Wednesday, April 1

UCLA lacks majors that provide useful, real-life preparation for students’ careers

Choosing a major is hard. What’s even harder is graduating with a major that actually prepares you for a job. And at UCLA, that decision is even more daunting. Read more...

Photo: Students in social sciences with a dream career already in mind are disadvantaged by UCLA’s broad majors, which fail to provide them necessary skills for their desired jobs. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)


UCLA’s online classes provide flexibility but fail to deliver on diversity, quality

In this day and age, the internet is used for everything. Everything except teaching classes at groundbreaking research universities, that is. Currently, UCLA offers just under 60 online classes total, which generally last six to eight weeks, on myUCLA for undergraduates during the summer session. Read more...

Photo: The selection of online coursework at UCLA excludes many STEM courses. At the same time, online course design has been generally lackluster – something UCLA should address. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Focus on individual academic counseling is necessary to amend freshman orientation

New Student Orientation exemplifies exactly what the next four years will be like for incoming first-years: friends, fun and total confusion over class planning. Orientation is a three-day session during which new Bruins get to explore Westwood and the campus. Read more...

Photo: New Student Advisors are extensively trained in how to address incoming freshmen’s course, housing and student needs. But UCLA has a fatal catch when it comes to allowing NSAs to truly help students: They only have 30 minutes of advising time. That’s a recipe for disaster. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)


USAC votes in support of The Agora, citing potential to bring down housing costs

Student government endorsed a high-rise housing project in Westwood on Tuesday. The Undergraduate Students Association Council voted unanimously, with four abstentions, to support The Agora, a proposed 16-story high-rise project on Hilgard Avenue. Read more...

Photo: The Agora is a proposed 16-story housing development on Hilgard Avenue. The Undergraduate Students Association Council voted to endorse the project Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)