Roadtrip to Berkeley for the Cal game

    This past weekend Bruins mobbed out to Berkeley for our football game against Cal. My group of friends left on Friday afternoon to start our adventure. On the way up, we passed winnebagos upon winnebagos of UCLA students, already pumped up for the game and cheering outside of the windows on the 5…

Marina Del Rey

One other fun place close to Westwood is Marina Del Rey. It’s only a 20 minute drive a little south of Santa Monica and there’s a ton of fun things to do. UCLA Recreation even has its very own aquatic center there, where students can go kayaking, rowing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, surfing and…

Bruins ‘Till the Day We’re Dead

One my favorite parts about Fall quarter is the football games. Every home game tons of students mob out to the Rose Bowl hours before it starts to tailgate and get pumped to cheer on our Bruins. Although the Rose Bowl is a bit of a drive from Westwood, there is a bus that leaves…

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…

Fall means Retreat!

  At UCLA, the best part of being in clubs is getting to know people and working together for a common cause.  Being in a club or two also means retreats! It’s only week 5 and I have already been on a retreat this quarter.  The first one was with the Academic Affairs Commission (part of…

Dodgers Stadium

  Before coming to LA, I made a bucket list of things I want to do in LA that I never had a chance to do anywhere else. Recently, I crossed off one of them: watching a game at the Dodgers Stadium. I never was a sports-watcher before coming to college. I did play/do multiple…

Leap of Faith

I really love the outdoors and adventures.  After a week of being flyered and seeing old friends, all while starting classes, this weekend my friends and I were able to go on an incredibly spontaneous adventure in Angeles National Forest. At 3:30 on Sunday afternoon, one of my friends ran to my apartment (from just…

Free Kayaking!

I don’t know if you can tell, but I love the outdoors! I love running, hiking, going to the beach, and now….KAYAKING! UCLA students get two free hours of kayaking down at the Marina Del Rey Aquatics Center.  This is something that I’ve heard about numerous times, but have never taken advantage of.  Recently my…

Not so Gloomy Afterall!

In LA we may not get extreme weather, but we do experience a natural phenomenon known as “June Gloom”.  For those of you unfamiliar with this term, June Gloom refers to the spring/summer cloud cover that happens most mornings in June.  This may not sound all that extreme, but the weather in the mornings looks…

Hikes and Hobbies

One hobby that I never thought I would discover and develop while in LA is hiking.  When most people think of LA they imagine the beach, downtown, Hollywood, and other LA landmarks.  While all of these iconic places are part of what makes LA so unique, we also are blessed to be surrounded by several…

Ultimate De-Stresser: Wooden Center

  There is no doubt that the academic aspects of college can be tough at times. No matter what school you attend Midterm and Final season brings out the stress monster in us all. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to deal with this stress, my personal favorite being Wooden Gym. Wooden is a…

LA can be outdoorsy too!

  Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve been trying to do all of the city-like things I didn’t get to do at home, like going to concerts at nearby venues or trying out as many unique, hip restaurants as possible. But one thing that has surprised me about LA is how “outdoorsy” it can actually…