Flower market welcomes spring season to Los Angeles


It’s hard to talk seasons when discussing Southern California. After all, the running joke is that we only have one. But there’s something about spring here. The city feels like it was made for these months. There’s a certain buzz in the air. Spring is when everything comes alive here — especially the flowers. Los […]

Embrace leftovers with new recipes


Spring break is less than a week away, so students are starting to get a small taste of what freedom is like along with the pressure of having to cram for midterms. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am also cramming to clean out my fridge so that nothing goes to waste — […]

Learning through distance running


If you saw me hobbling around campus on Monday looking as stiff as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, it’s because I ran the LA Marathon this weekend — and I did it without really training. In my defense, it’s been a really busy semester. As these are my last few months as […]

300: Rise of An Empire embraces pop mythology


Greco-Roman mythology has always been a fertile ground for movie adaptations. Ancient storytellers created gods and monsters as a means of explaining everything from thunderstorms and tidal waves to the changing of the seasons, but in doing so they also produced hundreds of readily adaptable — not to mention conveniently public domain — epics, including […]

Historic theaters fill Los Angeles


Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about old movie theaters in Los Angeles. Maybe it’s because I’m taking a film review class that has had me going to the movies each week. Maybe it’s because I just finished re-reading Daniel Handler’s Why We Broke Up, which, in a way, is an ode to old Hollywood […]

Gaming market picks up for spring


Though things have been quiet on the video game front since the holiday season, which saw the release of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, March looks to bring a wide assortment of games for both current-gen consoles and next-gen consoles. Some big titles have already come out, including Thief and Donkey Kong Country: […]

Tips for traveling while abroad


All your bags are packed, you’re ready to go — or are you? Traveling to a new city might seem simple enough, but having a plan can mean the difference between a good vacation and a great vacation. Upon recently returning from the first weekend trip of my semester abroad, I’ve found that some of […]