Monday, July 22

Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

In defense of Thanksgiving

Driving in Westwood one cold autumn evening, I notice that the trees on Gayley and Westwood are brightly lit with holiday-themed lights, while students bustle in and out of the Starbucks with red cups. Read more...

Photo: Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

Has Thanksgiving really come to this? (Creative Commons photo by Powhusku via Flickr)

Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)

Three useful music apps that aren’t Spotify

Unlike music lovers of yore, today’s college students no longer have to rely on friends’ mixtapes, word-of-mouth or the radio to find new music, local concerts and other ways of filling their need for music. Read more...

Photo: Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)

Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)

As with public places, parties can be full of bodies but short on people to talk to.

On friendship and first week

For the first time after two years of party-going at UCLA, I went to a party and actually made friends with people I didn’t know. The layout was the usual: beer pong, jungle juice, a Spotify playlist on someone’s phone with tiny speakers blaring. Read more...

Photo: As with public places, parties can be full of bodies but short on people to talk to.

As with public places, parties can be full of bodies but short on people to talk to.

HARD Summer music festival 2012 took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. (Creative Commons photo via Wikipedia)

Harm reduction would help prevent drug-related deaths at raves

On Aug. 1, Tracy Nguyen, a rising second-year business economics student at UCLA, died at HARD Summer music festival, one of two deaths that were linked to suspected drug usage. Read more...

Photo: HARD Summer music festival 2012 took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. (Creative Commons photo via Wikipedia)

HARD Summer music festival 2012 took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. (Creative Commons photo via Wikipedia)


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