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Mallory Yu

Of Surprises and a Cup O’ Copy

Coming to UC Irvine, I thought I knew exactly what I did and did not want. I wanted to be at UCLA. I didn’t want to be in Irvine. I wanted to have fun and party and, maybe on occasion, study. I wanted to be a fiction writer, not a journalist.

The Curious Case of “Hesher”

FILM: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Hesher, a complicated young man who changes his friend’s life forever.

Spirit League

On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, the grounds of Marian Bergeson Elementary School are quiet and empty — almost. Little by little, families emerge across the campus. Some carry umbrellas or tents, some have foldable sports chairs and all are ready for a morning of baseball.

“hitRECord” is a Success

FILMS: Joseph Gordon-Levitt unveiled his new media project to hundreds of (mostly female) fans in LA.

Books that Leave Lasting Imprints

I was in the sixth grade and my teacher had just decided that she wanted to read a book to our class. Her choice, “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster, ended up changing my life, the way I looked at books and how words could be used.

A Night Out: iPhone, Therefore I Am

I have a confession to make: I want an iPhone 4. Really badly. It’s come between my cell phone and me; our relationship is just not the same anymore. I am no longer satisfied with its just-the-basics features.

Claire Trevor Faces Impending Cuts

SLASHED: The School of the Arts is going to be hit hard by the new budget cuts; what stays and what goes?

A Truly “Blue Valentine”

ROMANCE: A portrait of a dying relationship, “Blue Valentine” is beautiful, if sometimes hard to watch.

How “Good Luck” Broke my Leg

“Good luck, Mallory!” a girl says to me. She has to be joking, walking around to each person and telling him or her “good luck” with a smile on her face. I’m mildly horrified because it’s the opening night for my drama team’s annual Christmas musical and we’re backstage, preparing to begin. Doesn’t she know that it’s bad luck to say good luck in the theatre?

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