Dear Readers, On Thursday we will be hosting our second workshop of the quarter: “Shortcut to a Short Story”, which will explores the creative writing elements that go into making a short story. It will be from 4pm to 6pm and held in the ROTC room in the Student Activities Center. The Facebook event link is here. Advertisements Continue reading “Shortcut to a Short Story” WSP Workshop 11/15
Dear Readers, Happy Week Seven! Today, we would like to promote the CPO’s annual Turkey Holiday Box Giveaway, the third one of its kind. The program fixes together a box for students in need, which would include all the ingredients needed of a dinner for seven people. The application is available here at CPO’s website. The event itself will run from 1pm to 5pm this … Continue reading CPO’s Turkey Holiday Box Giveaway! 11/15
Dear Readers, Tonight in SAC Room 105, CPO’s new mural of revolutionary art will be officially unveiled! Beautiful images of resistance will be celebrated with a speech from our esteemed guest, Dr. Tommie Smith, who famously held his fist high as Gold Medal Olympian during the 1968 Olympics at the climax of the Civil Rights movement. This will start at 5:30 pm today November 8th, … Continue reading CPO Mural Unveiling 11/8 featuring Dr. Tommie Smith!
Greetings UCLA students and faculty! We at the Writing Success Program would like to remind our readers that the Community Programs Office is hosting a screening of Avengers: Infinity War this Thursday, October 10th. The event opens at 6pm with food and the movie starts screening at 7:30pm, in Wilson Plaza. The food and screening are of course, free. The Facebook event page can be found … Continue reading What’s Happening: CPO Movie Screening of “Avengers: Infinity War”
“Life can only be understood backwards; but must be lived forwards.” -Soren Kierkegaard We have all heard the expression to walk forward and never look back but I beg to differ. I believe that it is important to look back to see how far you’ve come. Looking back allows one to finally understand why things happened because all things happen for a reason and it … Continue reading Daily TidBit: Looking Back
In the Glass Wall Two souls, one young, one old Separated by a reflective glass wall; They are different– But the same. One’s eyes have seen what the Other has not. Clad in an Indonesian skirt, One stands perfectly stoic before the Other. The Other is in a white dress with a pink bow around her waist. One watches the Other approach the … Continue reading Exposition: In the Glass Wall
Note: Spoilers ahead. It’s been four years since the last episode of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) aired but I still make references to it in my everyday life. I absolutely adored that show, not only because of its great humor, but because it expresses the realities of life that most shows don’t display. The reality of life is: sometimes friendships dwindle, it takes … Continue reading Opinion: Why ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is Legen- wait for it- Dary!
“Hope is the joyful expectation of good things to come.” –Unknown It is easy to lose hope when one feels like they are stuck. But hope opens doors, it frees you from the shackles that may keep you down. Hope for something better, hope for happiness, hope for the future, can bring you joy. Hope reminds you that the darkness is only temporary. The moon … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Hope
Cancelling every problematic artist or creator is hard, because everyone is innocent until proven otherwise. I can’t tell you the answer to this problem, but find a balance between giving monetary backing of “problematic” artists and cancelling those who may have crossed a line. But if someone explains how the artists you choose to still follow offend them, listen politely and don’t undermine their call-out … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: It’s Hard to Cancel Problematic Music Artists
Almost all college students get asked these two questions: What is your major? Where are you from? My response to the second question always warrants the following question, “Do you like it better here?” For those of you who don’t know me, I’m from New York and the answer to the question always fluctuates. … Continue reading New York vs. Los Angeles
One thing the youth of today forget is the immense privilege one has in being able to vote. The right to vote has been a long struggle since the birth of our great nation. Quick history lesson: women gained their right to vote in 1920, African-Americans gained the right to vote in 1965, and the voting age was brought down to 18 in 1971. Great … Continue reading What’s Happening: Midterm Elections- Why doesn’t the youth vote?
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates We cannot change the past, we can not heal the people we have broken, and we cannot undo the injustices committed before. But we can right wrongs. We can fix the present and the future. We can see what is wrong, see the people … Continue reading Daily TidBit: Change
Greetings readers! This Monday evening, the CPO and all of our friends will be hosting our the tenth annual Welcome event, bound by the theme of “Make Your Voices Heard”! Here is the Facebook event link. Doors will be open at 5:30PM and program starts at 6:30PM at Wilson Plaza. There will be free food and performances, don’t miss it! See you there. Come at the … Continue reading CPO’s 10th Annual Welcome “Make Your Voices Heard”
She walked down the hall in her sleek, black shoes into a long, narrow room with booths on one side. The guard indicated the third stall from the first, and she sat down in the hard plastic chair with her briefcase open. She lifted the phone receiver off its hook and looked through the Plexiglas partition. Lightly drawn lines criss-crossed the clear surface, carving the … Continue reading The Divide
A bunch of my friends has been trying this new pattern of eating and so I decided to do some research about the topic. Currently one of the world’s most popular trends, intermittent fasting involves cycles of eating and fasting. People can choose their own periods of when to eat but the most popular pattern is skipping breakfast, eating your first meal at noon and … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Intermittent Eating
On Saturday, October 6th, I woke up to the news that the Senate had confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Just three days prior, a high school alumni had posted on the Facebook page asking for people who personally knew Kavanaugh in college and to speak out. For those of you who don’t know, Kavanaugh is Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Justice … Continue reading Supreme Court Justice Confirmation
“Oh, I am helping this doctor sell this water that cures seven different kinds of cancer and eye pain,” my mom said in Mandarin as she smiled. Raising my eyebrows, I couldn’t believe my ears considering these diseases often need constant treatment (or even surgeries). “A great doctor, who graduated from CalTech University, just hired me to help him,” my mom said proudly. My brother … Continue reading Diplomas Don’t Equal to Credibility
Resumes are something we all dread working on, but they are the first impression one can give during any professional setting. You really have to cater them to you, because it shows just where your interests can lie in the space. The takeaway from each experience should highlight your personality and your interest, highlighting the reasons why this moment is influential enough to take room … Continue reading Resume Working on Résumés
Ever wondered how other people see you? As products of the 21st century, we are eager to declare we “don’t care” about what others think, but what about what you think of yourself? When it comes to writing, it is a common known fact that you will always be your worst critic. You will see your mistakes, and reprimand yourself for it, before acknowledging and … Continue reading On Writing: Writing in the Third Person- Seeing What Others See
“ ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky’ -Michael Scott.” My closest friends know that after How I Met Your Mother was removed from Netflix, The Office became my next go-to show. Though the persona of Michael Scott is quirky, awkward, rude, and at times, racist, Michael’s ownership of the quote above displays the huge leap of faith he took when … Continue reading Daily TidBit: Taking Risks
The Life I Lived– By Berenise Arriaga The life I lived was an empty black hole It turned my heart into a piece of coal. The life I lived was a perfect facade, My audience was eager to applaud. The life I lived left a tremendous hole Where I once used to store my aching soul. The life I lived left me lost … Continue reading Exposition: “The Life I Lived”