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…

Spring Ball

One of my favorite things about spring quarter is the start of spring IM sports. I always make sure that I am on as many IM teams as possible, and in spring that means softball. When the weather warms up it is only natural to get restless. It becomes difficult to concentrate on studying or…

Salt Lake City

  This weekend I went to Salt Lake City to cheer on the Bruins at the first ever Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships. Boy was it exciting! Utah has absolutely wonderful gymnastics fans. Over 10,000 of them came out to cheer on their team. They truly made the environment special- I now understand why Utah loves competing…

The Dodgertown Classic

Growing up, April 1st was always one of my favorite days of the year. Why? Because it meant the start of the major league baseball season. I hate the period of time between the end of football season and the beginning of baseball, so when baseball season finally rolls around, I am ecstatic. But when…

UCLA Student Athletes

As a student at UCLA you are always exposed to people on campus who have very different lives from your own. One large segment of this population at UCLA are student athletes. They are just as much a student as anybody else at UCLA but often they are looked upon as something else by the…

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…

Nature Lover

I grew up without television. My friends say this explains a lot about my eccentric personality, but what I think this really did for me was that it fostered a love of the outdoors and the majestic use of my imagination. Growing up we had a large backyard that was packed with trees and flowers…

Princeton Ly – Coach

There is only one person in UCLA history that can be known simply by the name “Coach”. That man is Coach John Wooden, famously described by a former player as an “intergalactic treasure“. The statistics are recited so often that they almost lose their shock value, but here they are again: ten national championships, an…

Westwood LIVE in Bruin Plaza

In addition to livening up Westwood every third Thursday of the month, Westwood LIVE was in Bruin Plaza yesterday making sure as many Bruins as possible know about this wonderful USAC initiative to bring more Bruins into Westwood, our lovely little college town immediately south of the UCLA campus.  Westwood LIVE is meant to celebrate three…

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….