I remember waiting last year for -30- column drafts to come in, and everyone would offer the same excuse: “It’s so hard, I don’t know what to write!”
Now I’m three days past deadline and the new Opinion editor is badgering me to finish spewing whatever sentimental bullshit I’ve accumulated over the past four years.
No Offense is back for another week with your favorites Chris Campbell, Keshav Tadimeti and Abhishek Shetty. This week, the guys discuss the possibility of implementing an esports scholarship at UCLA.
We can all agree Los Angeles needs better schools. Whether that means appending the word “charter” is a bit more contentious.
And contentious is the perfect word to describe Tuesday’s Los Angeles Board of Education election, especially when it comes to the Westside’s own contest between incumbent board President Steve Zimmer and challenger Nick Melvoin.
Los Angeles is many things: big, bustling, cosmopolitan – and growing. One thing it’s not, however, is cheap.
Anyone who lives in and around the City of Angels needs to dedicate a pretty significant portion of their paycheck to shelter.
Prepare yourselves, Bruins.
This weekend, thousands of bright-eyed, still-unbroken potential UCLA students and their families will descend upon our fair campus to gawk at Royce Hall, take pictures with the Bruin Bear statue, and maybe even commit the next four years of their lives to this university.
The sun recedes on the aging walls of Kerckhoff Hall. Bruin Walk’s bricks glow an orangish hue. Flyers blow across Bruin Plaza, dancing in the wind and littering the walkway.
If the university brochures and talking heads on TV are to be believed, college is a time for exploration and self-discovery. Indeed, UCLA has offered opportunities for students to challenge themselves and expand their intellectual horizons both in and outside the classroom.
People often bring their dogs onto campus, and many students enjoy taking a break from their impending finals and projects (and Daily Bruin responsibilities) to pet them – myself included.
The decisions city leaders make over the next few years can determine whether LA becomes a thriving metropolis influenced by its suburban roots or just another overcrowded city that can’t meet its residents’ needs.
Imagine stepping into a time machine and traveling 100 years into the future. You find out that the city of Fargo, North Dakota, once barely a speck on the map, has become the country’s second-largest metropolis and the place to be for cosmopolitans and immigrants of every stripe – an internationally renowned commercial and cultural hub.
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