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The Pros and Cons of Netflix

Screen shot 2013-11-13 at 10.00.52 AMWhen midterms wind down and finals start up, there are usually two routes for the average college student to take. If you’re studious and on top of things, now might be when you start to spend more time in Powell than you do in your own dorm. But if you’re a procrastinator, you might find a sudden interest in everything except what you need to do.

One of the leading modes of procrastination is Netflix – where you can mooch off of your parents’ account and waste the day away living vicariously through a zombie slayer or a damsel in distress. Fun as it may seem to ignore your responsibilities and engross yourself in a scripted world, it does come with some drawbacks. Here are a few reasons why college students and Netflix have a love/hate relationship.

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Food and Dining

Five 24-Hour Restaurants for the Night Owl Foodie

It’s 4 a.m., and Fat Sal’s is closed. Your stomach is grumbling, but the Denny’s in Westwood just won’t do the trick. You want some real food, not just the stuff of greasy, after-party noshing. Where can you go? If you’re willing to make the trip out of Westwood, here are five places that serve up everything including American comfort and Korean barbecue.

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Food and Dining

Leftovers Remedy: Vegetable Soup

Leftovers. The very word is unappealing, and most of the time the actual food form is not much more appetizing. But during midterms season, it feels like that’s all there is to eat.

On a college student budget, I can’t afford to throw away food. But eating zucchini five days in a row is just not my thing. My secret? Transforming leftover veggies into a brand-new, tummy-warming creation! (more…)

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5 Life Skills You Acquire As A UCLA Student

Iris Goldsztajn / Daily BruinWe learn a great number of things from our classes, but more importantly, being a UCLA student teaches us the following set of life skills:

 

1. Patience

UCLA is infamous for its horribly long lines. Whether we’re trying to get our hands on a free ticket from the Central Ticket Office, or we’re just hungry for some good ol’ Rendezvous, chances are at least a few of the other approximately 40,000 students are trying to do the same. Maybe the wait is worth it if we get to see Macklemore perform for free and eat what Business Insider deems the fifth-best college food in the country. 

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