Tuesday, October 23






The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

GRE wastes applicants’ time, fails to indicate future student success

Prospective graduate students have a lot of boxes to check: personal statements, transcripts and also a four-hour high school review costing about $200, otherwise known as the GRE. Read more...

Photo: The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Cities like Berlin offer students free access to an easily usable system of public transportation. Los Angeles should make its public transportation easier to use and take steps to make it more accessible to students in the city. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Accessibility, affordability would incentivize students to use public transport

This post was updated Oct. 15 at 1:11 p.m. Los Angeles transit sucks. After only two years in LA, I’ve come to realize a fundamental truth: If you want to get anywhere in the city on time, you’d better Uber and better budget a good amount of time to get through traffic. Read more...

Photo: Cities like Berlin offer students free access to an easily usable system of public transportation. Los Angeles should make its public transportation easier to use and take steps to make it more accessible to students in the city. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Cities like Berlin offer students free access to an easily usable system of public transportation. Los Angeles should make its public transportation easier to use and take steps to make it more accessible to students in the city. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)