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Study Spots for the Outdoorsy #STL

The dudes from the MTV show “Jersey Shore” coined the term “GTL.” But given that it’s ninth week and finals are just around the corner, at UCLA we drop the gym and the laundry and substitute it with studying and learning. And that, my friends, is how #STL was born. (Yes, it’s a thing.)

This time of the year, the hill by Janss Steps and Kerckhoff patio get all of the love from those who like to avoid studying indoors. So for those of you who also prefer to enjoy the L.A. sunshine but would actually like to find a place to sit, here are nine outdoor study spots at UCLA where you can live up to the “study, tan, learn” motto. Ditch the library, leave your room and study in the great outdoors.

1. The Bombshelter 


This place is officially called the Court of Sciences Student Center, but let’s be real, no one calls it that. The Bombshelter is one of the most highly underrated areas on campus. Plenty of outdoor seating and unlimited access to food make it the ideal place to study. Grab your course readers, devour a Subway sandwich and soak up some knowledge in the sun.


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Things To Do With Your Floormates Before You Leave

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Cue Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever).”

Of all the things to miss about UCLA over the summer, I’ll definitely miss my friends the most. Living on the Hill gives us the opportunity to meet tons of new people, and some of our closest friendships have come from hanging out with the people on our floors. Before we all disperse for summer and get new neighbors next year, get together with your floormates and have some fun for the last time.

Go out to dinner

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Whether you dress up and go out on the town or just hang in sweats eating Rendezvous, have a last meal together to reminisce on your fun times during the year.

Play games

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Throw it back to the beginning of the year when you all did awkward icebreakers and played card games. It’ll be a great way to relieve stress before your finals and you can get a last laugh in with your friends.

Bond over the stress of finals

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Speaking of finals, you can all suffer together while you study for the last time before you’re free for the summer.

Go to the last building and floor events

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This will be especially nice for your RAs who have put together all of the fun projects and events for you and your floormates throughout the year. ORL will be putting on some final events for the year so make sure you attend for your floor and building (or just get free snacks from the Food For Finals program).

Take plenty of pictures

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Stock up for future #tbt’s and take pictures with all of your favorite people.

Have a party in the lounge

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Go out with a bang! Stock up on balloons, snacks and games and have some fun.

How are you saying goodbye to your floormates? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.


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Hangover Cures From the Mojo Bloggers

Casey Bradford / Daily Bruin

The only thing harder than going to morning classes after a three-day weekend is going to morning classes after a three-day weekend with a hangover. So you raged too hard at the League of Legends tournament in Ackerman Union this weekend. Or you were one of the people who had to be carried off the field by the EMTs at JazzReggae Festival. Or you spent your Memorial Day weekend adventuring in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the hangover definitely comes home with you. We Mojo bloggers feel your pain and hope our hangover tips get you through your ninth week. (more…)

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