Tuesday, June 25


The Daily Bruin's Sammi Dorfan explored the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, which aren't just a pleasant spot to study for midterms and finals – they're also a place in which some UCLA faculty and students conduct their research. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Quad: A guide to the wonderfully varied Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Jules Cooch’s K-12 students stared in awe at UCLA’s botanical garden, wondering why it didn’t look like any particular natural phenomena they had seen before. They saw a combination of seemingly mismatched elements from different natural sources that made the garden seem like a completely new phenomenon. Read more...

Photo: The Daily Bruin's Sammi Dorfan explored the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, which aren't just a pleasant spot to study for midterms and finals – they're also a place in which some UCLA faculty and students conduct their research. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Daily Bruin's Sammi Dorfan explored the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, which aren't just a pleasant spot to study for midterms and finals – they're also a place in which some UCLA faculty and students conduct their research. (Daily Bruin file photo)



(Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: Retail therapy relieves stress, but may be taxing in the long term

It’s officially finals week, which means more stress and unfortunately less money in my wallet as I attempt to shop all my worries away. Whenever the stress of studying for class, the disappointment of receiving a bad grade, or anxiety of balancing extracurriculars becomes unbearable, I never fail to crack open my laptop, browse the Sephora website, and walk away with at least $50 worth of makeup. Read more...

Photo: (Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)

(Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)

(Mariam Arutyunyan and Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: Pump it up at Powell with our student-generated finals week playlist

According to Business Insider, the most effective music to listen to while studying lacks lyrics, features sounds of nature or has a specific tempo. In general, music is a great way to get through repetitive and mindless tasks, like completing a problem set you already know how to do or memorizing important dates. Read more...

Photo: (Mariam Arutyunyan and Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

(Mariam Arutyunyan and Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)



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