Princeton Ly – Hollywood on Campus

For whatever reason, college students really, really like their TV shows. People I know that never followed any shows in high school have ended up running through entire seasons of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ or ‘The Wire’ in weeks, if not days. I personally “caught up” with the whole Friends craze (just a decade…

Princeton Ly – Savings

With college costs rising every year, students need all the help they can get to save money.  I recently started using NerdWallet’s* tools, and it has helped save me a few hundred dollars a year (and lots of time).  I thought I’d share some of the things I learned to help save you money. 1) Checking accounts with…

Princeton Ly – UCLA Factor

One of the most awesome things about UCLA is our rich basketball tradition. Alumni of the Four Letters include all-time greats like Kareem (then Lew Alcindor), Bill Walton, Gail Goodrich, Reggie Miller – the list could go on and on. Our more recent NBA matriculates haven’t done that shabby either. Depending on how you count…

Princeton Ly – Upcoming

In the next week or so there are going to be two awesome events taking place at UCLA. The first is Yuki Akaishi‘s Senior Recital in the Jan Popper Theatre of Schoenberg Hall on Saturday, April 21st starting at 8 PM. I have had the distinct pleasure of witnessing Yuki’s maturation as a musician firsthand…

Princeton Ly – Bruin Leaders Project

One of UCLA’s many hidden gems in terms of extracurricular programming is its Bruin Leaders Project. From its website: The Bruin Leaders Project is a seminar-based, leadership development program designed to provide effective leadership training with emphasis on personal growth and community involvement. Open to all UCLA students (undergraduates & graduates), BLP offers interactive seminars…

Princeton Ly – At Long Last

It’s strange to think that my time at UCLA as an undergraduate will end in just ten short weeks. As I have said before, it’s been an amazingly fun run. Here’s to one more great quarter! To start out, this is what I am up to in Spring 2012: Classes: The details are still being…

Princeton Ly – UCLA Memes

  It seems like there are never a shortage of UCLA-specific distractions that pop up during our most busy times as students at UCLA. A few quarters ago, there was this huge “Asians in the Library” fiasco that had everyone talking – during finals week, no less. (But don’t worry, for those of you who…

Princeton Ly – Home

One of the most common criticisms of UCLA is its size. And it is true, we are a large public university, with over 38,000-odd students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. But, as I have alluded to and written about many times before, size comes with innumerable opportunities to take hold of. Today though,…

Princeton Ly – Linsanity

This might be coming a bit more than a few weeks late, but how great of a story is Jeremy Lin!? I currently live with three other hoopheads, and my apartment have been following his career with much interest for years now. From his stint with the Warriors and the Rockets to his recent meteoric…

Princeton Ly – Positive Randomness

My apologies for the brief hiatus in posts, I have been supremely busy this past week dealing with interviews and such. But I’m back! This week I want to talk about something called “Positive Randomness”. I ran across this idea in a post at a blog called Study Hacks. Essentially, what the author and the…