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Tips For Moving Out

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It feels surreal, but the end of the school year has approached and summer is just in reach. That also means it is getting closer to the deadline for most students to move out of their current dorm room or apartment. A lot of us are dragging our feet at the thought of it, especially since this is also the time of year where we are at our busiest. As if it isn’t enough to prepare for finals, write lengthy papers, and try to land summer jobs or internships, add packing and moving to the mix. It tends to be a pretty dreaded task, especially when you look around and see the unnecessary amount of extra things you moved in with. But before you stress out too much at the thought of it all, you can get through your move with much less pressure by implementing some simple strategies to ease the load in the overall process.

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Food and Dining

Foodception: Food Within Food Within Food

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There are two things in this world that I love more than anything else:

1) Taco Bell nacho cheese
2) Ellen Page movies

I even have this biweekly ritual, every Tuesday and Thursday, where I park in front of the TV and eat $18 worth of Taco Bell while watching the extended director’s cut of “Inception.” This might seem a bit indulgent to some, and medical professionals would probably call it obsessive compulsive, but to me, both represent the perfect actualization of modern American culture.

She’s played so many diverse roles, she’s incredibly humble, and she has the body of work to be considered one of our generation’s best indie actors. And that liquid gold is so decadently salty and spicy and yellow and always piping hot. Taco Bell nacho cheese retains heat better than any substance on Earth. The military needs to weaponize it, immediately.

So I started thinking, why can’t I combine these things? I mean, multimedia entertainment is becoming more and more popular these days, so I should be able to seamlessly combine “Inception” and Taco Bell. But, instead of putting any real thought into it, I just mashed burritos into other burritos and went from there.

Check out these Foodceptions: foods within foods within foods, homie. (more…)

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End of the Quarter Clean-Out

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If you are reading this right now, there is high chance you have collected way more papers, books and tests this past year than you can comprehend. Don’t lie, you still have a syllabus you got in week one of fall quarter. Now that it’s getting close to summer, it’s time to stop being a hoarder and do an end-of-the-quarter clean-out. Here’s what you’ll need to keep and what you can throw out.

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Food and Dining

Food For Thought: A Diet That Will Help You Ace Your Finals

So you finally figured out how to calculate Taylor Series Expansions. You can recite Vergil in your sleep. But your performance on your final exams depends on more than whether or not you managed to cram well the night before: What you eat while you’re studying before your exam can have significant impact on your performance.

While You’re Studying

Focusing on less exciting topics like abstract algebra and verb conjugations can make anyone willing to brave the devil’s stairs by Café 1919 and swipe for gelato. Anything to sweeten that study session up, right?

Hold it. Put down that Bruin Card.

This is the time for nutritious snacks, which should be some combination of all three macronutrients: protein, carbs, and healthy fats. Whole-grain toast with almond-cashew butter from B-Plate, coupled with a bowl of low-fat greek yogurt would be a fabulous choice.

Macronutrients

You were going to use a swipe anyways, right? These munchies, unlike your anticipated bowl of sugary noms, will keep you energized and on-task. (more…)

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