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Foodie Adventures: Espresso Profeta

This quarter, for the first time ever, I was able to host my very own social event and I am so happy to say that it was a success! I decided to have a Friday afternoon coffee date at Espresso Profeta in Westwood, and five Belles joined me – Clarissa, Siena, Abby, Madeline, and my very own Baby Belle, Carleigh. It was a typical February day in LA - a little overcast and cool but the perfect weather for warm lattes. I am a huge coffee addict, but I had never been to this adorable little coffee shop that is so close to campus, and I loved experiencing it for the first time with my Belles. We sat in the outside terrace, sipping our coffee and chatting about the week, and it was the perfect relaxing start to my busy weekend ahead. Hanging out with Belles, even in such a simple setting, always brightens my day and energizes my spirit, with or without caffeine!


Allison Grenda Distinguished Belle Second Year Bruin Belle

Cranes for Cancer

In the ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru, it is said that anyone who receives 1,000 origami cranes will be granted one wish of good health. In February, Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer (BFPC) and National Residence Hall Honorary True Bruin Chapter (NRHH at UCLA) hosted their 7th annual Cranes for Cancer. This event is dedicated towards spreading awareness about pediatric cancer and helping to grant pediatric cancer patients’ wishes come true. The group wants these children who are suffering from cancer to know that people love and care about them. Everyone was welcome to join in on the cause, whether you were a professional at the art of crane folding or learning for the first time. Each 1,000 cranes that were folded was placed inside a shadow box to be delivered to a child undergoing cancer treatments at the Mattel’s Children’s Hospital UCLA. It was truly a heartwarming experience to see video clips capturing the moments of a child’s eyes light up when they received one of the…