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…

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…

Here’s to brother Bruin, brother Bruin, brother Bruin

I know I have mentioned this one too many times, but it seems to be a topic of discussion that I can’t help but to gush about. BRUIN PRIDE! I have spent three full years here at UCLA and am about to be finishing up my fourth and final year in just a couple quarters….

Princeton Ly – Big Time

One of the not-so-secret things you need to know about UCLA is that it is huge. Over 25,000 undergraduates and maybe half as many graduate students, a pretty good balance, in my opinion. (Often lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is about one paid administrative staffer per undergraduate student – ludicrous!) Of…

Starting My Last Year as an Undergrad

This upcoming week is the beginning of my last year, as an undergrad. It is bittersweet in so many ways. Some of you may be thinking, “Wow, calm down, you still have a year to go.” It’s true, but time is really ticking. Throughout the upcoming WEEKS, I will be doing a lot of stuff…

A Guide to the Eight Clap

There is one thing that all bruins, aspiring bruins, and bruin lovers must know and that one thing is the famous Eight Clap. It’s serious business. To begin, I am not very coordinated and even though I have a great memory, the Eight clap is somewhat difficult for me so I’m putting together this guide…

UCLA Spotted: “University of Farmers” commercial

One sunny day half a year ago, I passed by a blank sign of the same motif as the four beautiful buildings in Royce quad, and didn’t think much of it.  The sign was blank and positioned slightly crooked, but I thought no more of it and continued on my way to class.  If I…

From an Incoming Freshman

Hey readers, my name is Kendal and I am a new blogger for the UCLA Life Blog. I’m a first-year student so I’ll be able to share all of my new experiences with you all as I adjust campus. It will be as if you’re right here with me =). Go Bruins! As an incoming…

Expressing Who You Are

One of the biggest perks about being part of the UCLA community is being able to express who you are. When deciding which college to attend, I wanted to make sure that I was going to be able to openly express who I am and make an impact with my talents. I wanted to make…