Finals don’t have to be stressful!

Finals week is now underway and already UCLA students across campus have settled into “Finals Mode”.  Finals mode includes an increase in studying, a decrease in sleep, excess coffee, and a more frequent use of libraries.  In the midst of finals week craziness, it is important to take a moment to breathe and find our…

Coffee and the College Student

Coffee is something that (almost) every college student is familiar with.  When I first came to college, I was not a coffee drinker but I quickly became one. One of the great things about coffee is that you can get it just about anywhere on campus.  BCaf is open until 2am, the dining halls have…

Eatery on Lindbrook

I finally got to go out to Westwood last weekend after finishing all of my midterms. It was an exciting day for me, not only because I had finished my exams, but also because I got to meet one of my brother’s friends from Hawaii. Until last weekend, I had only contacted him through email…

Miss Foodie

    Although UCLA has AMAZING dorm food, as our dining halls have been ranked #1 in the nation several times, I like to explore other good eateries in town once in a while. Being a huge foodie myself, I like to walk down to Westwood or anywhere around campus to find new places to…

Fresh Start

Hey! My name is Hayoung Youn. So I’m the new girl in town since I will be entering UCLA this fall as a freshman. Right now, I have a month and a half before starting my new life at an entirely different environment, and I have to say, I am pretty stoked. But then again,…

Princeton Ly – Apartment Hunting Part II

I know what a daunting thing it is to start looking for off-campus housing. As I mentioned in a previous post, the earlier you look for apartments, the easier it will be for you. There are many, many factors to consider. How much can I afford? Who will I live with? How far away is…

Princeton Ly – Food

Around UCLA, we are blessed with many gourmet yet affordable dining options. I recently had the chance to try a few of them. In Westwood proper, Five Guys opened just a month or two ago. They are famous for their customizable burgers, and also offer hot dogs and fries. I personally like our neighborhood In-N-Out…

What happens when 800 Degrees meets the Hammer Museum…

  Last weekend was the best weekend I’ve had so far this winter quarter!! As I finished the second midterms for all my classes, I was finally able to relax and enjoy my weekend without worrying about another round of midterms coming!! 🙂 I got a chance to visit the Hammer Museum, which is right…

Farmer’s Market

Last weekend I went to a farmers market in Hollywood. Los Angeles has tons of farmers markets. I think you could find one to attend almost any day of the week. Even Westwood has one on Thursdays. This particular one is nestled a few blocks from the infamous star walk. There is one street that…

Saffron Rose

Last Friday, I went for a walk with my friend Renn into Westwood to grab some ice cream. I had been to Yogurtland before, and of course I had been to Diddy Riese, so we decided to try something new. My other friend had told me about a Persian ice cream shop a couple of…

Apartment Hunting in Westwood

As much as I love living in the dorms, I think it is time for a change. That is why my friends and I decided that we are going to move to an apartment next year. I have loved living in the dorms the last two years and I know I will miss it, but…

Lazy afternoons in Westwood

Despite that I don’t have class on Fridays, I do schedule work and volunteering in the afternoon.  Today is one of few rare Friday afternoons that are free of meetings and mandatory obligations so I have time to sit back and relax (which actually means “study”) or take a lazy stroll around Westwood to see…