Wait is this really winter?

When people talk about Southern California, the issue of weather inevitably is brought up. One of the most appealing factors of living in LA has to be the almost unbelievable weather we experience on a yearly basis. While most of our country is bundling up and turning on the heat, students at UCLA are breaking…

Botanical Gardens

  I never thought I would associate gardens with UCLA, but after a class trip to the botanical gardens for one my classes I found a new favorite space. I love going to school in the city. There are endless activities, always something to do, and just a generally upbeat environment. That being said, every…

UCLA Football!

After a busy week of midterms there is no better way to let off some steam than attending a UCLA football game! UCLA is known for its incredible athletics. We have more NCAA championships than any school in nation (109) and pride ourselves on having amazing athletes in a variety of sports. Football games are…

GE’s and Why I Love Them!

One of the most exciting things for new college students is the idea that they will be able to take classes in subjects they are most interested. While this is absolutely true, there are something called “General Education” requirements. When I first heard this I was slightly disappointed because I thought it meant taking classes…

Working at UCLA

While school can sometimes feel like work unfortunately it does not pay the bills. Part of being in college is becoming more self sufficient and learning to budget. A major part of this getting a job. Here at UCLA over 50% of the student body does have job. Many students get jobs on campus. This…

“Will you take my flyer please”

  If you are Bruin then you have undoubtedly faced the chaos of bruin walk. Bruin walk is the central walkway of campus. Is serves as a symbolic divider between north and south campus. Aside form serving as the campus’s main lifeline, bruin walk is known for it’s insane amount of “flyering”. Flyering is a…

The Quarter System and Why I LOVE it!

  A unique feature of the UC system is the use of quarters rather than semesters. Instead of having two semesters, the UC’s (with the exception of Cal and UC Merced) run off a 10-week quarter system. We have fall quarter, winter and spring. The quarter system is often an adjustment for new students but…

Welcoming New Bruins

It is hard to believe that I am entering my last year as a UCLA undergraduate. While a year sounds like ample time I know it will fly by! Zero week is always one of the most exciting times for UCLA students. There are a huge amount of activities to choose from the widely anticipated…

Finals Survival Guide

It’s that time of the quarter again for Bruins… Finals! While this infamous word is a component of every college campus, there are definite ways to make this tense time run a little more smoothly! I am all about being prepared and now coming into my 6th round of finals at UCLA, I think I…

Summer Options

  As week 9 comes to an end there is one thing on almost every Bruin’s mind… Summer! After one of the best quarters of the years, Bruins cannot wait to finalize summer plans and figure out where their next three months will take place. A great part of UCLA is the various options available…