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…

UCLA Chamber Ensemble

Copyright 2011 Pamela Springsteen   For the past three quarters, I have been a part of the UCLA Chamber Ensemble. Sounds pretty fancy, huh? But surprisingly, you don’t have to be a musical prodigy to be in it. It is actually a class that is open to UCLA students of any major. The only requirement…

A Summer in Spain

As a fourth year here at UCLA, I have had many memorable experiences that have helped to solidify my love for this school. However, one that truly stands out was my time studying abroad in Spain this past summer. It has been a dream since I was a tiny freshman in High School to travel…

Work Study

In the midst of midterm season, I thought I’d share a kernel of knowledge with you all about the work study experience, as I’ve been through a very thorough recruiting process this past quarter. Work study is a federal program that allows students to hold a part time employment position while studying. Students who receive work study…

Survival Kit for Premeds: MCAT prep

After spending three long months of prepping for the MCAT, I wanted to summarize a few tips for prospective MCAT takers. First of all, the format that you guys will probably take is different from the one that I just took. As you already know, AAMC is changing the format of the MCAT in 2015…

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!…

Bruin in London

Four weeks into my study abroad experience via UC EAP at the London School of Economics, I have barely had time to write— London is constantly buzzing with things to do! I can’t even believe that I have midterms next week and finals the week after… this has definitely been one of the most exhilarating…

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…

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,…

Literati Cafe

    During 10th week and Finals week, campus can get a little depressing with students living in the libraries, forgoing showers, and replacing their meals with caffeine. However, some places in LA make for great less-depressing and more colorful study spots, such as Literati Cafe. I went here for the first time last weekend and…