If you thought buying a spot in college was the only monetary transaction happening in the University of California system, you thought wrong.
Most students at UCLA have experienced not getting into the classes they want.
On Oct. 8, hundreds of wide-eyed students filed into the Study Abroad Fair, picking up dozens of flyers and writing their emails on every list they could find on their way to class.
UCLA: the birthplace of the internet.
Too bad the university never got past the 1970s connection speed.
Students on the Hill have become numb to dial-up era connection, spotty Wi-Fi and switching between UCLA’s two main Wi-Fi networks in the hopes one might actually work.
When incoming freshmen arrive at UCLA for Bruin Day, they are immediately told there are more than 1,000 clubs they can join.
What they aren’t told is they probably won’t get into most of them.
Los Angeles is the picture of diversity.
UCLA, however, is not.
The University of California is prohibited from using race as a factor in the admissions process due to California Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996.
We’ve all been traumatized from a young age by the disturbing anti-smoking commercials showing images of diseased lungs and former smokers using a voice box. By the time we were old enough to buy cigarettes, we understood they were bad for us.
When Andrea Moudarres developed his doctoral dissertation at Yale University, he did not expect that it would one day turn into an award-winning manuscript. Moudarres, an assistant professor of Italian at UCLA, was recently awarded the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies.
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