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BREAKING OUT OF MY BUBBLE Going from small-town life to a huge university can be a hard adjustment at first BY BLANCA PALACIOS CSUN freshman Blanca Palacios (second row from back, second from right) poses with her college friends.

I hail from Delano, Calif., a small town compared to where I am now. What I love about my town is all of the wholesome, friendly, warm-hearted people that I have known for my entire life. My friends have been with me since what feels like forever; they are like my extended family. So, when we all decided on what college to attend and found out that we weren’t going to be with each other, it was tough for me. It was a challenge in and of itself. Coming to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) alone was intimidating. I remember being so worried that I would not make any friends and would have to spend all of my time alone. For the first couple of days, I would watch everyone interact. I tried giving myself the boost of confidence that I needed to introduce myself to someone, but it never worked. I was taken aback by the fast-paced lifestyle everyone at Northridge lives, which is a complete 180 from what I was used to in Delano. Living in a small town, you never really have to introduce yourself; everyone just knows who you were. My friendships

were based upon years and years of foundation that was stripped away once I moved to Northridge. However, I was lucky enough be dorming with some pretty spectacular girls whom I now have the privilege of calling my friends. Having a nice, peaceful environment in my dorm transferred over into my academic life as well. I was able to speak to others and connect with them over random things. I remember I was in the library once and I sneezed. The guy next to me didn’t say “bless you;” instead, he said, “May the force be with you.” That sparked a conversation, and we were talking all things Star Wars and how he thinks there are only three real Star Wars movies. Afterwards, we both walked away, leaving the conversation without even getting each other’s names. That was the moment I realized that this is what college is all about – not necessarily making a best-friend-forever type of friendship, but being able to interact with other people. Moving away for college made me realize there are more

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people out there in the world than just the people I grew up with. I have come to meet so many different personalities, ethnicities and cultures. College made me step out of my bubble and interact with other people, and I am so thankful for that. If you’re having trouble making friends at college, here are some tips to help you out. 1. Clubs/Organizations: Joining a club on campus can help you meet new people who have the same interest as you do. I joined CSUNRTDNA, a broadcast journalism club, and it has really helped me in making connections with others who want to have the same career as I do. 2. Classmates: For at least an hour out of your week, you will be in a room with these unknown people. Make an effort to get to know them; this will make class more enjoyable. Last semester in my English class, we all bonded over how much we hated our essay topics, and after class we would grab lunch. 3. Smile: My mother always told me a smile is a warm invitation for conversation. Smiling lets other people know that you are approachable.

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STUDENTS’ RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS BECOME STRONGER DESPITE DISTANCE BY LUYI YANG

Instead of putting a strain on their relationship, college actually helps bring students closer to their parents.

Leaving the nest for college is a new phase for most freshmen. No longer living with parents and spending less and less time with family members seem like a violation of children’s intimate relationships with their parents. However, after talking to several students it actually seems that being physically far away from home does not mean students are mentally and emotionally separated from their parents. In fact, the distance between home and campus actually increases college students’ feelings of parental closeness. In addition, such feelings of parental closeness are characterized by two seemingly contradictory actions—the desire to be independent and the desire to frequently connect with parents. For Alex Penuelas, a second-year student whose home is a one-hour drive from UCLA, being an independent college student does not sacrifice his close relationship with his parents. Living in a college dorm for almost two years, Penuelas still goes home occasionally. “I can go home every week, but I choose not to,” he said. “I don’t want to rely on my parents. I want to be more independent.” For many college students, living away from parents is a necessary step to gain independence. However, deliberately not going home very often does not mean students like Penuelas want to alienate from their parents. “To be honest, I miss them, so I talk to them on phone at least once a day. Our topic is basically our daily routine and it never ends,” he said. Next year, Penuelas is planning on moving to an apartment, which is cheaper than a dorm, and he likes his current way of communicating with his parents. For him, spending less time with his parents does not alienate him from them; it just helps him gain independence. Apart from gaining independence, leaving the nest for

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college has proven to even strengthen the relationship between a student and his or her parents. Take Isabella Clarkson, for example. The Texas native has been at UCLA for two years now, and she only goes home every 10 weeks. Still, she never feels that she is apart from her parents. “They are there, a phone call away,” said Clarkson. Clarkson has found that her relationship with her parents has even been elevated to some extent. “My family anchors me in a way that I didn’t see in high school,” she said. Her parents no longer help her with stuff such as laundry, meals, or setting alarms. Instead, the UCLA Bruin said, “they ground me and try to steer me in the right direction—they know me better than I know myself sometimes and a second opinion from people you can trust is a rare gift.” When asked to rate her relationship with her parents on a scale from one to five (one being not close and five being very close), she rated three for high school and five for college. For a young woman who goes to college in another state, leaving her parents increased her closeness with them. Additionally, her parents’ role gradually changed into a supporter or adviser. They no longer help her deal with the trivial things in life, but they give her valuable suggestions about how to live by herself. Similar to Clarkson’s relationship with her parents, Chang Liu also has experience a strong feeling increasing closeness with her parents. “Attending college brings my parents and I closer than ever before, ” says Chang, an international student at UCLA. “When I was in high school, I went home everyday, and I often had conflicts with them, so I desperately longed for a departure from

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their supervision. But when I am really away, I miss them so much.” When talking about how often she connects with her parents, she said, “I constantly send random life-update messages to my parents. I never thought I could have so much to say with them.” Liu realizes that family has become more important in her life after she went to college. She also knows that she has been growing up rapidly in these past two years. “I definitely became more independent than before,” she said. “I manage my own bank account, I look for apartments by myself, and I send my car to an auto-repair shop for maintenance regularly. At first, I have to do these simply because my parents are not in America. But not I enjoy making decisions by myself. I go home only twice a year but I would like to keep that frequency.” Being far away from home improves Chang’s relationship with her parents and (like Penuelas) provides her a great opportunity to gain independence. These students’ stories are not part of an individual phenomenon. Some empirical evidences indicate that the feelings of parental closeness actually increase following departure from the family. According to an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, late adolescent college students described themselves as closer to parents now than at any previous developmental period. They also described themselves as more independent, dominant and responsible than at previous ages. Based on this theory and the previous three stories, it’s not a surprise that the farther students live away from home, the closer relationship they have with their parents and more independent they become.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUICIDE, DEPRESSION JEAN PIERI/ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS/MCT

Getting your friend to talk to a counselor is important.

BY DIEGO GIRGADO Most people don’t know the warning signs of someone who is depressed or contemplating suicide. Look out for a change in: • Eating • Sleeping • Studying • The use of alcohol or drugs • The time spent with others Also, notice if the person is exhibiting different behaviors than normal, such as: • Hyperactivity or excitement • Lacking emotion • Isolation or keeping to themselves • Mood swings Depression and suicidal thoughts and actions can be triggered by: • Stress (Academic or personal) • Ending a relationship (friends, family, or boyfriend/girlfriend) • Bullying If someone you know is showing signs of depression or suicide, be sure to talk to him or her. Asking them directly if he or she is depressed is difficult. Instead, ask if they have gone through a recent traumatic experience and remind them you are here for them. Here are some more tips on how to help someone deal with depression: • Talk to someone that you trust • Make plans with your friends • Try not to be alone • Meet new people • Join a club or organization If the person believes he/she is depressed or suicidal, encourage them to go see a counselor. Remind them that counseling is confidential and is a safe place to open up. Also, tell them that admitting a problem is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. If you are ever in a state of crisis, call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273- 8255.

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COLLEGE STUDENTS’ BATTLE AGAINST DEPRESSION and SUICIDE BY DIEGO GIRGADO Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, according to The Blues Project at California State University, Northridge. Millions of college students are diagnosed with depression every year and every year, some find suicide to be their only answer. We see this in news headlines far too often. But what drives these students to depression and suicide? That answer may be different for every student; however, bullying, the ending of a relationship and extreme amounts of pressure or stress have been known to be contributing factors. The Problem with Bullying Even though some of us have left high school behind, bullying still tends to follow us in college. Whether it is verbal, physical or cyber bullying, young adults are not aware of the serious harm a joke can cause to another person’s mental state. Earlier this semester, a young woman named *Sarah tried to commit suicide in her dorm room at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She was experiencing a form of bullying when the people she thought were her friends continued to use her. According to Sarah, they would only talk to her if they needed something from her and yet they would gossip about her relentlessly. One day, it became too much and Sarah cut herself so severely that she had to go to the hospital. This so-called group of friends all played a role into why Sarah cut herself. Looking back, she said she “went too far and realized that [her] life was falling apart.” Sadly, to this day, those people who contributed to her suicide attempt continue to make fun of and bully her. James Gumbrecht, the author of a 2013 CNN article, mentioned how “people sometimes confused bullying with the unfortunate -- but normal -- moments of angry, thoughtless or hurtful behavior.” However, bullying another person is never thoughtless; it’s a systematic attack that leaves someone beaten and broken. It can even lead to dangerous and life threatening situations, such as suicide. Breaking Up is Hard to Do Ending a serious and lasting relationship can take a toll on anyone. Some find ways to cope with the separation, but others are left suffering the emotional effects on their own. *Denise, also a CSUN student, went through a difficult break up with her now ex-boyfriend that left her feeling depressed. He was her first boyfriend, and she wanted the relationship to be perfect. However, Denise said he was a flat out jerk to her. He would allegedly verbally abuse her and make her feel worthless about herself. All the while, Denise was also dealing

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with her mom’s battle with breast cancer. Expressing how that experience “traumatized” her and made her feel “ugly,” Denise said, “I didn’t notice the verbal abuse until her best friend told me.” She ended the relationship soon after that, but doing so left her “emotionally scarred” and depressed. When Stress and Pressure Become Too Much According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, two freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania committed suicide during the third week of the new semester. The articles states that students sometimes are over stressed, and the pressure is just too much for them to handle, which could lead to suicidal tendencies. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America notes, “80 percent [of students] say they frequently or sometimes experience daily stress.” College is supposed to be a place filled with fun and excitement, but it can also create unimaginable amounts of stress and anxiety. Dealing with the pressure can become unbearable. However, coping is possible through organization, exercise, meditation and rest, just to name a few. The reason why many college students fold or crack under the pressure is because they can’t handle it all on their own – and because they don’t receive outside help. Getting Help Dr. Kelly Greco, a clinical psychologist at the University of Southern California, could not stress enough the importance of awareness and prevention when it comes to depression. She shared some online resources that college students can use if they are experiencing signs of depression and suicide: Active Minds, The Jed Foundation and Didi Hirsh. “Depression is treatable through medication and therapy… people just suffer in silence when they don’t have the strength to speak up,” said Greco. Sarah is an example of how medication and therapy do help with depression. She has been getting the help she needs and credited some of her recovery to her family. “They helped me step back and reflect on how to move forward from this experience…I never want to feel that way again,” she said. Depression and suicide have become more apparent in today’s society, and thousands of college students are still suffering in silence. But through awareness, education and breaking the silence, perhaps we will see fewer headlines in the news about college students committing suicide. *Names have been changed to protect students’ identities. Campus Circle - March 13 - 26, 2014

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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND: STRESS

BY KENDALL ROBERTSON

Oh, college – the days of tanning on grassy knolls, adventures in the library book stacks and late-night trips for inebriated noms (could also be: the joy of inebriated fourth meals). As you recall your own college career years from now, these will be your fondest memories, vivid amongst others you may be more inclined to repress: the hours spent cramming for finals, that time (or times) you almost lost (or did lose) your laptop/tablet/cell phone and essentially, your daily struggle to balance social life, being a student and getting a job. Furthermore, if you’re really ambitious, you’ve also dedicated time to an on-campus job or off-campus internship, at least one to two community service organizations, and how could we forget that you’re a member of Greek life? That’s not just frat parties; it’s chapters, and dinners

and dues. Plain and simple, college is a lot of work, a lot of pressure and a lot of stress. With the pressure to succeed in numerous areas of college life, it’s not surprising students experience a great deal of stress during the school year. In some extreme cases, stress and pressure have been known to lead to depression and even thoughts of suicide among college students. However, when dealt with correctly, students can prevent their daily pressures and stress from having a devastating effect. A few students from the University of Southern California shared their answers for dealing with college’s demands.

“Coffee- coffee is how I deal with stress,” says Mallory Mudie, a senior communications major. “Probably two or three cups a day… I took yoga last semester, so I’ve adopted yoga breathing techniques. That’s been very beneficial to me. I am also a procrastination eater- so instead of studying or something, I’ll have a snack.”

As an ‘SC lacrosse player, freshman Kate Pederson knows all about staying active to keep stress at bay. She said, “I deal with stress by being with the people that I really care about, and that make me laugh. I try to get as much sleep as possible, and make sure to go workout or something along those lines.”

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Allen Ng, a junior business major, has a different strategy for dealing with stress: “Well… I skip class. I don’t have much stress during midterms or finals or anything because I’m an exchange student and only need to pass my classes for credit. But when I do get stressed, I like to skip class or eat. I think working out is also good for stress.”

Ian Ritchey, a senior business major, partakes in a variety of activities to keep his mind stress-free. “The key is definitely staying active and doing things you enjoy. I handle stress in a couple of different ways. For instance, I love cooking. Then there’s also working out and surfing. Being outdoors is especially important to me.”

Gal Nagar, a senior communications major, also agreed with Ng: “For me, the best way to deal with stress is to keep active and stay busy. When I have too much time to think about stressors in my life, those feelings of anxiety and tension are heightened. To avoid this, I make sure to keep busy and deal with things individually as they come.”

Ritchey’s girlfriend, Charlotte Sewell, is a sophomore communications major who is similar to her boyfriend in that she turns to food when stressed as well: “I like cooking too, but when I’m stressed, I actually just order in. It saves time! Also, I have a thing for sweets. Beyond eating though, I have a passion for dancing and watching trashy TV.”

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The actor talks sitting in the director’s chair & working with children in this hilarious comedy. “Nobody really needs to see another god damn spelling bee movie,” said Jason Bateman when asked if his new film, Bad Words, is saying something about the spelling bee world. In truth, this new film is nothing like the films we’ve seen in the past about spelling bees. When you imagine spelling bees, typically it would consist of driven, intelligent children supervised by their adoring parents. However, Bad Words follows Guy Trilby (Bateman) as he exploits loopholes in the system and uses it to his own advantage. Guy’s unrelenting need to win the spelling bees and his non-stop anger are simply a backdrop to his need to settle a personal score in a ridiculously childish way. The film opens with Guy entering a spelling bee for no apparent reason apart from possibly causing havoc amongst the parents as he easily defeats their children while contaminating the youthful purity of the competition. Accompanying him on his journey is reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn) who spends the majority of the film trying to deduce the absurd reasoning behind Guy’s actions. But despite a physical connection between the two, Guy chooses to open up to 10-year-old Chaitainya Chopra (Rohan Chand). Together, they spark an unusual connection, bonding over absurd experiences and their deep investments in spelling bees. For the first time, Bateman takes on the role of director and protagonist. His debut film draws from his comedy background, using his knowledge as an actor combined with his experience working with a vast number of directors. “Directors never have the chance to work with other directors,” said Bateman. “They never see how any other director does it.” However, he clearly learned from his time around experienced directors, as he shows a keen eye for comedic timing and uses unique stylistic choices, both visually and thematically. Working with writer Andrew Dodge, Bateman found the perfect combination of subtle and outrageous humor that is

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enticing, but still also has brief moments of true sincerity. Bad Words is strung together with a lot of clever one-liners blanketed by the larger joke regarding spelling bees. Physical humor merged with verbal humor ensures a laugh, even if it is one stemmed from an offensive joke. Vulgar language may not be used sparingly, but it is used in effective ways that adds to the nature of the story. Although clearly a comedy, Bad Words is not without its more humble and touching moments. Guy may be an emotionally distant character, but he finds moments of truthfulness alongside his trusty little companion, Chaitainya. Perhaps he feels more comfortable around someone the same age, maturity wise. Bateman explained he was able to strike a balance between making Guy relatable yet still remote. “That effort was a complicated one – to make him emotionally available and still be kind of standoff-ish. To make him likeable, yet overtly prickly,” he said. “All of those things are tonal things; you use different tools to execute them.” One of the best things about the film is that Bateman does not shy away from the explicit, crude or just plain childish scenes.  Many of them involve not just Bateman, but also his young co-star, Chand. Their antics elevate the humor, especially witnessing the naïve Chaitainya experience a whole lot of ‘firsts’ at the hands of Guy. Chand holds his own against the seasoned comedy pro, and in some cases, he even steals the scene with his raw curiosity that is both adorable and comical. But how does one work with a child in a somewhat explicit film? It is rated R, after all. Bateman explained he was not worried about Chand doing the more “inappropriate” scenes. “[Chand] and his parents obviously read the script before they auditioned, as did all of the other kids in the movie,” said Bateman. “They were comfortable with it. I felt a certain obligation to explain what the comedic tone of the film was

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going to be, so that they could find some comfort in the fact that it wasn’t gratuitous or arbitrary, that all of this ‘prickliness’ was coming from a base of emotion and character.” Despite his onscreen antics, Bateman has a subtle touch, especially regarding the younger cast. “An actor who is comfortable will give you the best stuff,” he said. “Being a child actor was even more helpful since I started at the same age as Rohan [Chand]. I remembered how I liked to be treated … it made it a lot easier to make it a comfortable experience for him.” Since it is a vastly young cast, there is an overwhelming sense of innocence. All of which is exploited and tampered with by Guy’s immaturity. This is mainly enacted through pranks that may seem cruel on paper but are hilarious on screen. Bateman remarked that he pulled from personal experience. “I was kind of a dickhead when I was a kid,” he admitted. “It was fun to let [my inner child] out and let him be Guy Trilby for a few weeks.” However, Bateman is not alone with his comedic prowess. Philip Baker Hall adds his name to the mix, bringing a sinister atmosphere as a founder of the Golden Quill spelling bee. The banter between Bateman and Hall is a treat to watch, as it is not a battle of jokes but rather a clash of intelligence and snarky comments. Additionally, Allison Janney, who plays the almost neurotic tournament director, is the nerdy version of a pageant mother. Spelling bees are her life, and she cannot accept Guy ruining them. At the end of the day, being part of a movie engrossed in the spelling bee circuit does not elevate your spelling standards. In fact, Bateman confided, “All of the hard words I had to spell were all written on big white cue cards off camera. I had to sneak peeks at them…and I still misspelled them.” Bad Words will be released in select theater March 14, 2014 and will expand across the country on March 21 and March 28.

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CHECK INTO WES ANDERSON’S COLORFUL GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL BY COOPER COPELAND Ralph Fiennes as “M. Gustave” and Tony Revolori as “Zero.”

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Revisiting the world of Wes Anderson is like opening a scratch and sniff book. You see a piece of pretty, something that’s been staged for you, and you think you’ve grasped its purpose. Like a fruit and its smell, Anderson can’t help but ooze what’s within: color and precise execution. However, what you don’t anticipate in his films are the feelings that his images conjure. Despite his particularity and his deliberate, precise placement of camera, actor and prop, Anderson simply does not see himself as a calculator of meaning; he simply creates because he feels. His process for his latest film, the masterfully crafted comedy with severe dark twists The Grand Budapest Hotel, is no different. The story is set on the mountainside of the quaint Republic of Zubrowka, where a hotel that surpasses all the rest in grandeur and hospitality lies: the Grand Budapest Hotel. The ever-sodedicated concierge and old lady charmer Monsieur Gustave prizes the propriety of his staff and hotel above all else, until his most beloved senior mistress Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) dies curiously and unexpectedly. When she bequeaths to M. Gustave her most priceless item, her family turns on him and is willing to destroy him at all costs. However, they don’t know about Gustave’s precocious new lobby boy who is willing to do anything to save M. Gustave and the hotel. The Grand Budapest Hotel’s concept evolved over several years based on numerous inspirations—people, books and music—entering Anderson’s life. It began about six years ago when he sat down with his friend, illustrator Hugo Guinness, to construct a character based on someone they knew. Throughout the years, this character would transform into Monsieur Gustave, the most loyal concierge of the most prestigious hotel in all of fictional pre-war Eastern Europe. However, M. Gustave was not always intended to be so. “We couldn’t really figure out what happened next,” said Anderson. “It was set in the present, and there was no hotel, and

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he wasn’t a concierge or anything. It was only many years later that I became interested in Stefan Zweig’s work, which I had never read before, and I had the thought to try to do something Zweig-like… Suddenly we seemed to have all the key ingredients. We then wrote the thing very quickly after that.” For many of his films, Anderson often writes characters with actors in mind, but for The Grand Budapest Hotel, there was only one man who came to mind. As soon as he started to sink his teeth into M. Gustave’s character, he could think of only one person to take the part: Academy Award-winner Ralph Fiennes. “There’s people that I think could do a turn at this character, but I couldn’t think of anyone that could seem like a real person, like this character was a real person whom you might meet,” said Anderson. Just like all of his past films, Anderson fills his latest coloring book with familiar faces at every turn. Even the most minor roles seem to have been filled by an Oscar-nominated veteran. The film’s charm, however, lies in the hotel’s unknown inhabitants. When Tony Revolori heard that Anderson was avoiding holding auditions in the States for the co-star position across Fiennes, he figured he should move on to the next opportunity. But after an unsuccessful manhunt around the globe, Anderson returned to trusty Los Angeles to find two brothers that were worth the home journey. Tony and his older brother Mario found themselves as the finalists for the part, and despite Mario’s meatier résumé, Tony snagged the role of a lifetime: Zero, the lobby boy. “It was good, you know, I broke his arm, he broke my leg, but it was fine. No hard feelings,” said Revolori when asked how Mario handled losing the part. A precocious 17-year-old with a photographic memory and described by Jeff Goldblum as “a young Ralph Macchio,” Revolori stumbled into the mix of Anderson’s usual arsenal of actors and crew – Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, cinematographer Bob Yeoman, production designer Adam Stockhausen – along with

new additions that add even more star power to the engine: Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham and Jude Law. Revolori reveled at the idea to catch his big break with a director “who can do what he wants and get what he wants no matter what; no studios, no producers telling him ‘we don’t have the money.’” Unsurprisingly, Anderson came to set with ideas fleshed out, via script, miniatures and, according to Goldblum, animatics — “this moving animated storyboard that had all the shots in the storyboard pretty much and the cuts and everything and when there was dialogue he was voicing all the parts.” Forming the habit after Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson arrived in Germany (where The Grand Budapest Hotel was shot in its entirety), with a specific vision that he rarely strayed from. In rehearsals, if there were an article missing in the dialogue, he would correct it. But none of the actors, including Goldblum who trained in improv, find Anderson’s directing style suffocating, strict or limiting. “I wouldn’t call it rigid; I’d call it specific, which is one of the most important words in the theatrical dictionary. It’s what you want… It’s creatively inflaming and inspiring to be part of something that works as a whole,” said Goldblum. And this whole, this Grand Budapest Hotel, uncovers a first in Anderson’s storytelling. Instead of focusing centrally on the dysfunction of a familial unit in some way, The Grand Budapest Hotel is about what we do in the absence of family. Our heroes, M. Gustave and Zero, are orphaned in respective ways, and both have found refuge in this lavish, beautiful hotel. They fill that void of family, which Anderson usually sets center stage, with friendship. By doing so with the usual flare of mayhem, destruction and love, Anderson creates something rich—a new smell if you will, that is oh-so sweet. The Grand Budapest Hotel releases in theaters Friday, March 7, 2014. Campus Circle - March 13 - 26, 2014

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SAVVY STUDENT STYLES College Students Battle L.A. Rain While Looking Fashionable

BY KENDALL ROBERTSON

PHOTOS: Kendall Robertson

BEING COOL WITHOUT BEING COLD In Starbucks, fellow grad student Rui Cui was enjoying a latte before heading to his film production classes. Originally from Beijing, Cui’s style is a blend of cool and colorful. Dressed in a black leather jacket, dark jeans and black boots, his otherwise dark appearance was offset by the red streaks in his hair and the vibrant red and pink image of a zebra detailed on his shirt. With the final touch of a multi-colored scarf, Cui proves that when dressing for rainy weather, one can be both practical and fashionable, radiating coolness effortlessly.

COMFY, CUTE & COZY Spotted on her way to grab some coffee, Stephanie Mayorga is a grad student at the USC School of Dentistry. Stephanie’s style is a collection of stylish, classic pieces from San Francisco, her hometown and stomping ground. From her polished navy peacoat adorned with gold buttons to her casual lightblue button-down and well-loved black boots, Mayorga’s clothes speak to her ability to find a look that is mature, comfortable and cute.

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PRACTICAL MEETS FASHIONABLE After facing Eastern Europe’s blistery winter months last year, senior Dylan Harris knows the importance of bundling up when the weather turns grey. Layering his favorite grey sweater with a black wool jacket, Harris is the definition of that which is both fashionable and utilitarian. Important to note in this observation are Harris’ sturdy, leather boots. These boots, while certainly being useful for trekking through the snow and sleet, are also easily appreciated in less severe situations, such as dinner and drinks in Downtown L.A.

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FASHION Rainy days: they are something that Southern California college students rarely experience. Sure, the drought hasn’t been helping, but even a regular spring season brings mostly sunshine and a little drizzle. For those few days when rainy droplets so kindly bless the SoCal soil, the world seems to stop. Cars begrudgingly inch along the freeway, and students remain indoors, unsure of how to avoid puddles in flip-flops. Consequently, food trucks are at a loss due to the lack of foot traffic.

Still, there are those students who rise above the calamity of the cold and grey, and thrive during the wet season. These are students who don their coats, boots and scarves, eager to pull on their layers and embrace the day. Several of these students can be found snuggling up in warm corners of coffee shops or taking a walk to campus. A few students from the University of Southern California have been photographed here to inspire your next rainy day ensemble:

L.A. GRUNGE WITH A LITTLE EDGE A Manhattan Beach native, senior Molly First is all about rocking her L.A. style to the fullest when tackling stormy weather. Her trendy black and white color combo, complete with a black leather jacket, black leggings and black leather boots, give this ray of sunshine a darker look. Her fabulous smile, a white T-shirt and the delicate gold headband adorning her hair offset her otherwise grungy appearance down to the messy bun, of cool, trendy and a little bit edgy.

BRIGHT & SHINY Casey McCloskey, a junior psychology major, makes the most of L.A.’s chilly days with outfits that are the perfect mixture of all that is cute, classy and fun. She wears her beloved black jeans and long, navy jacket when keeping warm. McCloskey then balances these dark colors with her magnificent strawberry blonde hair, a gorgeous collection of colorful scarves and her favorite her tall, brown boots. This classic, stylish look helps McCloskey triumph over any obstacles that the gloomy weather attempts to throw her way.

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SLICK MINUS THE “WET” The last individual found using the rainy weather to his advantage was budding fashion designer, Huy Lu. Lu is a senior graphic/editorial design major who was recently awarded an YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship. The contrast of Lu’s black leather jacket, light-colored jeans and black boots, immediately grabs your attention. Accomplishing his dynamic look with clothes that are both trendy and approachable, Lu utilizes every aspect of his outfit to speak to his passion. Down to the soft, supple leather of his brown, side-slung backpack, he proves that a little drizzle is no reason to give up on looking good.

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THRIFTING 102:

HOW TO THRIFT Your guide to finding the best items. BY LAURA KOELLER

There’s a formula to shopping at a thrift store that’s different from shopping at a department store.

Upon entering a thrift store, the first thing you notice is that there is a lot of stuff in there. Like, racks upon racks of it. Some of it’s cool, some of it’s strange, and some of it toes the line between the two. The mission is to see what side each item falls on. Realistically, there will be times when nothing will be worth even the tiny price tag it has. But when magic strikes, the reward of finding something unique and entirely imbued with history that costs next to nothing makes all the effort totally worth it. It takes a good eye, but more importantly it takes patience – lots and lots of patience. Here are some tips to make the process a bit more manageable: Check Out the Men’s Section Maybe this is just me, but I have a definite propensity for oversized men’s shirts. There’s just something about flannel that makes an incredibly comforting sweater alternative. It has an I-woke-up-like-this kind vibe that can only be achieved with a something that was actually cut for a man. I also tend to go for some of the men’s dress shirts. I’ve gotten some that are long enough to be worn with belts and leggings, and it technically qualifies as a shirtdress. Or at least in my book.

torso, but obviously my arms are longer than those of a 12-yearold boy’s. Once I rolled them up, however, I had an adorable makeshift quarter-length sleeve jacket for a few bucks. Browse the Bag Selection And when I say, “browse,” I mean comb through. I have (occasionally) found designer bags nestled amongst the random selection, such as Valentinos strung up against the wall with the awkward plastic backpacks. It takes an eye to tell what is real and what isn’t. Genuine leather is often easy enough to distinguish, and finding a leather bag for $10 is totally worth it. For those of us with qualms about purchasing leather goods new, getting them secondhand can alleviate many of these issues, while still rewarding you with a durable item. Weed Through the Belts Belts tend to be a hole in my wardrobe, one that is difficult to fill. You need some good, staple leather ones, but purchasing them is a bit tiresome. Throwing a belt around it is one of my go-to ways of mixing up old, tired clothes. Every belt’s different thickness and color changes the effect it has on your ensemble, so having a good variety is key. Acquiring a bunch at a thrift store is a manageable way to spice up your wardrobe and add some needed variety.

Visit the Little Boy’s Section Another place you may not otherwise look is the little boy’s section. Check out the size XL blazers if you’re a petite lady looking for a new, basic blazer. I bought one that fits in the

Dress in Proper Attire I am a firm believer in the idea that one needs to try on clothes before you purchase them, even at a thrift store. If all you have to

go off of is the numbered size, you have no way of knowing if it will actually fit. Even things that aren’t supposed to fit perfectly, you have to determine if the garment is going to have a cool, slouchy vibe or swallow you whole. Again, the line is fine, and trying something is the only way of knowing. Most thrift stores don’t have fitting rooms, so in order to try things on, you have to be a little more inventive. I like to wear leggings and a tank top so I can slip everything on over them and have an idea of how they would actually fall. Yeah, it’s a bit grimy, but this is the stage where you really get to weed through things and see what you are actually working with when you get there. My friends and I tend to fill up our carts and then try everything on in the end, hanging up our yes and no piles. This gives you the ability to pick up everything you find remotely interesting or intriguing and see what works and what doesn’t.

It’s surprising what you will find at a thrift store. Try on a few things, and step out of your comfort zone a bit. Thrift store clothes don’t have to be costumes or adhere to a particular aesthetic. Just because you don’t drink soy lattes out of a mason jar doesn’t mean you can’t find some items there that will fit in with your wardrobe. If you find a thrift store in a good area, odds are it will more consistently have things you’d be interested in. It’s not the same as shopping at a department store, but looking through the remnants of other people’s lives and seeing what you can find to fit into yours has its own unique rewards.

This bag was first produced in the ‘80s and has since been reissued, retailing for $198. I got the original in near-perfect condition for only $5.

THRIFT SHOP GEMS VS. DEPARTMENT STORE ITEMS These items that I bought at a thrift store went for MUCH less than their retail price! BY LAURA KOELLER

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Similar styles to these Ann Taylor pants retail for $129 new; I got mine for $1.50 on a half-price day at my local Village Discount. I made them slightly more contemporary by rolling up the bottoms.

I probably use this Giani Berenini bag half the time I step out of my room, and it cost me $8. Similar styles are on ebay for about $50, though a new one would probably be more than $100.

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MUSIC

ASHANTI GETS COURAGEOUS WITH BRAVEHEART

THE GLITCH MOB TO BRING ‘ADVENTURE DANCE MUSIC’ TO COACHELLA 2014

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BY SYDNEY CHAMPION Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer Ashanti is making a comeback in the music world with her long-awaited album Braveheart, which is currently available. In a recent phone interview with Campus Circle, the singer/songwriter shares her thoughts on the new album, offers some sound advice for young people and explains how Braveheart is representative of everything she has been going through over the years. How would you describe your new album in three words? Free, organic, sincere and vulnerable. I used four (laughs). What’s your favorite song off of the new album and why? Oh, that’s a very tough question! My favorite song off of Braveheart…There are so many! If I had to pick three songs that tell a complete story, I would go with “Nowhere,” “Scars” and “First Real Love,” because you go from happy to sad to loyalty. That is kind of what my experience has been going into this new album. You put college aside to pursue your music dreams. Looking back, how do you feel about that decision and what would you recommend to young people in a similar situation who are deciding whether to go to college or take a different route? It’s really important to always have something to fall back on. I think it’s important to have some kind of foundation. I don’t ever want to deter anyone from not getting their education, because knowledge is 100 percent power. The smarter you are, the farther you’ll go. But I think it’s important to follow your passion as well. It’s just really, really important to have something to fall back on because trust and believe, there are a lot of broke artists (laughs). So, don’t be fooled! …If you have a fire inside, I think it’s really important to pay attention to it, but do it in the smartest way possible. Take into consideration this economy – oh my god, it’s complete different from what it was back when I came out 12 years ago.

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The Glitch Mob originated in L.A., when it was originally a five-member group.

BY PATRICK MEISSNER Ah yes, spring is almost here. The sun is shining brighter, the days are longer, the birds are chirping, and oh yes, it’s Coachella season. You’ve probably got your wristband already, and if not, you’re probably scheming to nab one from either a friend or a stranger on Craigslist. Once you get there, you’re probably fixing to get yourself a good dose of some electro. Some heavy bass lines maybe? Perhaps some kind of far out, trippy, chest-rattling, dubstep-y speaker noise to compliment that gorgeous desert backdrop? If any of this is ringing true, you probably already know where you’re going to be both Friday nights (April 11 and 18): you’ll be in the crowd watching the Glitch Mob, and you’ll probably have your mind blown. “We’re really grateful to be playing Coachella,” said Glitch “Mobber” Edward Ma during a recent interview with Campus Circle. “I think for any artist, being able to play in the Sahara tent is a high honor.” No stranger to the West Coast festival scene, the Glitch Mob has been a Coachella regular for years. Beginning in the early 2000s, when the festival was still in its infancy, the trio started as guest DJs for the Do Lab, back when the Do Lab was still so new that it wasn’t even in the center of the festival. The Glitch Mob used its Coachella exposure to grow a little bit more every year. By 2010, the group had grown out of the Do Lab stat and moved to the bottom of Sunday’s lineup. This year, the Glitch Mob returns to the Coachella lineup – only this time, we them billed on the third line alongside notable acts such as HAIM, AFI and Bonobo. At the time of our interview, the three-piece was expecting its set to take place in the Sahara tent. However, a source from the group’s production staff more recently said that the group is considering moving its performance to the Mojave. Why you ask? Because the stage has more room. It’s deeper, and a little bit wider. The Glitch Mob can fit its whole setup there, including audio and visual equipment. If it were in the Sahara, the group would likely be confined to a just table on top of a platform. “We’re just trying to make a full Glitch Mob experience, everything from the visual content to the instruments that we play, to the custom crafted sets,” said group member Justin

Boreta. “Every element is important to us, and we have our hands in almost every element of the Glitch Mob. It’s more than just us making music; it’s a lot of things.” A Glitch Mob performance in the Mojave tent would potentially be far superior to one in the Sahara. Aside from having the full audio and visual experience, the Mojave tent would also provide a more intimate setting, one where the crowd would be comprised of people who actually follow the group, whereas any performance in the Sahara tent will have a default crowd of twitching ravers who don’t leave that one stage for the entire weekend. The group agrees the crowd has a lot to do with their overall performances. Glitch ‘Mobber’ Josh Mayer, aka Ooah, said, “The way that we look at it is: although in the literal sense the three of us are technically ‘the Glitch Mob.’ But the Glitch Mob really is all the fans out there and all the people out there that help create the Glitch Mob experience. I think that another way to look at it is, we are merely the facilitators that help to tell everybody’s collective story.” The Glitch Mob is going to be touting material from its new album Love, Death, and Immortality. Boreta describes the album as “adventure dance music.” Musically, Love, Death, and Immortality is pretty intense; it’s deep and aggressive. Selected tracks from this album should make for a high-energy performance. Edward Ma, aka edIT, puts it more eloquently: “If our last album was introverted, this next album is extroverted.” Fans are definitely anticipating the Glitch Mob’s upcoming performance and so are electro aficionados that are merely familiar with the name. The group has been doing work throughout the California electro scene for years, and the three have definitely paid their dues. More than just about anyone on Friday night’s lineup, this is a group that absolutely deserves to be there. “It’s a dream come true, we’re extremely grateful,” said edIT. “And you know, really it would only be possible with all the love and support of our fans.” The Glitch Mob will be playing Coachella on Friday, April 11 & 18. Campus Circle - March 13 - 26, 2014

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NEWS&VIEWS The latest from Los Angeles and Beyond. L.A. DEEMED WORST U.S. CITY TO FIND A JOB To all of the soon-to-be UCLA, USC, CSULA, etc. graduates, if you’re thinking about staying in Los Angeles to find a job, think again. According to the personal finance site WalletHub, L.A. is the worst city in America to find a job, reports LA Weekly. In conducting its “The Best Cities to Find a Job” report, WalletHub reportedly looked at the number of job openings, employment growth, unemployment, diversity of industry, the number of part-timers, the number of workers living in poverty, the cost of living and more. Cities that ranked the highest include Fort Worth, Texas (#1), Washington DC (#2), Tampa, Fla. (#3), Arlington, Texas (#4) and Dallas, Texas (#5). UC PUSHES TO LOOSEN UNDERAGE DRINKING LAWS FOR STUDENTS A new bill is being proposed to allow underage drinking. But before you get too excited, please note that this bill is pushing for underage drinking only for academic,  not party, purposes. Underage students enrolled in brewing, viticulture and oenology classes are met with the problematic reality that they can’t legally taste the drinks they have made. These classes are dedicated to growing grapes and making wine out of them, but how will students who make the wine know if it is any good? According to the Huffington Post, the University of California is fully supporting a bill proposed by assembly member Wesley Chesbro, which will award these students special tasting

Jonathan Knight, a 25-year-old graduate of Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, passes out resumes on Wilshire Blvd. last year.

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privileges. Jason Murphy, UC legislative director, also agrees that tasting the wine is vital to understanding the science behind the process. 150 COLLEGES JOIN INITIATIVE TO GET MORE STUDENTS TO STUDY ABROAD Generation Study Abroad (GSA), a new initiative by the Institute of International Education (IIE), has succeeded in reeling in more than 150 colleges and universities to commit to specific, measurable actions that will help reach the initiative’s goal of doubling the number of U.S. college students studying abroad. The initiative is striving to have more college students studying abroad so that they will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to become successful in a globalized world. IIE president Dr. Allan Goodman said, “Globalization has changed the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and expertise.” IIE states fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point in their academic career. This number is far too low according to the institute’s standards. By the end of the decade, GSA wants the number of students studying abroad to increase from 295,000 to 600,000. STUDENT LOANS CAN HURT OVERALL ECONOMY Student loans are proving to be more troublesome, not just for the students but also for the entire economy as well. According to Time magazine, student loan debt can negatively affect the

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overall economy. With students owing thousands of dollars, and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, they will be less likely to contribute to the economy by making big purchases such as buying a house, a car, and other goods and services. One economist told Time, “My personal view is that the increasing reliance on student loans for financing college education is going to be a drag on consumption for some time.” American students’ debt has increased exponentially within the last 10 years, reports Time. In 2003, students owed $253 billion in aggregate debt; in 2013, the number increased by 300 percent to a staggering $1.08 trillion!

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