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Three DIY Graduation Gifts

As the school year winds down to graduation, we should stop and acknowledge that the seniors of the Class of 2014 have been broke college students for the last four years of their lives! With that being said, here are three easy DIY replacements for typical graduation gifts:

1. Leis
Leis, as most of you know, are flowers stringed together and worn on the neck. They’re delicate and sometimes fall off the string, but always manage to look fresh on camera. The only thing better than the smell of fresh flowers is the smell of fresh dollar bills that won’t fall off while you’re walking up to receive your diploma. Click here for specific instructions.

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Arts & Entertainment

Questions We Want Answered in Season Two of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

The time has come; season two of “Orange Is the New Black” has been officially released on Netflix. (YAAAAAAASSS.) If you happened to have binge-watched all 13 episodes from the first season, I’m sure several questions came to mind as you became emotionally invested in the lives and stories of every single character on the show – questions that were left unanswered and made waiting for the second season an excruciating process. (I’m talking extremely painful.)

Ending with a big cliffhanger, season one of OITNB left so many of us speechless and thirsty for more. Here are just a few of the questions that came up during the first season that we demand to have answered in season two.

SPOILER ALERT: If you are not an avid fan of OITNB or don’t even know what I mean by “OITNB,” you might want to watch the show before you continue reading. (more…)

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Fashion

How To: Do Biz Casual Like A Pro

haley As you prepare for post graduation job or summer internships interviews, often the dress code will be described as “business casual.” This is a confusing label: ‘business’ sounds very formal and professional … and then it is followed by the word ‘casual’?! Is this trick question part of the interview? Instead of panicking and throwing on your old two sizes too small church suit, take a look at these combos put together by a few biz casual experts. (more…)

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How-to

4 Easy Ways to Make Money for Summer

Summer. It’s so close that you can taste it. I’m fairly sure most every UCLA student has a host of fun activities planned for Summer 2014. EDC, Hard Summer, a trip overseas, a road trip with old friends, a study abroad program, a dream internship in an new city or town, or just plain old summer class here in good ol’ Westwood  – what do all these activities have in common?

Money.

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Marceline knows you need that cold, hard cash.

It’s unabashedly clear: All fun is in need of more fun(ds). From those three-too-many Chipotle runs you make a week to that European-exclusive Topshop dress you absolutely must buy while studying abroad, we all have our weaknesses. To offset the deficit of your carefree summer spending, I’ve compiled a list of easy, quick ways to make some money this summer. (more…)

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