A recent study showed many subsistence activities, such as baking, rose significantly during the pandemic. (Photo by Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin staff. Photo illustration by Jaelen Cruz/Daily Bruin)
At the age of 10, a red KitchenAid stand mixer and a bundle of baking ingredients was all I needed to whip up a sweet concoction for my family and friends.
There is no possible way the world is going to survive 2021, or at least, that’s what my Facebook feed wants me to think.
The last year felt like one bad event after another, and society had nonstop access to the news all year long.
To deactivate or not to deactivate? That is the question.
For the longest time, I saw social media as this vapid, soul-sucking creature. What could I possibly stand to gain from botox-filled Instagram posts and politically-incorrect Twitter headlines?
For many, the turn of the decade marked a newfound sense of optimism and hope. However, during a year of widespread wildfires, political tension and a global pandemic, some people found their mental health on rocky grounds.
Though many soon-to-be-parents applaud pink or blue smoke, a counterculture has emerged to challenge gender binary traditions. From boxy blazers to colorful crop tops, many Bruins are using gender-nonconforming fashion as a vehicle of self-expression.
This October, Bruins might not find ghosts or zombies as terrifying as in previous years.
Instead, the real scare is figuring out how to battle higher education costs and mass unemployment amid a pandemic, all while trying not to fail midterms.
Imagine this: You’re strolling down Bruin Walk sipping your Bruin Plate peanut butter smoothie out of a biodegradable straw in a compostable cup courtesy of UCLA Dining.
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