Places That Are Surprisingly Quiet During Finals

Places On Campus That Are Surprisingly Quiet During Finals

Perfect places to study... or not.

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As finals week begins I have been on the lookout for places to sit and read through countless powerpoint slides and pages of notes. While the list may not be the most exciting places to camp out during finals I hope that you, reader, find it helpful or at least amusing while I try to deal with my stress with humor. So here it goes.

Admissions Building

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Early Decision I came out today and high school students are deep into all of their college decisions, making the final edits to their applications, trying to figure out their futures. But this far into December, no one is really taking college tours. No college tours equal no potential students in the admissions building. They have comfy couches and a nice fireplace. Pulling out all the stops for future students, trying to distract everyone from our beautiful blue construction fences that we have everywhere.

Laundry Room

Apparently, everyone is too busy to wash their clothes? I guess that sweatshirt will probably last until finals are over... maybe.

Any of the grad school libraries

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My favorite thing about grad students is that they keep to themselves and don't talk much. No club libs for me, I need that peace and quiet.

The DUC during the afternoon

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Everyone is again, distracted. Running around. Taking exams. Ordering Uber Eats. Making unhealthy diet choices, the usual.

Gym

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Again, unhealthy decisions. What else can I say. Every time I passed the gym this week it was pretty quiet.

Next to the trashcan at your favorite coffeeshop

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Have you seen how much coffee just gets tossed into the trashcans? Do I need to say anything more? We get it, you blew your budget and now you need the caffeine. No judgement here.

In your car

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So you can drive home immediately after of course. If you find yourself with some spare time, I highly suggest going ahead and packing up and living out of your car for the last week of the semester. Everything you need is all right there.

Bed

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There's nothing more comfortable than your own bed. Just bundle up and hunker down. Of course, you'll probably fall asleep within 10 minutes of "studying" but oh well.

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

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The 7 Best Food Places Near UCLA You Need to Try ASAP

We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.

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Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill

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South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos

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I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja

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I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs

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They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

Are these two facts connected? Maybe.

What can I say? I just love the restaurants here.

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