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November Is Not Depressing

November is the black sheep of months. Everyone seems to hate November, deeming it the most depressing month of all, but we at Mojo disagree. Here are nine awesome things to love about the new month, especially this year, in no particular order. We hope they will change your heart.

1. The win

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We kicked off the month with a win against Arizona which, by the way, wasn’t even our safety school. In case you missed it, the Bruins beat the Wildcats 17-7 in Saturday’s football game. If that’s not a good start to November, we don’t know what is.

2. Daylight savings

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On the night of the victory, we also got to sleep one more hour. But wait, IT GETS BETTER.

3. The cooler weather

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So the whole “summer all year round” thing is cool and all, but sweating your way to class is not exactly the best. Besides, now you get to wear those jackets and UGG boots that were collecting dust in the back of your closet. Did somebody say, “sweater weather”?

4. The USC game

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The biggest, most important football game of the season is a home game this year AND it’s not during Thanksgiving. Read: Den Sports Pass holders will get to cheer on the Bruins and curse the Trojans to their heart’s desire.

5. Thanksgiving

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Surely the holiday makes you hate November just a little less. Sweet potato casserole, stuffing and cranberry sauce make all your hard work in school SO worth it. And, you know, family is okay too.

6. Black Friday

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Who says Black Friday means trampling people in your local mall to score some sweet deals? Ah, the holidays.

7. Fall meets Christmas at Starbucks

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The coffee giant brings back its iconic red Christmas cup every year on Nov. 1. You can now drink happiness in the form of a Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha or Caramel Brulée Latte, but this doesn’t mean you have to give up on your pumpkin spice just yet. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is still on the menu through December. Thus, fall meets Christmas. Boom.

8. Fall meets Christmas IRL

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The dream continues beyond the plush atmosphere of your local Starbucks. Stores everywhere are whipping out the Christmas candy, decorations and gifts. Add a few classic carols in the background, and we’re not complaining. Been to Ackerman lately?

9. It’s not midterms, not yet finals

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If you chose your major wisely, you will have at least one week of lull this month when you can sit back and enjoy your blatant lack of midterms before it’s time to think about finals. And goodness knows you’ll have deserved that rest.

Did we convince you yet? What’s your favorite thing about November? Share it by tweeting us @dbmojo or commenting below.

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Food and DiningHow-to

Let’s Bake: Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Julianna Foster / Daily Bruin

Looking for a fall treat to help you get through midterms? Look no further! These muffins are chock full of tart apple pieces and perfectly soft thanks to the pumpkin. The spices will make your apartment smell amazing as the muffins bake. And since we don’t get much of a fall here in LA I’ll take any bit of fall I can get. Especially in the form of pumpkin. (more…)

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Fashion

Campus Fashion Feature: Falling for Fall

Name: Hillary Bolger
Year: Fourth

Bolger caught our eye with her simple, yet chic combination of a light sweater and denim shirt. It’s perfect for L.A.’s chilly, autumnal mornings and warm afternoons. The denim shirt adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit and the rimmed glasses complete the look.

Mojo: How would you describe your style?

Hilary: Situational. It depends on where I am. I dress a lot differently at school than I do when I go to work. I like to look nice but still be comfortable.

M: Do you have a style inspiration?

H: There’s not really one person that I necessarily look to… I definitely look to the past a lot. A lot of vintage high fashion people.

M: Do you have a favorite store?

H: I go to Urban Outfitters, Anthropology, Nasty Gal and a lot of thrift stores.

M: Do you think having your own individual style is important?

H: For me it is. When you look at somebody, whether or not you should have a snap judgment about them, you definitely do. So I think it’s a good way to get a sense of your personality across.

M: Is there anything in your bag or purse that you can’t live without?

H: Definitely sunglasses and lip-gloss.

M: Do you have a favorite article of clothing?

H: I have a pair of black boots, with a little bit of a heel, that are still super comfortable. They go with everything.

M: How would you describe fashion at UCLA?

H: Varied… Definitely varied. A lot better than I originally expected. There are a lot of people that are very fashion-conscious here. It’s fun to people-watch.

How do you change up your look for fall? Have a friend you think we should include in our fashion feature? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.

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