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An Ode to the Selfie

Daily Bruin Mojo Staff

How many selfies do you take on an average day? Do you Snapchat, Instagram, tweet them or make them your Facebook profile picture? Do your parents, grandparents and teachers understand your obsession with taking photos of yourself? Do they even know that their cell phone cameras can see both ways? Ladies and gentleman, it is with great pride that I deem our generation masters of the selfie.

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Culture

5 Things to Put You in the Thanksgiving Mood

Living in a post-Halloween, “What do I do now” slump? Then jump onto the next holiday bandwagon. As much as I’m sure we’re all ready to wear cozy sweaters and blast our Christmas playlists, we mustn’t forget the most delicious holiday out there: Thanksgiving.

Here are 5 ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit:

Watch all of the feast scenes in “Harry Potter.”

http://www.midnightreview.co.uk/2012/02/18/top-12-meals-in-movies/

Not only does Rupert Grint perfectly capture how appreciative we feel about Thanksgiving food, but also the plates at Hogwarts refill themselves. Could you ask for anything better? (more…)

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Westwood

Westwood Grocery Wars

Empty fridge? You could’ve had cup noodles if you hadn’t devoured the last three during your last all-nighter. And you’ve got cereal, but no milk.

You’ve got a few options at this point:

  • You can choose to stay in denial about that empty fridge of yours.
  • Find a grocery store.

As you probably already knew, you’ve got a few options in Westwood, and Mojo is here to help you make the best grocery decision for the needs and wants of your taste buds (as well your wallet).

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Arts & Entertainment

National Novel Writing Month at UCLA

Sweater weather, No Shave November and discounted Halloween candy aren’t the only things happening this month. If you’re among the writing inclined, then you may be participating in the ultimate challenge: National Novel Writing Month.

Established in 1999, the nonprofit organization NaNoWriMo presents the challenge of completing a 50,000-word novel in the 30 days of November. Writers from all over the world participate, hoping to reach the goal within those four short weeks and add their name to the growing list of published authors who found their roots in NaNoWriMo.

An anticipated 500,000 writers will be participating this year, including some of our very own Bruins. Several members of the UCLA Writer’s Den plan on making their novelist dreams a reality this month. (more…)

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