I always had strong opinions growing up, so when I saw Daily Bruin Opinion was hiring, I thought, “Why not?”
When I sauntered into the office for the first time, as a far-too cocky second-year, I was in for a rude awakening.
In the wake of rich, white kids being able to buy their way into college and faculty growing increasingly concerned about the lack of diversity in their leadership, it’s easy to turn to UCLA’s designated solution-maker: the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
It’s impossible not to be confronted with broken promises and dashed expectations looking back on the first year of California’s legal recreational marijuana market.
In fact, you would have to be smoking something pretty strong to see California’s efforts as anything less than a disappointment.
“No Offense, But” is back in your podcast feeds for the year! Join Opinion editor Keshav Tadimeti and Opinion columnists Abhishek Shetty and Chris Busco as they examine the biggest events of the midquarter: the annual National Students for Justice in Pales- tine conference and a viral video of UCPD face-planting from its scooters.
Anybody who has visited UCLA’s campus recently can’t help but notice its brick-laden paths are abuzz with whirring motorized scooters weaving in and out through crowds of students.
Harder, faster, better, stronger.
Those aren’t just the lyrics to a catchy song. For thousands of UCLA students these words are a daunting reality as the job market forces them to know more, perform better and adapt faster.
UCLA, like any college, is a stressful place. Final exams, internship applications and club commitments ensure students are rigid with tension as their minds and bodies are put to the test.
With finals fast approaching, UCLA students have begun looking for quiet rooms to hunker down and spend numerous caffeine-fueled hours cramming for tests, papers and projects.
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