Ritvik Kharkar considers analyzing the black market for dining hall swipes a matter of social good.

His analysis compiles colorful graphs with sharp spikes representing the alternating high and low numbers of swipes for sale throughout the academic year. He found students tended to sell swipes at an increased rate for less money toward the end of each academic quarter, right before their meal plans reset. Green, yellow and red lines illustrate different estimates of how much money UCLA Dining Services loses based on his data.

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