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…

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,…

United on Bruin Day

This past Saturday UCLA held Bruin Day to welcome and introduce our campus to incoming Bruins that will officially start school this Fall. I worked the event on behalf of Bruin Ambassadors and I cannot say how excited and thrilled I was to welcome some of our new Bruins home. UCLA has had such a…

Bruin Day and Engineering Open House Weekend

This last weekend was such an exciting and tiring weekend in the same time!! On Saturday, we had Bruin Day where we expecting 15,000 people coming to UCLA!!! That’s an insane number of people, but it was so much fun!!! I get to meet a lot of the future Bruins along with their parents. They…

Camping out for Spring Sing tickets

Spring Sing is just around the corner! Spring Sing is one of UCLA’s oldest and fondest traditions. It is a huge talent show that takes place every spring quarter, and it is seriously one of the most incredible things that UCLA produces. There are singers, dancers, and bands that each perform a single song for…

Worrying about college admissions?

Winter really is here! It’s hard to tell in Los Angeles when the weather reporter is constantly saying 75 degrees and sunny, but no! The rain was in full force today. Aside from that, today I want to tell you readers a little bit about the different events that UCLA organizes for its prospective first-year…

Beat ‘SC Week

Our campus takes some drastic measures to prepare for the USC football game. We are really lucky to have such a great school across town for a fun rivalry. In order to protect our bruin bear, precautionary protection is implemented. What looks like an oversized cardboard box is placed over the bear with signs that…

Princeton Ly – On Football

Because of some family matters, I could not make the game this past Saturday. But being a good Bruin, I managed to catch it during dinner on one of the restaurant’s televisions – a stroke of extraordinary luck, given most fans probably don’t have the Versus channel. In any case, it was a great, spirit-rousing…

Homecoming Weekend

For the first time since 2004, we had a homecoming carnival. On Friday night, the Intramural Field served as a fair ground with games, obstacle courses and dance performances. More importantly, lessons to learn a dance for the flash mob were held. It was great to have an event on campus to celebrate homecoming, in…

My Big Dilemma

After two years at UCLA, I pretty much bleed blue and gold. I’m personally involved in the athletics world and work for admissions, meaning it is okay for me to be crazy about UCLA all the time. For me it is a no brainer when getting dressed in the morning, wear a UCLA t-shirt! Last…

Princeton Ly – Water Polo

If you’re from Southern California, you’ve probably heard of or even played water polo. If not, you’re definitely missing out. Water polo is probably one of the easiest games to watch and appreciate – a very low barrier to entry, if you will, compared to football’s arcane regulations or the plodding pace of baseball. I…