Sunday, October 20


The proposed international student representative position by the Undergraduate Students Association Council must be defined by a specific set of goals in order to offer services needed on the UCLA campus. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Avvalzameer Bhatia: Without clear plan, USAC’s proposed international student rep lacks purpose

The undergraduate student government has typically been foreign to international students. It is no secret that international students have needs that are different from those of local students. Read more...

Photo: The proposed international student representative position by the Undergraduate Students Association Council must be defined by a specific set of goals in order to offer services needed on the UCLA campus. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

The proposed international student representative position by the Undergraduate Students Association Council must be defined by a specific set of goals in order to offer services needed on the UCLA campus. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)


The Community Services Officers' programs include a van service that transports students between 7 p.m. and midnight from Monday to Thursday. However, that leaves out the days when students are most likely to go out. A CSO-operated shuttle service running between Thursday and Saturday until 2 a.m. could fill in this gap. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Avvalzameer Bhatia: CSO-operated weekend shuttle service would improve student safety

Westwood is a rather uneventful place. But when you’re walking around North Village at 1 a.m. on a Saturday, the quiet college town becomes a lot spookier. Read more...

Photo: The Community Services Officers' programs include a van service that transports students between 7 p.m. and midnight from Monday to Thursday. However, that leaves out the days when students are most likely to go out. A CSO-operated shuttle service running between Thursday and Saturday until 2 a.m. could fill in this gap. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The Community Services Officers' programs include a van service that transports students between 7 p.m. and midnight from Monday to Thursday. However, that leaves out the days when students are most likely to go out. A CSO-operated shuttle service running between Thursday and Saturday until 2 a.m. could fill in this gap. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Students with meal plans who have back-to-back classes during the afternoon are forced to pay for a meal at an on-campus restaurant, thereby wasting the swipes they've already paid for. UCLA Dining should open a grab-and-go service on campus to let such students use their swipes off the Hill.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)

Avvalzameer Bhatia: UCLA should offer an on-campus location that accepts meal plan swipes

UCLA Dining Services is undoubtedly worthy of its rank as the best college food provider in the nation. The university provides students with four dining halls and four quick-service joints on the Hill, all of which collectively offer a variety of cuisines from 7 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Students with meal plans who have back-to-back classes during the afternoon are forced to pay for a meal at an on-campus restaurant, thereby wasting the swipes they've already paid for. UCLA Dining should open a grab-and-go service on campus to let such students use their swipes off the Hill. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Students with meal plans who have back-to-back classes during the afternoon are forced to pay for a meal at an on-campus restaurant, thereby wasting the swipes they've already paid for. UCLA Dining should open a grab-and-go service on campus to let such students use their swipes off the Hill.
 (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars sits at the base of the Hill and provides a variety of services for international students.
 The Dashew Center does a good job publicizing its social events, but its academic programs – many of which are crucial to students – don't enjoy that level of publicity.
 (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Avvalzameer Bhatia: The Dashew Center should make its resources better known

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars can be called a one-stop shop for everything an international student needs to thrive at UCLA. Unfortunately, it is a one-stop shop that doesn’t know how to advertise its products. Read more...

Photo: The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars sits at the base of the Hill and provides a variety of services for international students. The Dashew Center does a good job publicizing its social events, but its academic programs – many of which are crucial to students – don't enjoy that level of publicity. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars sits at the base of the Hill and provides a variety of services for international students.
 The Dashew Center does a good job publicizing its social events, but its academic programs – many of which are crucial to students – don't enjoy that level of publicity.
 (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Students don’t just use BruinCast to catch up on missed lectures, but also to supplement their learning and understand difficult concepts. UCLA needs to recognize this. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin Staff)

Avvalzameer Bhatia: UCLA must better inform professors about BruinCast, equip more rooms

BruinCast is perhaps the third-greatest invention of mankind, inferior only to the smartphone and Wi-Fi – at least for UCLA students. Fall quarter enrollment is fast approaching, and students will soon begin consulting everything from professors’ Bruinwalk.com ratings to MyUCLA’s class availability to craft the optimal schedule. Read more...

Photo: Students don’t just use BruinCast to catch up on missed lectures, but also to supplement their learning and understand difficult concepts. UCLA needs to recognize this. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin Staff)

Students don’t just use BruinCast to catch up on missed lectures, but also to supplement their learning and understand difficult concepts. UCLA needs to recognize this. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin Staff)