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UCLA Slang

Do you speak Bruin? Because to be a True Bruin, you can’t just walk the walk- you have to talk the talk. How many can you decode? Click thru to see what they mean. Email us if you have appropriate UCLA slang you used to say on campus.

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Short for Mickey Mouse, referencing an easy class

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Short for The Cooperage, where food was served in Ackerman A-level

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Nickname for University Research Library, which is now Young Research Library or YRL

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An accomplished girl sought by sororities during Rush

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Westwood Brewing Company, formerly on the corner of Kinross and Glendon

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The perpetual name used for the bar on the corner of Gayley and Weyburn

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Screaming out the window each midnight of Finals Week

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The residence and dining halls

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Bunche Hall

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Former sandwich place in South Campus, now the Court of Sciences Student Center

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Very steep steps on the Hill leading to Rieber Hall

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Stands for U.C.L.A. and its never-ending construction projects

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Stands for U.S.C. and the stereotype of rich, entitled, “legacy” students

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The staircase adjacent to Covel Commons

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Someone who spends all of their time in Powell Library

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The highest premier meal plan usually allowing one to have extra swipes for friends

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Secretly going into the tunnel system underneath UCLA for exploration or shenanigans

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When Jamba Juice in Ackerman is converted into a dance club for freshmen during orientation

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A midnight run through campus in one’s underwear on the Wednesday of Finals Week

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Bruin Café located in Sproul Hall

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Bruin Plate is UCLA’s health-themed dining hall

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Bruin Fitness Center located underneath B-Plate

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Touching the waters of the inverted fountain during freshmen orientation to become an official Bruin

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The Sheets (L’Horizon) Apartments on Strathmore Ave., which are designed around a tree in the center of the complex

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The black and white cat that lives on campus, usually spotted by Powell Library