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…

Survival Kit for Premeds: Physics

Physics is notorious for being one of the most tough subjects, especially for life science majors. Going into my first class of the physics series (Physics 6A), I was really nervous. Since my high school didn’t offer AP Physics, the only physics class I had taken was a regular physics class during my junior year…

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…

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…

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…

Zero Week!

  Balloons everywhere, flyers left, right, and sideways, herd of new students, Greek shirts…it must be ZERO WEEK. I cannot believe the start of the school year is already here.  It seems like just yesterday campus cleared out for summer vacation.  I still vividly remember my first Zero Week as a Freshman at UCLA. I…

Still Transitioning?

  I’m not quite sure how to describe being back at UCLA. I keep telling myself that I’ve long since left my transitional period and that I’m all settled in and that things are going great and that I’m getting things done and then I find myself having an existential crisis much like the ones…

Summer is upon us

It is finally here. The abstract and unknown “UCLA summer” that I have been dreaming about since fall semester in France has arrived, and I am very quickly getting deep into it. I’ve started my linguistic anthropology course (an exciting and oddly familiar way to jump back into things (academia, I’ve missed you)). And, I…

Hanging out with Gene

I’ve had a lot of cool experiences at UCLA, but last Wednesday was one of the coolest…. I got to go to the Chancellor’s house! Granted, this event was not just for me (there were over 200 other people in attendance), but I felt so privileged to be able to eat food on the Chancellor’s…