Thursday, February 21


Bullies should not be glorified

"Mean Girls"; the movie that commanded incredible popularity in 2004. The movie was so loved that, in fact, Feb. 25, 2010 was National "Mean Girls" Status Day on Facebook. The fact that a movie that portrays bullying, backstabbing and aggressive behavior to be trendy among the social elite is alarming. Read more...


Attackers are not heroes

Celebrity sightings are one of the unique facets of campus life at UCLA. Whether it's playing basketball with Adam Sandler at the Wooden Center or taking a class with a disguised Shakira, most students have their own celebrity run-in story. Read more...



Science GEs pose little challenge

If you are a North Campus student, you probably try your best to avoid periodic tables, physics equations and Punnett squares. So it's unlikely that you're taking Chemistry 14A, Physics 1A or Life Sciences 1 to meet your science general education requirements, even though these classes are basic introductory requirements for science majors. Instead, your requirements will likely be met with one of the classes that upperclassmen or bruinwalk.com have told you are easier, such as Astronomy 3 or Physiological Sciences 5. Read more...


Outrage and disapproval stifle freedom of speech

Over the course of my tenure as teenage provocateur, your humble heretic has been called many things "“ ignorant, arrogant, pretentious, completely wrong. Such adjectives have mostly come from various religious folk aghast by my practice of treating nothing as sacred, but this of course comes with the territory of being a modern day heathen. And while I've always welcomed scorn and censure, there is one point of criticism to which I must object: that my writing is disrespectful "“ that I should censor myself so as to not offend. Read more...




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