Princeton Ly – Farewell

Well, it seems that I’ve come to the end of my four years at UCLA, and I must say, it’s been a blast. It’s hard to believe that I’m graduating this week! It seemed like just yesterday that I was first getting lost in Boelter. In case you haven’t already, read all my previous posts…

Princeton Ly – Summertime

  Now that the school year is winding down, inquiring minds want to know – what should one look to do during what is sure to be another sunny Los Angeles summer? 1) Hollywood Bowl Just ten miles from campus is one of the coolest venues in California: the Hollywood Bowl. I have had the…

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 – Apartment Hunting Part II

I know what a daunting thing it is to start looking for off-campus housing. As I mentioned in a previous post, the earlier you look for apartments, the easier it will be for you. There are many, many factors to consider. How much can I afford? Who will I live with? How far away is…

Princeton Ly – Photography

Los Angeles has lots of cool art museums to visit, from the Hammer (literally five minutes from UCLA) to the Getty (also literally five minutes from UCLA) to the LACMA (please do more than just take pictures with the lamps) to the MOCA (the Geffen of the Geffen Contemporary location is the same Geffen of…

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 – Food

Around UCLA, we are blessed with many gourmet yet affordable dining options. I recently had the chance to try a few of them. In Westwood proper, Five Guys opened just a month or two ago. They are famous for their customizable burgers, and also offer hot dogs and fries. I personally like our neighborhood In-N-Out…

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…