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The Difference Between High School and College

Remember when you were in high school not so long ago? Probably not, right? In a short amount of time, college has taken over your life and completely made you forget just what high school was like. This November, seniors in high school are applying to the UC system and will soon experience the transformation that takes place upon entering college. Here’s a list of things you do in college that you never did in high school. Incoming freshmen better start preparing. (more…)

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Arts & Entertainment

‘The Hunger Games’ in Emoji

Stephanie Orpilla / Daily Bruin

Hold off on that pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce for just a few more days – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” comes out in theaters Friday! I don’t know what I’m most excited about: my favorite of the Hunger Games trilogy on the big screen? Casually waiting in an eight-hour line during eighth week for a midnight premiere in Westwood?  Enjoying Liam Hemsworth’s sexy bod … Anyway, if you’re too busy too re-read “The Hunger Games,” the odds are in your favor: I give you “The Hunger Games” summarized in Emoji. (more…)

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The $10 Sawtelle Situation

Sawtelle is the name of both a street in West LA and the neighborhood that encompasses it. If you haven’t been yet, it’s time to pay this gem of the Westside a visit. It’s close enough to campus to take the bus. And what better time than now? It’s eighth week after all – far enough from finals week to put off studying, and close enough to get stressed and look for suitable distractions. Sawtelle, dubbed “Little Osaka,” offers some of the best Asian food in town, along with karaoke places and unique shops with prices that let you make the most of your college student budget. Bring only $10 (cash, as most of these places are cash only) and follow Mojo around Sawtelle. (more…)

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Candy Crush Addiction

A little over a year ago, the sweetest, most addictive game known to man was created. If you’ve heard the phrases “Did you pass me to the next section yet?” or “Wait, let me just pass this level,” or “IF I HAD ONE MORE MOVE I COULD HAVE BEAT IT!” then you probably know what I’m talking about: Candy Crush Saga. (more…)

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Food and Dining

Spice Up Fall: Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna

There are certain combinations that are just non-negotiable: milk and cookies, spaghetti and meatballs, marshmallows and hot cocoa … and pumpkin and sage.

When I first saw the recipe on UCLA alumna Casey Ditty’s food blog, Snip of Mint, among other winning recipes like chocolate rosemary ice cream and mozzarella and pesto dinner rolls, I knew this lasagna would also be a surefire win.

One bite of this delightfully unique lasagna will be enough to convince you. It’s a great variation of the traditional fall pumpkin line-up.  (more…)

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