Finding my Place at UCLA

I was about to go into surgery, and at the time, I thought it could lead to the amputation of my leg. The nurse by my side could sense my nerves, and in an effort to console me, she said, “I understand this is hard for you, but at least your tragic story and being…

A Cappella and Dim Sum

Random Voices has been one of the most formative components of my experience here at UCLA. Founded in 1999, Random Voices A Cappella is UCLA’s oldest all-female a cappella group. I auditioned for RV during the first week of fall quarter my freshman year. I was immediately blown away by the talent, sass, and incredible…

Keeping It ‘K’

I’m a recent UCLA transfer student from UC Santa Cruz. Amongst the forest and mountainous climate, UC Santa Cruz isn’t as different as UCLA due to their equal pride in community service. At UC Santa Cruz, I along with a group of undergraduate students began the first chapter of Camp Kesem at UC Santa Cruz…

Another Openin’, Another Show!

Bruins Care 2015 was an amazing experience. As someone who is not a theater major, but who has grown up performing, I have been eager to pursue extracurricular theater here at UCLA ever since I arrived as a student. A few good friends spoke highly of Act III Theater Ensemble, so I checked it out…

IASA: Cool Club on Campus!

This week I’d like to highlight one of the awesome clubs we have on campus here at UCLA. The club is called the International Affairs Student Association, run by students from diverse majors and backgrounds including Sociology, Political Science, Global Studies and many more. The clubs mission statement is as follows: “We seek to grow…

Farewell, Summer

This summer has been by far the longest yet most fulfilling summer I’ve had in years. As you may recall, I’ve taken a brief sabbatical abroad studying in the London School of Economics, headed over to Unicamp for a wonderful week of Woodsey fun, and returned to UCLA to get a taste of apartment life!…

A Cappella

UCLA has a vibrant music scene, boasting of over a dozen a cappella groups. I thought I’d give a quick breakdown of the groups here at UCLA for all ye acapeople 🙂 Single-sex A Cappella Groups: All Male: Bruin Harmony All Female: Random Voices Signature A Cappella Cadenza A Cappella Co-Ed: Awechords A Cappella Resonance…

Leadershape

This past spring break, I had the fortune of attending the Leadershape Institute in Malibu. This week has definitely been one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had so far in my undergrad career at UCLA! The Leadershape Institute is a national program that is dedicated to developing new leaders in an intense six-day camp setting….

World In-Sight

  One of the things I love most about UCLA is the diversity. There are so many students with unique cultural backgrounds and different stories to tell! This past Wednesday, I had the honor of putting on an inaugural mini world exposition for the UCLA community. As part of the “mastermind” team, I was able…

More than just sites to see

One of my absolute favorite things I often take for granted about being in Los Angeles is the fact that if you have a favorite artist or band that is still alive and making music, they will likely come play live somewhere within an hour’s driving distance to this city. From smaller places like The…