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“Shortcut to a Short Story” WSP Workshop 11/15

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

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CPO’s Turkey Holiday Box Giveaway! 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

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CPO Mural Unveiling 11/8 featuring Dr. Tommie Smith!

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!

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What’s Happening: CPO Movie Screening of “Avengers: Infinity War”

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”

What’s Happening: With Gun Control?

The media, including social media, plays a pivotal role in bringing news to the attention of people. It distributes information and can oftentimes create solidarity during times of national crisis. For example, the #METOO inspired many women across the nation and the world to take charge of their narrative and share their sexual assault stories. However, often times what happens is that newer news keeps … Continue reading What’s Happening: With Gun Control?

Writing Professional Emails

Below are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when you’re drafting that next professional email to someone important. Subject Line The subject line should concisely convey the purpose for writing in two to three words. DO NOT use the subject line “Important” because who’s to say whether your email’s more important than others. If you’re requesting a recommendation letter, simply put “Request for … Continue reading Writing Professional Emails

On Writing: Writing Your Way Out of Depression

Nowadays, depression is more openly discussed in today’s society. However, there is still a sense of taboo when it comes to seeking help at a mental health facility. This is understandable considering that most cultures refuse to discuss issues of mental health at home, thus making it difficult for many students to come forth at school. Though one should always seek mental health assistance, it … Continue reading On Writing: Writing Your Way Out of Depression

Daily TidBit: Sleep

“Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will [move mountains].” -Napoleon Bonaparte Sleep is the essence of life, it is what restores us when we feel worn out. During finals, it is very easy to prioritize everything but ourselves. We fool ourselves into believing that we can function with only three hours of sleep, but it is especially during finals when we need to … Continue reading Daily TidBit: Sleep

Daily Tidbit: Invention of Popsicles

Fun Fact: popsicles were invented in 1905 by an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson who left soda powder and water outside overnight with a wooden stirrer still in the cup. The mixture froze in the chilly winter weather and he ended up selling the treat, which he named “the Epsicle”, around his neighborhood. He went on to patent the recipe and changed the name to … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Invention of Popsicles

Thousand Oaks

On Wednesday, November 7th, a gunman opened fire in Borderline Bar & Grill, a bar that was packed with hundreds of college students. At least twelve people were killed. The lone suspect, 28-year-old Ian David Long was also found dead inside the bar, reportedly due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Long, a Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan used a .45-caliber handgun he … Continue reading Thousand Oaks

What Your Office Says About You

When we go to a job interview, we know the routine: wear your best suit, iron your shirt, tame your hair, etc. We do all this in an attempt to look presentable and professional because we are aware of how important first impressions are. Therefore, just like we are aware of how we are supposed to be presentable as individuals, we need to make sure … Continue reading What Your Office Says About You

Daily TidBit: What is Home?

“Home isn’t a place… it’s a feeling.” -Cecelia Ahern During my first year in college, I would refer to my hometown as “home” and UCLA as “school.” During my second year of college, I called my hometown “home” and I would sometimes, by mistake, refer to UCLA as “home” too but then I would correct myself and call it “school.” However, as I move into … Continue reading Daily TidBit: What is Home?

Daily TidBit: Looking Back

“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

Exposition: In the Glass Wall

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

Daily Tidbit: Fuzhounese Peanut Noodles

For those of you living off campus without a meal plan, here’s a great noodle recipe to try. Ingredients: Noodles, (Chinese wonton noodles preferred but any other type works), Peanut butter, Soy sauce, Sesame Oil, and Green Onions (Optional for garnish) Instructions: Boil the noodles and in a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil in a tablespoon ratio of 3:1:1. Once … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Fuzhounese Peanut Noodles

The Best Place to Eat on the Hill

Known for being number one in dining, most UCLA students would cite one of the many dining halls as their favorite place to eat. B-plate has delicious healthy food with abundant fresh fruit and many vegan-friendly options. De Neve has the best junk food with a daily supply of yummy burger options and french fries. Covel, known for its pasta, has a unique Mediterranean bar. … Continue reading The Best Place to Eat on the Hill

The (Great) Wall of LA

Google defines “great” as “of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average” and “of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.” The Great Wall of China is great because it is the longest man-made structure in the world. With a total length of more than 20,000 kilometers, the Great Wall protected China against the raids and invasions of … Continue reading The (Great) Wall of LA

Opinion: Why ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is Legen- wait for it- Dary!

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!

Daily Tidbit: It’s Hard to Cancel Problematic Music Artists

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