Tips: Moving Out Edition

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As summer approaches, you may be wondering what the most effective way to move out your stuff is! Here are a few moving out pointers to make your lives easier:

1) If you live out of state, start shipping more winter oriented clothes and unused belonging home three weeks before school’s end so you don’t have too much to worry about later. UPS is great for this!
2) Consider donating clothes you haven’t worn in a month. Goodwill also does free pickup for furniture and gives tax returns for clothes donated! Good vibes!
3) Don’t procrastinate! Packing isn’t fun…but it’s more un-fun if you need to pack a year of your life neatly away in 30 minutes. Trust. I know from experience.
4) Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on.
5) Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
6) Fill the nail holes in your previous home with a bar of soap.
7) Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving.

Happy moving!

Guys: What’s the Difference between Biz Pro and Biz Cas?

So for all you males out there, at some point, in your life — whether it be for a wedding or professional networking event — you’re going to be told to dress in either business professional or business casual. Just what is the difference, you wonder?

Business Professional: This is your classic professional look. You have the whole she-bang: blazer, dress shirt, tie, dress pants, belt, and leather shoes. Take a look at the two men on the left and right for a good example. If you want to look dapper, we suggest getting your clothes tailored. The cool, fashionable thing to do right now is the slim sleek look. Also, depending on the strictness of the industry/occasion, you may want to keep with a black suit. Blue and grey suits are cooler though and might even help you stand out from the sea of black suits.

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Business Casual: Exactly the same as business professional but without the blazer. Or if it’s cold outside, you wear the blazer and unbutton the top button and take off the tie.

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So there you have it. You’re ready to take on the world. Now go get ’em!

by Jerry Cheung

Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day from OTH! This holiday is much more than just a day of cancelled classes!

Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died serving he Armed Forces. The holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War…awk. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

And you know what else is great about memorial day? It marks the start of the summer!

by Beverly Okhio

Bruins Eat Real Tips!

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This month, FITWELL has been hosting the Real Bruins Eat Real Campaign! FITWELL wants you to Instagram pictures of you eating a well balanced meal On The Hill! From this Friday’s (5/23) dinner menu, here are a few ideas of what to take pictures of:

At Bruin Plate: Take a picture of the Coffee-Braised Brisket with Turnip-Squash Mash and Collards, the Mixed Vegetable Flatbread, and non-fat frozen yogurt.

De Neve at Hedrick: Take a picture of the Spanish Tilapia, Roasted Chayote, and a salad from the salad bar!

Covel: Take a picture of the Spicy Red Lentil Soup, a salad from the salad bar, and the Steamed Cauliflower with Basmati Rice.

And remember to use the hashtag #BruinsEatReal when you post!

by Laurie Goodman

Club Highlight: Bruins for Israel

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This week, OTH met with third year, Eytan Davidovits, and asked him about his involvement with clubs on campus.  Here is the inside scoop on Eytan and the club, Bruins for Israel!

What is your involvement in Bruins for Israel?
This year I was the director of Media, I did all the graphics, photography and the website. Next year I’ll be the President! Haha, moving my way up the corporate ladder. But I’m really excited to be President.

What does Bruins for Israel do?
The short version is that Bruins for Israel is the premier pro-Israel group at UCLA. We work to educate the greater campus community on the politics, history and culture of the Jewish State of Israel.

How did the club get started?
In around 2005 a group of students saw that a pro-Israel voice was not only not represented but was being misrepresented. So they came together and decided to establish a group that would actively be there to teach students about this great place that so many of us call home.
OR we could say that superman started the group because he was too busy saving the world.

How did you get involved in Bruins for Israel?
The first activities fair of my freshman I saw someone standing on a chair draped in an Israel flag and I was like “AHA! That’s where I need to go”

How often do you meet? Do you have any upcoming events?
There are general member meetings every Tuesday night that deal with internal Israeli topics. Then once a quarter we have a large event. For example, this past Tuesday (May 6) we had a huge Israel Independence day celebration in Bruin Plaza. Our website has a calendar of all upcoming events: bruinsforisrael.com.

How can a student join? Can anyone become a part of Bruins for Israel?
To join, you just start coming to general meetings! Anyone can be a part of Bruins for Israel.

Why would you recommend someone join Bruins for Israel?
I wouldn’t, it’s super boring. Kidding! Of course I would! I’ve been in it for 3 years and I love it.

Moving on to residential living. In your opinion, what is the best residence hall and why?
Courtside! Haha, I’m anti-social, I know. That was where I lived freshman year and I am still close friends with many people who lived in my house (contrary to popular belief, Courtside doesn’t have “floors” but “houses”, and the whole house experience made everything feel smaller and more approachable).

What was your favorite memory of living On The Hill?
Weirdly, the first day I moved in when like everything was so stereotypically college-y. It just felt so movie-like and real at the same time and I was thinking to myself “I’m about to spend 4 years at this school, this is awesome”.

What is your favorite dining hall?
I had this weird obsession with Covel. GRAB THE PITCHFORKS. I am just pasta obsessed and no other dining hall comes to the good pasta. And I’m sorry but when I got to Bruin Plate, I spend double the time because I have to get 5X more plates since they give you like 3 green peas as a meal.

What is your favorite song from Frozen? And how often do you find yourself belting it out?
Love is an open door. How often do I belt it out? About five times a day, and a video is soon to come hahaha

What is your opinion on James Franco’s selfies?
Homie needs a life. His selfie obsession is a little odd, but whatever floats his boat.

Thank you for sitting with OTH!

by Laurie Goodman

Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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So summer is coming, and everyone here at OTH could not be more excited!  The beach, endless amounts of In N Out, not referring to your schedule in numbered weeks–and my personal favorite–making money from summer jobs!  But in order to get hired for an awesome summer job or internship, you should make sure your social media profiles are under control.  Here are some do’s and don’ts for your social media pages.

Talking to your friends:

  • Do: Talk to your friends.  I mean, it is called SOCIAL media, right?  Don’t get super paranoid.  Big Brother isn’t watching you (he has more important people to watch).
  • Don’t: Use profanity.  In this article, 30% of recruiters said that they will reject an application if there is offensive language on your profile.  But if you don’t want to be censored (fight the man), make your profile private so that future employers can’t see what you post.

Talking about your employer:

  • Do: Promote your involvement in your organization/club/company!  It shows you’re dedicated, and future employers look for people who are excited about their work.  On a completely unrelated note, On The Hill is AWESOME, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to work!
  • Don’t: Bash your past employers on your profile.  Just don’t.  44% of recruiters said that they would turn away your application on this point alone.  Be smart.  Even if your previous employer was the worst person on earth, tell your friends in person, don’t just shout it into the internet void.

Photos:

  • Do: Post awesome photos of you doing awesome things.  Because you’re awesome.
  • Don’t: Keep your photos public.  What may seem innocent fun to you could be construed as obscene to a future employer.  Don’t take the chance.  Here is a helpful link on how to make your photos private.

We know most of you already do these things, but look at this as a quick refresher course in common sense on the interwebs.

by Laurie Goodman

Style Picks

IMG_0834We found her waiting for a friend at De Neve! We loved her outfit because of the unexpected burst of color. While may people are afraid to wear neons, she really pulls it off with that neon pink paired with combat boots and bleached out black shorts! We love the accent of the sparkly silver headband! Anddd she’s ready to take on campus!

DIY Healthy Snack

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Are you getting tired of dining hall food? Why don’t you try making these easy, no-bake energy bites! Here’s what you need:

1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup coconut flakes (I use the shredded coconut from Trader Joe’s)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed (you can order this off amazon or go down to Whole Foods)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Now all you have to do is stir all these ingredients in a medium sized bowl until it’s all mixed together. After that, just stick it in your mini fridge for a half hour and let it sit. Then you can take out the mixture, roll them into bite size pieces, and store them in an airtight container for up to a week!  This recipe is courtesy of the blog Gimme Some Oven.

by Laurie Goodman