Ultimate De-Stresser: Wooden Center

  There is no doubt that the academic aspects of college can be tough at times. No matter what school you attend Midterm and Final season brings out the stress monster in us all. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to deal with this stress, my personal favorite being Wooden Gym. Wooden is a…

Weather Confusion

It’s been awhile since my last blog about the weather so here we go again. I walked to the gym and it was slightly raining. I left the gym and the rain had stopped. I walked to class and needed to take my sweatshirt off because it was sunny! (note: It was 8:30 am). After…

Working Off Finals Stress

This is my favorite time of the quarter for working out. Unlike most of my fellow bruins who hunker down and study only, I still enjoy a nice workout at the end of the quarter. Plus, we are coming off Thanksgiving and going into Christmas! I view working out as a “vacation” away from studying….

Zero Week: no longer a Fall phenomenon!

Some of you may love the Fall quarter especially for its Week 0 (“zero week”) on top of the football season and great weather (it was 80ºF/26ºC this past weekend!), but luckily for us, this year we will have Week 0’s for all of our quarters. I love Week 0 because that’s when everyone is…

My Visit to the Lovely Ashe Center

Once upon a time, I woke up to the worst sore throat I’ve ever had. It was extremely painful and on top of that I had a discussion and a lecture to attend. Eeeek. In high school, one could easily just tell mom and dad that you weren’t feeling too well so they could call…

Welcome to Hogwarts

UCLA has been compared to the fictional school of wizardry numerous times. It’s a running joke among all the students, mainly because of its grand architecture (and because we’re so smart, just like Hermione). The original campus once consisted of just four buildings: Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building, the College Library (Powell Library), and the…

Aloha, Bruins!

I am very excited because today I leave for the beautiful island of Maui.  This is the family vacation I look forward to all year, especially when I am stressed out at UCLA.  In fact, during the school year, my roommate constantly asked me about my computer’s desktop wallpaper: “Where do you get all these…

You’re Becoming a Bruin!

This past weekend, one of my best friends came home from a volunteer program in China. I hadn’t seen her in 5 months and it was good to see her face again and hear her voice. We had quite a bit to talk about–mainly her admission to UCLA as a transfer student! We are both…

Missing the Perks

Traveling and being home is a lot of fun for me. I adore visiting tourist attractions, relaxing, and spending time with family, but I miss the perks UCLA has to offer. When I am in Westwood I spend a lot of my time at the John Wooden Center, which is our on campus gym. All…