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Reflections from Our 2014 Internal Representative

In my first year as a Bruin Belle, I can truly say that this organization has transformed me more as a leader and a person than any other experience I’ve had. Although I was far from shy when I applied for Belles, I had yet to find my place in the huge, diverse, and slightly intimidating student body at UCLA. Now, with only a few months as a Belle under my belt, I truly feel as though I have gained a family of some of the most passionate, intelligent, and caring girls you can find at UCLA. My fellow Belles inspire me every single day by going above and beyond the amazing philanthropy events we participate in and dedicating even more time to service; whether it’s through a diverse selection of other UCLA clubs, their jobs, or extra volunteering.

It is my belief that one of the best ways to improve yourself as a person is to surround yourself with good people who you can look up to, and this is one of the main ways I think Bruin Belles has shaped me. Spending my time with such well­ rou…

Lake Arrowhead Retreat: Photo Highlights

Press Box- Ashley Jakubczyk

Press Box!

Now that winter quarter is in full swing and UCLA’s football season is officially over, I’m finding that something is missing in my life for two reasons:
1) no football and 2) no Press Box.

Press Box is one of my most favorite events of fall quarter because it combines two of my most favorite things: Belles and football. When Belles volunteer with Press Box, our responsibilities include obtaining, copying, and distributing game statistics to the coaches, Rose Bowl officials, and media (which includes newspapers, like the Daily Bruin and LA Times, but also HUGE networks like Fox and ESPN). We’re up in the media room, statistics box, and audio-visual tech rooms, seeing everything firsthand and behind the scenes. Once, we even got to stand at the 30-yard line and watch the end of the game right from the field!

It’s a really, really fun and unique experience that I’m glad our Campus Culture office offers year after year. I didn’t really realize how important it was that we were…