The Bruin Voice

Letter Home: Yes, college has changed me

David Hancock, Graduated Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Letters Home, Opinion

It hit me when I was in bed at 11:30 at night, scrolling through the pages of the Federalist Papers:“Wow, college really has changed me.” High school me would have been looking at Instagram or Twitter or playing Bloons Tower Defense during the late hours when he knew he should’ve been sleeping,...

What I’ve learned after my first semester of college

Aidan Backus, Katelyn Biddle, Jessica Rodrigies, Emma Garcia, Graschelle Hipolito, and Cody Evans

December 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Letters Home

By Aidan Backus I can’t stand games with tutorials; if I can get away with skipping them, I always do. Aside from being time-consuming (and often mandatory) they’re often quite easy and tedious, and they simply don’t reflect what high-level experience is like. I am, of course, talking about...

Letter home: Don’t take time with parents for granted

Letter home: Don’t take time with parents for granted

Trishna Chandarana, Class of 2013

June 3, 2016


Filed under Letters Home, Opinion

They say your college years are your most formative. As this is often the first time any of us has ever been away from the comfort of our childhood homes for more than a long weekend, we often take this time to navigate through phases of being homesick, letting loose, and trying to find ourselves in...

Letter Home: College 101: building yourself from the ground up

Letter Home: College 101: building yourself from the ground up

Kristin Lam, Class of 2015

February 12, 2016


Filed under Letters Home, Opinion

If nothing else, college has taught me one thing so far: I definitely had a romanticized idea of what my first semester experience would be like. I thought it would be this amazing, fresh start at a school I was absolutely in love with in every way. Instead, the beginning was not magnificent and did...

College: learning a lifetime of useful lessons — finally

College: learning a lifetime of useful lessons — finally

Jasmine Santos, Class of 2014; UCLA Class of 2018

May 14, 2015


Filed under Letters Home, Opinion

For me, high school was that stage of desperately wanting to be independent. Thinking that you’re so smart and so cool that you don’t need parents when really, you’re probably not that smart, and you’re most definitely not that cool, and you’re literally a dependent to your parents. Although arguably there are some students that are forced—by whatever circumstance—to be already practically self-supporting during their high school years, for the most part, high school students are dependents (read: legally minors).

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