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Letter Home: Yes, college has changed me

David Hancock, Graduated Staff Writer December 18, 2018

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...

What I’ve learned after my first semester of college

Former Bruin Voice editors share their thoughts, reflections, and advice

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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
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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