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How To: Tips for Studying for a Language Class

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Unless you were lucky enough to test out of it, at some point during our time at UCLA we all will have to take a language class. For most majors the requirement is to take at least 3 quarters of a language course, but for others, such as linguistics, it can be as many as 9. A new language can be hard to grasp, especially if you’re like me and can ace the written portion, but get lost on the speaking and listening comprehension. To help make your language-learning experience run smoother, try these tips and you’ll be bilingual in no time. (more…)

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Science & Health

Fitness Friday: Around-Campus Workout

With this Sunday being Easter, it’s only fitting that you go on an Easter egg hunt. But this year, instead of hunting for chocolates, why not do a “workout” hunt? Cheesy as it sounds, this around-campus workout is no joke. It’s the perfect way to mix up your usual running or strength routine. You’ll run to each spot, and perform an exercise there for one minute before moving onto the next spot. (more…)

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Mojo Asks Students

#tbt 5 Students Remember Visiting on Bruin Day

On Saturday, more than 13,000 prospective incoming freshmen and their families will take over UCLA for Bruin Day 2014. Like Bruins before them, they will carry maps, learn 8-claps, take selfies with the Bruin Bear, climb endless stairs, visit the dorms and finally submit their Statement of Intent to Register forms. MOJO celebrates our Baby Bruins with a Throwback Thursday by asking current students to tell us what they remember about visiting on Bruin Day:

Stephanie Orpilla / Daily Bruin“I remember going and touching the water in the inverted fountain. And then I guess the superstition is that you’re not supposed to touch it again until you graduate. But I think that I actually have touched it since then. I never think that I’m going to graduate on time anyways because the pre-reqs, the classes, they’re never offered when I need to take them.” – Mark Singerman, third-year linguistics student (more…)

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Campus news

5 Ways to Avoid Bruin Day Crowds

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It’s that time of year again. This Saturday, our campus is about to be bombarded with tens of thousands of visitors as admitted prospective freshmen and their parents come to campus to check out what UCLA is all about. Not even the Hill is safe, with breakfast/brunch on the Hill switching from omelets to scrambled (gasp! scandal!) to prepare for the crowds this weekend. Maybe you’re a tour guide, a volunteer or a host to an overnight student. Kudos to you for carrying on the True Bruin tradition, but what about the rest of us? We have midterms to study for, food we’d like to eat and maybe, just maybe, a need for peace and quiet.

Catering to the shut-ins in all of us, I’ve come up with five alternative activities for this Saturday, in the chance you don’t want your life to be bombarded by overly enthusiastic high school seniors and their even more enthusiastic parents. (more…)

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