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Why do zebras have stripes? It's not for camouflage

By Laura Poppick

Published January 16, 2015

 (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Zebras’ thick, black stripes may have evolved to help these iconic creatures stay cool in the midday African heat, a new study suggests. 708 more words


Oregon Ducks Rout UCLA In Eugene, 82-64

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Joseph Young led five Oregon scorers in double figures with 16 points as the Ducks rode 75 percent shooting from the field in the first half to an 82-64 victory over UCLA on Saturday. 96 more words


An Apple a Day

College: when you can be sick for 3 consecutive weeks. I have unfortunately been able to experience this anecdote first hand this quarter. I have had symptoms of a cold since coming back from break! 475 more words


My new UCLA class is called “The Lyric Essay: Writing by Associative Leaps.” It’s brilliant I think…I’ll be a more lyrical person when I emerge on the other side a couple of months from now (and, it is safe to say, lyricism has never been my strong suit). 382 more words

The Perpetual Student

The journey is sometimes the best part

The man on the airplane today told me that when I visit the right grad program, I’ll know then that it’s the place I need to be, regardless of its reputation or ratings. 52 more words


Anatomy of a Dismount

UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis has a beam dismount as funky as her hair.



Check out Koala Tapioca in Westwood!

Hey everyone, last night I was lucky enough to check out Koala Tapioca. Koala Tapioca is a great new quick-serve restaurant specializing in Boba tea and a great selection of food from fries to tacos to banh mi sandwiches! 565 more words