Sunday, July 21



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)


(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: What is the key to success? For some, it’s the embrace of failure.

Failure is a word that is as vague as it is terrifying. According to an article in Psychology Today, the fear of failure is defined as “the emotional, cognitive and behavioral reaction to the negative consequences you anticipate for failing to achieve a goal.” The article also lists several reasons for why we fear failure. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)


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