More beach days in “winter!”

Since the start of winter quarter, there has only been a few “cold” ish days. So as usual, many UCLA students are still taking advantage of this beautiful weather. One weekend me and my friend decided to take a trip to Malibu and visit Zuma Beach and Point Dume. It’s about a 30- 40 minute…

Blu Jam Cafe

During the long weekend due to MLK holiday, I got to get out of the campus and enjoy a nice, relaxing Sunday brunch. To find a place to eat, I pulled out my excessively long bucket list that I had made over the winter break, and at the very top of my list was LA’s…

Boba

I’ve been on a quest for some time now to find the best boba tea drinks in the city. Back home in the Bay Area, it had become a ritual to drink boba several times a week, so naturally I had to find a way to continue this behavior in Los Angeles. At first I…

Dodgers Stadium

  Before coming to LA, I made a bucket list of things I want to do in LA that I never had a chance to do anywhere else. Recently, I crossed off one of them: watching a game at the Dodgers Stadium. I never was a sports-watcher before coming to college. I did play/do multiple…

Exploring LA

It was a ritual freshman and sophomore year to talk about exploring Los Angeles. At the beginning of each quarter, each one of my friends and I would promise each other that we were finally ready to start taking LA discovery seriously and that we would Yelp as many restaurants and museums as we could,…

Exploring the Other Side of Town

This summer I’ve been busy working in Downtown LA (the other side of town) as an intern for Teach For America. When I first realized I would be in Downtown I was both super scared and super excited. I was scared because I wasn’t used to navigating the area- Westwood definitely is not as populated…

Still Transitioning?

  I’m not quite sure how to describe being back at UCLA. I keep telling myself that I’ve long since left my transitional period and that I’m all settled in and that things are going great and that I’m getting things done and then I find myself having an existential crisis much like the ones…

Internship Opportunities and Class Credit

While the classes I have taken on campus at UCLA have been incredibly valuable, one of the best experiences I have had is my internship class at a local elementary school. My goal is ultimately to become a teacher and having the chance to intern at an elementary for class credit has been absolutely amazing….

Back to L.A.

By the time that you read this, I will be back in Los Angeles. It is the night before I make a sort-of-a-surprise trip down to L.A. to see my friends and see my campus who I haven’t seen for a very long time. And it’s more or less overwhelming. I spent much of my…

Giving Back to Los Angeles

One of the most rewarding parts of my UCLA experience has been my involvement with Peer Health Exchange. Peer Health Exchange is a national organization dedicated to teaching 9th graders important and relevant health workshops. The topics range from drugs and alcohol, pregnancy prevention, mental health, nutrition, and many more. As a member of Peer…

First Time in Korea Town

One of the most unique things about UCLA is the fact that it is located in the diverse city of Los Angeles. It is the responsibility of every UCLA student to go and experience the incredible diversity and unique experiences that the city can offer. This often means that you have to go outside of…

Getty Villa

This week I decided to take a short trip to Los Angeles, mostly to say goodbye to the campus and the people, before I leave to live in France for the year. I’ve already taken several walks around school (one of which was supposed to be long and meandering but ended up with me just…