27th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival

  Jazz Reggae Festival held at UCLA is a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend. The two-day event highlights all-day performance of various artists, wide variety of delicious ethnic foods, and just a chill crowd of people to share the experience with. This student-run event began in 1986 as a relatively small concert…

Election Season at UCLA

I normally don’t associate UCLA with politics, but for one week during Spring quarter its all about elections. Every year in spring there are elections held for student government positions in USAC (Undergraduate Student Association Council). The positions range from traditional labels such as President, to more specific departments such as Academic Affairs Commissioner. Similar…

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…

Decisions Decisions…

Seeing groups of college tourists on campus through the last few weeks(Bruin Day!), I was reminded of the days I had to make the choice on which college I will attend. Being a haste decision-maker, I especially had a hard time making what then seemed like the most important decision of my life. I still…

Giving Back to Los Angeles

One of the most rewarding parts of my UCLA experience has been my involvement with Peer Health Exchange. Peer Health Exchange is a national organization dedicated to teaching 9th graders important and relevant health workshops. The topics range from drugs and alcohol, pregnancy prevention, mental health, nutrition, and many more. As a member of Peer…

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…

Welcoming New Bruins

While even on an average day UCLA is bustling with excitement and activity this past Saturday (April 13th) brought the energy to a whole new level. Bruin Day is a special event hosted by UCLA for all admitted seniors in high school to check out the school and potentially SIR (commit to going to UCLA)….

Throwback to my Dorm Days

I know I’ve said this before, but one of the best parts of UCLA is the food!  Most of my first two years at UCLA were spend at Bruin Cafe.  That may sound like an exaggeration  but considering the number of meals I ate there and the hours I’ve study there (not to mention working there…

Back to the Books- but in the sunniest quarter of the year!

First off a tiny bit about me! I am a second year history major and education minor. I am originally from Dana Point, CA. My goal is to become a teacher (k-12) and I absolutely love working with kids. Fortunately UCLA has given me the opportunity to get super involved! I also work for Undergraduate…