The Optimists: Kevin Brown

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As a first-generation nontraditional college student, going to a four-year university…

The Optimists: Jimmy Aguilar

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As I stare through the arches of Royce Hall, I am…

For incoming Freshmen: Things to do before you get to UCLA

Congratulations to the class of 2015! I’m sure you have been told this tons of times either from friends, family, teachers/counselors/principals or even strangers, but there is never too many congratulations, so I’m saying them anyways! It is August and school starts late next month. The date is soon approaching. As I prepare to return…

Family Get Together

One of the most important things to me is my family being together and improving our relationship day by day. One of the biggest factors contributing to where I chose to go to college was that I could remain close to my family. UCLA was the perfect choice because I get the best of both…