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Mojo Asks Students

What Will You Be for Halloween?

Some UCLA students have had their Halloween costumes planned out for months, while others are scrambling to put something together at the very last minute. Mojo asked a handful of students the loaded question: “So what will you be for Halloween?”  We’ve organized the answers into four main categories. Hopefully they can give you some last-minute inspiration. (more…)

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5 Reasons Why We Love Fall Quarter

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#1 Pumpkin-Flavored Everything

One of the most widespread cliches about fall in the U.S. is that everything just suddenly comes in the pumpkin spice variety. UCLA and Westwood are no exceptions to this tradition. BCaf (and all Westwood coffee shops) start serving pumpkin lattes and pumpkin ice-blended drinks. The dining halls add pumpkin coffee cake and pumpkin mousse to their dessert menus. Yogurtland’s Westwood location offers its nonfat dessert in the ever-popular pumpkin spice flavor as well. (more…)

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Ways To Get Into the Halloween Spirit

Halloween seems to come up fast. Some of us might be a little unprepared due to overwhelming amounts of school work, club meetings, and sports practices, and some of us might have forgotten due to to the summery weather we’ve been having so far this fall. However, weather.com predicts afternoon showers for today, Oct. 28. Just in case the gloomy clouds aren’t enough to put you in a spooky Halloween mood, we’ve put together a list of ways you can get start into the Halloween spirit. (more…)

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4 Theme Ideas That Will Make Your Costume Party the Best One in Westwood

Casey Bradford

With Halloween right around the corner, I’m having a very hard time deciding on a costume. While I’ve narrowed it down a bit (Harvey Kinkle from “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” Blue Ivy and North West’s babysitter or Lance Bass), I don’t think I have the heart to ditch any of these costumes.

Fortunately, UCLA is full of costume parties so I can dress up on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, a lot of these parties don’t have the most inviting themes. One ray of hope was when I heard of an ABC party. “Oh, cool, you teach kids the ABCs using fun, quirky costumes.” That is apparently not what goes down at an “Anything But Clothes” party.

I’ve thought long and hard about this dilemma and have come up with a few ideas for parties that will change Halloween and the uncreative costume party scene forever. (more…)

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Mojo Asks Students

UCLA students debate the importance of midterm scores for their future

It’s midterms season, and students are cramming to memorize four weeks of material, pulling all-nighters and drinking endless cups of coffee. At some point, they may start to wonder is all this stress worth it?  We asked students how much importance they placed on midterm scores and whether or not they thought any of this would matter to them in five years time. Compare these students’ opinions to your own.

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