Monday, May 27


The quarter system is a mainstay of student culture at UCLA. Students and faculty lament the fast pace of the 10-week structure – and rightfully so. Universities such as UC Berkeley employ the semester system and give more time for students to explore the depth of the subject matter – something sorely lacking at UCLA. Perhaps it’s time to retire the quarter system for good. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Selby Kia: Quarter system keeps students from exploring courses in-depth, causes stress

It’s that time of year again, when UCLA students start to see Snapchats from their semester system friends of post-exam celebrations, hometowns and summer bliss. Meanwhile, weary Bruins have just finished week six of spring quarter. Read more...

Photo: The quarter system is a mainstay of student culture at UCLA. Students and faculty lament the fast pace of the 10-week structure – and rightfully so. Universities such as UC Berkeley employ the semester system and give more time for students to explore the depth of the subject matter – something sorely lacking at UCLA. Perhaps it’s time to retire the quarter system for good. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The quarter system is a mainstay of student culture at UCLA. Students and faculty lament the fast pace of the 10-week structure – and rightfully so. Universities such as UC Berkeley employ the semester system and give more time for students to explore the depth of the subject matter – something sorely lacking at UCLA. Perhaps it’s time to retire the quarter system for good. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)




Associated Students UCLA should increase publicity for the availability of its Ackerman Union study rooms in order to provide more spaces for students to use when studying. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Selby Kia: ASUCLA should better advertise Ackerman study spaces

Nothing says fall-quarter midterm season like cool air and overcrowded libraries. For UCLA students, only a few things can be more aggravating than desperately trying to find a quiet space to concentrate before a big exam. Read more...

Photo: Associated Students UCLA should increase publicity for the availability of its Ackerman Union study rooms in order to provide more spaces for students to use when studying. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Associated Students UCLA should increase publicity for the availability of its Ackerman Union study rooms in order to provide more spaces for students to use when studying. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Selby Kia: Absolute grade scale could curb bell curve’s detrimental effects

At UCLA, for whom the bell curve tolls depends on the professor and not much else. The bell curve, a statistical measure of grading, assesses students’ academic performance relative to other students in the class. Read more...

Photo: Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bell curves do not account for the variety of circumstances students face. Professors might not be able to accommodate every student’s experience, but implementing an absolute grading scale would give disadvantaged students a better shot at securing the grade they deserve. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)