAA representative, Haley, emailed me weeks in advance of the late-February event. (more…)

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Science & Health

Fitness Friday: Hollywood Sign Hike

Julianna Foster / Daily Bruin

What better way to kick off a beautiful weekend in Los Angeles than with a hike?

Hiking is a great activity for all fitness levels, and it’s a really fun way to explore the area you live in. Hiking also improves your cardiovascular fitness and strengthens your legs without a lot of impact on your joints. It’s a nice break from the city atmosphere – there’s nothing quite like fresh air (or as fresh as we can get in Los Angeles).

One hike that you can do close to UCLA is the Hollywood sign hike. Many of you have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t gone yet, take a break from studying this weekend to enjoy the views of Los Angeles and get some exercise.  (more…)

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