UCLA Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership

Gina gave you the scoop on how having the former president come to campus shook things up, but how about an insider’s look! I was one of those lucky students she mentioned who got to go see Clinton speak (for free, woo woo!). Besides a bunch of extra security à la the secret service (which…

State Finals

This past weekend was State Finals! It’s a two-day event put on by the UCLA Alumni Association, and it is essentially a scholarship competition for incoming students who have received an alumni scholarship. Because I am a part of the Outreach Committee for the Alumni Scholars Club (which is the club with all the kids…

Camping out for Spring Sing tickets

Spring Sing is just around the corner! Spring Sing is one of UCLA’s oldest and fondest traditions. It is a huge talent show that takes place every spring quarter, and it is seriously one of the most incredible things that UCLA produces. There are singers, dancers, and bands that each perform a single song for…

Saffron Rose

Last Friday, I went for a walk with my friend Renn into Westwood to grab some ice cream. I had been to Yogurtland before, and of course I had been to Diddy Riese, so we decided to try something new. My other friend had told me about a Persian ice cream shop a couple of…

Dance Marathon!

This past weekend was Dance Marathon! Wooooo! It was so fun, so grand, so tiring! Let me break it down. DM is a 26-hour dance party that is hosted by the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA. I am part of that coalition (PAC for short), and besides DM we put on a bunch of super…

The Lovely South Campus

A lot of students I come across often talk about how completely gorgeous North Campus is and how drab and industrial South Campus is. I am here to put an end to this misconception. South Campus is just as beautiful (if even more so!) than collegiate North Campus. Ok, first lemme give you the reasons…

Intersexuality and the Law

  On Thursday, I attended a talk given by Julie A. Greenberg that was put on by the Williams Institute.  The Williams Institute, which is part of the UCLA Law School and works to advance sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, puts on talks like the one I attended about a variety…

Hausu!

  Last Friday, I went with my friend Mariam to a screening of House, or Hausu in Japanese, that was put on by the Campus Events Commission. Before I get into the details, just let me tell you that this screening was probably definitely the most entertaining free CEC event that I have been to….

Snowflakes!

It is officially the holiday season. In my opinion, this is the happiest time of the year. The scarves, the hot chocolate, the music (I mean have you heard JBieb’s Christmas Eve?)! But my favorite part of the winter time is not the sparkly decorations or the yule logs or the scented candles (though scented…

Mentor Mixer with ASC (and the rest of my Thursday night)

  Thursday night was a busy night for me (as Thursday nights tend to be). I got out of class at four and then had to head back to my room for an hour to gather my things, have a Reese’s, and surf the interwebs. I walked down to Broxton for the second Westwood Live…