Feeling at Home on Campus

Hi ya’ll! My name is Sanjana (she/her) and I’m a third year student at UCLA. I’m majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Affairs. I lived in Mumbai, India for most of my life but I now live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an out-of-state student, I had several inhibitions before coming to UCLA…

Tips from a Current Student

Hello everyone! My name is Evelyn, and I’m a sophomore English major (and prospective Film minor) from Shanghai, China. To start off, congratulations on being accepted to UCLA! We’re so incredibly proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll accomplish here. Having lived in a few different countries before, deciding…

Campus Mental Health Resources

Hello (potential) new Bruins!! My name is Dani Lowder and I am thrilled to be next in what I’m sure has been a long line of congratulations on the amazing achievement of gaining acceptance into UCLA. I am a fourth-year Political Science major and Arabic and Islamic studies minor from Orange County, CA. I could…

Agents of Change: Why I Chose UCLA

The values of optimism and leadership have always been important to me. I have always believed in the ability of people to be agents of positive change in their communities. So, when it came time for me to decide where to attend college, UCLA was at the top of my list because it shared my…

My pursuit towards the Arts and Entertainment Industry

My name is Stephen Heo and I’m about to enter my fourth year at UCLA as a Design Media Arts major. While the major gives me a lot of exposure to everything from graphic design, 3D modeling, interactive works, animation and more, I specialize mainly in film and photography related projects. After graduating, I’m hoping…

Adventure: How I Chose UCLA

Two years ago, I was in your same position reading the same blog and deciding whether to attend UCLA. I still clearly remember reading this post by our director of Undergraduate Admissions the day after I got in. These words stuck out to me then and have proven to be true: “Remember that there are…

“Will you take my flyer please”

  If you are Bruin then you have undoubtedly faced the chaos of bruin walk. Bruin walk is the central walkway of campus. Is serves as a symbolic divider between north and south campus. Aside form serving as the campus’s main lifeline, bruin walk is known for it’s insane amount of “flyering”. Flyering is a…

Dining on Campus

We have four dining halls (each with its own theme) and three fast service restaurants.  Students who live on “The Hill” (on campus housing) take for granted the amazing food that we have, but by the time you get to the apartments, you miss it.  Personally, I have loved cooking for myself.  I can make…

Enormous Activities Fair 2011

Monday was the annual Enormous Activities Fair, where hundreds of student-run organizations take advantage of zero week to reach out and recruit interested students for their clubs.  The fair took place in Royce Quad and Wilson Plaza, in which thousands of students congregated to find out more about organizations they can get involved with.  It…