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The Bruin’s Guide to Scooters

The source of the ever-present vrrrrrooooom that echoes in your ears as you breathlessly trudge up the Hill or up Strathmore from Westwood for the 1000th time, scooters are the eco-friendly, economical mode of transport that many students, especially athletes, use to commute both on and off campus. Conveniently, UCLA offers free parking around campus for scooters and motorcycles, an incentive that certainly inspires some already M1-licensed students to bring their motorcycles and what I affectionately call “scoot scoots” to college. Jake Crenshaw, a first-year psychobiology student, is looking forward to bringing his Yamaha to school for winter quarter.

For others, the free parking, including the scooter/motorcycle-exclusive lot in South Campus (pictured above), is also an incentive to learn how to ride scooters and motorcycles, and to eventually earn an M1 license. Here’s Mojo’s handy info guide for students thinking about obtaining their M1 permit (and eventual license) and/or buying a scooter. (more…)

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Food and DiningMojo Asks Students

Mojo Asks Students: How do you like the generic brand Sriracha sauce in the dining halls?

Stephanie Orpilla / Daily Bruin

UCLA dining halls are officially part of the Sriracha apocalypse. Easily recognizable by its green cap and rooster logo, Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce must now be held for 30 days before being shipped to consumers. Because of this new regulation by the California Department of Public Health, the continuous shipping of Sriracha has been halted, causing a Sriracha shortage. This week our dining halls finished off the last of their supply of Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and made the switch to Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce. Victoria Sandoval, a manager at Feast, feels optimistic about the switch and commented, “I think it tastes better than the old brand. A little more authentic!” Sandoval does not know if or when the UCLA dining halls will get Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha hot sauce back. (more…)

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Arts & Entertainment

A Guide to Award Show Season

awards-gifThis past weekend kicked off awards show season with the Golden Globe Awards, as you might have been able to tell from the internet exploding over Jennifer Lawrence’s dress. If you missed out, don’t fear, there are many, many more award shows coming up this month.

You may be asking yourself, what is the difference between all of these shows? You may also be wondering why we need so many shows to honor celebrities, which I unfortunately cannot answer. However, since there are so many shows to keep up with, we have given you a brief guide to award show season. (more…)

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Culture

Top 4 LA Day Trips

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As UCLA students, we are truly very lucky. Not only is UCLA sandwiched between the prime locations of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, but there is so much to explore if you venture out in any direction. Because Mojo just loves sharing its secrets so much, here are the top four places to visit in LA for the perfect day trip (before midterm season kicks in). (more…)

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