Daily Tidbit: Quote of the Day

“It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Quote of the Day

Reducing Commitments as a Form of Self-Care

Being incredibly busy all the time will burn anyone out, and overworking yourself can cause you to harm yourself and your health. As students, we have to maintain busy schedules to earn our majors, work a job, or to get into grad school, but we also need to ensure that we are not affecting our health during the process.   You often hear about self-care … Continue reading Reducing Commitments as a Form of Self-Care

Why Poverty is the Result of Systematic Failure

In middle school, my economics class cited reasons for why people earn different wages. One of the reasons was skill. Some jobs required high levels of skill while some required low levels of skill; the level of skill demanded by the job was directly proportional to its wage. The textbook defined mentally laborious work as high skill and physically laborious work as low skill. This … Continue reading Why Poverty is the Result of Systematic Failure

The Department of Homeland Security To Begin Tracking Social Media of Immigrants

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security published a new rule stating that they would be collecting “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” affiliated with all immigrants to the United States. Permanent resident card holders as well as naturalized citizens will not be exempt. Buzzfeed News first broke the story on Monday, which has since been picked up by most major … Continue reading The Department of Homeland Security To Begin Tracking Social Media of Immigrants

Daily Tidbit: Common Latin Words in English

ad hoc: for this. Formed, arranged, or done for a particular purpose only. a priori: from the earlier. Relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience. bona fide: good faith. In good faith/honestly/genuine/real. curriculum vitae: the course of (one’s) life. A resume or job/personal history/(commonly abbreviated to CV). de facto: of fact. In reality/in practice (especially contrasted with something which … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Common Latin Words in English

What to Read to Expand Your General Knowledge

As a college student, I often find myself swamped with things to do for class: research papers, prepping for lecture, completing weekly mini-essays, labs, studying for midterms and finals, and readings — lots and lots of readings. On top of that, I make/find my meals, do laundry, wash the dishes, clean the counters, and do everything else I need to do to be a functional … Continue reading What to Read to Expand Your General Knowledge

The Chicken and the Egg: Reading and Writing

More often than not, students believe that the only way to improve their writing is to use fancy vocabulary words and to memorize arbitrary grammar rules. However, they’ll quickly find that blindly focusing on technical skills is not the answer. Rather, the answer may not even lie in the act of writing itself. Studies show that reading and writing go hand-in-hand: the more you read, … Continue reading The Chicken and the Egg: Reading and Writing

WSP is Hiring for 2017-2018

Be a part of the longest running writing support service on the UCLA campus! If you’re interested in writing, education, leadership, and community building, join the WSP team! We help students develop their voice and become more confident with their academic, personal/creative, and professional writing. We also help our staff become great leaders through working with diverse communities. As a team, the WSP staff works to … Continue reading WSP is Hiring for 2017-2018

What’s Happening at UCLA this Summer?

UCLA is bringing on the heat this summer. The Bruin campus has been abuzz with activity lately with two professional soccer teams practicing, Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Sports Awards, freshman orientation sessions, a plethora of summer camps, and even an unfounded bomb threat. With so much going on, campus security has stepped it up a notch, leaving some students frustrated with the disturbances. UCLA has blocked … Continue reading What’s Happening at UCLA this Summer?

Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction Writer: Raymond Chandler

Summertime brings to mind three things: high temperatures, Hollywood-style sexual tension, and good, old-fashioned mystery. The High Window by Raymond Chandler delivers it all on a silver ash tray — with colorful characters, a hard-boiled detective, clandestine crime, and witticisms to delight your debonair heart. It’s a classic murder mystery novel, and I can’t believe I only now found out about Chandler considering how much he … Continue reading Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction Writer: Raymond Chandler