Spice up your Halloween parties tonight with this ghoulish gobble!
If you’re dying to carve pumpkins this year but daunted by the horrific mess, satisfy your craving with this terrifying treat.
It’s simple to make and you can find all of the ingredients at the dining hall (no tricks with this treat, promise!)
To make one lantern, use a small knife to slice the top off a navel orange and cut around its interior to hollow it out. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them and mix them with fresh fruit salad (I like to use apples, bananas, and grapes).
Carve small facial features in one side of the orange, fill the lantern with fruit salad and enjoy!
Nothin’ quite like having your food grin at you before you consume it.
Didn’t get enough Halloween treats this week? If you’re still trying to appease your sweet tooth, Grupo Folklórico de UCLA is selling candy and caramel apples at a fundraising event on Bruin Walk until 4 p.m.
The funds from the event will go to the Día de los Muertos event on Thursday to commemorate loved ones who have passed away as part of the Mexican holiday (commonly known as “Day of the Dead”). The proceeds will also help fund the Fiesta Mexicana in Royce on Mexican Culture night. If you can’t celebrate Halloween tonight (thanks, Professor, scheduling a midterm this Thursday…), then join in on the festivities on Thursday night.
Community Altar Building
Arts & Crafts
Pan de muerto (bread of the dead – it’s sweet)
And, of course, there’s a performance by Grupo Folklórico de UCLA.
“I am most excited to share our beautiful culture with my UCLA community,” said fifth-year student and Grupo Folklórico de UCLA member Yoana Valenzuela. “[I want] everyone to really enjoy the event and learn about our Mexican culture.”
We’ll be at the event snapping photos of the performances and activities, so check back in with us Thursday evening.
A little birdie says that CEC will be showing all three films of The Dark Knight Trilogy this week, and as with all film series, the question that inevitably comes up is: which one was the best? Using a complex formula of nerd-ology, we attempt to answer this question. But just to be clear: all three are awesome (this is just to determine which one is the most awesome). Oh, and by the way, spoilers will follow.
1. Best Action Scene
Batman Begins: Crashing the monorail. Disregard for public transportation has never been so cool.
The Dark Knight: Flipping the truck. If you saw that scene in IMAX, your jaw literally hit the floor.
The Dark Knight Rises: Epic showdown between the prisoners of Gotham and the police. You would’ve thought the police would have a bit more facial hair since they were trapped underground for so long…
The Dark Knight: It could’ve been ménage à trois but it ended up being a messy love triangle and eventually, errr, led to homicide.
The Dark Knight Rises: Alfred’s wish comes true when he goes to a small cafe in Florence and sips on a Fernet Branca only to see a smiling Bruce and Selina.
Winner: The Dark Knight Rises
3. Most Bada** Batman Moment
Batman Begins: Pulling Falcone out of his car and saying, “I’m Batman.” There is no way you can watch that scene and not get chills.
The Dark Knight: The interrogation scene. You know what I’m talking about.
The Dark Knight Rises: Flying the bomb out of the city. Not gonna lie, I shed a tear.
Winner: The Dark Knight
4. Best Iconic Moments Translated from Comics to Film
Batman Begins: Falcone gets tied up both in print and film! And we like it!
The Dark Knight: In the comics it was called the “Batcycle”; in the movies it was named the “Batpod.” Either way we’re glad it makes an appearance.
The Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan definitely appeased the comic book fans with the notorious scene where Bane breaks Batman’s back. Ouch!
Winner: The Dark Knight
5. Best Dialogue
Batman Begins: “As a man I’m flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.” Philosophy has never been so cool.
The Dark Knight: “Why so serious?” Instant classic.
The Dark Knight Rises: “When Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.” He may have been hard to understand, but everything Bane said was both cool and terrifying.
Winner: The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight simply trumps the other two films in that it had the best overall action sequences, phenomenal acting, witty dialogue and an engaging plot. In fact, this whole series changed how people view superhero films, which is why you should see all the last two films (Batman Begins was screened on Monday) in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom October 30th and 31st. Which is your favorite of the trilogy? Comment or tweet @dbmojo.
Just when you thought you were fresh out of excuses to avoid studying—lo and behold!—we present you with semi-legitimate reason to procrastinate: winter enrollment.
Enrollment times for winter quarter are now available on MyUCLA under the “Winter 2013″ tab in the class planner, and the schedule of classes is finalized.
Instead of studying, you can waste time debating whether to take that 8 a.m. class. Winter and mornings? Hmm, maybe not. Or you could go on Bruinwalk and check out the reviews for a core class with that professor who you heard was oh-so-horrible.
While “To take or not to take?” and “Which classes should I enroll for my first pass?” are all important questions to contemplate, keep in mind that enrollment dates are more than two weeks away. You have plenty of time to pick and choose which courses you want to take.
First passes begin Friday Nov. 16 and last until Wednesday Nov. 21. Second pass enrollment times start the week after Thanksgiving, on Monday Nov. 26 until Friday Nov. 30.
Remember: you can only enroll in up to 10 units on your first pass, so enroll in your most important classes first.
How does your ideal schedule look next quarter? Comment or tweet us @dbmojo with your recommendations for the best classes to take next quarter.