Saturday, February 24


Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)

Rethinking study drugs: nootropics, the cognitive-enhancing compounds

As we go into the final stretch of the quarter, many of us are dying for an extra boost as we start to study for finals. Read more...

Photo: Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)

Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)


Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Westwood, for rent: Yesterday’s plan, tomorrow’s Village

The fourth post in a series on Westwood. This week: why – and how – the Westwood Village Specific Plan should be updated. Imagine a Westwood Village with a lack of balance in its businesses: more than a dozen movie screens and 15 burger joints, but no grocery stores. Read more...

Photo: Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Quad: A long campaign season can save us from President Trump

“Everyone should get a bigger piece of the pie. Who doesn’t love pie? Who doesn’t love America?” The line came from none other than Donald Trump – or at least an actor portraying the cantankerous mogul, along with other students portraying Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina at a mock debate hosted by Bruins for Rubio on Nov. Read more...

Photo: Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

In defense of Thanksgiving

Driving in Westwood one cold autumn evening, I notice that the trees on Gayley and Westwood are brightly lit with holiday-themed lights, while students bustle in and out of the Starbucks with red cups. Read more...

Photo: Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)


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