Making the Most of Your Campus Tour

In the past year alone, I have spoken with thousands of high school students about what it is like to be a part of the UCLA community.  My parting advice for them is always the same.  I could talk for hours about how great the UCLA community has been for me, but the best way…

Summer is upon us

It is finally here. The abstract and unknown “UCLA summer” that I have been dreaming about since fall semester in France has arrived, and I am very quickly getting deep into it. I’ve started my linguistic anthropology course (an exciting and oddly familiar way to jump back into things (academia, I’ve missed you)). And, I…

Chancellor’s Residence

So, it is officially summer for me, but I don’t think I’ve quite gotten used to it yet. Being away from UCLA is hard – there’s just too much fun stuff to do there! (for example:) Right before I left school, I was lucky enough to go to an event at the chancellor’s residence. There…

It’s the end of the year? That means banquets.

Lots of banquets. UCLA has tons of student clubs and organizations (close to 1000!), and many of these clubs have end-of-the-year parties. Perhaps the best e-o-t-y shindig is the ~banquet~. Not every club has one (for example, my Alumni Scholars Club, which regularly caters its events, doesn’t hold any fancy school’s-over foodie party for its…