The Optimists: Jimmy Aguilar

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As I stare through the arches of Royce Hall, I am…

Can I Get A Side Of Research?

One of the many things that I love about UCLA—strike that, there’s everything to like about UCLA—is that students have the ability to literally put education into their own hands by taking up research positions regardless if it pertains to one’s major, and there are initiated student courses where current undergrads can facilitate a class….

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…

A Weekend At the Bay

After a long week together at UniCamp, the volunteers in our session just can’t get enough of each other. So this past weekend we all got together and road tripped up north to hang out near San Francisco for a change in scenery. We had a wonderful time couch surfing at friend’s places from the…

Bucket List: Freshman Year

As the school year draws to a close, seniors in flowing graduation gowns can be seen all over campus, posing for graduation pictures. I can’t believe that my first year at UCLA is almost over (except for finals, bleh). As UCLA prepares to send off a fourth of its population off into the real world,…

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…

Hello World!

  Hi everyone, I’m Cheechee, the newest contributor to the UCLA Life Blog! I am thrilled to be writing for you all and I really hope that my posts will help shed some light on the day-to-day life at UCLA. Coming here was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I am…

Fall means New Friends

This weekend I had the opportunity to say at a beach house in Sunset Beach with 25 people I did not know.  Needless to say I was a little bit nervous, but I walked away with 25 new friends!  What was I doing that put me in that situation? I was on a retreat with…

Summertime Travels

I love summer because there is a lot of freedom to do something exciting!  This summer I have friend on every continent (except Antarctica)!  I have tons of friends studying in France and Italy, a friend studying in Austria, a group of friends on a trip to East Asia, a friend going to Indonesia, a…

Bruins For Boston

At the end of a long week marked by the final capture of the second suspect of the mysterious marathon bombings in Boston, we send our deepest condolences to runners, spectators, and rescuers who unfortunately fell into harm’s way at the time of the explosions. On Tuesday, April 23rd in Bruin Plaza, UCLA and our…

Welcome to my life at UCLA!

Hi everyone! My name is Jamie and I am super stoked to share with the world my wonderful experience here at UCLA. Spring quarter has just began, and after a fun filled and relaxing week of spring break, I am so ready to be back on campus. Before I begin my regular posts, I’ll tell…

Happy Holidays from Undergraduate Admissions!

Happy Holidays  from UCLA Undergraduate Admissions! In observance of the Winter Holiday, our student bloggers will be taking a break from blogging from December 22, 2012 to January 1, 2013. They will resume blogging the first week of January. We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday season! Thank you, UCLA Undergraduate Admissions