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Amateur’s Guide to Watching UCLA Football

Do you constantly find yourself lost when your friends talk about football? Does the very idea of a football game leave you in a cold sweat? Fear not, as you figuratively hold the answer in your hands as you literally read it with your eyes. Gone are your days of ignorance and terror, and hiding from viewing party invites. Step into the world of football and learn to love game day, or at least fake it for your friends, with this handy-dandy guide to watching UCLA football.

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Arts & Entertainment

Five New Indie Movies to Out-Hip the Hipsters

Every group has that one hipster friend that knows all the latest trends: the newest gastropub, the hottest thrift store and the latest indie movies. You’ve probably never heard of them, but some of the coolest, new movies out now are “Boyhood,” “Frank,” and “Cavalry.” Collectively these three movies are about a mysterious musician who moonlights as a priest involved in a murder conspiracy, shot over 12 years. That was easy. Thank Gene Block that Mojo is here to help build your hipster movie cred. But wait, there’s more. Here are five unreleased indie movies you can catch opening night in L.A. throughout September. With these you will be weeks ahead of even the hardest micro-brew drinking cardigan with glasses you know.

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Real College Checklist

I don’t know about you, but I sure have gotten a lot of catalogs in the mail lately. Target, Ikea, and Bed Bath & Beyond all have their own extensive checklists of things you absolutely must buy at their stores to be prepared to move on campus. Their “essentials” include plants, a pizza cutter, a scale and a broom, none of which I have ever used (let alone had) living in Sproul Hall for the past two years. To help the class of 2018 figure out what to pack for move in, I compiled a real college checklist of my dorming essentials:

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A Shortcut to the Common Book

Are you an incoming freshman trying to soak up the last bits of summer before officially becoming a Bruin? Is your copy of the Common Book collecting dust, completely untouched ever since you haphazardly shoved it into your orientation bag? Do you like poorly drawn stick figures and mediocre voice-overs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I’ve got you covered.

This year’s Common Book is “I Never Had It Made” by Jackie Robinson, his autobiography documenting his full and historic life. If you don’t have time (or are just too lazy) to read it, check out this video of my original web series called “Bastardize English,” where I quickly draw and explain the plots to stories that you’ve neglected to read. It’s kind of like SparkNotes, only visual and slightly more entertaining. Just slightly.

What did you think of “I Never Had It Made?” Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.

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How to Stay in Touch with College Friends Over the Summer

I honestly don’t know how to feel about summer. Sure, I get to go home, meet up with old friends, am absolved (for the most part) of the responsibilities of getting my own food, doing my own laundry, etc. and settle into my pre-college routine.

On some days, it’s almost as if my freshman year of college never happened. But it did. And it certainly isn’t easy to be separated from the friends with whom you’ve spent the majority of your year. So without further ado, here are my favorite ways to stay in touch with college buddies:

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