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[ ei iences anti atkentures into the lew precious ' eius ' ou speml Here v Mi 1 LLOWESN ..- kJf I h -u« -r ■ rxcnis Parents and students scrambled around with their borrowed blue-and-yellow laundry baskets, hauling in clothing, electronics and new expectations. But move-in weekend wasn ' t the only thing that was stacked up for zero week. The start of a new school year not only brought new friends and new experiences, but also a veek full of events planned by the UCLA Alumni Assocation to help facilitate the transition into student life on campus. Both first-year and returning students lined up for the Fifth Annual Bruin Bash, which began on Sept. 23 in the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Celebrations kicked off -with a concert featuring rap artist T.L, followed by a dance in Pauley Pavilion and a free screening of " The Kingdom, " starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jeremy Piven. With these events, first-years received their first spoonful of college sugar, and returners came back for more. Anticipation permeated the air as the cro vd piled into the stadium, and adrenaline-filled Bruins cheered and sang to the beats emanating from the speakers. All-female rap group Candy Hill and mascot Joe Bruin performed before T.L s arrival, garnering attention from the audience, and T.L ' s performance ended the concert on a high note. First-year mechanical engineering student Kev in Choi commented, " I ' m not into rap, but being on the floor was energetic, so Bruin Bash [was] great. " Following the concert, some trekked over to Ackerman Grand Ballroom to attend a free screening of " The Kingdom, " which told the story of a team of U.S. government agents sent to Saudi Arabia to investigate the bombing of an American facility. Only 400 students were allowed into the sneak preview, shown five days before its public release. Those -who hadn ' t received wristbands for the movie had the option of dancing straight into morning inside Pauley Pavilion, where the DJ kept the music playing all night. The next morning, students received a brief overview of what life outside the classroom was like at the Enormous Activities Fair, held on the Intramural Field. Vendors gave a-way free food, drinks and even haircuts as students wandered around the field, scouting for clubs that attracted their attention, while performances held others enraptured. The four-hour event gave new and returning students alike a chance to scope out the opportunities available throughout campus. " The activities fair was a great way to become an active member of the student body through signing up for clubs— and who doesn ' t love free food? " said Jazmine Gutierrez, a first-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student. Zero week thus gave students a glimpse of what life was like on the UCLA campus, helping the first-years assimilate into their new lives as Bruins, and reminding the returners of their own fleeting memories of freshman year, lul lllfM: A crowd of admirers cheer on their fellow students as they show off their best moves. A dance was held in Pauley Pavilion as a part of the Welcome Week festivities. Photographed by Howard Kao. IK vents T.I. throws his hand up in beat with the music as he rapsto the crowd at Bruin Bash. T.I. was the headline performer at the concert held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Photograph courtesy of Vanessa Garcia. Uen: Eagerly anticipating the start of the concert, students stasnd by a lit up sign proclaiming the kick-off of Bruin Bash. The Rfth Annual Bruin Bash included a concert, dance and movie. Photographed by Howard Kao. RIgM: Students dance to the music under the multicolored lights of Pauley Pavillion. The dance was just one of the events put on by the Campus Events Commission, in addition to a free concert and movie screening. Photographed l)y Hoiiard Kao. Above: The sisters of Delta Gamma have fun together on the dance floor after the T.I. concert. The dance vias an annual event that accompanied the concert, welcoming fr eshmen and returning students alike back to a new, fun-filled school year. Photographed by Howard Kao. k„.. the chilly night ait. Though the bonfire unable to be lit the previous year due to conditions, the 2007 bonfire went aheai (ilanned. Photographed by Kevin Iran. w Bruin i y r y AaJ 6 Blue and Gold Week made it possible for Bruins to show are trying to encourage bonding among Bruins. Guarding off their school spirit before the annual football game the Bruin is carrying the torch of the UCLA versus USC against USC. The main events of the week included a car smash, parade, rally and bonfire. " Blue and Gold Week is for everybody — students, faculty, alumni and staff, " explained director of Blue and Gold Week, fourth-year theater student Manaf Mansure told the Daily Bruin, " We ' re really diverse, but one thing that connects us all is (that) we are Bruins. " The week vas organized to involve the entire campus and featured entries and talent acts from many groups on campus. The theme for the 2007 Blue and Gold Week was " Celebrate Being a Bruin, " which encompassed the five important qualities of being a Bruin — being spirited, active, social, giving and academic. Blue and Gold Week kicked off with the Beat ' SC Car Smash in which students took a sledgehammer to a car painted in cardinal and gold and the word " Trojan " scrawled acrossed its side. Other Above: Bruins show off tlieir scfiool priOe witli face paint and UCU gear. Blue and Gold Week was a chance for students to unite with Bruin pride l)efore UCLA faced their crosstown rival, USC In an annual rivalry game. Photographed by TungX. Dao. rivalry. " Blue and Gold Week also had an event called Bruins ' Night Out, where UCLA students were able to take advantage of various Westwood restaurant discounts. This year, there was a new vay to celebrate being a Bruin at the Beat ' SC Parade. Different clubs, residence hall floors, and other student organizations were given the opportunity to reserve one of five " Rooter Sections " along the parade route to cheer on their fellow Bruins. They were not only given free UCLA gear, but also competed for the coveted Most Spirited Rooter Section award. As with every year, the parade included various performances and floats from different campus organizations and departments. The grand marshals w ere the 2007 UCLA women ' s water polo team, who helped UCLA achieve their 100th NCAA championship the previous year. The Southern California wildfires that had plagued the terrain around UCLA events, such as the Most Spirited Bruin Contest, Strongest made fans anxious as to whether the bonfire would be lit. In Bruin Contest, Get the Red Out blood drive and the Bruin the previous year, the bonfire was replaced with a confetti Bear Security Force were spread throughout the week. The Bruin Bear Security Force was a nightly campout in front of the Bruin statue to prevent USC students from vandalizing it. Second-year communication studies and political science student Natalie Knight, co-director of the Bruin Bear Security Force, said to the Daily Bruin, " We display due to high fire danger. Luckily for students, weather conditions permitted the bonfire to take place as planned. The week concluded with the football game against USC at the L. A. Coliseum. Though the Bruins ultimately fell short, Blue and Gold Week helped the students intensify their spirit ■with numerous fun-filled activities. LDl AlKwe: Fifth-year computer science student Christopher Rose vimds up before taking a mallet to the Trojan wagon in the Beat ' SC Car Smash. The 2007 women ' s water polo team oversees the parade as the grand marshals. Bruin students march along the parade route to Wilson Plaza, where the Beat ' SC bonfire would take place. Blue and Gold week gave students a common venue to show their school pride In anticipation of the annual showdown against USC. Photographed by Howard Kao and Olga Nezhevenko. smell the There was an added emphasis on the annual battle for the Victory Bell between UCLA and USC on Dec. 1. Because of an unpredictable and competitive year in the Pac-10, it was statistically possible for both teams to reach the Rose Bowl with a victory. The added impetus was hardly needed to fuel the competitive flames between the two teams, but nonetheless added an extra sense of urgency to the highly anticipated match-up . The day began with the sun shining brightly over the Coliseum, illuminating a sea of cardinal and yellow, accompanied by defiant smatterings of blue and by Herumi Ann Baylon gold. Before the game, energy and optimism ran high as Bruins hoped for a repeat of the previous year ' s unexpected win. Taunts were thrown back and forth between tailgating parties and tension between the rival schools saturated the chilly air. Third-year business economics student Avani Oswal recalled walking around the stadium, taking in the blinding red and gold. " It was like definitely stepping into enemy territory, " she said. " I was used to seeing all this UCLA gear and it was hard to take in so much red. It was almost hurtful to my eyes. " Decked out in blue and gold. Bruin fans stood in the sX. . • ' A r WA ' i[tw_ ' r ' 1 i O 31 n j 11 " Mhimb ' HH H 1 , .r - :: K.-= — rf " " r i %, l Ci I wish our offense would have played better, but our defense played very well, use has the best offense in the country— it ' s pretty amazing we held them at 24 points. -Jail Miles, graduate student, law ) corner end zone and watched the game unfold play by play. Despite being numerically overwhelmed, the Bruins kept their energy high, ba nding together to represent UCLA in a pro- USC atmosphere. Second-year biochemistry student Bryant Hirai said that being surrounded by fellow Bruins in the student section kept their energy up during the game. " Even though we didn ' t know a lot of people around us, there was a lot of unity between the students there, " said Hirai. " We ' d be chanting together and keeping everyone positive during a slightly depressing game. " Although the game was a defensive struggle for the most part, it did have its share of exciting moments. The touchdown thrown by redshirt junior quarterback Patrick Cowan to sophomore receiver Dominique Johnson was one of the defining offensive plays of the game. As Cowan threw the ball towards the corner of the end zone, Johnson reached past the Trojan defender, making a one-handed grab as his feet hit the end zone. The catch was the first and only Bruin touchdown of the game. As the game rolled on, frustration began to mount as hopes of winning the game and going on to the Rose Bo ' wl dimmed. " I was hoping for something like last year, " commented Hirai, " We had Pat Cowan starting again and basically we had the same crew. I thought we had a good shot of upsetting everyone and proving everyone wrong. " With just 10 minutes remaining, USC led 24-7. Although the Bruins ultimately fell, no one could deny their fighting spirit and perseverance throughout the game. " It ' s really nice to see your team out there and putting up a good fight, " commented third-year aerospace engineering student Kyle Martinez. lOi Ako«e: Devoted Bruins who bravely ventured into hostile USC territory in downtown Los Angeles celebrate after sophomore wide reciever Dominique Johnson ' s touchdown reception. Joe and Josephine Bruin entertain the crowd during a break in the action. Redshirt junior quarterbacls Patricli Cowan drops bacic and loolis for an open Bruin reciever. Despite the Bruins ' best efforts, they fell to the No. 8 Trojans 24-7. Photographed by Christal Thavincher ahd Olga Nezhevenko. Left: Undeterred by the thousands of fans rooting against them, Bruin players march onto the field before their showdown with the Trojans. For the the Bruin seniors, the game marised the last time they would face their bitter rivals, which further motivated them to come out with a victory. Photographed by Christal Thavincher. Witha tothe With a student body of over 20,000, the UCLA experience could sometimes be overwhelming. However, students often did not realize that Bruin connections extended far beyond their campus. The Student Alumni Association (SAA) had decades of history in helping to bridge the generation gap between active alumni, spirited students and the fine faculty at UCLA. SAA sponsored a plethora of networking opportunities w hich, started in the fall ' with Senior Reception, w hich allowed seniors to mingle with their peers. SAA also hosted Senior Night, which guided graduating seniors on their road into the real -world. Topics in the workshops and alumni panels included career advice, personal finance management, developing connections, and continuing on toward graduate school. Dinner for 12 Strangers followed as one of the most successful SAA sponsored events with over 1,500 Bruins participating in homemade feasts. The dinners were held at an alumni ' s home foragroupofstudents, faculty and alumni. To liven up the occasion, alumni picked themes for their dinners varying from a red, w hite and blue theme served with all- American food to a Hawaiian Luau complete %vith authentic roasted pig. Students were given a glimpse of what Bruin life after college was like. " My host had a very ■well-balanced lifestyle, combining her work and interests at the same time, " said second-year political science student Mai Le Hong. They also got a chance by Thoa Nguyen to hear alumni ' s own tales of their college years. " My hosts graduated UCLA in 1953 so it was an interesting experience comparing how things have changed then and now, " said first-year business economics student Jilliann Hill. During spring quarter, SAA focused on career-oriented programs, such as Interview vith a Bruin, Entertainment Networking Night and Etiquette Dinner. Interview with a Bruin allowed undergraduate students to engage in mock intervie-ws -with a professional alumniin hopes of strengthening their communication skills. The Etiquette Dinner carried the same focus of interaction -within a professional environment. Students learned dinner manners appropriate in business settings and received the opportunity to foster relationships with alumni. Students aspiring to break into the entertainment industry found Entertainment Networking Night a great benefit. Alumni and students gathered for discussions on topics ranging from how to establish connections within the industry to their past experiences of seeing the limelight. The experience provided students w ith invaluable and unmatched advice from insiders living and working in Hollywood. SAA events allowed students to prepare for life after graduation. With all the connections, benefits and networking opportunities that SAA had to offer, it was an excellent resource for soon- to-be graduating seniors. IDI Ufii: An alumni panel fields questions and offers advice at Senior Niglit: Life After College. The event was designed to prepare graduating seniors for job searching, networVing and applying to graduate schools. Photographed by Enrique Torrebtancs. J r k Mf H ' ■f Pi 1 ' 1 HI C ' 1 s H 1 UCLA students chat with Bruin alumni at one of the many " Dinners for 12 Stfangers ' put on by SAA. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the popular tradition. Photolraplted by Stacy Hu. H % tM Above: Ruben Garcia, a fourth-year sociology student, Lauren Poblete, third-year political science, and Jenna Sopfe, fourth-year psychobiology, chat while preparing the soda bar before the Senior Reception. Senior Reception, held on Nov. 8, gave seniors time to mingle amidst the chaos of graduate preparation. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Right: Students take a break to celebrate their approaching graduation over free food at Senior Reception. The event provided students with the opportunity to find out more about life after graduation. tPhoto raohed bv Er}rioue Torreblanca. Ir ' ' ' H 1 Above: Seniors gather around the food table at Senior Reception, held in the James West Alumni Center, home of the SAA. SAA hosted numerous senior events throughout the year, including Senior fest. Senior Night: Life After College and Senior Sendoff. Photographed liy Enrique Torreblanca. costumes during a cultural event in Ackerman branc Ballroom. Shows were used to convey many aspect: about a particular culture, ranging from clothjni style to art. Photographed by Tung X. Dao. bv Nina Zhao OU { y ZLQ, With a campus full of diverse students, Bruins sought to Korean Culture Night, held a performance titled " Jung. " share their cultural experiences through social gatherings The group integrated traditional arts of Korea with a and performances. Culture nights were a major events for delightful romantic comedy, in which a young boy learned most clubs and allowed students to share their appreciation the value of family, independence and life through for their traditions and heritage. Ranging from Armenian the representation of poongmul, a form of Korean culture to Filipino culture, each organization showcased traditional drumming. different aspects of their roots with dancing, music and language. The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) held the first culture night of the year on Jan. 21. Titled " Adrift ... 21 Nam, 2 Lan Biet Xa, " the performance presented a story of the resilience of the Vietnamese family despite hardships and turmoil. With months of hard work and preparation, VSU successfully demonstrated the beauty of the Vietnamese culture. After watching the show, second-year environmental studies student Jaimie Lee commented, " I really enjoyed the show. I felt the With culture nights scheduled one after another, many students anticipated their consecutive arrivals. After months of planning and weeks of endless practice, it was no surprise that each cultural organizationputonasuccessfulpresentation. Whether it was through traditional customs such as arts and instruments or modern commemoration such as hip hop dance and drama, culture nights celebrated and honored the history, tradition and legacy of each culture. Second-year anthropology student Wayne Tung explained, " Culture nights are a great vi ay for the variety of ethnic clubs on campus to showcase to the community not only their talents in performing and groups also gave people a strong sense ot organizing, but also their own interpretation of the Vietnamese culture. " rich, complex culture and heritage that they value and Another major culture night, the Nikkei Studen t cherish. " Union ' s (NSU) 22nd culture night entitled " This With so many opportunities for students to indulge Movement is Ours, " commemorated Japanese culture. NSU themselves in different cultures. Bruins eagerly lined up not only awed students with taiko, odori, modern hip-hop at CTO to get free tickets. Annual culture nights not only and drama, but also taught Bruins about past Japanese educated Bruins, but also gave them a sense of pride about culture. In addition, Hanoolim (HOL), the host of their culture. lUl Abom: A student performs a lion dance at the Vietnamese TET festival. Cultural events gave students a chance to express their cultural identity through shows and drama created a strong emotional impact performances. P iotograp idyrmiX.Oao. on the audience. The performance ilso gave people a strong sense of Abne: NSU Modern dazzles the audience with its eye-catching routine, a result of vast amounts of time and e nergy dedicated to choreography and practice. Students from the Bruin Bhangra team put on a show for the UCIA community in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom. The Vietnamese Language and Culture serves traditional Vietnamese food at their New Year ' s Feastival Celebration. These student-produced and student-directed performances attested to the dedication students showed to entertain and educate their peers alraut their respective cultures. PhotoSraphed by Jennifer Wang and Tushar Ranjan. - ' a worldly Studying for midterms, going to work, partying on Thursday and seeing Yo-Yo Ma perform in Royce Hall on Saturday may have seemed like a somewhat strange string of events for a typical college student, but it was a reality for many students thanks to UCLA Live. UCLA Live presented a diverse array of world-renowned music, dance, theater and spoken word performances to Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. Since the performances were held in on-campus venues such as Schoenberg Hall, Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Little Theater and Royce Hall, students were able to witness extraordinary talent right at by Ameet Chahall their doorstep. After David Sefton, the current director of UCLA Live, was appointed in 2000, new traditions such as the International Theatre Festival were established and performance records were surpassed. As of 2008, UCLA Live presented about 150 performances a year to audiences of about 125,000 members. Sefton emphasized the importance of performing arts, stating, " Exposure to art and artists of the highest quality and innovation raises the bar for the creative life of the city and the academic life of the university. " The various performances included representations from , 1 ji «• i Ci I thought that it was good to go and it exposed me to stuff I didn ' t know about before, from other cultures. 9k -Kency Nittler, first-year, undeclared student r almost every genre from over 17 different countries. Some of these events included the State Ballet of Georgia, Sierra Leone ' s Refugee All Stars and an Evening vith Garrison Keillor. Another aspect of the UCLA Live was the Sixth Annual International Theatre Festival, which was held from September to December. The festival included performances from groups such as the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Yo-Yo Ma, an internationally acclaimed cellist, w hose 15 out of 75 albums were awarded with Grammys, was also able to grace UCLA as part of the UCLA Lives series. He performed at Royce Hall on Nov. 17 as part of his tour that began in October. Kuang-Yui Chen, a fourth-year biochemistry student, was able to experience the awe of Yo-Yo Ma ' s performance in Royce, " The concert consisted purely of cello and piano, which seems conventional for classical recitals. The program however, was in no vvay conventional. It included a sonata -written for piano, a tango piece, traditional Brazilian songs, and a sonata for violin and piano, " Aren said. " Each of these pieces demonstrated the wide-range of Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott ' s musical talent. " Students were able to attend UCLA Live performances at a discounted price thanks to the efforts of the Student Committee for the Arts. In line vith its mission, the committee also presented its own shows and supported other art related student organizations. In addition to bringing the best of the arts to UCLA students, UCLA Live understood the importance of reaching out to the community, regardless of one ' s background. To do so, UCLA Live established Design for Sharing, its outreach program created in 1969 that gave morning perfo rmances for public school students from underprivileged areas as well as music and dance workshops for younger students. By presenting world-class performances, UCLA Live gave members of the community the opportunity to enjoy their favorites of the performing arts and the opportunity to discover new ones. luJ AlioYe; An All Star croons into the microphone onstage in Royce Hall. Members of the Sierra Leone ' s Refugee All Stars play both traditional African instruments along with a keyboard to achieve their unique sound. Holding back the microphone, an All Star dances to a fusion of traditional African music, roots reggae and rhythmic folk. The band released " Living Like a Refugee, " which showcased some of their earlier field recordings alongside engineered studio numbers. Photoirsphed byhngX.Dao. Left: The Sierra Leone Reguee All Stars acknowledge the crowd at the end of a song. The group ' s upbeat music provided a message for social justice that pointed out the senselessness of war. Ptiotographed by Tung X. Dao. fivebands one oo ce ■ Kaleidoscopic lights flashed across the stage in anticipation of the performers. When the first act arrived onstage, a roar of approval from the crowd spurred them to launch immediately into their first set. As the striking guitar riffs and rhythm meshed together to produce the captivating sound of alternative rock, students found it easy to forget that it was a school night. Jointly hosted by UCLA ' s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Community Service Commission (CSC), Battle of the Bands featured Tyrone Wells, several student artists and groups, and four bands ■well on their w ay to fame. Though many of the concert- goers went to see a particular artist, just as often, students attended to see what other music groups were on the rise. First-year mechanical- engineering student Dennis Liew said, " I did go to Battle of the Bands to see Lady Danville ... My other reason to go, though, was to be exposed to more bands and singers to see if there are any good potentials for favorites. " The event marked the fourth annual Battle of the Bands. The philanthropic concert was first held in 2004 by Pi Kappa Phi to raise money and awareness for the Push America charity, which served those with disabilities. To remind those in attendance of these beneficiaries, the fraternity took time between acts to play videos of their brothers describing their experiences with Push America, and displayed photos of them spending by Joyce Chen time with kids in the program. Eric Huang, a second-year mechanical engineering student and member of Pi Kappa Phi, said, " It ■was a great event, not only because a lot of people enjoyed the concert, but also because ve achieved our purpose of promoting the philanthropy project. " Four-man band Silver Needle kicked off the event ■with energetic songs, exhibiting thrilling instrumental portions interjecting their charged lyrics. The previous year ' s Spring Sing favorite Katie Boeck made an impression with her moving performance, inspiring lighted cell phones to s way to the music. Above the cro wd, Kazai Rex, also a Spring Sing veteran, brought a lively dance beat to the concert. Letting Up Despite Great Faults also concocted an exotic blend of sounds by harmonizing a fusion of strings, guitars, drums, piano and synthesized beats. Not to be outdone, Westview was also a sensation vith their intense rock numbers. Lady Danville, UCLA graduates and 2006 Spring Sing winners, brought a collection of old favorites and ne v harmonies to the stage. At the end of the evening, Tyrone Wells wrapped up the concert ■with his soothing, soulful tunes. Each breathtaking performance left the audience abuzz and eager for more. Thanks to the artists and the hard work by Pi Kappa Phi and the CSC, Battle of the Bands continued to be a highly anticipated UCLA tradition. «± RlfH: A drummer plays illuminated in the light of Ackerman Grand Ballroom. Battle of the Bands drew an audience of Bruins looking to support their favorite local acts, as well as those searching for new sounds. Photographed by TuhiX. Ddo. ;ii A ' I i A-- Jjg _ • • 4ji Danny Langa. bassist of Kazai Rei. sways to the rtiythm while lead singer, Stacey Capoot. delivers a lyrical peformance. Battle of the Bands, an annual philantrophic concert, brought together beloved and rising artists for a good cause. Photographed by TongX. Dao. dXrC Zl ' M A yi J J .i y Hy Ay(A y( y Akon: Lead singer of Silver Needle. Daniel Allen, chats with the audience between sets. Battle of the Bands, which featured five differertt bands, was one of the most anticipated event on campus. Photogrephed by Tung X, Dao. RitU: Michael Gamer, keyboardist of Lady Danville, croons a soothing harmony into the microphone. Having just released their EP, Lady Danville took the event as an opportunity to further spread their name, selling CDs and T-shirts after their performance. Photographed by Christat Thavincher. Alxm: Katie Boeck moves ttie audience with her soulful solo number. Battle of the Bands gave many up and coming artists the opportunity to reach the UCLA community. Photographed by TungX. Dao, . !t r » 1 K r ' A - v v Hr " «« M • ' «« ' Hr T jn Ji i tl5!S:- i. mk i f f Ia iii JS ' ' -A ' i b . ■A yv r f P Ml ' M El 1 Wr B f " — " • " —- fl ff ' ' ) fM r z M aurmg tne last six Hours ot Marathon. The most p songs were played at the i encourage tired participants the final stretch. Photograpl 0lg3 Ne2hevenko. by Herumi Ann Baylon Stacy Hi -AJ xx: Uyry y rjyiA . Rows of blue, teal and red shirts rippled in the darkness as hips s ' wiveled, bodies turned and hands clapped to the music. 779 dancers took the floor on Feb. 17 with two goals in mind: to increase awareness of pediatric HIV AIDS and to raise money to find a cure. Dancers pushed their bodies to physical exhaustion as they " hustled, " " leaned back " and " got low " for 26 straight hours straight— no sitting was allowed until the next afternoon. The 7th Annual Dance Marathon raised a grand total of $384,50780, all of which vas donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Foundation, Camp Heartland and Camp Kindle. The two free summer camps were specifically designed to help children affected by pediatric HIV AIDS. Each dancer raised a minimum of $225 and spent 26 hours during President ' s Day weekend for the cause. Over 1,300 moralers contributed $20 each to join the event and helped keep dancers energetic throughout the night. Fourth-year global studies and geography student Tammy Hu stated, " The cause itself is amazing. I really think the students could do so much about fighting the AIDS epidemic, and I -wanted to do my part in fighting AIDS. " Held in Ackerman Grand Ballroom, Dance Marathon incorporated the theme " Los Angeles: Big city. Bigger fight. " Shifts changed every three hours, as dancers changed outfits along w ith each theme, donning everything from glamorous Hollywood dresses to Disneyland garb. The change in shifts also brought in fresh faces, as they also marked the entrance Abow: Children from Camp Kindle visit and take pictures with dancer; during Dance Marathon. In addition to giving heartfelt speeches to Iceep dancers motivated, the kids even joined students on the dance floor at the end of the event. Photographed by Howard Kao. of moralers bearing theme-related objects, such a sunglasses for the beach theme, for dancers to wear. Such a large-scale tradition required months of preparation. " Planning for the event begins in the spring of the year before the event, " explained public relations chair, third- year communication studies major Taylor Wirth. " Planning for 2009 starts in spring quarter 2008. We work feverishly until the day of the event. " The Marathon had an expansive committee, with 15 sub-committees helping to coordinate ever3rthing from publicity to community outreach to entertainment. Celebrity appearances, band and group performances vere spread throughout the 26 hours to motivate the dancers. Children from Camp Heartland and Camp Kindle told stories of their battles with HIV AIDS, adding a personal touch and inspiring all those in the Grand Ballroom to keep dancing despite the pain and the exhaustion they felt. " When the kids went up and said their stories they reminded me of why I ' m doing this. It inspired me to keep going, " Hu reminisced. The 26-hour event was filled with tears, laughter and unforgettable memories, but most importantly, it was saturated with the sweat and dedication of dancers, moralers, committee members and captains. With the support of over 1,000 students, alumni and sponsors, the 2008 Dance Marathon helped UCLA fight for a cause larger than it could ever imagine. Ill Atovt: Celebrities Lauren Storm, Rol)bie Amell, Matt Dallas and Jonathan Bennett announce the winners of a competition in which members from different dancer teams acted out scenes from popular movies. Students do morale dances from previous years during the final minutes of Dance Marathon. Committee members hold up signs showing the total amount of funds raised for the 2008 Dance Marathon. Over 1,000 dancers, moralers and volunteers helped make the event possible to raise awareness of HIV AIDS. Photographed by Howard Kao, Olga Nezhevenko and Jennifer Vang. sibling Held from Feb. 25 through March 3, the 2008 Greek Week brought together members from different fraternities and sororities in a week of friendly games, competitions and performances. The event was an annual tradition in the long history of the Greek system, but was only rediscovered at UCLA two years ago with the intention to foster inter- Greek relations. 42 fraternities and sororities were divided into 10 color-coded teams that encouraged students to branch out from their respective affiliations. Points were awarded to each team based on how well they performed in each event. Greek Week began with a kickoff dinner for participating members and ■was followed by live performances from Fusion, Horsecrash and 2007 Spring Sing winners Jarrell Perry and the Ambassadors. On the second day, students demonstrated their spirit and team work as they competed in various games and activities. Some of the assigned tasks included a tug-of- war, pyramid building and obstacle courses. The third day was dedicated for philanthropy as participants joined forces to prepare 2,008 school kits for donation to schools around Los Angeles. Outlining one of the goals of Greek Week, fourth-year American literature student Erica Hagaman said, " We wanted Greeks to give back to their • 4 We made the Kits for Kids, which was fun ... It was nice to be doing something more proactive, something ™ore ha„ds.o„ .ha, affecs Hs. -Ashley Verbin, first-year, ps}c}iology student community and that ' s why the entire ■week is centered upon a philanthropy event for the greater Los Angeles area. " The overall aim was to break down the stereotype that Greeks were only about having a good time and to emphasize the their integral role outside of the immediate context of their houses and parties. The Greeks also set a day aside to recognize the hard work and support that faculty and staff members provided to the UCLA community. Each team was assigned to two departments for which the teams created a poster and delivered baked goods to show their appreciation. Greek Week ended with a talent show and awards ceremony held in Ackerman Grand Ballroom on March 3. In addition to honoring the overall performances of the teams, separate categories of awards, such as best costume, most creative and best backdrop also commended student efforts. Despite their busy schedules, participating students dedicated time to prepare and practice to give satisfying performances. As Greek Week was relatively new, the event did not draw as much attention and excitement from the larger student body as other UCLA traditions such as Blue and Gold Week. Hagaman commented, " In the future, we hope that we can publicize the event even more than we did this year. It ' s difficult to begin a tradition, but I hope that when I return to the campus ten years from now, Greek Week will be as strong here as it is at other campuses. Greek Week should be an event that not only Greeks, but all students are excited about because it ' s a week that showcases our university. " Combining fun and charity, Greek Week was a valuable experience for the participants as they were given the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, demonstrating what a true Greek was all about. L3j Utn: A team gets together for a dinner prior to competing in Greek Weeli. Fraternity members show off their moves in a dance number. I o students take the stage for a musical number during the talent show. Though teams competed for points in various activities throughout the week, the ultimate goal of Greek Week was to promote unity and friendship between the Greek organizations at UCU . Photographed by UCL Greek Week ami Howard Kao. lift: A team from Greek Week performs a dance routine during the talent show. The show concluded the week ' s festivities and was followed by an awards ceremony that recognized the t eams with the highest point totals. Photographed by Howard Kao. lazzre goes The 21st Annual Jazz Reggae Festival kicked off Memorial Day weekend with the theme " Go Green. " After weeks of cloudy skies, the sun came out just in time for the celebration. The festival began with Jam Day, featuring artists such as Jill Scott, Lupe Fiasco and Soulive and ended the next day with Reggae Day, featuring Joseph Israel, Mr. Peppa and General Degree. Unlike years past, the 2007 Jazz Reggae Festival changed the original Jazz Day into Jam Day in order to diversify the event. Todd Hawkins, the cultural affairs commissioner, said, " We decided to make this more of a festival that wasn ' t limited by any genre, as we have been. We wanted to touch different tastes. " The Jazz Reggae Festival was one of the largest outdoor music festivals in Los Angeles County, and the organizers wanted to maintain the root of jazz throughout the festival. All artists performed on a large stage placed at one end of the Intramural Field, while vendors alongside the field sold a variety of novelties and refreshments. There was a large selection of Jamaican food and clothing featuring legendary Bob Marley. The festival began at noon on both days, though people were allowed to drop in at their own convenience, typically donning outfits that represented Jamaican culture. Many came with their families, bringing lawn chairs and blankets RIfH: Many families spend the fine summer day on beach towels, surrounded by lively music and aromatic tool. Clear sunny skies made for a fantastic day to hold Reggae Day, the second part of the festival. fioto jrapfietf by Howard Kao. by Monica Nguyen to lounge upon. This was an opportunity for everyone to come together to enjoy the music and promote peace vithin the community. Joseph Israel, one of the reggae artists, encouraged everyone to support music in general. His sister also attended the festival, traveling from Jamaica to celebrate jazz and reggae with her brother. The crowd listened to the music as they danced along, feeling the mood of the songs and expressing it through their movements. Aside from the music, organizers strove to keep the festival environmentally friendly by encouraging guests to carpool or use alternative fuels. Guests were also given free trees to take and plant, to counter carbon dioxide emission. The " Go Green " theme, proposed by Sarah Holmgren, a fourth-year geography and global studies student, gave more meaning and purpose to the festival. Holmgren explained, " We should make the festival more sustainable. It ' s about having a good time and sharing music, and I figured it made sense to avoid hurting Mother Nature at the same time. " However, the festival could not change in just one year; organizers planned to slowly adjust the festival with biodegradable utensils as steps toward a more environmentally friendly festival. The festival vould no longer only promote music, but also urge individuals to make efforts in taking care of the planet. IDi ■v 4 Vocalist Toussaint. the newest membef of tlie quarter Soulive, scans the crowd as he serenades them with his jazz and funk style. Soulive was signed to Stax Records, which was also home to jazz phenomenon the Bar-Kays. Photographed by Ivsh Sa azar. (jTr Above: Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco croons Into the microphone. Through his hit single, " Sunshine. " the Chicago rapper made his name with his acclaimed album. " Food and Liquor. " Photographed by Ivan Salaiar. ngUt: Brook D ' Leau, one-half of duo J ' DaVeY. belts out a song. Brook and partner Davey were known for a unique mix of soul and New Age electronica. Photographed by Ivan Salaiar Above: As part of the " Go Green " theme, Million Trees LA, a partially city-sponsored non-profit organization, gave away free trees to concert-goers during Reggae Day. The city hoped to plant one million trees in an effort to make the surrounding area greener, cleaner and healthier for its residents. Photographed by Howard Kao. Left: Festival-goers traverse Janss Steps in searcli of appealing books and signings. The large campus accommodated 100,000 visitors and hundreds of booths for browsing during the festival. Photographed by Christat Thavincher. inspiringthe Cyj x y (xK-y Ay t h (2 t yH y A walk on campus at the beginning of spring could be a by Theodore Geisel, bett er known as Dr. Seuss. soothing experience with the sun shining and squirrels Volunteers offered their time to help manage the event gamboling on trees. However, UCLA students and visitors and make the weekend a success. Volunteer Danielle Ryan, from all over Los Angeles County enjoyed much more than a third-year English student, commented, " As an English just the weather, as they celebrated literature at the 2007 major, it ' s cool because we get to see what we can do with [our Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation ' s largest degrees] ... We get to see the other side of it, like publishing. " celebration of the written word. The 12th Annual Festival of Books started with the 27th Annual Los Angeles Times Books Prizes, in which the Times honored authors for their works in 2006. For the next two days, over 100,000 people had the opportunity to gather with others who shared their interests in reading, writing, publishing and selling books. More than 400 authors gathered at the event, including Mitch Albom, UCLA alumnus Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Don Cheadle and the returning actress-turned-children ' s book author Julie Andre ' ws. Many celebrities With this in mind, the event not only offered the public the chance to view authors ' works, but also inspired students, volunteers and the community w ith career possibilities for literature lovers. Authors inspired students to pursue writing careers, and also pushed people to try and make a difference in the world. Actor Don Cheadle, for example, addressed the growing genocide in Darfur, arguing for the need to change the world for the better. With the attendance of various celebrities, the festival became an attraction Alio»e: A young girl dips hec feet into Shappira Fountain for people with different interests. Glenn tiiT-r,o,-1 trv -..rr-Jfino- ac o mocr.o f «r.,ia (-;r.,T 35 visitofs bfowse thc boottis all atound. The landscapc n CC ■ • » c L turned to writmg as a means ot connecting . i.. . ,.,. .,.,.,... Uettcken, senior project manager tor the " ° and architecture of the campus provided adequate shade r o more personally with their audience, but and coolingareasto sun-beaten visitors. ' )o(o|rap Ie( Festival of Books, stated, " We have more I P J , , . . . Christal Thavincher, many also tound that their writing could booths this year, more sponsors, more inspire children— and even resistant adults— to read. authors, more panels and more activities than ever before. " In addition to authors presenting their books, there The great turnout at the event reflected the success of the were speaker panel discussions during which audiences festival as it continued to grow annually. In fact, the festival got to interact with their favorite writers, and even had had become so popular, that many A-list authors were known authors share their books in readings. Also, the attendees to call and ask to participate in the event. With the success of had the chance to view printed illustrations of well-known the Festival of Books, visitors continued to attend year after children ' s books, including the Harry Potter series and an year, as authors inspired them to read and publish, but more original watercolor portrait of the " Cat in the Hat, " painted importantly, to make a difference in the world. Ifll Above: Visitors, students and faculty stroll through Oicitson Plaza, one of the festival ' s main areas of focus. A mother leads her daughter to the kid-friendly booths of the children ' s area. Young and old alike browse through the numerous booths, stopping at the ones that pique their interest. One of the main characteristics of the Festival of Books was the diverse selection it offered to its visitors. Photographed by Christal Thavincher. IVM prepare 5,500 UCLA students flooded the towering arena, eager with in anticipation. When the lights turned off, the crowd roared Hke a raging sea in a thunderstorm, hungry for spectacles and prepared for glory. The audience exploded with laughter as the 13 Company members, clad in Spartan-inspired Bruin armor and drawn-on six packs, fought rubber-masked enemies and vicious squirrels onscreen. A perfect parody of the heroic film " 300 " , the company set the standard for the most-anticipated entertainment event of the year. Spring Sing 2007 took place on May 4 in the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. After almost half a year of by Haze Kwok preparation, countless sleepless nights and rehearsals. Spring Sing blossomed from the blood and tears of the executive committee, stage crews, the Company and the contesting talents. First-year English student and marketing director of the Spring Sing executive committee Tracy Lorenz remarked, " Spring Sing is unique. No other university has a show that ' s created by students, for students and about students that has the magnitude, professionalism and pure talent that Spring Sing brings. " The 2007 talents competed in five categories: production, a cappella, duet, solo and band. Their performances were : ,vV • The experience of sharing this with other performers was really fun. I knew that we ' d be there for each other and give the best show we could. -Luke Campbell, Bruin Harmony, third-year, design I media arts student scored by celebrity judges, including MySpace creator Tom Anderson, Patrick Renna from the movie " The Sandlot " and the legendary Quincy Jones. The diversity of genres engaged the audience with endless surprises, ranging from the dazzling Awaken a cappella group to the aggressive and punk-laden presence of Killer Kaleidoscope. The audience also had a taste of the sensual Latin tune by Arepa, topped off by the mind- blow ing energy of the Samahang Modern dancers. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2007 George and Ira Gershwin Award to the legendary musician and producer Quincy Jones. In addition to his moving speech, Jones brought along Christopher Gardner, the inspiration behind the film " The Pursuit of Happyness, " who was greeted with a heartfelt standing ovation. After a sock puppet preview of " Spider man 3 " by the Company, not only vas Aunt May ' s unlikely disguise as Venom revealed, but the results of the judges ' decisions were also unveiled. Jarell Perry and Ambassador, with their original jazz piece " Hopeless, " won the best band entry. Horse Crash ' s " Please Be, " a refreshing combination of guitar and violin, won the best duet. Best a c appella group w ent to Bruin Harmony, -who won the judges over with their humorous and updated adaptation of Vanilla Ice ' s greatest hit, " Ice Ice Baby. " But the ultimate winner was Katie Boeck, who swiped both the best solo and the best overall performance awards with her captivating recital of " Colorblind. " The glory of Spring Sing prevailed not only in the discovery of hidden talent at UCLA, but also in its ability to amaze audiences with its sophistication and perfection. As third-year English student Laura Grifka commented, " From the performances, to the comedy, to the celebrity judges, the event is exciting entertainment from start to finish. " 3i Um: Pi Kappa Ptii and Delta Gamma perform " Alice in Westwoodland. " Joe Bruin is interviewed by a potential love interest in a round of Bruin speed dating. The Company members show off their Tetris skills during a video game skit. The various acts of Spring Sing parodied typical college life in humorous ways. Photographed by Christal Thavincher. Left : The Company pokes fun at the stereotypical sorority girl in a parody of Madonna ' s " Material Girl. " Company members exhibited both vocal and acting talents that kept audiences riveted between acts. Photoiraphed by Christal Ihavirmher. Ell spring sing thete stunony ' of a t -slxiJiJy A slight breeze fluttered throughout the campus, stirring the brightly colored shirts displayed in Dickson Court in front of Schoenberg Hall. The shirts hung on clotheslines, representing the silent testimonies of women who had suffered from abuse, sexual assault or hate crimes. Behind the visual display of T-shirts and jeans was the UCLA Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project was a student group aiming to actively stop gender-based violence, sexual assaults and hate crimes. The group comprised of dedicated students who organized activities intended to educate the public about sexual violence while also empowering victims. Fourth-year physiological science student Nicole Hough participated in the project and outlined the various preparative tasks for the display. " Much internal work goes into [our display], " she said. " We organize all the shirts and get some from other participating organizations, [such as the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center]. " The internal chairs engaged in a time- consuming process to set up -workshops to be held during the week of the display. Responsibilities included finding speakers, creating fliers and recruiting volunteers to help set up and take down the clotheslines. Hough added, " We also prepare buttons for people to wear around campus to be aware of sexual violence. " Clothesline also hosted MfM: Colored T-shirts bearing the pain and suffering of abused women fly in Diclison Court. The Tshirls were color- coded according to the different abuses, using their vibrant for ms to voice the powerful protests of the victims united. Photoliaphed by Watt Salazar. by Herumi Ann Baylon other events, such as " Love Happens, " " Denim Day " and " Take Back the Night. " The annual Clothesline Project provided po werful statements of support for victims, and promoted education in the community. The message of the Project impacted students on deep, personal levels, -with some members even applying the goals of the Clothesline Project to their future careers. Jennifer Wang, a fourth- year psychology and vi ' omen ' s studies student, involved -with the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and director of the Clothesline Project, maintained a passion for advocating the rights of sexual violence survivors, and used it to fuel her pursuit of a law degree. " I have personally made it my life ' s calling to be an advocate for survivors of sexual violence through legal representation and advocacy, " stated Wang. " ... I want to take my activism one step further. " The Clothesline Project brought together diverse students, all villing to take a stand for an important issue in current society. For many students, the Project allowed them to express their voice through different activities and tasks. Fourth-year history student Dawn Gonzales said, " I find the Clothesline Project ' s efforts to be very cathartic and comforting, as if it is a safe space for me to effectively act out my feelings and convictions against sexual violence. " IDI Bass pounding and speakers jolting, an artist perfoms for Bruins as part of Take Back the Nigiit. The Clothesline Project allowed individuals to reach out to the community to take a stand in the fight against abuse. CCrUA CZi r « Above: Signs supporting pattered women lie on display on the lawns of De Neve Plaza. The Clothesline Project helped raise awareness on campus about violence against women. Photographed by Christal Thavincher. Right: A student performs during the Clothesline Project ' s Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night was an annual event in which speakers and artists educated the public about the fight against violence. Photographed by Michelle Wong. Above: A student takes a moment to read the messages on shirts hung outside of Boelter Hall. During the event, the Clothesline Project hung up shirts all around campus, carrying messages of women who had been abused. Photographed by Ivan Salazar. :loth esline projec SEPTEMBER 23-27, 2007 Welcome Week 2-007 Festivities celebrating the beginning of the new scbool year for both cur- rent and new students, Welcome Week included a performance by rapper T.I., a free sneak of The Kingdom, an Ac- tivities Fair. Casino Night, the After Hours sale at Ackerman, ASUCLA ' s employment fair, and ResFest 2008. OCTOBER 31, 2007 OCTOBER 13, 2007 State Governor Arnold Schwarzneneg- ger vetoed the California Dream Act, explained that his decision was based on rising student fees. The Dream Act would have provided financial aid to specific undocumented students who face difficulties paying school fees as a result of their status in the U.S. The 19th annual celebration of All Hill Halloween continued the tradition of bringing young inner-city students to celebrate in the safety of university dorms. Dorm residents participated in building-wide decoration competitions and were given the opportunity of pro- viding Trick-or-Treat goodies for their guests. NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2, 2007 biue and Gold Wee In the continuing spirit of the UCLA- USC rivalry, students participated in Blue and Gold week activities ranging from the Beat ' SO parade, a bonfire, rally, and car smash. The highlight of the week was the UCLA vs. UCLA foot- ball game at the Coliseum. NOVEMBER 1,2007 Alillerndil StliO The ASA staged a sit-in to show their support for House Resolution 106, a bill formally acknowledging the 500,000 to 1 million Armenian deaths that occurred between 1915 and 1916 as a genocide. Though the bill is working its way through Congress, President Bush does not support it. DECEMBER 1,2007 DECEMBER 12,2007 Started in 2004, World Aids Day is a recently founded tradition that in- cludes a morning procession, rally, and a night of entertainment created with the purpose of promoting aware- ness of the AIDS virus. Undie Run Beginning in 1991 with just one participant, the Undie Run has become an event much looked forward to by about 9,000 students. This was the first Undie Run of the year. JANUARY 15, 2008 JANUARY 19, 2008 - ' ' IICLA vs lisr. Men ' s Bn ;kpthall Held al the Pauley Pavilion Arena, the Bruins battled the Trojans, but a 72-63 ■ ' . upset in use ' s favor ended the Bruins ' ' £i? 2 nine-game winning streak. Notable play- f ' : » efs in this game were UCLA freshman ' ' star Kevin Love and USC freshmen O.J. - I Mayo and Davon Jefferson. David Sedans Readinqs Well-known humor writer, David Sedaris, gave several readings at the Macgowan Little Theater on campus, beginning January 15. Sedaris read from unreleased material, selected from a new book, which is untitled and slated to arrive June 2008. JANUARY 21, 2008 Entitled " Adrift: 21 Nam, 2 Lan Biet Xu " , the Vietnamese Student Unions 28th annual culture night showcased traditional and modern music, dance and talent. This year ' s program cen- tered around the end of the Vietnam War as thousands of Vietnamese refu gees attempted to flee the Viet Cong. JUNE 13-14, 2008 MARCH 15,2008 As yet another year come3 to a close, graduation is but anottier step forward for seniors towards tlie future. Ttie largest event put on by ttie Asso- ciation of Ctiinese Americans, Chinese American Culture Night (CACN) annu- ally held at Royce ftall. is a night of theater, music, dance and martial arts. MARCH 12.2008 FEBRUARY 23, 2008 Sponsored by the UCLA Alumni Asso- ciation. Dinner lor 12 Strangers aims to create networks and friendships between alumni and current students. The event has been held for the past 40 years since 1968 when a group of UCLA alumni came up with a solution to bridging the generation gap. Bruins finished atop what may argu- ably be the best conference in the country. FEBRUARY 23, 2008 Make Art Stop AIDS FEBRUARY 21, 2008 Hosted by the Office of Residential Life, the African Student Union and Youth to College, the Black History Ex- travaganza sought lo educate partici- pants on black empowerment as well as history ranging from the 16th cen- tury to the present. The " Make Art Stop AIDS " event showed more than 60 works of art, from traditional to contemporary media, from four countries: the United States. South Africa. India and Brazil. The different AIDS situations m each country inspired the audience to think more deeply about " What is AIDS ' " FEBRUARY 18, 2008 i iiki ei-Slu(ieiil Union RUARY 4, 2008 year ' s Lunar New Year festival liosted by Association of Chinese leans. Hong Kong Student Soci- faiwanese American Union. Teo- I Associalinn and Chinese Sludenl cialiini in the Ackerman Grand Qom The festival included food. :s. performances and skits FEBRUARY 5. 2008 Elections On Super Tuesday, thousands of UCLA students gathered at various poMing sites around campus and Westwood to vote lor their favored party nominee and on various state propositions. However, while Barack Obama look 71% of the vote on campus. Hillary Clinton won the California caucus with a 51.8% lo 42.8% lead. First held in 1987 during the move- ment for redress and reparations lor Japanese Americans interned in World War II. the Nikkei Student Union cul- ture night this year was especially significant since its program this year focused on the history behind that movement. FEBRUARY 16, 2008 Held over Presidents ' Day Weekend this year, the 7th annual Dance Mara Ihon brought students together to raise money for pediatric AIDS re- search. The event called loi 26 houis ol continuous dancing - the students ' pain ol standing on their leet all night long was a parallel to the battle that children sullering from AIDS face. ij: ' stl ' ks - ' ' I » ' i i 4rh ■« w acadei 4 College is not just about going broke Iroin buvmg textbooks, tr ' ing to stay awake (Juring lectures, and pulling all-nighters belore the chaos ol midterms and finals weeks. As a student at UCLA, you nuisl uphold the tradition oi ' excellence that has made if one ol the lop 20 uni ersilies in the world. Ollermg 128 majors, students can choose to specialize in a varictv oi liekis and learn Irom a laculiv boasting some ol researchers, field experts and Nobel Laureates. Students can also take advantage oi unicjue programs such as the I ' ial Lu seminars, Co el tiUonals and research symposiums and c(.)nh showing a continued tiedicalion to improxing the educalit)nal op[) dents, UCLA remains one ol die premiere iicatlemic mstitutions in the country .«-V w: m Wf r UCLA Choncellor Acting Exeaifm Vice Chancellor Provost Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel Vice Chancellor. Administration Gene Block Scott L Wough Thomas H. Rice Sam J. Morabito Above: Chancellor Block meets with scholars at the 10th annual Chancellor Blue and Gold scholarship program. Appointed in July 2007, Chancellor Gene Block aimed to improve diversity, community outreach and academic programs at UCLA. Photograph iubmitted by UCLA Media Relations. Claudia Mitchell-Kernan Rhea Turteltaub Joseph P. Mandel ni] Vice Chancellor, Graduate Studies Interim Vice Chancellor, External Affairs Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs by Stacy Hu Carrying the title of chancellor entailed numerous responsibilities; according to a Regents standing order, " the Chancellor shall be responsible for the organization and operation of the campus, its internal administration, and its discipline. " Being chancellor of an institution such as UCLA, however, encouraged much more than simply fulfilling these duties. UCLA ' s chancellor also had to carry the honor of overseeing a university known internationally for its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. Following Chancellor Albert Carnesale ' s declaration of intent to retire in September 2005, Norman Abrams became acting chancellor on July 1, 2006. During his time as acting chancellor, Abrams supported the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, in which violence and intimidation toward researchers working with animals was declared a federal crime. He also worked with the Academic Senate of UCLA to switch the application process to a more holistic approach to advocate student body diversity, especially after African-American freshman enrollment reached its lowest level in over 30 years in the entering class of Fall 2006. Abrams promoted outreach to the African-American community, an effort realized in 2007, when black freshman enrollment doubled. Abrams " passed the baton " both figuratively and literally in late July 2007, to newly appointed chancellor Gene Block. Block was slated to become the ni nth executive to lead UCLA during a special UC Regents meeting on December 21, 2006, and took the position as chancellor on August I, 2007. Block received his undergraduate degree at Stanford and his masters and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oregon. Chancellor Block studied cellular and neural mechanisms of sleep and wake cycles, and served as a professor, vice president and provost of the University of Virginia for 29 years. Block stated that he had three goals for his time at UCLA as chancellor: " One is to attempt to increase the diversity of the faculty and students, so it would be more representative of the California community. My second goal is to build a stronger relationship with the city of Los Angeles. The city and the university have to be partners. The third issue is for the academics. One thing we ' d like to do is to identify p rograms that are well placed to move into the top ranks. I would like to focus especially on interdisciplinary areas ... those are three goals I have set for myself, " Block related in an interview with a fourth-year graduate student at Duke University. During his short time at UCLA, Block proved himself villing to accept student input, offering office hours for students to voice their opinions of UCLA. He also spoke at the Conference and Dedication Ceremony for the California NanoSystems Institute on Dec. 14, and addressed issues regarding animal rights extremists, speaking on behalf of the researchers at UCLA in order to benefit society. IQJ Improving diversity, community and academics Steven A. Olsen Gerald S. Levey Roberto Peccei Janina Montero Vice Chancellor, Finance Budget Vice Chancellor, Medical Sciences Vice Chancellor, Research Vice Chancellor, Student Aii, bC 1 I Unveiling opportunity, technology and collaboration As fences around construction sites came down all around campus, students, faculty and staff were greeted with the sight of six new buildings within the last two years. Both UCLA ' s North and South Campuses were able to celebrate the unveiling of long-awaited remodelings and brand-new structures. Three buildings were added to South Campus, offering more opportunities in research, education and servicetotheLosAngelescommunity.TheOrthopaedic Hospital hosted the largest coordinated orthopaedic research effort in the United States. The new facility fostered a collaborative research environment and included the most up-to-date technology to maximize future research. The Biomedical Sciences Research Building, connected to the Orthopaedic Hospital, also provided more laboratories. The California NanoSystems Institute served both academic and industry collaborations and housed state-of-the-art research equipment. Engineering V provided the students and faculty with the very best facilities for education and advanced research, incorporating the most cutting-edge laboratories and seminar rooms. In addition toexpandingUCLA ' sacademic achievements, these buildings added a touch of elegance to an area that was typically criticized for its lack of aesthetics. Keith Kupper, a second-year biochemistry student, said of the buildings, " I think that the buildings were incredibly built. They also open up a lot more opportunity in research for students. It provides a lot of exciting opportunities for the future. " North Campus also introduced two new buildings— the Humanities Building and the Broad Art Center. The Humanities Building, formerly known as Kinsey Hall, was renovated to include more classrooms, study areas and faculty offices. It also underw ent seismic repairs to maintain higher safety standards. The Broad Art Center was a new complex that housed the visual arts programs at UCLA. It provided studios, classrooms, galleries for student exhibitions and public presentations, as well as interactive multimedia technology. The most notable addition to UCLA was The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which featured the most advanced medical technology in the world. It was the biggest construction project in the history of the University of California and represented the future of medical innovations. Over 1,000,000 square feet and 10 stories high, the structure was a technological and architectural masterpiece designed by I.M. Pei and C.C. Pei to meet the needs of the future in patient care and research. With the additions of these new buildings, the opportunities UCLA offered seemed endless. Outfitted with the most state-of-the-art technology, they helped UCLA expand its leading research and educational possibilities. IDl Eii ,.--t . i W Foundations forth Far above: Engineering V provides a pleasant siglit at night. Loaded with the most up-to-date labotatoties and equipment, students and faculty were given the best facilities to further advance education and research. Photo taptiei by Tung X. Dao. Above: The Broad Art Center stands proudly as iis cooi glass exterior reflects the sunlight. The building provided studios, classrooms and galleries that were all dedicated to UCLA visual arts programs. Photographed hy Michelle Woog. new buildings on campus »«d Below: A student in Professor Kroskrity ' s seminar, Antliropology 19; " Endangered Languages and You, " reviews her notes during discussion. Participation in small classes such as these was i ey in fueling intellectual discussion and discovery. Photographed by Michelle Wong. Above: Students engage in an intriguing discussion, expressing opinions and listening to the contributions of their peers. Fiat Lux classes provided a stimulating academic atmosphere for UCLA first years, Pholoiraphed by Michelle Wong. Above: Reviewing class handouts, these students consider the topics brought forth in discussion. Students were required to think critically and move beyond a superficial understanding of the course material. Photographed by Michelle Wong. earning rnin by Ameet Chahall With over 25,000 undergraduate students, large classes were an inevitable fact of life for UCLA students. However, this didn ' t always have to be the case. Roughly 10 to 20 students were enrolled in each Fiat Lux freshman seminar, meeting for approximately 10 hours a quarter. Around 70 Fiat Lux courses were offered every year, each worth one unit of credit and graded on a pass no pass basis. For upperclassmen interested in the unique seminar topics, enrollment opened up to non-freshmen after the initial enrollment period. The diversity of the seminars ranged trom Statistics 19: " Portfolio Management: Theory and Practice, " to History 19: " Interpreting Rumor in Africa and the Caribbean. " Fiat Lux, the University of California ' s motto in Latin meaning " let there be light, " proved to be a fitting name for the freshman seminars. Exploring topics not traditionally studied at a university, the seminars were nevertheless popular among students. The seminars ' allure was the lack of the stress of exams, papers, excessive reading and a couple hundred other students. Students not only learned about intellectually-pressing issues in small-classroom settings, but they also got to know their professors and faculty members in ways impossible in large lecture halls. In addition to learning about something that satisfied his curiosity, Brian Wong, a first-year chemical engineering student, applied the knowledge he gained from his seminar to be an improved investor. Wong commented on Statistics 19, " Before I had taken the seminar I had invested a little bit, but now it has given me a different perspective and helped me rebalance my portfolio. " He added, " It ' s nice that the class is centered on discussion and the level of work IS low. " Students like first-year history student Alicia Williams also took Fiat Lux seminars to explore future career options. Williams took Law 19: " Financing War, " because of her interest in becoming a lawyer. When asked about the most valuable insight she gained from her experience, Williams responded, " Taking ' Financing War ' has sho wn me different aspects of what specific career in law I could pursue. Before I took the seminar, I was interested in corporate law, but now I ' m also interested in tax law. " For Andrew DeGiorgio, a first-year physiological science student, taking History 19: " The European Union: A New Superpower, " was not only another opportunity to venture out of his discipline, but also to fill in the " gaps of his high school classes. " DiGiorgio commented, " My high school classes didn ' t cover Europe ' s post-World War II period in depth. Even though this class has a reading requirement, I can actually enjoy it without wondering if it will be on the test or having to write about it. " Fiat Lux seminars thus provided students with a stress-free and intimate environment in which to explore various subjects from unconventional and unexplored angles. Idj QTQ en CD cr cr o o riat lux Students get their hands on biochemistry Gene regulation. Polymerase chain reaction. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Lactose. Cloning. Blood. Protein. DNA. These concepts were drilled into the mind of every life science student during their four-year careers at UCLA, and they finally came together in a practical, do-it-yourself approach in Biochemistry 154: " Biochemical Method 2. " True to its name, the class was geared toward biochemistry students, and enrollment was often restricted to graduating seniors who had completed the long list of prerequisites. Consisting of two hours of lecture and eight hours of lab work. Biochemistry 154 was designed for students to apply the concepts of different laboratory techniques to study contemporary issues in biochemical fields. There were two main projects per quarter, each requiring weeks of laborious preparation, research of past experiments, data collection and analysis. Based on their findings, students were then required to write a scientific report for each project. The goal was for students to learn not only the technical skills, but to also have the ability to articulate their knowledge to a wide range of audiences. Fourth- year biochemistry student Eddie Chan said of the class, " You learn really useful things instead of just theories. " In the first half of the quarter, students honed their laboratory skills through the study of protein expression and characterization, which involved the cloning of mutated lac repressor genes to illustrate the effect of mutation in DNA binding. The second project focused on the various mechanisms of blood clotting and lipid translocation, vhich were particularly relevant to understanding the vay the human body defends itself from the internal and external factors. Despite the rigorous experiments, the class was not all about science. Students engrossed in analyzing the results of their gene cloning aside, one could also observe the following scene: four men in white shirts, red sparkly bowties and suspenders serenading their audience with Irish folk songs and love ditties. Silence ensued as the singers harmonized with each other. One would expect this scene to take place on the stage in Royce Hall or in a performing art class, but definitely not in a laboratory on the sixth floor of Young Hall. The barber shop quartet performance was part of a Valentine ' s Day treat from teaching assistant George Haag. The performance also served as a reward for the students who had just taken their exams earlier in the week and as an encouragement as they prepared to complete their project reviews. " It ' s cool to see that these scientists have hobbies outside the lab, " commented Negin Yaghooti, a fourth-year biochemistry student. Indeed, the class defied the stereotype of nerdy science students; instead, it defined the makings of good scientists: dedicated, fun-loving, creative and imaginative. W It: Fourth-year biochemistry students Jacl Harvey, David Chu. Christina Yoon, Joanna Lin and Kristy Hwang ite samples fot the assay of thrombin activity during blood clotting process. Due to the sensitive nature of lechanism, the assay required precise timing and impeccable techniques. Photographed by Jennifer Wartg. DrOT B.S. from University of Colifornia, Son Diego Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles Unlike many ottier scientists. Dr. Stacie Nakamoto did not always want to pursue o career in the sciences and instead had an earlier aspiration to be a lawyer. Taking a general education class in biology, when she attended UCSD as an undergraduate, changed it all. Dr. Nakamoto became the coordinator of the Biochemistry 154 class in 2001 almost immediately after receiving her Ph.D. from UCLA in biochemistry and molecular biology. Her research included the analysis on various photosynthetic pathways in eukaryotic cells such as the copper- dependent iron assimilation pathway. Ever since becoming a full time lecturer, she had developed different projects to excite students ' interest in biochemistry. In organizing the class, she balanced the rigorous exercise of basic laboratory techniques with projects that used a less technical approach but was more generally applicable to daily life. To supplement her lectures, Dr Nakamoto also used the Group Learning and Discussion (GLAD) module to encourage students ' participation. The module " consists of critical thinking questions meant to create discussion " and demands students to " be involved in active dialogue to form answers " Aside from Biochem 154, Dr. Nakamoto occasionally taught an introductory biochemistry class, Biochem 153A. Despite the different difficulties of the classes, she placed equally high expectation on her students. Above all, Dr. Nakamoto did everything she could to pique the interest of students to learn things that would be useful in their future careers, and was a great resource for young scientists studying at UCLA. I Left: Fourth-year biochemistry student Aaron Nichols carefully removes the supernatant from the activated platelet samples. One of the big projects in Biochemistry 154 was to study the mechanism of blood clotting and lipid translocation. Photographed bj Jennifer Wang. honors biochemisny Abe : Fourth-year international development studies student Katliy Tu and fourth-year international development studies student Helen Chang stop at a waterfall in Wulai, Taiwan. UClA ' s popular travel study programs offered students the chance to study in places as diverse as Thailand, Senegal and Greece. Photograph stibntiUed by Kalhy h. Above: Students brush shoulders with other tourists and locals on a busy street in Barcelona, Spain. The study abroad program brought students ' cultural knowledge from a bird ' s-eye view to street-level. Phologtaphed by Michelle Wong. •--I ... u-ll fj .CRP? by Fides Lay Rudyard Kipling once said that " the first condition of understanding a foreign country istosmellit ' Learningaboutdifferentcultures vas the aim of many UCLA students studying abroad, though perhaps not exclusively in Kipling ' s sense. In an era of rapid globalization and advanced communication technology, distances between nations in the world had been greatly reduced, allowing people to interact with others from the other side of the globe without having to leave the comfort of their own room. Still, approximately 2,400 students enrolled in the Education Abroad Program (EAP) every year to leave the familiar UCLA campus and the convenience of Westwood for countries vastly different from their own. EAP prided itself on its comprehensive study abroad options, offering over HO programs in more than 30 countries across five continents that aimed to accommodate students ' diverse interests. The length of the programs also varied, ranging from a short six weeks in the summer to a full academic year. Some programs were designed to focus on foreign language studies, though other subjects offered courses taught in English. EAP allowed units from classes taken abroad to be transferable to UCLA, some also fulfilling departmental requirements and thus alleviating students ' concerns that their terms abroad might interrupt their regular academic plans. EAP helped students translate their academic knowledge into practical skills necessary for success in the global job market by giving students the opportunity to participate in internships, independent study or research with local mentors. Some of these opportunities included the study of tropical biology and climate change in Barbados, Shakespeare immersion in England, or real-world experiences in international economy through internships with banks in Hong Kong. Aside from educational and professional purposes, students expressed personal reasons for studying abroad. For second-generation immigrants, studying in their countries of origin allowed them to learn more about their parents ' cultures and to transcend the generational barrier while confirming their own identity. Others simply found pleasure in delving into different cultures, which subsequently broadened their views on the international community. Eric Fong, a fourth-year biochemistry student who spent a summer in Beijing and another semester in Hong Kong, said, " I wanted to study abroad because it offered a new experience for personal growth. " He added, " I chose Hong Kong because of its modern traditional blend ... [It] is truly an international harbor city with an endless amount of activities. " International education ultimately foreshadowed the structure of future international relations as students acted as their country ' s informal ambassador abroad. For some, this experience was life-changing as it opened their eyes to all the possibilities and opportunities offered beyond national borders. IQI A world of opportunities for international education Photograph submitted by Jeffrey K. Cheng. 0) O S-i o Bruins show dedication to the future Involvement in a research program meant more work and more hours in school, yet a special drive motivated students to go above and beyond their usual workload, and undertake additional research projects. This motivation was the itch to discover something ne v. For graduate physical science student Chris Ko, the motivation was clear: lives would be changed for the better. " It ' s hard, juggling school and research at the same time, " Ko remarked. " But in the end, knowing that what we do in the labs will lead to therapies that will help treat, or even cure a disease, makes it all worthwhile. " Many graduate students, like Ko, undertook research studies on top of their rigorous graduate classes and spent up to eight hours a day in the lab. UCLA ' s world-renowned research centers, such as the David Geffen School of Medicine and Alzheimer ' s Disease Center, provided a fast-paced and challenging environment for students interested in medicine, health or science to truly refine and apply their knowledge. Humanities research at UCLA also offered the chance to shape social development, thought and community. Scholars and graduate students worked collaboratively to understand cultural, historical, religious, social and political development and how these issues were significant in shaping the larger community. Topics in humanities research ranged from the study of religion, history, philosophy, literature, languages and social development. Literature was one of the more popular areas of study, with professors and graduate students dedicated to the analysis of modern literature, comparative literature and literary theory. Some of UCLA ' s humanities research programs included the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture and the Institute of American Cultures. The abundant opportunities that were available to undergraduates also promoted their involvement in research. SRP, the Student Research Program, allowed undergraduate students to settle into UCLA ' s research community by participating in research studies and working directly under a UCLA faculty member. Programs oriented toward specific students included MARC, which targeted minority students pursuing doctorates in biomedical sciences, and PEERS, which helped support underprivileged students in undergraduate research. UCLA ' s distinguished faculty played a major role in the school ' s recognition as one of the best research institutions in the nation. The staff boasted Nobel Laureates, nine National Medal of Science recipients, and even a Pulitzer Prize winner. With a dedicated team of undergraduates, graduate student researchers and world-recognized faculty members, it was no wonder that UCLA ' s research programs were highly regarded. Complete with top-of-the-line research facilities, there was no school better equipped than UCLA to lead the world toward new knowledge, innovation and discoveries. Ull Far above: Fourth-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student Lauren Sanchez transfers dye solution using a micro pipette. Research experience allowed students to develop analytical and technical skills that would be useful for their future careers in science. Photographed by Howard Kao. Above: Fourth-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student Michael Safaee prepares stock solution in the lab. Students in research programs followed safety procedures by wearing protective clothing and gloves. Photographed by Howard Kao. researc More than just history of architecture WD C a 5-1 3 As soon as students entered the classroom, Professor Barry Sanders posed provoking questions, urging them to think about how the style of various buildings in architectural history sent messages to the public. Discussions in class were not only about the progress of architecture through the years and its different movements, but also the connections of architecture with science, politics and other fields. Specifically, Communication Studies 182: " Nonverbal Communication in Architecture " aimed to teach what buildings w ere trying to say to people, and how these structures were a form of communication. For four hours a week. Professor Sanders presented different images of key architectural buildings and prominent architects. However, the class was more than just an architectural history clciss, as students spent time focusing on the messages that the buildings were trying convey rather than the architecture itself. Blenda Im, a fourth-year communication studies and music history student, said, " For a communication studies class, it ' s different ... it ' s more than an art history class where you focus on a period, rather you get an overall view of how different buildings from various time periods talk to you. The buildings are a form of text. " The course also provided students with an understanding of how to interpret various messages in the design of buildings. Professor Sanders said, " The goal of this class is to make the students get in the habit of looking and noticing. When they w alk along the sidew alk, I vant them to be able to just look up. " In addition to lectures in class, Professor Sanders arranged field trips to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Our Lady of Angels Cathedral, where he personally conducted the tours. During these unique field trips, Professor Sanders allowed students to not only marvel at and analyze the beautiful architecture, but to intellectually ponder what the buildings were trying to say. With an enrollment cap of 20 students, the class was able to discuss the material in greater depth and intimacy. LaDonna Lewis, a fourth- year political science student, commented, " This class is totally different from my other classes. It ' s smaller and I like how we have discussions in every class. I ' m definitely learning a lot. " Ashley Eure, a third-year communication studies student, added, " It ' s nice to have a small atmosphere where the professor knows who you are and to have an interdisciplinary subject in communication studies classes. " The class was enjoyable to many students, and changed the way they looked at buildings. Professor Sanders, who said that he was " just trying to do [the students] a favor, " encouraged them to visualize, analyze and interpret messages in architecture that they had previously never considered. By exposing students to fine architecture and providing insight to their meanings, Communication Studies 182 allowed them to appreciate their surroundings as they never had before. IDi Right; Students in Communication Studies 182 taiie notes on tlie different movements in arcfiitecture. Tfiey learned how to interpret various messages found in tlie designs of different architectural structures across time. PhotoliaDhed bv Chmtal Thavincher. Professor Barry Sanders received his undergraduate degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Yale University. For 33 years, he was involved in the Latham Watkins law firm in Los Angeles. Before officially teaching classes at UCLA, Professor Sanders practiced international corporate law. Today, in addition to teaching classes, he is also part of the Coliseum Commission, the president of the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners, and the chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, which he ' s been a part of since 1984. In 2007, he led the city of Los Angeles in their bid for the Olympics in 2016 which was ultimately given to the city of Chicago, Illinois. Professor Sanders has always had an interest in architecture. In college, he had the opportunity to work with many different architects and observe various architectural buildings. Professor Sanders wants his students to be able to learn and take with them the many things that they learn in his class. His classes are kept small in size to allow deeper explorations into the many provoking questions he enjoys posing to his class. Left: Professor Barry Sanders explains the progress of architecture. Communication Studies 182 provided a way for students to understand how architecture acted as a form of communication. Photographed by Christal Thatincher. communication studies Below: Preferring the sunny autumn weather to the enclosing study rooms of the cavernous Powell Library, students review their class notes on the steps outside. During finals, students spent neverending hours inside the library in order to have convenient ac academic resources. i hoingr:,ph.,H hi, r„no y n o Abo : Between mouthfuls of cliow mein and pad thai, first-year political science student Rose FademJohnston and first-year undeclared student Whitney Tantisuwanna go over their notes before class. Throughout the year, on campus eateries, such as Retidenous, proved to be as popular for their food as for their numerous studying spots. Photographed hy Tunf X. Dao. Above: In the peaceful ambiance of a study lounge in the dorms, first-year chemical engineering student Jerry Tsao reviews his class notes. Students often took advantage of residence hall lounges because of their quiet atmospheres. Photographed by Tung X. Dao. rs by Thoa Nguyen According to, students ' most common first-choice source of definitions, " study " is the " application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation or reflection. " To the typical college student, however, " study " embodied a some v ' hat more sinister undertone, enough to be defined as " hours of torture accompanied by dangerous levels of caffeine and sleep deprivation. " Even to the well-adjusted Bruin, studying entailed some sort of mental anguish. Not many could admit to an affinity for studying, yet the odious action seemed an unavoidable facet of college life. The problem with hitting the books, how ever, proved to be more than a lack of desire to do so. First-year biology student Evan Smith observed, " [My motivation] is simply not enough ... I need the environment to be in absolute silence, with nothing around me. " Other students preferred more relaxed methods of study. For third-year biology student Bao Phan, among the more seasoned veterans, distractions had become an integral component of his studying. " My workplace is my apartment ' s living room, in fr ont of the television and my laptop, the number- one distraction, " admitted Phan who boasted a studying time of six hours per week. " I usually read the online lecture notes, do homework problems, and, for anything I don ' t understand, I just look it up on Wikipedia. It helps me gain a deeper understanding for certain subjects. " Being a special skill, the act of studying needed to be continually honed and executed in unique ways tailored to the individual. Third-year political science student Effiong Dampha found that, " When I spread out the work into four one-hour study sessions, I ' m more efficient because I ' m not tired and bored. I ' m also more willing to study for classes I enjoy. " In terms of seeking outside help, professors ' office hours proved a vital tool for those who chose to utilize them. " Attending professors ' office hours definitely helps in guiding me to-ward what I need to focus on, " shared Smith. Dampha added, " Professors are helpful for clarification and study groups for collecting information on tests. " As for Phan, who admitted that he " had never gone to office hours before, " he proudly stated, " I still usually get above average scores in classes. I think one of the most important factors is sleep, and at least six hours of it. " Though their methods were different, students— whether haunting the sacred quarters of Night Powell, residing in the silence of Covel Commons, or submerged in front of their textbook-crammed desks— were all in it together. From South to North Campus, from freshmen to graduate students, and from Microsoft geeks to Apple advocates, students all shared in the misery as one united, sleep-deprived Bruin family. IQ cn ri- a r-t- o o I— ' • o C 5 1:3 o on C 3 CD study MiaBits ffrf Abova: Students furiously copy notes theit tutor scribbled on the board. Prior to midterms, students flocked to review sessions to brush up on last-minute material. Photographed by Enrique Tomblanca. mam acaaern Aba««: An AAP tutor demystifies calculus concepts to fellow undergraduates. Tutoring was offered In a myriad of subjects ranging from anthropology to psychology. Phologiafihed by Enrique Torreblanca. emics by Nina Zhao )( (- To be successful in class, staying one step ahead of the game was essential. However, for many students, studying was the bane of their existence. Whether it was loading up on Red Bull, picking up food at Bruin Cafe late at night or do vning cups of black coffee and tea for an all-nighter. Bruins had many methods to help them study for their upcoming exams. Nevertheless, among the many resources offered to assist students, it was with no doubt that tutoring was one of the best available. Tutoring not only helped students understand class material better, but also helped them review and master it outside of class. First-year psychology student Yun-Chung Lin commented, " Tutoring is a great way to challenge yourself to study more in depth. " In order to assist the students, a wide range of free tutoring opportunities was available on campus, ranging from Covel tutoring to AAP. Covel tutoring, located in Covel Commons, offered guidance in mathematics and science fields. The Academic Advancement Program (AAP), located in Campbell Hall, offered a wide range of subjects ranging from sociology to geography. Taking advantage of Covel ' s free tutoring, second-year physiological science student Jennifer Han shuffled over to the tutoring room once a week to meet her tutor. She said, " I like my tutor because she has already taken the class so she can tell us what to expect. " Han further explained the appeal of tutoring, " The students in my class are all very smart and hard- working. They just want to expand on vhat they have learned in class. " Aside fromhelpinacademics, peer counselors also assisted students in matters regarding their daily lives. They were available to talk to Bruins about any subject, whether it was choosing courses, time management, social issues or just adjusting to UCLA in general. Students not only had the opportunity to talk to someone their own age about matters at hand, but also had someone to listen and offer advice to them. Whether it was simply having a bad day or an occurrence of an unfortunate event, AAP peer counselors served as an important asset to a Bruin in need. Tutors and peer counselors guided many Bruins through their journey to success at UCLA. The older and more experienced students offered invaluable advice to the young incoming students. Not knowing ■what each day would bring, it was comforting for Bruins to know that help was just around the corner. As each class moved closer to their graduation date, advice was passed down from older students to younger ones. With guidance from their peers. Bruins were able to be well-adjusted and to stay on top of the curriculum in pursuit of their future career and academic success. Uli Peer tutors offer guidance and friendship Bringing art and learning back into acting Most students believed that the structure of theater classes were just like in Holly vood movies: lights, camera and action. However, to Professor Patricia Harter, theater was about not only acting, but also involved teaching and presenting material in an interesting way. It was important for students not only to understand the dramatics portion of theater, but also to creatively express and give back the knowledge they had learned. In a small class of 16, under the guidance of Professor Harter, Theater 118A: " Creative Dramatics " students reached out to the community through a program called ArtsBridge. Differing from regular theater classes, students used analytical and creative skills, such as sensory, movement and improvisation, to teach and train students ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors. Students were taught theater skills that would proove to be useful in the classroom, such as improvisation. For many familiar to theater, acting consisted of only a small portion of a successful presentation. The greater image included the visual appeal of the set. Students explored different methods of material in the fall quarter topic of " Underground Railroad. " Using the main idea of freedom, students used symbols and images from the time period to help teach children about the hisorical significance of the movement. With the aid of the student volunteers, the children eventually expresed these ideas in a patchwork quilt. Because of the unique integration of students and material. Theater I ISA w as one of the unique classes where students taught what they learned in class to the outside world. Professor Harter added, " Art is an important component of the teaching process. The tools students learn in my class are applicable to the learning process and I hope they can apply it to many other skills. " Open to not only theater majors and minors, students explored the texture, color and set that made up the background of a presentation. ArtsBridge expanded students ' knowledge of the components of theater while bringing art back into the theater curriculum. When asked about ArtsBridge, Professor Harter commented, " It gives students a hands-on opportunity to work with teachers. They can give feedback and it is a good mentoring system. " Hollywood ' s glorification of celebrities often left creative design unseen. Professor Harter worked to balance these tendencies of the film industry through her class and ArtsBridge. She aimed to educate many young minds of the importance of creative dramatics. Over the 20 years that she taught Theater I ISA, Professor Harter ' s teaching methods shifted gears to vards the young and old of the community. With this knowledge, students interested in theater expanded their knowledge of not only acting, but also their artistic awareness. After completing Professor Harter ' s class. Bruins would not only have learned about the basics of theater, but also the importance of teaching others what they had discovered. IDI h 4 I acaatmics ilit: Students work on their improvising sliills in groups. Improvisation came in handy when the students passed down their classroom iinowledge through the ArtsBridge program. Photographed by Tung X. Dao. Having taught at UCLA for Patricia Harter is an experienced and well thought out teacher. For up North Campus in Macgowen Hall, Harter teaches Theater 118A: " Creative Dynamics. " Differing from other classes, she does not only teach students about theater, but she also trains students to give back the knowledge they hove learned to the community. Taking an interest in theater at a young age, Harter attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she received her Bachelor of Arts. After receiving her bachelor ' s, she attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa to obtain her master ' s and doctorate in Asian theater. After attaining her doctorate, Harter decided to take a different route by joining the Peace Corps and living in Asia before teaching at UCLA. Part of the theater department since 1979, Professor Harter has shaped Theater 118A to encourage her students to give back to the community by educating younger students through a program called ArtsBridge. Each quarter she chooses a new " creative " topic for the class, integrating a multitude of important concepts throughout history. She promotes the idea that theater is not only about acting, but also the artistic and historical aspects of the stage. Touting many years of experience, Professor Hartewe a positive asset for the UCLA theater department. With her continuous charm and expertise in theater. Professor Harter not only inspires and educates UCLA students, but will also contini Above: Students of Theater 118A play a game of charades as part of a class assignment. The students developed games to use as teaching tools to pass on their theater knowledge. Photographed by hog X. Dao. fhf i ■: A group of students sits in the iaw school courtyard, comparing notes and brainstorming ideas. Boasting a diverse student body, each student benefitted from a stimuiating discussion with peers. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Akon: Graduate students spread booiu, notes and laptops on a table in the Anderson School of Business. As one of the most competitive business programs in the nation, Anderson demanded that students learn expansive amounts of material lor theit classes. Photoiraphed byJeimiter Wang. iitSHfc 1 1 :i i jiflPnl Lo€i . W I ' ■ 1 AiMn: Global assets program graduate student Chiara Ferroni laps away on her laptop, reviewing materials for her thesis. Espresso Roma, a caf6 located by the Anderson School of Management, was popular among graduate students looking for a place to study or take a break. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. acaaemics by Grace Kang offering numerous benefits for its students, ranging from financial aid to access to cutting-edge research, the UCLA graduate program appealed to a wide variety of students interested in pursuing master ' s, doctoral and professional degrees. With only about 25 percent of graduate applicants admitted and a reputation as one of the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation, UCLA always remained the top contender in an aspiring graduate student ' s dreams. One of UCLA ' s strongest allures to graduate students was its financial aid package and the school ' s positive attitude toward funding. " Even after I accepted UCLA ' s offer, the school gave me additional money -when funds opened up ... UCLA really cares about the students ' progress to their degrees, and not just attracting candidates, " said second-year English literature graduate student Amanda Waldo. UCLA also offered cheap and affordable housing in Weyburn Terrace, a complex specially designated for graduate students. For others, a stipend was provided for off- campus apartments. UCLA ' s well-known reputation for diversity also extended to its graduate divisions. The Global Fellows and Global Scholars programs, for example, conducted weekly meetings and seminars on globalization. These groups were well funded and supported by the schools, impressing many with UCLA ' s support for international research. " The different range in disciplines really impressed me, " Waldo said. " It ' s hard to find that at other schools. " UCLA also boasted one of the top law schools in the nation. With a " tradition of innovation, " the young UCLA School of Law consisted of a world-renowned faculty, the best of facilities and resources, and a competitive student body. Out of an average 6,000 applicants, only about 1,000 were accepted yearly. Another renowned UCLA graduate school, the David Geffen School of Aledicine at UCLA, was deemed " Best in the West " by newspapers across the nation. It constantly produced top-notch doctors and physicians who %vent on to become prominent contributors to the global community of medicine. The UCLA Anderson School of Management offered MBA and Ph.D. programs, as well as FEMBA and EMBA programs, which allowed managers and executives to pursue further education while working full time. Other notable graduate programs included the School of Arts and Architecture and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Inevitably, graduate students faced many difficulties. The fast-paced quarter system and the need for great amounts of self-motivation made the graduate program at UCLA as challenging as it was rewarding. The competition between graduate students was unparalleled. But each student, having already surpassed the obstacle of getting into the program itself, was ready for the challenge. If there was ever a thing to be fought for, it was a graduate degree from UCLA. IDI o •-4 P P (D c a O o Ui P a n o r-l- tr CD a- C 3 graduate set . ' k ' k K " " r V • N,. - ¥ 1 ♦. V. ykyi » ' There ' s nothing in Hfe quite like being a college student. Homework, dorms, roommates, parties, food and all-nighters— enough to make your head spin. As one of the most diverse universities in the country, UCLA offers a unique perspective on college life. So whether it ' s sprinting past student groups flyering on Bruin Walk for a class you ' re already late for or hopping down to Bruin Cafe at one in the morning for a bite to eat, remember to soak up all that UCLA has to offer— you ' ll graduate before you know it. student lil Learning the ropes of college by Herumi Ann Baylon It was midnight and the excitement of Carpe Noctem hung thickly in the summer air. First- year English student Matt Stevens sprinted with his group in the seemingly foreign South Campus in the dead of night. As his feet pounded the floor, his group members struck up a chorus of " A Whole New World " from Disney ' s " Aladdin, " their voices echoing throughout campus. Smiling, Stevens added his voice to the song as they raced for more clues. Running feverishly from one place to another, he looked around at his group and saw the fusion of old and new friends running side by side, a reflection of the life to come in college. " It was a good moment with friends, " said Stevens. " Just seeing the new and old friends running together in the middle of the night, singing Disney songs. " Carpe Noctem, a midnight scavenger hunt, %vas one of the many traditional events for Freshman Orientation. Newly admitted freshmen traveled from all parts of the world, from Hawaii to Brazil, to learn about the cultures and traditions of UCLA. The main purpose of the Orientation Program was to help freshmen get acquainted with administrative and academic procedures, while also getting acclimated to the school and its traditions. Orientation counselors were inherent to the orientation process. They trained weeks before in scheduling, tours and other vital information in order to guide their individual group sessions successfully. The counselors even attended a retreat to form bonds with one another. Fourth-year linguistics and anthropology student Jessika Herrera said, " My favorite part of orientation as a staff member was definitely bonding with the staff. " Counselors also actively participated in the events, whether it was singing in Cabaret, dealing cards at Casino Night, or supervising Carpe Noctem. First-year civil engineering student Abel Bermie Roberto Dizon looked forward to orientation with an open mind. " I didn ' t really have any expectations [prior to orientation], but overall it was a positive experience, " said Dizon. Orientation was held in sessions throughout the summer. In many cases, orientation was the first place -where ne v Bruins could interact and socialize with one another. First-year psychology student Alex Slevcove played icebreakers with his orientation group and even ventured out to play ping-pong with some fellow freshmen, which did not end well for Slevcove. " They schooled me, " he said with a smile. Orientation counselors emphasized the traditions of the school and what it meant to be a Bruin. Students were given the traditional Bruin tour of campus. For many, this was the factor that shrunk the enormity of the UCLA school and classes into a more familiar scale. " The personalized tour, when they talked about the traditions, brought me closer to the campus, " said Stevens. " It made me feel important and it made the school feel smaller, like I was truly connected to the school. It made you feel at home right away, like we ' re at home. " IDI ' V A ■fh " Orientation was not only a great introduction to f UCLA but a great way to meet new and interesting people, who share the same ideas QJl and beliefs as me. " rrv-J first-year biology stuaent ife Below: Freshmen stop by the ASUCU Benefits U table to sign up for free give-aways and prizes. The program included many perks, such as coupons tliat could be used at tlie many stores in Ackerman Union. Photographed by Tushar Ranjao. Above: Orientation counselors introduced UCLA through skits and songs in Cabaret. Cabaret was one of the biggest highlights for the freshmen attending orientation. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. Left: Sparring on top of Ackerman Terrace, members of the UCLA kendo team showcase their skills to freshmen during the activities fair. Many clubs tabled or performed to attract new members. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. fresh man orientation wm Above: Second-year physics student Tyler Hill, second-year aerospace engineering student Sung Park and second-year rratiierratics economics student Peter Chen play a friendly game of Uno during their spare tirre in their floor lounge. Lounges were used for a variety of recreational activities in addition to being a quiet place for students to study. Photographed by Enrique Torrebbrica. Students adapt to life on the Hill by Stacy Hu Though beige and brown buildings didn ' t exactly paint the picture of a beautiful life on campus, living on the Hill was much livelier than the buildings ' exteriors. Whether in Hedrick or Dykstra Halls, De Neve Plaza or Sunset Village, or Hitch or Saxon Suites, living on campus was definitely an experience of its own. Each floor had its ow n reputation, its own sense of family and its own identity. Living in the dorms represented the perfect combination of independent life and being well cared for — no parents, no set bedtimes, but no need to cook. It wasn ' t long, ho ' wever, before students realized that they were hard-pressed for laundry advice, that they couldn ' t forget their room keys when going to shower, and that roommates ' conflicting bedtimes often interfered with their own sleep patterns. Regardless of the lifestyle changes required in the residence halls, floors remained social. James Spencer, a first-year mathematics student, explained that his life in Rieber Hall needed almost no adjustment. He said, " I love it. It ' s a great experience. Before I came here, I didn ' t know anyone, but after a week, everyone ' s as close as my best friends back home. Everything ' s just so convenient here. " For those who couldn ' t stand the thought of living without their own bathrooms, there were the different plaza and suite dorms. which came equipped with personal or shared bathrooms. They also provided quieter living environments. Adrienne Law, a first-year physiological sciences student, chose a plaza when signing up for housing, saying, " I didn ' t want noise and I wanted privacy. I don ' t have to go to the lounge when I want to study — I can actually study in the room. " Law also commented that being a first-year in a building with upperclassmen had its advantages, saying that, " I could go to them for advice in my classes, but I ' m doing well so far. " Living on campus definitely had its advantages — Bruin Plaza was just a ten-minute walk away, friends were close by, and food was available with the swipe of a Bruincard. For late-night cravings, Puzzles ' s conversion into a partial ice cream parlor significantly increased its traffic, while Crossroads ' s burgers and milkshakes weren ' t to be missed. For those on the run, Rendezvous provided Mexican and Asian foods, and Bruin Cafe ' s smoothies were ever popular. And for those who felt like they really needed to get bang for their buck there was always De Neve, Covel, Rieber am Hedrick Dining Halls, each specializing ii different foods. Life in the dorms was an experience no to miss. Getting a first taste of independenci might have been hard for some, but havinj friends around made first-years forget tha they were even away from home. And jus because students found themselves living ii brown and beige buildings didn ' t mean tha their lives had to be the same dull colors. iBi Living suiciem life Left: First-year electrical engineering student Mat Abreu and first-year computer science and engineering student Jeff Griffin take a brealt from studying and play a game of Guitar Hero. Video games were a popular recreational activity m ttie dorms, as many students brought their consoles for hours of entertainment. Photograp ied by EmiQue Torreblanca. Left: First-year computer science student Alex Wong and first-year computer science student YigiMeng play 3 game of billiards in one of the recreation rooms in Sproul Hall. Sproul offered all kinds of recreational activities to students, including billiards, foosball and table tennis. Photogrsphed by Enrique Torreblanca. Left: Students hang out and talk outside their dorm rooms. Residence halls provided a relaxed social atmosphere that allowed students to quickly make friends. Photograpbed by Kevii Tran. dorm leaders Services for students on the Hill by David Luong Even before the first day of classes, students moving back into the residence halls got their first taste of the Office of Residential Life. Resident assistants and Welcome Week assistants greeted residents with open arms, big smiles and an abundance of decorations. In what ■would be the students ' homes for the entire school year, building a sense of community was the most important goal of everyone at ORL. ORL employed not only full-time staff, but also approximately 300 student staff members comprised of RAs, student leaders and student representatives from the On Campus Housing Council (OCHC). The resident assistant was often the first person that residents met upon first moving in, and was the most familiar face throughout the year. RAs often served multiple roles on their floors or in their houses. They were not only advisors for their residents, but also event coordinators vho tried to coax residents out of their dorm rooms to experience life at UCLA. They were counselors to allay the worries of the first-year students when they got their first midterms back, and, on those rare occasions, they w ere the enforcers ensuring that students followed the guidelines put in place for their safety. Although the sum of the duties that RAs faced seemed daunting for many, the smiles of joy and the sense of family were well worth their own sacrificed hours of sleep and study. While RAs were the most visible members of the housing community, many, if not all, programs on the Hill would not have been possible ■without the dedication of the members of the OCHC. Within the council, additional opportunities abounded for students to get involved in their housing experience. A three-tiered structure of involvement gave students the flexibility to set their own levels of commitment. At the beginning of the year, each floor elected social chairs, presidents and other offices, with their own floor funds to use toward floor events. Many saw fit to fund social activities, such as holiday parties. Each building in turn had its own board of elected cabinet officers, who, along ■with representatives of each floor, comprised the Residence Hall Association. Representatives from each association, including the external vice president of each building, gathered to form the On Campus Housing Council, which put on larger programs open to residents from every building on the Hill. Events included Casino Night, All-Hill Halloween and the Spring Formal. In preparation for All-Hill Halloween, residents and RAs hung up streamers and fire-retardant butcher paper to turn their other wise ordinary hallways into spooky mazes. The best-decorated halls were awarded BJ ' s Pizookie parties, the first for many first-year students. Although dorm life could feel distant from home, involvement in ORL and OCHC was, for many students, a way of creating their own sense of home in their new environment at UCLA. uU " The ORL officers are some of the most accepting and diverse group of people I ' ve had the chance td work with. It is a very practical resource. " third -year . communication studies fn, J «•!!, ent life Below: At an HTML tutorial hosted in the De Neve computer lab, fourth-year psychology and econonmlcs student Mary Qin helps first-year undeclared life sciences student Vincent Wu change the styles and colors of his newly created xebpage. Students of all years and majors learned basic terms and codes to design websites. Photographed 6y Jennifer Wang. Above: RAs respond to a domestic disturbance outside of Rieber Vista. In addition to helping residents adjust to life in the dorms. RAs were also responsible for the safety and well-being of their residents. Photographed by Stephanie Snipes. Left: Students participate in Orientation Part 2 to gain mid-quarter advice from upperclassmen. Orientation counselors made themselves available for a second time, offering advice on professors, class signups and choosing easy classes. Photographed by Hoviard Kao. on lill Abo : Floor government members of Dykstta ' s second floor vote on the theme of an upcoming winter holida|t dinner. Roors planned social activities such as floor dinners to encourage residents to interact with each other. Photographed by Stephanie Snipes. RI|M: First-year computer science student Brian Hou. f rstyear biology student Brian Tanner, second-year prebusiness economics student Christa Cunningham and fourth-year neuroscience student Jonathan Dario discuss upcoming events at a floor government meeting. Such events • Included Itoor outings, game nights and community service. Photographed by Stephanie Snipes uaent life Live together, plan together by Andrew Kang They say that the best part of college life is concentrated on the whole community, trying to experiencing dorm life. What is it about dorm life bring everyone on the floor together into one entity- that makes college so memorable? iMore importantly. Floor government was a means for people to help each what is it about life on the Hill that makes the Bruin other grow and become successful students. Officers experience especially profound? of each government took advantage of all available The many floor governments had been given resources so that they could help residents take part the task of making sure that residents felt comfortable and at home during their stay on the Hill. The floor government in each of the different housing units consisted of a body of residents that partook in leading their respective floors and houses. They fostered student development and helped in planning different programs, as well as promoting academic and community leadership programs on the Hill. Typically, floor governments had weekly meetings to discuss upcoming programs for the residents. in a variety of activities. They aimed to give residents a chance to participate in a wide range of activities, excel in academics, and promote ways for each resident to reach out to one another. Most importantly, floor government assisted residents in maturing and preparing for the real world. When asked about his thoughts of bei ng a part of his own floor government, fourth- year history student and Rieber Hall Above: First-year engineering student resident assistant Stephen Foucrier Davin Bleckeberg participates in a floor , •! j L ' • • " i ' government meeting. Blecl(eberg described his experience, saying. It s served as the external vice president for blast to take part in meetings and the floor. Photographed by Kevin Iran. , to help plan events. It s great knowing Programs such as community service projects, game that I ' m actually accomplishing something, I ' m able nights, contests and academic workshops were a few of the activities put on. The floor governments were made up of volunteers with a shared goal of trying to make residential life the most fun living experience it could be, but also creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all residents at the same time. Being to leave a positive imprint on all the residents, and It ' s great to see everyone cooperating and working together as a team to get things done. It definitely feels like a community and I love it. " Thanks to floor governments on the Hill, things vere able to function correctly. Floor government a part of floor government was a great way to help ■was the core to all of the residence halls, by getting residents feel more at home and bond together like involved in community affairs. Residents were able a family. to further experience college life and take with them Floor government was created to help the education as well as memories. IQj different residents interact with each other. It Left: First-year computer science student Brian Hou receives a stuffed Bnjin bear from fourth-year neuroscience student Jonathan Dario. The bear was the floor ' s mascot, and provided a sense of unity to its members Photolrdphed dy Stephanie Smpes. 0 " Floor government is a good way to keep updated on new happenings. Also is a good way to get together H with floor mates and have a good time. " first-year civil engineering fl: oor governmerir mm Kosher I New dining options in the dorms by Joyce Chen As dusk approached, the line grew exponentially longer, leading out the double doors and wrapping around the building. It was a reasonable wait, and those at the front of the line were so close that they could almost taste it. The Hill offered four major dining halls, each with its own specialties: De Neve displayed a wide array of dishes; Covel Commons boasted a vood-burning oven for its exotic pizzas and pasta specialties; hill-top Hedrick motivated many residents to trek up the giant incline for its famous sushi; and Rieber drew crowds on its Fiesta Fridays. This year, however, a new scent wafted among the familiar ones. Starting in the fall, UCLA introduced kosher meal plans to the dorm residents. Before the introduction of kosher options, Jewish students who followed the kosher diet were limited in their dining choices in the dorms. Meat only met kosher requirements if there were no abnormalities on the animal, no pain when the animal was killed, and no blood remaining in the meat. Furthermore, those who followed the kosher diet could not eat shellfish, or consume meat and dairy products in the same meal. However, this year, Mondays through Thursdays during dinner hours, hot kosher meals were made available to residents at Covel and Hedrick Dining Halls. Fourth-year international development studies student Elisa Herrman said, " I ' m happy that UCLA has embraced the opportunity to make Jewish students that keep kosher welcome in the residential dining halls. " The movement to generate kosher options had existed for years, and through the dedication of many Jewish student groups, particularly Hillel, the option had finally been realized. Because the food preparation process was more extensive, students were only allowed one serving, but portions were made larger to accommodate. Rabbi Dovid Gurevich of the Jewish organization Chabad House commented, " I think that the kosher meal plan option is a great addition ... as it allows many Jewish Bruins to have an important access to food in accordance with kosher dietary laws. High price has remained a concern and we are working ... to make the kosher meal plan ... also affordable and more in line with what other students pay for their meals. " The meal plan, called the Kosher Bruin Plus Supplemental, cost an additional fee of $423, and those who signed up for it received stickers on their BruinCards and Bruin Punch Plus Cards. However, even those who didn ' t follow a kosher diet had begun to take notice of the kosher foods in the dining halls. First-year bioengineering student Christopher Arakawa said, " The kosher options here at UCLA gives people the opportunity to maintain their diet while eating alongside their friends. People can keep their diet without having to worry about finding particular foods to eat and the food, like all of the Bruin dining halls, tastes great too. " IDl Below: Second-year mathematics economics student SImone Johnson hits the sandwich bar in De Neve dining hall. For those who could not make it back to the hill for lunch, dining halls allowed students to pack a sack lunch for an extra swipe. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Above: Students enjoy a recap of each other ' s day over dinner in Covel Dining Hall. Covel ' s Italian fare, including thick-crusted pizzas and freshly tossed pastas, were popular among residents on the Hill. Photographed by Howard Kao. Left: A student st rikes up a conversation with another diner as she stops at the salad bar for utensils in Covel Dining Hall. All the dining halls prided themselves on stocking their salad bars with only the freshest, and in some cases, organic ingredients. Photographed by Howard Kao. dorm rooa Above: Brum IM receivers await the snap to execute their routes. Many students tooii participation in IM sports very seriously, scheduling weeldy practices and game-planning for opponents. Photographed by Tushar Rahjan. A little friendly rompetition by Grace Kang Intramural sports at UCLA took the meaning of " friendly competition " to a whole new level. With over 9,000 students and 1,800 teams, IM sports provided a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere for all UCLA students and recreation members to become actively involved in a sport without having to commit the time and hard work that joining a club or NCAA sport entailed. The program began in 1930 when a group of female students started playing 1-4 different sports ranging from table tennis to fencing. It expanded in 1962 to include the vast array of sports now offered. Among the most popular were flag football, basketball and Softball. IM sports also offered more unique sports such as indoor soccer, dodge ball, badminton and ultimate frisbee. While the schedule of an intramural sports team was less rigorous than that of a school team, it was organized in a way that encouraged consistent participation. To join, a team was required to pay a negligible fee that nonetheless ensured enthusiastic participants. Each season was four weeks long, with one game per week, concluding with t%vo weeks of playoffs. Practice schedules varied with each team, allowing those who bore heavy workloads to participate. Regular practice also provided accountability for teammates to play with one another consistently. " Instead ot just playing some casual games here and there, it ' s nice to have an organized season, " said fourth-year civil engineering student Douglas Andrew Lauder. The IM basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and baseball player further commented, " Unlike in a pickup game, a win in an IM game actually means something, " The best thing about IM sports was that the focus of the program was to have fun. " My love for sports in general made me join IM sports. My favorite part is simply seeing our participants having a great time, " said fourth- year political science and history student Ed Baltierrez. " We always stress the importance of sportsmanship in our program. " Baltierrez, an IM sports advisor of three years, represented the dedicated staff that truly made IM sports enjoyable. The program was also the perfect place for athletes and colleagues to share their passions. Lauder, a seasoned IM sports player. i said, " It ' s different playing with strangers anc playing with friends. In IM sports, all m3 teammates became my friends. " For a good time of camaraderie, sharec passion, and teamwork, students turned tc IM sports. With several divisions that wert divided by varying ranges of skill, student: were sure to find their niche in IM sports. Tin more relaxed version of UCLA ' s competitivt sports program allowed athletes of all kinds to play a little friendly competition withoui reservation, ifli Love for the stuuenl ' t life Left: First-year political science student Gregorio Gutierrez spikes the ball over the net in an IM volleyball match. Gutierrez competed on an IM team with his floormates. Photographed by Kevin Iran. Left: Three Bruins warm up before their IM soccer match. Although flag football was the most popular sport, intermural athletics included a wide variety of competitive activies, such as soccer, volleyball and badminton. Photogfaphei by Ennque Jomblanca. Left: Third-year sociology student Anthony Beckles throws the ball down the field as defenders pursue him. Although flag football was a non-contact sport, it still demanded a lot of strength and athleticism. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. IM spoRs T WP ' Yin stu Above: Students work on their cardio l)y running on treadmills at the Wooden Center. The center made exercising less strenuous liy providing television and radio programming as workout entertainment. Phologiaphed by hicia Pham i Jayeba Maklabi. m iif Above: Students lift Iree weights in the weight room of the Wooden Center. Wooden offere d the finest equipment in weight training and body toning, fulfilling the wishes of the most avid exercise enthusiasts Photoemphed by Iricia Pham i layeba Maklalii. 1 u Left: Students play a pickup game of basketball at the courts at the Sunset Recreational facility. Sunset Rec was a popular hang out for students, providing facilities for basketball, tennis, volleyball and swimming. P ioIograpfteiJ by Tricia Ptiam Jayeba Maktabi. Off the Bruins utilize on-campus facilities by Nina Zhao " Success comes from knowing that you did cell and developmental biology student Joyce Lu your best to become the best you are capable of commented, " I love climbing the rock wall because becoming, " said former men ' s basketball coach it ' s so fun, you don ' t even realize you ' re getting a John Wooden. Aiming to reach their fitness goals, workout. " students went to the John Wooden Center, early in In addition to facilities located within the the morning, between classes or even late at night. Wooden Center, UCLA Recreation provided to attain the perfect body. From strength training students with many choices outside their comfort and conditioning to recreation, the Wooden Center offered a myriad of facilities for the professional and amateurs alike. Students were able to pump their way to success on the first level with many strength and conditioning machines, such as treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers and stationary bicycles. For students who enjoyed more social interaction, the Wooden Center also offered a handful of courts for basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and racquetball. After long hours of exercising, students frequently headed for the many saunas for a relaxing treat, or jumped in the shower for a quick rinse. Left: Students burn unwanted calories on the stairmaster while watching television. The Wooden Center allowed stay in top condition while they focused students to on their studies. Photograph- ed by Tricia Pham i Tayeba Uaktabi. zone. Students could take part in various aquatic sports, such as rowing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. " I am glad that UCLA offers aquatic activities that allow me to pursue my passion of sailing and blo v off steam at the end of the day, " stated third-year mechanical engineering student Eric Chrisman. For those who craved an adrenaline rush, the challenge course in the Sunset Recreation Center tested students physically. Students also formed teams with their friends and signed up to join intramural sports ranging from basketball to ultimate frisbee. Working out was more than getting a gorgeous body; it was about being fit, staying healthy and On the second level, four commodious studios achieving goals by pushing mind and body to the for dancing, fencing and martial arts with hardwood limit. Just one swipe of their Bruincard would grant floors and mirrors captivated the hearts of even the them access to a haven of stress relieving machines, toughest athletes. Students were also able to test With all the Wooden Center had to offer, students their luck in the Games Lounge, where there was a had an abundance of choices to achieve their fitness big-screen TV for enthusiastic gamers, and a poker goals. Lui table. For students who wanted to be challenged, but also have fun, the Wooden Center offered a rock wall for students of all levels. Fourth-year molecular, F n •• - " I like it because my friends come down and I can spend time with them and also a good place to get rid ■ r- of the freshman fifteen. " second-year communication studies recreation :-vj Students undress to de-stress by Monica Nguyen As tenth week approached, Bruins had only one thing on their minds: finals. Since most finals determined whether or not students would pass a class they were alvi ays scrambling for a greater advantage. Most students tried to come up with their o-wn habits to prepare lor exams. Chris Dong, a third- year chemical engineering student, commented, " I generally try and study a bit before. I know a lot of people cram, but I don ' t like cramming. " While pulling all-nighters vas common among some students, others spent days preparing tor their finals. However they chose to study, students were motivated by the anticipation of time off from the mayhem of school once finals week was over. The ideal study location was key to many students ' success. Coffee shops and cafes such as Starbucks, the Coffee Bean and Boba Loca in Westwood Village were popular study spots among students. Study lounges on the Hill, such as Covel Commons, which housed many study rooms, or Powell, the College Library, which was open 24 hours a day after the third week of the quarter, allowed students to study in a safe and non- distracting environment. In order to stay focused, students were constantly eating, drinking and taking quick naps. Dong commented, " I ... need to make sure I eat healthy because I can ' t study on an empty stomach. " Energy drinks, such as Monster, Red Bull and Full Throttle to name a few, appealed to students who needed an extra burst of energy to make it through the -week. Those living on the Hill could attend " Food for Finals, " where the residential halls offered students snacks, including cookies from Diddy Riese, fruit and candy. Students also had many ways to relieve the stress they developed from studying. A long-standing campus tradition, Undie Run took place on Wednesday night of every finals week, during which most students ran in nothing but their under-wear around campus. Some also took the run as a chance to dress up in unusual costumes. Alyssa Deer, a third-year sociology student, participated in Undie Run and said, " I thought it would be interesting to see what all the hype was about and that it would be fun to take part in such an unusual tradition. " Apartment-dwelling students could also participate in the midnight yell, in which cries of anguish echoed throughout the night for a full minute, providing much-needed catharsis. Resident assistants on the Hill were under strict regulation to maintain 22 hours of quiet, which prevented midnight yell participation for those who lived in the dorms. As stressful as finals week was, students preparing themselves for the big exam also had fun with the traditions that finals week had to offer. When it was all said and done, finals week was just another week of the quarter, and another piece of valuable time not to be wasted without seizing the moment. LQl ' rX 1 ' ■ . " f " I think final rituals are fun traditions. I haven ' t particiapated in them yet ... but it was nice seeing everyone coming together during finals week. " Third-year International Development Studies M swat ent life Below: Studious Bruins catcli up on reading, review notes, and relax on the lawn overlooking Wilson Plaza. So long as there was room to open a book, any place on campus served as study space. Photographed by Howard Kao. Above: Sustained by coffee from Bruin Cafe, a student works on a final paper on her laptop. When no seats were to be found in Powell Library ' s 24-hour studying room, many students sought out the lounges in the residential halls for a quiet studying environment. Photographed Oy Howard Kao. Left: The student body reveals all during the quarterly Undie Run at UCLA. Undie Run was held every Wednesday of finals week as a stress-reliever from studying. Photographed by Michelle Wong. finals Above: Fourth-year computer science student Jeffrey Tan stutfies on tiis laptop in tfie comfort and privacy of liis apartment living room. Apartment living provided more space and luxury tliat dorms lacked. Photographed by Christal Thavincher. Wondennp; what ' s for dinner by Fides Lay Monthly rent, groceries, dirty dishes, and bills ... In light of the demanding life of a student, one might wonder why anyone would add a list of extra chores to an already-impacted schedule. Indeed, these were just among the few tasks that students encountered as they got their first taste of so-called " real life. " Yet these inconveniences were minor compared to the many perks that came with living off-campus. Students chose the apartment lifestyle for a number of reasons. After living in the dorms, many students found the idea of privacy to be both enticing and almost essential. In addition to being able to have phone conversations without the entire floor listening in on personal woes, some students welcomed the opportunity to sing loudly in the shower. The second attraction of keeping one ' s own pad was cooking, the biggest and most exciting challenge of living in the apartments. Some students found that having their own kitchen, no matter how small, gave them the chance to awaken their inner chefs. " [Cooking] gives me the freedom to experiment, " shared Michael Lee, a fourth-year English student. Students without culinary skills, on the other hand, did not have to worry about being hungry as they were surrounded by countless eateries spread throughout Westwood. Additional wiggle room also drew students to the multi-chambered dwellings off the Hill — even single-roomed studios offered the luxury of space that dorm rooms so lacked. Though students were forced to purchase or scrounge the streets for furniture to fdl their larger abodes, the chance to flop onto a couch or spread a meal upon a dining table were sufficient compensations. The inconvenient encroachments of the dorms on rest and leisure also sent some in search of the less-regulated landlord-tenant relationship. Some students cited the absence of random fire alarms as a source of comfort to the apartment-dweller. Snuggled warmly in bed, the thought of being forcibly dragged out into the cold during the wee hours of the night was not a concern that haunted off-campus students. Last, but not least, was the sense ol independence and freedom students felt Irom being able to take charge of the little details of their lives. Fourth-year psychobioiog student Albert Fang commented, " [Living in the apartment] makes me feel more like mysell because I can bring things from and do stud that I do at home. " On this subject, Lee added that the best part of living off-campus was thai " [he] can throw a party without having an RA breathing down his neck. " iDI Finding a new siuuem HFe Left: A student finishes liis dinner Willie watciiing a basiietbail game on TV. Tliougti living In an apartment meant taking on extra ctiores, many students relistied tlie ciialienge and preferred tire independent lifestyle to dorm life. P iolo|rap ied by Michelle iVong. Left: An apartment dweller wasties disties after a delicious meal. Tiiough living in an apartment gave students the freedom to cook whatever they wanted, it also Introduced additional responsibilities, such as cleaning up after themselves. Ptotograp ied by Michelle Wong. Left; Third-year sociology student Alyssa Deer unleashes her Inner chef in her apartment kitchen. Apartment living allowed students access to their own kitchen to cook the food they wanted to eat at any time of the day. Photographed by ChnstsI Thavincher. mssr i r »I apartmen Above: An ASUCIA employee takes a student ' s order at Kerckhoff Coffeeliouse. The coflee house was a popular spot since 1976 for students to study or grab a bite between classe ' . " ftoiojrap ied 6y ' ■ ' ' rhelle V on . J p 1 ff ariii A mJ I B " jH r - t|i, _i ent life Utmt: Fourtli-year global studies student Jessica Deas makes a bouquet at the Flower Power Stand at Ackerman Blevel. Flower Power was a popular stop for students who were looking to suprise their significant other throughout the year. Pholographed by Chnstal fhavmcher. s ... " U - _-. : Left: Third-year psychology student Daniel Kim and fourth-year sociology student Michael Munguia stock laptop cases at the computer section in Acterman Union. The computer section stocked many student essentials, from computer supplies to iPods. Photographed by Christal Thavincher work and study Br uins in the money by Ameet Chahall Instead of going home to eat and beginning her time, like hanging out with friends, " Kim said. " I ' ve homework as she did in high school, Lily Nunez, a also had to wake up earlier so I can work out. " This first-year biology student, now headed over to the was Kim ' s first year working at UCLA doing clerical Health Science Store after class to begin her three- duties at the Physics and Astronomy Building, hour work shift. Nunez commented, " I ' m excited Although it could be difficult to manage because it ' s a brand new experience since I never school and work, work e.xperience in college could had to work and go to school at the same time. It ' s provide essential skills for future careers. It could definitely interesting because I get to meet health professionals who usually stop by in between or after their shifts. " Nunez also described her job as being flexible around her academic schedule, requiring her to work only 10 hours a week, making it easier to find time to study. Nunez was hired for her current position at the ASUCLA Job Fair, ' hich was held in Bruin Plaza. Nunez was also a candidate for the work- study program, of which she learned through eFAN, Electronic Financial Aid Notification. Working Bruins used their income toward basic student necessities, such as books, tuition, personal items and occasional Above: Second-year philosophy student Marisol Rocha works at a register in Ackerman Union. Student employees morked long hours to save money for various reasons. Photographed by CImstsI natincher. also enlighten students as to %vhat they would or would not like to do in the future. Aram Song, a fourth- year economics student, worked for the Bank Secrecy Act Anti- Money Laundering Department at the corporate headquarters of Center Bank, which reported to the government about its customers. Song commented, " Due to the nature of this department, I have learned many various things about different aspects of commercial banking, which would definitely be relevant if I decide to continue Nvorking in the commercial banking industry. " Although Song was unsure of his future career goals, his job helped him narrow nights out, as % ' ell as savings for future plans, such it do vn. " One thing I definitely have learned is that as graduate school or travel. Students worked at I want to work in an area that deals much less with various locations on and off campus. the government. " Time management was a key quality for Whether one was working as a participant of working Bruins, who not only needed to allot their the work-study program, saving money for a lifelong time for classes and studying, but also for work dream, gaining career skills, or simply enjoying shifts. Jane Kim, a second-year sociology student, having extra cash for a night out, the financial goals definitely felt the impact of a job on her everyday that drove Bruins to work and the jobs they held schedule. " Being a working Bruin means you usually were as diverse as the student body itself. H have to sacrifice w hatyou like to do during your free t " I love [working] because you are constantly [ interacting with people whether it ' s your co-workers jC or the patrons... plus there ' s always something that needs to be done. " fourth-year mathematics vorking Drums Living and dreaming Bruin spirit by Andrew Kang The students in the Den had one goah to be the most enthusiastic fans at every UCLA sporting event. Screaming at the top of their lungs, they could be heard cheering and dancing, helping to motivate different Bruin athletic teams to victory. The Den was the official UCLA student fan group that focused on promoting attendance at every sporting event. It helped encourage enthusiasm for all the Bruin sports teams and enhanced school spirit among the student body by leading the cheers at games. " The Den always provides amazing energy which helps pump up the fans and the team, " said fourth-year biochemistry student Amy Lee. They also hosted and coordinated many events, including football tailgates, rallies and coaches ' banquets. The Den produced the student section newsletter kno vn as " Dirt from the Den, " which was distributed at all home football and men ' s basketball games. These newsletters contained scouting reports, traditions and little known facts about the opposing team. " The Den was created to unify the student section at UCLA athletic events and to generate more support for all of UCLA ' s varsity athletic teams, " said Matt Monges, fourth-year sociology student and leader of the Den. " We actively try to increase school spirit and generate excitement for the many champion-ship caliber teams here at UCLA. " On top of cheering on their favorite team, the Den held bi-weekly meetings and social events such as bowling, dinner banquets and other fun activities. Members of the Den would talk about what social events they wanted to have by either posting their ideas on the online Den forum or bringing their ideas up at meetings. Den members also discussed how more spirit could be shown at the games. Speakers such as coaches, players and die-hard fans interacted with students in the Den and gave advice on how to become more involved in Bruin athletics. Monges said, " In addition to cheering at sporting events, we are involved in many behind-the scenes activitie and provide students with a great opportunity to meet fellow Bruins with a passion for all things UCLA. " The organization also had an important role for all the men ' s home basketball games. To ensure courtside seating, students had to camp out the nights before home basketball games. Even though priority numbers were distributed at 6:30 a.m., students lined up days before to ensure they would receive the best seats. Leaders of the Den were in charge of roll call, which was an hourly head count to make sure students remained in line. The Den was comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic fans whose function was to enhance the collegiate sporting experience for all current UCLA students through different athletic events. The enthusiasm of the Den was unparalleled by any other school, creating a very hostile territory for opposing teams. The effort and passion for athletics sho vn by the Den was a key factor in helping the Bruins achieve victory. Uli l| ps " You feel so connected with the student body. C ) [Being in the Den] is what I will miss the most [about UCLA]. " r ' yVTWI Wa fourth -year m mM political science -• -f ' 1 1 fM siuaen tlife Below: Bruins get in line for a basltetball game after a long night of camping outside of Pauley Pavilion. Men ' s home basketball game tickets were in such high demand that camping out the night before the game was necessary to ensure good seats. Submitted tiy Helen Lee. Above: The student section raises its arms for an 8-clap after Uie football team scores a touchdown in the game against Oregon. Students stood nearly the entire game for home football and basketball contests. Pdotograp ied by Christal Thavincher. Left: Fourth-year sociology student Matt Monges holds up a sign for students to repeat during the Oregon starting lineup at a men ' s basketball game against the Ducks. Heckling the opposing team was just one of the many traditions held up by the Den. Pbotographed by Benjamin Yim. th! e aen Above: First-year psychobiology student Sharon Wu, first-year biocliemistry student Stephen Pham, first-year neuroscience student Jessie Chen and first year biology student Christine Thang listen intently to the moderator before answering a question at a Hill Quizbowl competition. Quizbowl pitted the brightest students from different dorms against each other in trivia-based competition. Photogrdphed by Jennifer Wang. Festivities help hniins unwind by Ameet Chahall Bright posters with colorful writing lined the hallways and lobbies of the residential halls, advertising a seemingly infinite number of events on the Hill, such as Casino Night and the ' 80s Formal. Social events were a major component of the social life on the Hill, and gave dorm residents opportunities to get away from the books and have a good time. The dorms became trick-or-treating grounds for approximately 3,000 elementary school children during the 19th annual All- Hill Halloween, one of the oldest traditions on the Hill. The Office of Residential Life (ORL) sold candy to raise the funds needed for students who came from disadvantaged areas of the Los Angeles community. Before the event, residents and ORL staff decorated their floors according to chosen themes, such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On Halloween night, students handed out candy to trick-or-treaters that went from door to door in the residence halls. A branch of ORL that also played an active role in organizing Hill events was the On Campus Housing Council (OCHC), which was a voice for resident concerns and needs. OCHC also hosted five annual Hill events including two movie nights, a semi-formal dance and Casino Night in the winter, as well as a formal dance in the spring. Residents were granted free admission to most of these events with their BruinCards and room keys. With a theme of " Back to the 80 ' s, the semi- formal was held in Tom Bradley Hall on Jan. 25. The dance gave residents and their guests an opportunity to trade in their sweatshirts and Rainbow flip-flops for some neon-colored outfits. Less than a month later, Casino Night, themed Moulin Rouge, dominated Cove! Commons on Feb. 23. Kathleen Hsu, a second- year communications studies student and the campus relations commissioner for OCHC commented on the importance of Hill events, " We vant to make sure we give students the full opportunity to experience social life on the Hill while they ' re living here. " A variety of additional events was organized during the year. Included among the activities were the All-Hill Series of Pop Culture, the Super Smash Brothers Tournament and the Mock Rock lip-syncing competition. The variety of events on the Hill provided students with glamour, competition and relaxation. Activities allowed Bruins a fun alternative on days they didn ' t want to lace the rigors of schoolwork or venture out into Santa Monica. As Liz Flannery, a first-year biology student, explained after seeing an OCHC movie screening of " Dan in Real Life, " " Hill events give you the opportunity to meet people that you normally wouldn ' t ... It ' s a really laidback and familial atmosphere which makes it easy to relax after a stressful day. " lui Taking a stud siua ent life Left: Students shuffle-up and deal In the poker room at Casino Night. Held in Covel Commons, Casino Night allowed students to play traditional casino games, such as roulette, poker and blackjack. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Left: Students get their groove on at Tom Bradley International Hall at an 80 ' s dance party. Hill events promoted resident Interaction and allowed students to meet new people. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Left: First-year biochemistry student Harry Li, first-year biochemistry student Sheleana Varvaro, first-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student Sze-YIn Lu and first-year chemical engineering student Tony Wu try their luck at the blackjack table. Students were given chips to either gamble with or enter a raffle to win a prize. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. hill u Above: ROTC members jump over tlie wall in the Court of Philanthropy. Students underwent rigorous physical training every morning as early as 5 a.m. Photographed by Emique lombtanca. stuaent lire t life Above: With backpacks by their side, cadets are debriefed on the morning ' s drills on the steps of the Student Activities Center. The Army ROTC headquarters was located In SAC, making Wilson Plaia a convenient place to train. Photographeil by inrique lomblanca. % t M ft Left: Cadets await further instructions while standing in formation. Physical training instilled a sense of discipline, as well as mental toughness. Photographed by Enrique Torreblanca. ■ ' ■• bruin y " I Tomorrow ' s leaders start at UCLA — by Andrew Kang The UCLA Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and an additional $900 a year for books and fees (ROTC) program was created to prepare students while they pursued their regular college degrees, interested in becoming officers in the U.S. Army. In addition to these benefits, all Military Science It was the primary source for commissioning both Scholarship recipients vere given priority class active duty and reserve officers. The program was enrollment, designed to prime individuals to lead the world ' s The philosophy of the UCLA Army ROTC, finest soldiers on diverse missions throughout the world. The heart of the program was its training, which included physical conditioning, classes, weekend labs and field exercises. Cadets were trained in military science, which focused on the strategies of warfare and the art of leadership. The program sought to help individuals achieve their personal best in order to develop their minds and bodies. By putting cadets through rigorous physical training, Left: Students in the ROTC program discuss strategy during an early morning training session. The lessons they learned would equip them for future missions. Photographed by Enrique Torreblanca. as stated by Christopher P. Talcott, major of the U.S. Army and professor of military science, was that cadets were students first. Cadets could not be commissioned without completing a bachelor ' s degree. Those who excelled in the classroom demonstrated the intelligence, effort and time management skills that were needed to be an effective Army leader. ROTC was determined to develop cadets into leaders who possessed outstanding character, fitness, competence and toughness. Through a continuous ROTC made sure that they were in superior process of counseling, advising and mentoring, physical condition. Cadets were also committed ROTC constantly challenged and motivated the to living a healthy lifestyle. During weekend labs, cadets to attain excellence in all areas of their lives, soldiers learned and developed the practical side UCLA ' s ROTC program was committed of leadership. Cadets were taught to master their to being both flexible and predictable. It was skills in small unit tactics, first aid and basic rifle understood that many cadets had their own goals, marksmanship. hopes, and dreams, and ROTC provided a schedule Army ROTC also made it possible for both that allowed cadets to be involved in all aspects of undergraduate and graduate students to receive their experiences as students. For students interested scholarships for the expenses of attending college, in becoming military officers, UCLA ROTC was including tuition and room and board. Recipients created to help every cadet strive to be a scholar, were given a tax-free allowance up to $500 a month athlete and leader. lUi p§ " ROTC is a great program because it integrates the discipline and curriculum necessary to pursue my E dreams of a career in the airforce. " t-year Astrophysics army rote mil m .. . . H ' « ■•v . )T 1 lAxptyeps lOS 104. issues A hoards of students pass you by on Bruin Walk, you notice that many stop by the Daily Bruin kiosks on their way to class. With newspapers in hand, they receive their daily fix of sudoku, athletics and most importantly, issues from around the world. Though not every issue concerns the Bruin community, they affect your life whether you realize it or not. From the subprime mortgage crisis to Benazir Bhutto ' s assassination, world issues shape the campus community and play an important role in the life of a college student. issues " [The] school should have more easily accessible programs to help those who were affected by the shooting. Psychological counseling would have helped the shooter and would have prevented the situation altogether. " Margaret Kaiser first-year, undeclared ' " fil ues UnroreseenCampus Terror April 16, 2007 was a day that would forever resonate in the memories of millions, and in the memories of the students of Virginia Tech in particular. Little did they know that by 7 a.m. Seung-Hui Cho would already be standing at the entrance to West Ambler Johnston Hall in Blacksburg, Virginia %vith a loaded weapon. 15 minutes later, Cho had shot his first victims; two hours later, he had mailed a package of writings and video recordings to NBC News. The package was postmarked 9:01 a.m. Cho went on to go on a nine-minute rampage in Norris Hall, during which he fired at least 174 rounds, killing 30 people, five of whom were professors, and wounding many more. In the time of devastation, many heroes emerged or perished to save the lives of their students or fellow classmates. One such hero. Professor Liviu Librescu, selflessly held the door of his full classroom shut while Cho attempted to enter, ultimately being killed. Cho, 23, was a South Korean citizen who had moved to the United States at the age of eight. He %vas a troubled fourth-year English student who had been diagnosed with and treated for depression and selective mutism, a severe social anxiety that prevented him trom speaking. During college many professors had asked him to seek counseling after reading his disturbing poetry assignments and noting his odd behavior in class. He had also been accused of stalking two female students and was declared mentally ill by a Virginia special justice. On April 18, NBC News broadcast Cho ' s package containing a 1,800-word manifesto, 63 photos and 27 digital videos in which he expressed his loathe of the wealthy and compared himself to Christ. The nation was appalled at the hateful messages relayed by the media. Cho ' s tamily expressed sympathy for the victim ' s families by releasing a statement of grief and apology on April 20 that also touched on the young man ' s instability. UCLA was among the many universities in the United States to raise high alert on campus following the attacks. Second-year biochemistry student Julia Barbarino ■was shocked by Cho ' s desperate actions, commenting, " I know that students in high school often feel like outcasts but the fact that someone in college had felt alone and isolated enough by the world to commit such an atrocity out of anger and resentment was extremely surprising to me. I always thought that college ■was where you found your niche. The event sparked national debate about mental illness laws and programs, gun control regulations and university administration, thus prompting the passing of regulations such as a federal gun control law on June 13. David Quiros, a third-year environmental sciences student pointed out the biases of American media by sensationalizing the story while failing to notice the many other instances of violence and problems that occur everyday. He commented that though devastating, " the Virginia Tech shooting incident is exemplary of American behavior — a catastrophic incident ostracized by the media causing overwhelmed citizens to fear, hate, and act like wise. " A memorial of pictures, posters and memorabilia belonging to the victims was erected on the green grasses of Virginia Tech, and thousands ot people flocked to express their condolences. Miles away, UCLA students stood as a community at a candlelight memorial, remembering those lost and affected. Story by AUcbeU Phain. till J mourning across the nation. Left: A student speaks words of comfort and encouragement to his peers at the candlelight vigil. Hundreds of students gathered in De Neve Plaza to mourn those who lost their lives in the Virginia Tech shooting. Photographed by Howard Kao. Left: Grief-ridden faces of UCLA students are lit t)y candlelight as they mourn the casualties of the shooting on the other side of the country. The tragic loss of so many lives had an especially sobering effect on college students as the shooting had taken place at a university. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. devastation burns through southern California On Oct. 21, Bruins watched helplessly as the Witch, Malibu, Poomacha, Harris, Rice, Coronado Hills, Ammo, Wilcox, McCoy and many other fires burned through familiar neighborhoods, casting the skies in a hellish red and black. Collectively, the fires of Southern California burned over 500,000 acres and destroyed hundreds upon hundreds of homes and public buildings. According to Senator Barbara Boxer ' s ■website, 2,013 homes were burned, almost half of which was burned by the Witch Fire, which covered almost 200,000 acres. Statistics indicated that the Harris Fire, the second largest fire in Southern California, burned 90,750 acres, killing five civilians and burning 206 homes and 250 outbuildings. The cost of containing fires ranged upvi ards in the millions — the highest totaling $11.3 million. As the situation in Southern California became d i re, Br u i ns began to worry for the safety of loved ones and homes. While thousands of firefighters fought to contain the flames. Bruins kept close tabs on the blazes ' progress by watching the news and reading articles. Amanda Hill, a first-year music education and performance student, -who has a home in Rancho Bernardo, relied on the news for vital information concerning her house and her family. " I watched our local San Diego news channel online to see a court next to mine burning, " said Hill. " We basically didn ' t know the status of our homes until that Wednesday despite updates online ol confirmed streets and houses. All we kne v was that my neighborhood and two nearby neighborhoods were the hardest hit. " As the week progressed, families were evacuated, leaving once-thriving towns abandoned. The fires caused a mass evacuation of thousands of people to San Diego ' s Qualcomm Stadium, and other evacuation Left: A wind-driven brusli fire burns out of control in Malibu, California. Afast-movingwildfire destroyed about 20 homes and spread through the canyons and hills above l alibu, forcing hundreds of residents to flee. PhotoSrsphed by Dan Steinberg, AP Photo. points throughout Southern California. Many of the evacuation points were shut down or moved as the fires gained momentum. Anxious for news. Bruins became distracted from classes, checking evacuation sites and calling families and friends periodically. First-year sociology student Leah Sitler recalled the tension of the fire being close to her house. " My family evacuated Sunday night after visiting me that weekend for Parent ' s Weekend, " Sitler said. " Thankfully everyone, including our dog Dora, made it safely to a friend ' s house in Coronado. It was really hard for me to concentrate on my classes and schoolwork because I was always thinking about getting to my computer to check the map of the fires to see if my home was still there. " Hill reflected on the presence of the firefighters in her neighborhood, who awakened the neighborhood and rushed the residents to evacuate. " My parents said they woke up to loud speakers from police officers saying the fire was very close to our neighborhood, " she said. " They could even see the fire from our backyard to the mountains nearby. I was woken up by my friends here at UCLA that went to high school with me. " As the week passed, the fires were gradually brought under control. But after the images of burning houses and news of evacuations. Bruins knew things would never be the same. " Life has definitely changed back at home, " said Hill. " I actually had not been home yet from school and was planning to come that weekend. Who knew my first time home would be with a totally different vibe and devastation? " A month later, the Corral Fire broke out in Malibu, burning 4,900 acres and 53 homes over Thanksgiving weekend, but was soon contained, preventing a repeat of the devastation that occured only four weeks before. Story by Herumi Ann Bay Ion. IQi FarfromHome Photograph counesf of Richard Smith. Lett: Paul Carey from the San Pasqual Fire Department battles flames at ttie front of the Paradise fire in Valley Center, California. Firefigliters were initially overwhelmed by the number and degree of the blazes, as many fires burned uncontained for several days after they started. Photogiaphed by Tim Tadder. AP Photo. ' ' Who knew my first time home would be with a totally djferent vibe and devastation ' Amanda Hill, first-year music education performance student southern California wnonres la Right: Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Sellg address the media during a news conference regarding the steroid investigation. Sellg announced that Mitchell would lead the investigation into the alleged steroid usage by MLB athletes. Pliotogrdphed by Mary Allafler. AP Photo. Youcan ' tsteal firstb ase In the last 10 years, dubious baseball fans questioned the increased number of home runs in the popular American pastime. Their skepticism was smothered as fans watched in awe as Major League players tried to top each other with new home run records. But recently, that doubt resurfaced. First-year sociology student Jose Cordova voiced his sadness with the League, saying, " It is ... disappointing that ve are currently in the ' steroids era, ' especially since the all-time home run record has been broken, but only through the help of steroids. " Baseball players ' use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone tainted the sport since 2003, when Major League Baseball first began testing for performance-enhancing drugs. In late 2007, the Mitchell Report was released, listing 89 names of players who had been linked to these drugs through admission, positive test results or muckraking reports by the media. As a result of this controversial study. Congress insisted on Jan. 5, that a number of convicted players, most notably Roger Clemens, testify against their former trainer Brian McNamee, vho claimed that he injected many of his players with steroids. One of the numerous cited reasons for using steroids was embodied in Jason Giambi ' s 2004 confession to a grand jury. As one of the New York Yankee ' s star players, Giambi claimed he took steroids in late 2002 to " still be able to work out at [Barry Bond ' s age] and keep playing. " Sophomore right- handed pitcher Charles Brewer, of the UCLA baseball team, agreed with Giambi ' s testament. " I believe that [MLB players] resort to using steroids because their jobs are on the line to perform well, " Brewer explained. " And if any of these players ' jobs are on the line and the difference between staying on the roster or getting released from the team is taking steroids or hGH, the temptation is immensely high. " Released on Dec. 13, the Mitchell Report delved into the secrets behind the popular use of steroids and human growth hormones by players in Major League Baseball. Though, in some instances, there was insufficient evidence to conclude steroid and hGH use, the report provided almost eight pages of evidence convicting Clemens of drug use with the aid of his former trainer, from 1998-2001. On Jan. 7, Clemens filed a defamation suit against McNamee, claiming that the accusations were false. On Jan. 16, George Mitchell, vho vas in charge of the Mitchell Report, MLB commissioner Bud Selig and MLB Players Association executive director Donald Fehr testified before the Congressional Committee reviewing the MLB ' s steroid and hGH problem. Mitchell was questioned regarding his reporting methods and offered his support of McNamee, while Selig and Fehr, although praised for MLB ' s progress, were questioned about the Mitchell Report and its suggestions to reduce the presence of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport. The steroid scandal continued to ruin baseball ' s image. " The choices of professional baseball players affect everyone in the community, Brewer explained, " because, as professional athletes, they are constantly in the spotlight. They lead by example, and in this case, by using steroids, they are setting a bad example for the youth. " As the 89 players continued to deny or admit their use of performance-enhancing drugs, America watched its national sport fall victim to lies, hoping that their dreams hadn ' t been turned into nightmares. Story l y Stacy Hu.lBi Baseball s image ruined by steriod use " I don ' t think that this is an issue for the criminal justice system. Baseball should set and enforce its own rules. If people are found to be using [performance-enhancing drugs] , they should be banned from the sport for life and also banned [or removed] from the hall of fame. " -Laura Mills, first-year, history " This nation was one of stability and calm on a continent of war. The disputes over the legitimacy of the president have put Kenya into a civil war which is not good for any of the African nations. " -Ish Bhanu first-year, biology m ■f M ii i H J .mm . HS " m D t issues Yearningfor truth Prior to the end of 2007, Kenya was known to be one of the most stable and calm nations compared to its neighbors. However, events that took place at the turn of the new year threatened Kenya ' s democracy. On Dec. 27, the re-election of President Mwai Kibaki of the Party of National Unity sparked violence throughout Kenya. His opposition, Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement party had been leading in opinion polls and early election returns. The official vote count, 4,584,721 votes for Kibaki and 4,352,993 votes for Odinga as reported by CNN, showed that Kibaki outran Odinga by over 200,000 votes. The results appeared to contradict Odinga ' s leading position prior to the election and caused many to believe the election had been rigged in favor of Kibaki. Also adding to the increasing possibility of inaccurate vote counts was the fact that the Orange Democratic Movement had won the majority of the seats in parliament. Both the United States and the European Union withheld congratulating Kibaki, remaining wary of the vote count. The political violence also contained ethnic undertones, as the Kibaki tribes and the Odinga tribe ' s resentment exploded along with the controversy. Kibaki was part of the large Kikuyu tribe, while Odinga was part of the smaller Luo tribe. The members of the candidates ' tribes targeted one another while Odinga ' s supporters set fire to buildings. Police brutality also became a major issue after the election. In Kisumu, the capital city of Odinga ' s home province, an estimated 50 people died overnight from police gunshot wounds. Eileen Kim, a third-year English student, described her reaction, " Initially, after hearing the news, I was very worried because the violence seems to echo the violence of the Rwandan Genocide as well as the current genocide in Darfur. Now the question is, what ' s an effective solution to when obviously something needs ... to be done about the strife going on? " Kibaki won by a landslide in 2002, ending the 24 years of corruption of Daniel arap Moi. However, over the past five years, Kibaki ' s administration had been plagued with scandals. Odinga, on the other hand, promised to share the country ' s wealth to relieve the majority of citizens who suffered in poverty. Both Odinga and Kibaki favored positive relations with the United States. One of the U.S. ' s staunchest allies in Afria, Kenyan capital Nairobi had provided military bases to the U.S. during the war on terror since Sep. 11. On Jan. 3, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sent African diplomat Jendayi Frazer to Kenya to mediate tension between the rival parties. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and the European Union ' s Development Commissioner Louis Michel were among those who attempted to lead mediation efforts in hopes of restoring order and democracy in Kenya during mid-January. However, nothing was successful in halting the climbing death toll of 700 in Kenya as well as the qusirter of a million people who had fled their homes to escape the violence. As first-year electrical engineering student Rana Khanbolouki commented, " What ' s going on in Kenya is a real tragedy, but whenever I read the news about it, I get the impression that it ' s not a top priority for the United States and other world powers. " Story by Ameet ChahalL Ull iry in the streets 3 B ■ i Left: President Kibaki and his wife greet President Bush and the First Lady during a visit to the United States in 2003. Kibaki was declared the winner of the 2007 Kenyan presidential elections, which caused a backlash against the government. Photograph courtesy of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Left: Displaced Kenyan citizens recieve rations following the riots over the Kenyan presidential election. Nearly 100,000 people were made homeless as the result of the riots. Photographed by Karel Prinsloo, AP Photo. - I eath of peace advocate sparks outrage - mt While most students vere generally unaccustomed to watching the news during winter break, many joined the rest of the world in paying close attention on Dec. 27. On this Thursday evening, Benazir Bhutto, the leader of Pakistan ' s largest party, the People ' s Party, was shot at a political rally in Ra ' walpindi and pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. at a nearby hospital. Immediately after the shooting, a suicide bomber killed over 20 people at the rally and vi ' ounded 50 others. Bhutto ' s death sent a shockwave through Pakistan; her furious supporters violently displayed their rage in the streets. Her assassination also plunged Pakistan ' s world of politics back into chaos as the Jan. 8 election was postponed to Feb. 18 just weeks after President Pervez Musharraf had lifted the country ' s state of emergency. Allegations behind Bhutto ' s death was a subject of controversy. Her supporters claimed that the Musharraf ' s government played a role in Bhutto ' s assassination while Musharraf blamed Bhutto for sticking her head out her SUV sunroof. In order to invalidate the claims of his government ' s involvement in the assassination, Musharraf requested the help of Britain ' s Scotland Yard to conduct forensic examinations while Bhutto ' s son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, requested a UN-backed investigation regarding the details of his mother ' s death. Bhutto became the first female leader of a modern Muslim country in 1988, serving twice as the prime minister of Pakistan. In the 1990s, Bhutto spent eight years in self-imposed exile in an effort to avoid corruption charges that her administration faced. Bhutto ' s return to Pakistan in October 2007 was supported by the United States, as it was agreed that she would share power with Musharraf in an effort to promote democracy and Left: Supporters mourn the death of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto at a rally on Jan. 3. The rally was held in Lahore, Pakistan, a week after the assassination. Pholographed by KM Chaudary, AP Photo. save his unpopular militaristic government. In regard to relations between the U.S. and Pakistan and Bhutto ' s assassination, Professor Emeritus of the UCLA History Department Nikkie Keddie commented, " Benazir Bhutto ' s tragic assassination lessens the possibility of democracy there, and is the latest example of major U.S. contribution to the dangerous destabilization of Pakistan. Our encouragement of Bhutto ' s return to Pakistan at a time that was very dangerous for her [is one of the many examples] of policies that have hurt Pakistan ' s people. " After days of violence, Bhutto ' s supporters regained hope after 19-year-old Zardari was chosen to succeed her on Dec. 30 despite his lack of political experience. Her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, was given co-chairmanship of the party, taking control while his son finished studies at Christ Church at Oxford University. News of Pakistani politics may have seemed far away and confusing for many, but Bhutto ' s legacy was straightforward. She left a mark on the Middle East by being an unprecedented female leader in the region. Melody Arian, a first-year political science student, described, " What ' s really sad is that there are so many capable females to lead Muslim nations, and because of this incident, they ' re going to encounter another level of fear in regards to taking a leadership position in this region. " Bhutto was also a part of UCLA ' s history. She received the UCLA Medal on April 12, 1995 for her commitment to improving education and the status of women. She was also honored for defying the lack of opportunities for women in Islamic society. Though the future of Pakistan remained uncertain, Bhutto left a powerful legacy as one of the most revolutionary and courageous political leaders in modern history. Story by Aineet Chahall. uU Hop cSil e nced Left: Former Prime Minister Benazir Btiutto arrives in Geneva, Sviitzerland to attend a court iiearing in 2006. Her administration faced investigation and ctiarges of money laundering. Photographed by Martial irezzini, AP Photo. ' ' Benazir Bhutto ' s tragic assassination lessens the possibility of democracy [in Pakistan] ... " .. Nikkie Keddie, Professor Emeritus of the UCLA History Department Bhutto ' s assasmanon .1 k t Right: A Pasadena home stands behind a sign annoucing its sale for a foreclosure auction. 2 million homeowners that held subprime adjustable- rate mortgage loans were at risk of losing their homes should they default or fall behind on payments. Photographed by Reed Saxon. AP Photo. ' V 1 H L H S Wm H ' -— ' - ■ ' - ' g s " m — ■ g ' 3 ■Poi P " - -- ' - H r n r n i . « Sidestepping ARecession In fall 2006, the juggernaut known as the subprime mortgage crisis began with the bursting of the housing bubble and developed into a global financial cris is in 2007. As of Jan. 25, 2008, major banks and other financial institutions in the U.S. reported losses of approximately $130 billion, resulting in the closure and bankruptcy of numerous major corporations and a decline in the stock market. The subprime mortgage crisis resulted in a sharp rise in home foreclosures, in which banks reclaimed property because of the owner ' s inability to pay mortgage. Numerous risky mortgage loans caused the crisis, including subprime lending and adjustable rate mortgages. Subprime lending was the most dangerous mortgage available in the housing market; it was the practice of making loans to borrowers who didn ' t qualify for the best market interest rates because of poor credit history. Adjustable rate mortgages were loans with interest rates periodically adjusted based on numerous factors, usually changed to guarantee a steady margin of profit for the lender and used to counteract the unpredictability of interest rates. Because of the adjustable rates, payments made by the borrower could change over time. The borrower benefitted if the interest rate fell, and lost out if interest rates rose. The share of subprime mortgages increased from 9% in 1996 to 20% in 2006 because loan incentives, such as low initial rates, encouraged borrowers to agree to mortgages with the belief that they would be able to refinance at better terms later. Refinancing was the process by which another loan was made on new terms in a mortgage, and w as easily attained from 1996 to 2006, but with the bursting of the housing bubble, refinancing became more difficult. As a result, debts increased and foreclosures became more common. By October 2007, 16% of adjustable rate mortgages were 90 days late or in the process of foreclosure, almost triple the rate of 2005; by January 2008, this number increased to 21%. In 2007, almost 1.3 million U.S. housing properties w ere subjected to foreclosures, a 79% increase from 2006. The inability of homeo vners to repay their loan increased the credit risk, or the risk of loss in availability of loans or credit, resulting in a sudden increase in the cost of obtaining a loan from the banks. This placed downward pressure on economic growth because significant losses from risky subprime loans reduced banks ' willingness to issue new loans, thus reducing investment, a key component that drove the economy. In order to counteract the negative pressures, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Jan. 22, and President Bush signed the Economic Stimulus Package on Feb. 13, providing tax rebates to low and middle income U.S. taxpayers. Both of these policies were designed to stimulate economic growth and inspire confidence in financial markets both domestic and global. As the government attempted to amend the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis, the remainder of the U.S. suffered ■with the declining economy. Blame was passed everyw here, but the ultimate moral of the story was to be wary of bad credit, a lesson that should have been learned in the Great Depression of the 1920s. Story by Stacy Hu. VSt I I Housing bubble bursts, causing financial crisis " I believe that there should be a revision of lending rules and regulations which provide for more oversight in regards to lending procedures. " -Rafayel Mgdesyan, fourth-year, political science ■ - Democratic hopefuls former senator Batack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham CImton engage m a presidential debate in Los Angeles. CA. The face fc ' -- ' ■ . iiic nomination was one of the closest in recent hi; ' ■ ' 3s tne candidates were essentially lied in the delgate cour ■ ' - roughout the race. Photographed by liiSjtiiill - ' M " It ' s my first election, so I guess I looked at things differently ... Before, I only knew what people said. [This year] I tried to form my opinion as opposed to just listening. " -Christopher Wasson, first-year, mechanical engineering lIKi iii jt wtiictji issues Battlingfog eballot With the 2008 presidential election inching closer, Democratic and Republican party candidates fought hard in hopes of securing a position on the general election ballot. The Democratic front-runners included former senators Barack Obama and John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Bill Richardson. The Republican hopefuls included former Congressman Ron Paul, Sen. John McCain, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and governors Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Each candidate raised and invested millions of dollars in campaign funds to acquire the most votes. As each state held its primary election, it became apparent which candidates were the leaders of the pack. In January, support for Huckabee and Obama escalated in the polls while passing longtime front- runners Clinton and Romney. Obama ' s sudden rise in the polls in states such as New Hampshire and South Carolina shocked Clinton ' s campaign. Early in the elections, the Republican hopefuls focused on states such as Florida and Michigan, while the Democrats focused on Nevada and South Carolina, which were given permission to hold early elections. On the Democratic side, Obama took South Carolina and on the Republican side, McCain sealed the victory, which set him up for an important win in Florida soon after. On Feb. 3, celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy and Stevie Wonder made special appearances on the UCLA campus in support for Barack Obama. While many Bruins and the public joined in on the rally to encourage Obama, a few, such as fourth-year geography student Bryon Lim worried about Obama ' s political views. He commented, " I worry about people jumping on board the Obama bandwagon without even thinking what his plans for change really mean. " Nevertheless, this rally proved to increase his poll numbers, putting him only 2% behind Clinton. On Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, 24 states, including California, held their presidential primary elections, which was the largest simultaneously held elections in U.S. history. The Democrats were virtually left with a neck-and-neck tie between Clinton and Obama while McCain nearly sealed all the votes. In the following weeks, Obama successfully triumphed over Clinton, winning eight consecutive victories after Super Tuesday, while McCain took Louisiana, Washington and Kansas. On Super Tuesday II, delegate-rich states Ohio and Texas, along with Rhode Island and Vermont, held their primaries. Clinton took Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, allowing her to remain in the Democratic primaries as a candidate. On the Republican side, McCain took all four states, putting him over the top of the 1,191 delegates required to win the Republican nomination. As a result, Mike Huckabee conceded. The election was considered a life-changing event in U.S. history, generating a higher voter turnout than expected. With the primary election ending in June, nothing could be determined in the Democratic race between Obama and Clinton. Since California primaries ended. Bruins could do nothing but sit back and watch the voting results of other states reel in. Whatever the outcome, the 2008 presidential primary elections would be one to be remembered in the hearts of supporters on the UCLA campus and around the nation. Story hy Nina Zhav. UL -:U,S-y;l tifl; j» ' ft r 1 f Left: Republican presidential hopefuls John McCain, Mike Huckabee, RudyGuliani gather in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to present and listen to each other ' s platforms. Former underdog McCain gained a wide lead over his rivals, ultimately securing his name on the ballot on Super Tuesday II, March 4. Photographed by Alex Brandon, AP Photo. Left: A voter exercises his civil right to vote as he fills in the bubble for his favored nominee. The 2008 election saw a historic increase in voter turnout especially, among younger voters. Photographed by Andrew Hsieh. Daily Bruin. writers ' strike leaves reruns on TVs for months if ' 0 To the despair of many avid television watchers, and even to some casual viewers, 2008 brought a disappointing lack of new episodes for the best-loved TV shows. Those looking forward to a new season or episode simply had to wait. First- year biochemistry student Andre-w Chui expressed his disappointment, noting, " After long hours of studying ... I would like to take breaks to keep me relaxed from time to time but since there was a writer ' s strike, I wasn ' t able to since I had to resort to reruns. " The high influx of reruns and substituted reality shows resulted from the 2007-2008 Writer ' s Guild of America (WGA) strike, which lasted 100 days, beginning on Nov. 5 and ending on Feb. 12. Film, television and radio writers went on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The AMPTP represented the interests of 397 American television and film producers and renegotiated a basic contract concerning residuals and new media with the Writer ' s Guild every three years. The WGA claimed that residuals, profits made from purchases and future airings of a television program, represented an important component of a writer ' s income in between shows and projects. As a result, the WGA asked for a twofold increase in the percentage of DVD residuals. A more critical issue for negotiations was the concern over compensation for new media, such as Internet downloads and video on demand from cable and satellite television. The issue became an important point of contention because of the high expectations that the Internet will soon provide a mass market of television shows. Left: Members of the Writers Guild of America vote for the new tentative contract at the WGA Theater in Beveriy Hills, California. New benefits established in the agreement included a distritiution of new media jurisdiction to the WGA. Photogrsphed by Rick Loomis, AP Photo. In a similar precedent in 1988, home videos were defined as an unproven market; their high selling prices drew a reluctant 0.3% residual agreement from the WGA with the AMPTP As DVDs became more popular, however, home videos became less videspread, but the residual still applied. The decrease in popularity carried over losses to the WGA, which learned its lesson and refused to allow Internet dow nloads to be classified in a similar fashion. Negotiations culminated in a vote in which 93.6% of writers agreed to support the new three-year pact. Numerous new benefits established in the pact included a distribution of new media jurisdiction to the WGA. Moreover, the WGA could determine residual dues based on " distributor ' s gross, " or overall profits, instead of on a fixed percentage. Lastly, vriters received separated rights, which resulted in writers having more povi er in their own work. The big victory on behalf of the guild was considered a landmark, for minor issues were dropped in favor of the major topics regarding new media. " [It] was a good call to action for underpaid workers in entertainment who do all the work ... and don ' t get the credit, " commented third-year psychobiology student Mark Anthony Sy. First-year undeclared student Marissa Rousseau also said, " The strike was the result of an evolving industry, and I think it was an important step in adapting to the age of the DVD collection. " On campus, students cheered as the strike was resolved. Some students cherished the idea that the hundred-day hiatus was a milestone for the future of media, but most people were simply glad to have their favorite shows back. Story by Joyce Chen. IDI A Episode Left: Members of the Writers Guild of America gather in Los Angeles to demand a larger slice of the profits from TV shows and media sales. The strike halted many projects, leaving shows on reruns while its expected impact on feature ' :1ms was later release dates. ' notolraphed by Reed Samrt. P Photo. ' ' [It] was a good call to action for underpaid workers in entertainment who do all the work ... and dont et the credit. Mark Anthony Sy, third-year psychobiology student writers 1 strike Right: The U.S. embassy in Belgrade is set on fire during a large rally protesting Kosovo independence. The territory of Kosovo was regarded as a key component of Serbia ' s religious and national identity. Photographed by AP Photo. issues AOuestion oflndependence After more than a decade of bitter fighting and endless bloodshed, which resulting in the displacement of millions of civilians in the Balkan region, Kosovo finally declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. This was the second attempt for sovereignty by Albanian-dominated Kosovo ever since the breakdown of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the first having failed in 1990. Kosovo had been placed under the transitional United Nations administration (UNMIK) with NATO as the leading peacekeeping force following the 1999 Kosovo War between the Albanian guerillas and Serbian armed forces. The clash was a culmination of decades of ethnic tension in the multiethnic region and struggle for greater autonomy. Despite the celebration that follo ' wed the declaration of independence among the Albanians, the conflict was far from over. Divisions became apparent among the members of United Nations and European Union as they responded to the event. Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany vere quick to announce their support for Kosovo ' s sovereignty, but were met with strong opposition from Serbia, Russia, Greece and Spain. China, one of the five permanent nembers of the UN security force, also exhibited reluctance in recognizing Kosovo as an independent nation. Indeed, Kosovo ' s separation from Serbia could pose a threat to the already distanced diplomatic relations between Russia and most Western nations, a gap reminiscent of the Cold War era. In response to the U.S. ' s support, Serbia immediately recalled its ambassadors from Washington, w here pro-Serb activists S ' warmed around the White House. In Belgrade, Serbian protesters set the U.S. embassy on fire and also attacked other UN and NATO properties. The unrest only added to a string of other problems that Kosovo faced, one being its difficult economy. The war in 1999 had left Kosovo with a damaged infrastructure which continued to leave factories and businesses without electricity. Corruption and high rate of unemployment also plagued the n ewly formed nation. Kosovo ' s secession also resulted in the breakdown of Serbia ' s government w hich had been divided over policy on Kosovo. On March 8, 2008, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica announced the dissolving of his cabinet and called for an early election, blaming the disbandment of his party on the European Union ' s plans to ease Kosovo ' s transition into an independent state. Kostunica had rejected closer ties with the EU while President Boris Tadic argued that Serbia could plead its case against Kosovo better if it aligned with the EU. A larger question also loomed Kosovo ' s separation from Serbia: •would this be a first step toward peace and resolution in the Balkan region or would it be a trigger for further disintegration in the former communist Yugoslavia? Even with Independence, the future remained uncertain for Kosovo. Story by Fide,) Lay. lul violence erupts as Kosovo cl aims independen " It ' s a strange story in spite of its lack of publicity — in the region where international conflicts erupted into World War I, the U.S. is almost the only Western power backing an Islamic movement for self-governance. " -Brett Baker, fourth-year, English FEB. 1, 2008 Microsoft made a hostile S44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, challenging Google dominonce. .OUTHERN CALIFORNIA OCT. 21, 2007 Fifteen wildfires burned over 267,000 acres and destroyed almost 600 homes. 500,000 people evacuated as 1 died, and 20 firefighters are injured. lOSANGELt FEB.12,2008 The Writer ' s Guild of America came to a tentotive three-year ogreement, ending a strike that began Nov. 5, 2007 and costed S2 billion. WASHINGTON, D AUG. 5, 2007 Bush signed a low expanding federol wiretapping to include monitoring electronic conversations without warrant if there is " reasonable belief " and if one party is not in the U.S. WASHINGTON, DC AUG.-DEC. 2007 Bush vetoed two bills increasing funding to the State ' s Children Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) passed by Congress in Sep. and Oct. vvAiniNuluii, L AUG. 31, 2007 Karl Rove, longtime advisor to President Bush, left the White House, four days after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned. WASHINGTON, D.C. SEP. 1, 2007 Sen. lorry Craig (R-ldoho) allegedly made lewd advances in men ' s restroom at Minneapolis airport and was discovered by undercover cop. WAbtimbiUN, L NOV. 7, 2007 House passed bill to prevent sexual orientation discrimation in hiring ond firing. WAbhii uiurj, L DEC. 6, 2007 The CIA has destroyed videotapes of two Al-Quedo suspects, reported the New York Times. WASHING iUN, I DEC. 19, 2007 Bush signed into law ambitious energy package, including a 35mpg standard by 2010, passed by Congress. THE UNITED STATES JAN.-MARCH 2008 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton contend for the Democratic presidential nomination. John McCain won the Republican nomination. OSLO, NORWAY SEP . 26, 2007 The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Iranian president claimed no homosexuols exist in Iron and called the West hypocritical for trying to stop Iran ' s nuclear weopons program. NEW YORK MAR. 10, 2007 Gov. Spitzer, former attorney general, was caught on a federal wiretap implicating his involvement with o prostitution ring. " ' AUG. 27, 2007 NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty to dogfighting conspiracy. FEB. 19, 2008 Fidel Castro officially handed the presidency to brother Roiil Castro. KOSOVO, SERBIA FEB. 17, 2007 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, recognition of the U.S., Britain, Germany, and ir ,fe GAZA STRIP EGYPT J Tens of thousands of I Egypt to buy food and su| Gaza, after Homos blaste DARFUR, SUDA1-: SEP 3( Hundreds of rebels kill: during an assault on an t Haskanilo. COLUMBIA MARCH 1,2008 Columbian forces killed FARC leader Raul Reyes in skirmish across its Ecuador border. Venezuela and Ecuador promptly cut diplomatic relations but compromised days later. ARGENTINA OCT. 28, 2007 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner won 45% of the vote to become the first woman to be elected President in Argentina. I I ; ill . 174 issuesHIGHL?Sl?fs ib Oa. 10, 2007 Turkish Presidcnl Abdullah Goh ihreotencd lo end supporl for the Iraq war alter U.S. Reprcsenlalivcs pass a resolulion (ailing ihc killing ol 1.3 million Turkish Armenians during WWI a genocide. I FEB. MAR. 2007 (loss border Rghling bewccn Hamas and , Israel inlcnsiRed into the Cnza Sirip. IRAO SEP. 10 II, 2007 Gen. David Pclraeus spoke to Congress oboul the U.S. mission in Iraq, saying " I frankly do not expert that we will sec rapid progress. " IRAQ SEP. 16, 2007 Security (onlraclor Blackwolcr killed 17 Iraqi (ivilians. PAKISTAN NOV. 3, 2007 Pcrvcz Musharraf dcdoicd u stole o( emergency in Pokisinn, suspends llic (onslitulion and reploccs Supreme Court V ANMAK SEP 26, 2007 judges to prevent « ruling prohibiting After a sudden hike in lucl prices him to run again for president while itiggcrcd a nioiilh ol pcorccful pro toiiimaiider in chief of the military demociacy clcinonslrations, govcrinncnt BANGlAUtSll NOV. 15, 2007 The lOOmph winds ol Cyclone Sidi killed almost 3,500 and Icovc a million homeless PAKISTAN DEC. 27, 2007 Former Pokistuni Prime Minister Bena ii Bhutto died during attack duiiiig cainpnigii demociacy demonstrations, govcrinncnt graces begin biutally shooting and niicstiiHj piolcslois. CAMBODIA NOV. 20, 2007 Koing Guck Eav, who opciolcd the infamous Tuol SIcng piisoii, was the liist Klimci Rouge Icodci lo nppcni in court IHAIIANDAUG.20,2007 A year after the niilituiy outstci of Prime Minslci Thaksin Shiniiwolia, voteis appiovcd new constitution after first cvci lefcicrrdum, with elections in Dcccrrrbci JAN. 14,2008 Almost 500 died across Kenya as the incumbent President Kibaki ol the Kikuyu liihe wins over favored opposition candidate Odinga ol the luo Irilie INDONESIA SEP 12 13, 2007 Three corlhquakcs, iricludirrg one ol iA rrrirgnitudc, killed over a ilo cn people WORIIMIDT JAN. 21, 2008 Stock irrorkcts irr Hong korrg, loirdon, Irairklurl, Munrboi, and otbci major cities around the woild p lunge in fears of n U.S. Wr I NORTH KOREA oa. 3, 2007 North Korea agreed lo disclose informalion about and disable its nuclear facilities by the end of 2007, in exchange lor fuel and financial aid. JAPAN SEP 12, 2007 Japanese Prime Minister Sliinzo Abe resigned. JAPAN NOV. 20, 2007 Two teanrs in Wisconsirr and Japan independently discovered a new way of making errrbryonic stem cells without using actual embryonic stern cells (lllf AUG. 2007 Chirm cirrnc undci eveir qrcnicr scrutiny as Mattel CEO recoils nrilliorrs ol toys twice irr two weeks Marry Chinese products had beeir lourrd with dnnqcrously high levels ol toxic chemicals " ITT riii; MARCH 2007 Buddhisl rrrorrks in Tibet bcgnrr a protest rrmrdi on Morch lOtIr irr the Tibclarr capital ol llmsir to (ornrrreinuiule a failed 1959 uprisirry. flic protest begarr lo escalotc and prolilerirled irrlo rreighborirrq piovirrces. Chinese lorccs reportedly used lethal forces lo suppress lire piolesis, with vnryirrg rrumbers ol deiilhs reported by dillercnt medio SeviMiil couriliies discussinl possible Beijiiiq Olynrpii boyculls lAiWAN MAR. 22, 200 Mn Yirigjeou ol liriwmr ' s oppusitrorr parly KiJorriirrtiMrg (KMI) won by irlnrosi 1 lieiiiMilirgi ' poirrls irr ir pri sidiMrliol election lodrslnq uri the liriworri-se eiuriorriy iiiiil lire rehrliorisbip with llie Chini se rrioirilnird it-SLlct. UllK-iliic 55 ' r IAk.. Al • ?o ' asr.- ' r . «{ • i Uc oii;amza(ii ns s 1 ). I student oigani .atiiMi 17X r.iiu .ilions ( J • " «»«4» » ..i« With o ' er 25,000 students enrolled at UCLA, It ' s e£is ' to get lost in the hustle and bustle of college life. But joining one of UCLA ' s hundreds of student a large, intimidating campus seem small and friendly. Through group meetings, competitions, communit ' ser ice and social activities, ou can obtain a unique perspectixe as a student bcNond the mundane rijiors of homework and ex a No matter where ' Our interests lie, somewhere on campus is a student group that ' s right lor ou. F a home a a ' Irom home m coileffe, whether it s to lebrate culture, share hobbies or locus on academic concentrations, puts a little extra comfort into the maze iiiciic can nc. student orsraniza m lllllll IHIIIiM sniilii I i i«nr ■■ii i ' U r 11 ti " f :• ,?rT E.;?vicEj A ! S L Above: A group of volunteers smiles for the camera on Community Service Day. Members of CSC went to various locations in Los Angeles to provide tlieir services to underprivileged communities. Photograph courtesy of CSC. Right: In a ligfit-liearted moment, two students show their appreciation for nature. Community service organizations like CSC gave environmentally conscious students an opportunity to come together for a common cause. Photograph courtesy of CSC. •■ -.i Right: A trio of volunteers spends time with senior citizens. Assisting the elderly was just one of the many projects with which CSC was involved. Photograph courtesy of CSC. -JrWf-l r 1 f ■1 ' il m stuciem organizations committed to the by Stacy Hu community I Touting a mission to promote education, research and service, the UCLA community strove to provide forums to explore each core ideal. While students received world- class education in classrooms everyday and conducted research in top laboratory and library facilities, the Community Service Commission (CSC) helped promote service around the community in its representation of over 20 student-run community service projects. As a division of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, CSC was the largest student-run community service organization in the nation, with over 1,500 students participating each year. During fall quarter, CSC organized Community Service Day, ■which consisted of a day-long trip into the greater Los Angeles area. The goal of Community Service Day was to expose students to the numerous volunteering opportunities available in the area and to encourage them to get involved in service. Over 400 students participated in the event and volunteered at 19 different sites around Los Angeles such as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Wheels for Humanity and Kitten Rescue. Angela Cheung, a fourth-year economics student and assistant commissioner of CSC, stated that the goal of Community Service Day was to " bridge the gap between UCLA and the socially [and or] economically disadvantaged communities. " Participants arrived early in De Neve Plaza, Avhere they were provided -with buses to transport them to their sites. Volunteers picked up trash, painted murals on school walls and even took care of rescued rabbits. UCLA students remained at their sites for four hours, and returned to campus for lunch and a carnival at De Neve Plaza, where they enjoyed performances by Bruin Harmony and A ' waken A Cappella. Substantial preparation ■was required for Community Service Day to flow smoothly. CSC planned the event in its entirety, but was fortunate enough to receive help in funding the buses, food and T-shirts. The event was co-sponsored by the On Campus Housing Council, the Resident Hall Associations, ASUCLA, the Assistant Vice Chancellor ' s personal funds and Westwood businesses. CSC also maintained specifications for sites at which students would volunteer. " When we looked for sites, we sought to look for diverse [places], because ve believe that there ' s an opportunity to help the community in all aspects, " Cheung explained. " The goal of Community Service Day -was to get students involved in service if they already aren ' t. For those who are involved, it was a great opportunity for them to do other types of service. For example, if they usually do mentoring and tutoring, Community Service Day was an opportunity for them to try new services, [such as] tree planting, animal care, [and going to] convalescent homes. " Through organizations such as CSC, UCLA could proudly say that its core goals of education, research and service were represented by its students. Community Service Day helped reveal the numerous prospects available in the area for volunteering in hopes of having more students dedicate their time to promoting social change, lul community service aay iceuav students by David Luong represent while the word " government " often brought to mind an imageofpoliticiansinsuitsgrillingeach other ' skindergarten records, the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) worked together to promote positive change on campus. Foreign policy took the form of working with the local government to improve the surrounding Westwood area. Budgets funded neither bombs nor bridges, but rather, cultural shows and volunteer organizations. At its core, USAC was run by elected and appointed officials. At the helm was president Gabe Rose, a fourth- year political science student, internal vice president Dianne Tanjuaquio, a fourth-year sociology student, and external vice president Jesse Melgar, a third-year political science student. Other officials were elected to lead the various commissions, including academic affairs, campus events and cultural affairs. Three additional general representatives were chosen as delegates for the student body within the structure of the student government. This year, members of the Bruins United slate dominated the seats of the council. With their majority, they achieved progress for a number of goals for the year. As a council, the USAC agenda aimed to increase visibility and awareness of its activities by revamping its website and organizing a publicity team. In response to disparities in funding for student groups, the council amended its formula for determining allocations. Othergoals included increased student representation within committees and increased publicity for the Bruin Alert emergency response program. EVP fourth-year biochemistry Justin Hotter successfully replaced a number of broken street lights, while facilities commissioner fourth-year anthropology student Sherlyn Mossahebfar worked toward increasing campus shuttle routes to Include a larger part of the UCLA community. However, not all campaign promises were meant to be. Efforts to move textbooks onto the web, while well intentioned, proved impractical due to limitations from publishers. Likewise, a plan to add more emergency call stations was halted, as it gave way for BruinAlert. Although many of the officers within USAC had accomplished many of their goals, the council was not without its share of scandal. General representative Sanobar Sajan resigned following the exposure of eight fraudulent emails had requested $36,000 worth of funding under her watch. Shortly after, Hotter also stepped down, citing academic reasons for vacating his office. Remaining members of the council quickly named replacements for the emptied spots. Melgar, who had served as the assistant EVP, was selected as EVP, while Matthew Sandler, a newcomer was selected as the new general representative. Despite a rollercoaster of ups and downs, USAC worked to sho ' w students that they could actively better their academic experience through policy change. iDi suiaent organizations Above: USAC members, officers and other appointed representatives ponder over various items on the meeting agenda. Meetings were held every Tuesday and were open to the public. Photographed by TungX. Dao. Left: Community Service Commissioner Stephanie Chang concentrates on the argument of her fellow council members. The 13 student officers and commissioners were elected by the student body during spring quarter of the previous year. Photographed by TungX. Dao. GABE ROSE Left: USAC president Gabe Rose leads the discussion on one of the issues at hand. As president, Rose ' s responsibilities included appointing more than 70 undergraduates to various committees that dealt with issues influencing student life. Photographed by Toog X. Dao. Above: Christine Wilson, coordinator of the Graduate Student Resource Center in the Student Activities Center, tends to office work. The Graduate Student Resource Center was opened in 2005 to provide services to graduate students. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. Right: Members of the GSA participate in the AIDS Project L.A. The Project provided men and women with HIV and AIDS with basic necessities. Photograph courtesy of GS . ' M f. t m :- ' PK ' m. W ' T fe 1 K_ M nkJw¥%L ' .■ Right; The GSA mans a face painting table during Project Santa Claus at the King Drew Hospital. Children in the hospital were treated to a day of activities outside. Photograph courtesy of GSA. siuueru organizations ' • ' uniting grads, by Ameet Chahall aiding bruins In the corner of a small hallway on the third floor of Kerckhoff Hall was an office usually bustling with typing, telephone calls and conversations amidst stacks of papers and brochures. Such hustle and bustle exemplified GSA ' s hard work to fulfill its mission of representing UCLA ' s 12,000 graduate and professional students. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UCLA was often perceived as the voice and advocate of UCLA graduate and professional school students. Since 1936, GSA proved that in addition to being a vehicle of representation for those students, it also enacted reforms that continued to benefit the student body as a whole. With its own separate section for textbooks in the ASUCLA Store and free movie screenings twice a week at Melnitz Hall, many communal and cultural improvements could be attributed to GSA. The GSA worked to better everyday graduate life on campus by working on issues that ranged from transportation problems to academic rights. One of GSA ' s projects included the development of the Graduate Student Resource Center, opened in 2005, which they described as a " one-stop resource, referral, and information center for graduate and professional school students. " Arpi Siyahian, a graduate biological chemistry student and vice president ot internal alfairs, was involved with GSA for three years. One of her goals was to secure permanent funding and more space for the center, which would make more services available. Siyahian explained that such projects not only benefitted graduate and professional students, but ultimately helped the entire university by allowing students to give more back to UCLA. " [Graduate students] are the researchers that actually produce the world- class research that the university prides itself upon, " said Siyahian, " and they are the teaching assistants that help with the undergraduates. " Siyahian added, " Graduate students are active in all three aspects of the university ' s mission: research, [education] and public service. " Other officers included president Nurit Katz, vice president of external affairs Monica Sanchez and vice president of academic affairs Janet Cummings Link. Officers were elected annually in the spring. The GSA governing body was also comprised of appointed cabinet members. Eunie Kim, a graduate public policy student and the legislative liaison and researcher on the cabinet, described her motivation pursuing a leadership position in the GSA, saying, " Not only does my position allow me to be involved on campus, but it relates to what I ' m studying. This position is perfect because not only do I get to the work with the state government, I am also an advocate for my fellow students. " One of Kim ' s goals was to continue fighting fee increases, which, if enacted, would affect all UC students. Though the bustle in the GSA office in Kerckhoff Hall constantly changed in response to pressing issues and the evolving needs of graduate and professional students, the GSA continued to fulfill its historic legacy of contributing to UCLA as a whole. UU graduate student associanon making by Nina Zhao headlines Inside seemingly eerie Kerckoff Hall lived a bunch of dedicated, busy and lively students. More than 400 members of the Daily Bruin staff sacrificed their days and nights to make sure that the paper was ready for distribution early each morning. Because of its commitment and passion toward perfection, the Society of Professional Journalists named the Daily Bruin the Best All- Around Student Newspaper in the country in 2007. With a part-time staff of well-trained journalists using more than 100 top-notch Apple computers, the renowned collegiate newspaper published five days a week. Located in room 118, the Daily Bruin office was recently restructured in the summer, adopting a new layout to promote better communication between departments. Despite the hectic and busy work environment, many staff members enjoyed spending time together in the office by adding quotations to the " wall ol quotes " or by sparking up spontaneous conversation about the previous episode ol Heroes. Second-year art student and co-assistant design director Nicole Vas said, " It can get pretty intense, but there are a lot of great people that %vork there. You also get a lot of experience you would not get anywhere else. " Available in one of the many kiosks on and around campus, many students grabbed a copy to read before, after or even during class. With news, sports, viewpoint and arts and entertainment sections, the Daily Bruin informed students ot various campus events and important developments on campus and around the world. First-year political science student Lexi Hradisky commented, " The articles have a fresher, more modern tone than most national papers, which keeps the news interesting and exciting. It is helpful to have a peer ' s perspective on important issues involving both the campus and the world at large. " Second-year computer science student Jeffrey Su added, " It ' s my main source of news. I wouldn ' t normally go out and look for news, but when I pick one up to do the crossword and sudoku, I also take some time to read the main stories. " While many crammed for midterms or sat comfortably on the couch watching the news in the small newsroom, the Daily Bruin staff worked throughout the evening, furiously putting finishing touches on the paper to ensure a timely publication for UCLA students, staff and faculty to enjoy the next day. Every time Bruins picked up one of the 10,000 daily copies or clicked to browse through their well-designed website, the hard work of the interns and staff left an informative impression of professionalism in the minds of the readers. The Daily Bruin, a proud Bruin tradition since I9I9, continued to enlighten and educate the UCLA community. lUJ sfucfem organizations Akare: First-year graduate statistics student and Daily Bruin account executive Matt Kugizaki meets with a group of marlieting interns to analyze the findings of their latest researcli. The Daily Bruin «as comprised of many departments, including copy, photography, marketing, sales and weti. Photographed by lung X. Dao. Left: Fifth-year linguistics student Neill Herbert does final edits for the sports section. Daily Bruin staff memtiers worked throughout the night to bring the news to the UCLA community by the next morning. Photographed by Erica Liu. Left: Fourth-year English and political science student Audrey Kuo copy edits articles at one of the workstations in the newsroom. The numerous Apple computers available throughout the Daily Bruin facilitated the editing process and made the publication of the newspaper possible. Photographed by Erica Uu. ■ iha Ria7, dail_ Druin Above: A UCLAradio OJ mans the airwaves. Professional equiprrent in the studio aliowed for true on-air experience, and provided listeners with the best in sound quality. Photographed by Tung X. Dao. Right: UCLAtv staff snacli and joke around during a meeting. Aside from their mission to provide entertainment as well as news to students, members made sure to enjoy every moment of the production process. Photographed by Turtg X. Dao. Right: Members of UCLAtv hold a mock interview in front of their peers. The channel broadcasted student-produced media across the campus Photographed by Turtg X. Dao. siudeni organizations replacing the t3 static As a part of UCLA Student Media, UCLAtv and UCLAradio provided the opportunity for students to learn the basics of broadcast media. In a fast-paced world of news and entertainment, members of UCLA broadcast media were constantly challenged to stay updated with mainstream happenings, while at the same time maintaining their creativity and originality. Fourth-year communication studies student Bett ' Yee explained that as a UCLAradio DJ, she learned not only the technical skills, but also, " the ability to really think on your seat because everything is live. " UCLAtv was broadcast exclusively on channel 29 and was available for those in the dorms and select parts of campus. Despite having a small target audience, UCLAtv offered a variety of programs, such as news, comedy shows and short films, each of which was carefully produced and organized by students. Over the years, UCLAtv continuously strove to offer original and well-rounded programs. The news show, BruinNews 29, became a division of the Daily Bruin, broadcasting on the newspaper ' s website. Past programs included an interview with Chancellor Gene Block and a documentary that shared the stories of breast cancer survivors. UCLAtv also prided itself on drawing loyal audiences with its long-running comedy show. The Mike and Ben Show, which aired every Wednesday at 10 p.m. B 1 j| 1 First established in 1962 by students, UCLAradio was broadcast live every day over the Internet on From its station located behind Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLAradio offered talk shows, news programs and podcasts of sporting events, which provided play-by-play commentary as well as run-downs of games. However, the heart of UCLAradio remained in its music programs. Depending on the personality of the DJs, UCLAradio broadcasted various genres of music, such as pop, rock, classical, hip-hop and alternative, mixing the mainstream releases vi ' ith local musicians. The DJs accepted requests from audiences while aspiring artists were encouraged to submit their music to be considered for rotation. It was the music that also drew Yee to become active in UCLAradio. She shared, " I really love music and the fact that I can share music that I love to other people through the radio ... It ' s all about the power of music. " UCLAradio and UCLAtv ' s growth throughout the years had undeniably been positively influenced by developing technology, such as webcasting. They worked to fuel students ' enthusiasm for music and committed themselves to high quality production that communicated their messages to a larger circle of audiences. lUi ucia rai " aoioTW voices of diversity Although smaller in dimensions and perhaps less well-known than the campus newspaper, newsmagazines on the UCLA campus still spoke out, loud and proud, for the communities and issues that received less attention in mainstream media. Deep community organizations across Los Angeles. Founded in 1972, news magazine HaAm continually strove to provide a forum in -which Jewish students brought about cultural awareness and information on religious in the channels of Kerckhoff Hall, the diligent staff members of events, art and social action. The newsmagazine not only these seven print magazines toiled away to produce the polished covered local and community events, but also national and magazines so eagerly received by their readers. international events. HaAm always welcomed opinion and Nommo, founded in December of 1968, was one of the first column pieces, and both UCLA students and faculty contributed of UCLA ' s newsmagazines to be established. Nommo covered to the publication. social, political, and cultural issues important to the African The year 1974 witnessed the birth of Fem, a feminist American community. To keep up-to-date with current events, the newsmagazine dedicated to extensive coverage of popular culture, staff of Nommo supported African American causes by showing current events at home and abroad, and the lives of extraordinary its presence at events. In October, editor Kimberly Taylor made and inspirational women— all through the lens of feminists. Fem an appearance at the fourth annual Black Convocation on behalf drew from a wide variety of subjects and expressed feminist of both Nommo and the African American community. theory and activism through an easily understood medium. OutWrite, which reported gay, lesbian, transgender and Pacific Ties, founded in 1977, offered analysis of the issues bisexual issues in mainstream media failed to, was also founded and concerns pertinent to the Asian-American community. Its in 1968. When it was first established, the magazine was named works included examinations of how Asians were portrayed in Ten Percent, after a ground-breaking study by Alfred Kinsey that films, television and art, and also offered perspectives on current found 10 percent of males to be homosexual. Unfortunately, for events, as well as reviews of Asian-American student group the last two years, OutWrite remained silent due to the lack of an performances and festivals, editor-in-chief. Al-Talib, the most recent addition to UCLA ' s collection In 1971, La Gente de Aztlan was established. For the last 36 of newsmagazines, was founded in 1990. Al-Talib served the years, the bilingual newspaper had provided extensive coverage Muslim-American community by aiming to correct mainstream of issues concerning the Chicano, Latino, and Native American media ' s misconceptions about Muslims and Islam. It also offered communities. These Issues encompassed topics such as education, analyses of political and religious issues concerning Muslim- art, health and many more. The publication was geared toward Americans, and explored difficulties that they faced. Aside from readers aged 15-26, and dedicated itself to serving its college its content, Al-Talib prided itself on its eye-catching design, and and high school followers. As a result, La Gente was circulated welcomed expressions of American-Muslim experiences through not only on the UCLA campus, but also among high schools and poetry, prose and art. ifll by Joyce Chen cnl organizations ,.. a C . - " .g P wFr R -m i V BSHBVW ' ft 4 " ] r : ? % r m " ' i ' e -u l aCcntede Aztlan is tledicateJ tolhcempowcrmeni oi ' theChicano a, [. lino a and Native American communilj ' through progressive iournalism. For the past 30 years. La Gente has dedicated itsell to serving Chicano a. Latino a and Native American college and high school-aged youth who seek political and cultural awareness. k i L£Al The Pacific Ties print edition is a student-run newsmagazine aimed at informing the UCLA and surrounding Los Angeles community on the state of Asian Pacific America today. We initiate original discussion on issues that sculpt the Asian Pacific American perspective. We examine current events (domestic and abroad), provide insighttul commentary, and inform on arts and lifestyle. Our newsmagazine is geared towards the college-going Asian Pacific American audience, and anyone el se who seeks an alternative source for campus news. Catherine Manabat. Mike De Vera. Lisa Leong. Claire Mattienzo, Emily Chou and Maria tv. H pictured: Nhi Hong. Peart Pagarigan and Dara Kim. Photograpfred by Tushar Ranjan.M newsra, newsmagazines UCLA ACA Lion Dance is a relatively new team formed through the Association of Chinese Americans during the 2001-2002 school year. Originally formed as an aspect for ACA ' s culture night (CACN), the continued growth of the team has allowed us to entertain and perform at many locales and celebrations in the Los Angeles area. As a collegiate team, we hope to keep the art of traditional Lion Dancing alive for generations to come. 0 lyCr( fvce Front Row: Cassidy Hsieh, Michelle Wang, Song Hu, Ling Tang, Justin Lu, Lisa Ngo, Janelle Lin, Tina Tom and Yin Seo. Back Row: Tiffany Yin. Cameron Feng, Erika Fong, Danny Trucng, David Liu, Tiinothy Lum and Darren Kaw. : ' ■;;■: ' -la Baliroom Dance Club and International Folk Dance Club Our purpose is to tester a dance community among students. staCf, faculty, and alumni through the movement and music of many dance styles. The weekly dance lessons and special events introduce participants to swing, salsa, tango, and waltz, as well as line and circle dances from around the world. Our three main goals are (1) to provide cultural awareness through dance and music. (2) create a friendly, tolerant, and exciting social environment where anyone in the UCLA coiTimunit ' can get together to share in a common interest, anil (3) develop a strong organization within which to develop strong student leaders r « ' Front Row: Ranjani, Mary Collins, Ching S Cheang, Emily Tiber, Farooq Sattar, Lauren Shaw, Alejandro Wiile, Cynthia Harper, Sarah Wen, Song Zheng, James Zimmer and Faranak Hezarkhani. Second Row: Annie Ramseye, Lulu Liu, Chris Eisert, Zhuping Hu, All Guerin, Brittany Buckalow, Courtney Powell and Claire Moore-Contwell, Third Row: Shen Wang, Rosana Almeida, Nam, Audrey Lee, Erica Farber, Alina Okunyan, Winfred Lee, Matthew Puckett. Alicia Williams, Aviva Frenkel. Shaye Blegen, Elisha Cchan, Hien Pham and Frank Lan. Fourth Row: Lee Corey, Simon Chen, Sri Ram, Marette St. John, Aravind Kannan, Mandie Harper. Luiz Viara, Thomas Griffin, Olga Tarasenko, William Ramseyer, Jasmin Schlunegger, Cordell Gee and James Ho. Back Row: Khanh H., Sputnick Jones, Tycho Brahe, Diana Wu, Diep Vuong, Claire Hellar, Claire Pettingill, Catherine Nguyen, Grace Barr, Dorothy Tan and Kency Niftier. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Front Row; Moor Al S, Clair, Diane Yoon and Johanna Ascencio. Bacli Boiv . o Medranq- Mio, Carlos De Diego, Hooman Tavakoly and Dean Campbell. Cftwoj ' ipncn ni nisnarfin mam L L The Salsa Society ' s purpose is to spread the word o( salsa danci at UCLA. We encourage newcomers to learn and more advanced dancers to improve their dancing in order to conlrilniic lo the cultural and creative diversitv at UCI A. stuaent organizations Uelinda Porto. Katrina Veldkamp. Valerie Caleca, Rache! Howard, Melanie Fernandez, ,fluren Gould. Janet Tomiyama. David Chong. Tyler Glaze. Philip Luu, Nathan Nambiar. Brian tentmyer, Russell Angelico, Joel Geurin. Keith Legro, Danny Reed and Christopher Wong. bow rapft subimned by SostwTcnei. (:)ea 6e joi ueAy Our purpose is to promote a cappella music on the UCLA campus; to foster relationships with other a cappella groups on campus, throughout the area, and throughout the nation; to provide its members with a social aspect; to pro ' ide performances to the general public at periodic intervals. ScatterTones shall also take a pro-active role in aiding any individuals who vish to start a brand new a cappella choir. ScatterTones shall also perform some amount of service to the community. ■ ' . n tm- ' - performance Assessing Residents ' Care arc ' s purpose is to provide highly reliable patient feedback about patients ' hospital experience to the management of the inpatient outpatient care units and the program directors of the David Geflen School of Medicine at UCLA in hopes to improve overall health care satisfaction. Front Row: Michelle Domingo. Mark Landig, Valerie Powers. Molly Jung and Lucy Wu. S«coi«l Row. Diana Kim, Stephen Tse, Pegah Yazdy, keiou Babaesfafiani, Joyce Chen, Vivian Pham, Adanna Kpaduwa and Tanya Doctorian. Third Row: Mimie Iran, Brian Huang, Andrew Chiu. Soo-Yeun Park, Sandy Lo, Roman Christopher Roque, Tim Wen and Keith Kupper. Fourth Row: Isabel Karamanukyan, Kristin Toy, Majid Uussain. Frank Chen. Brilanny Lee, John He. Jonathan Bassig. David Terehani. Josh Khahili and Naomi Seriing Boyd. Fifth Row: Thomas Long, Tanya Doctorian, Marcus Jew, Thomas Ta, Dennis Yu. Jonal ? ' Phuong, Alex Bergman and Justin Zaghi. Photographeil by Ctiristal Jhavinctier Front Row: Anna Ro;engaum. M,ifg.iiet Trinh, Maria Osuna Garcia, Andrea Miller. Nina Mahoney. Alls «e and Jennifer Gih. Back Rom: Daniel Lee, Jennifer Sun, Caroline Ramirez, Alicia Bogki bach, Kara Seyter, Joelle Broffmdi and laron Nalman. Photographed by Tushar R8i| The Pre-Veterinary Society is designed to help ihosc Jmcrcsled in veterinary medicine or the animal field to further their undergraduate career in the best way possible. We provide students with an avenue to express their interests and learn more aboul veterinary medicine. We help create opportunities ior stiidcnls to )e involved in volunteering and research and also provide guidance toward attaining individual goals. PgKjl " ulcler organizations m £i iK i « • ™ Mm m ' tSS di ' T ■faiJB ■iMI FfOBt Row: Nataiie Htet. Charmaine Jamias. Brandon W- Kuiper, Diana Lam, Miciiede Jim Lee. Nancy Luu, Juslin Mayer, SanOra Naguib, Sarah Naguib, Lin H Naing, Giovanny S. Panginda , Yeva Ragauskayte, Monica Sandoval, Kevin Scbolield. Kelly Spiva, Akane Takei, Karl Vindler, Jennifer Vu. Ting-Ting Wei, Christina Wong, Junyi Xie and Stephanie Yu. Secoiid Rnr. Stiadee M, Giufgius, Sharif Giurgius. Mariene Gobria!, Monica Gobrial and Keith Goss. Back Row: Kent Blakely, Andies 8rumni. Dan Chang, Lynn Chen, Sherry Dodge. Steph Dong Matttie» Frankel, Jessica Fuller. Michael Garner, Andre Giur gius and Mariam GJufgius, Photograph submitted by UGADA. Alzheimer ' s UniA ' ersal Gerontology Alzheimer ' s Disease Awareness Association of Students Sponsored by the UCLA School o Public Affairs under Dean Fernando Torres-Gil. Phi) the UCLA Center on Aging under Director Gar ' Small AID. the UGADA Association for Students helps raise the awareness oFthe elderly in ouryouth societ ' as well as ol Alzheimer ' s disease - its patholog ' . causes, effects, and treatments. The mission ot this organization is to educate fellow students about issues such as healthcare and policy that the elderK- struggle with on a daily basis and to encourage students in helping solve problematic issues in the near future. We work with different groups on campus to spread our information through discussion t ' orums, events, awareness campaigns, and other intormational activities with the guidance of the Alzheimer ' s Association ' s CaliKornia Southland Chapter, liach ' ear we participate in the Alzheimer ' s Association MemoiA ' Walk in promoting the continuous tunding and study ol Alzheimer ' s disease. We like to say.. . " UGADA Remember the Cause! " symposium Al2heimer ' s Disease not only affects the 5 million in the U.S. that are currently diagnosed, but it is also affecting the family members of whom they love, and of whom they are losing. The UGADA Association for Students at UCLA broke new grounds by commencing a nationwide student movement for Alzheimer ' s awareness. For the second year in a row, UGADA hosted the largest student dinner conference on aging in North America. This year, UGADA honored 91 year old world renowned UCLA composer and professor. Dr. Robert Stevenson and two individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer ' s disease: Richard Bozanich and Jay Smith. Attracting more than 450 attendees, the symposium bridged the generation gap between those directly and indirectly affected by Alzheimer ' s. UGADA was proud to bring high spirits and new energy and passion to the cause, raising over $20,000 for the Alzheimer ' s Association since 2005. By encouraging student research and volunteer in Alzheimer ' s Disease, UGADA is slowly changing minds today to change lives tomorrow. ,5,1, j ,,i. IM k. t It % 4 y? M ¥. W pre-professionat Filipinos for Community Health Filipinos lor Community Health (PCH) focuses on promoting Healthier lifestyles for the socio-economically disadvantaged Filipino Community of Los Angeles by offering preventive, sexual, and psychosocial health education. PCH prepares its volunteers to become culturally sensitive health care professionals by providing a network of academic support, clinical opportunities, and cultura] education. t Row: Shreyas Patel, William Duong. Kevin Gan and Charmaine Jamias. Back Row: Jamie , Abby Singla. Angle Andaya. Abigail Criss. Crystal Aspiras. Mara Custodio. Melanie Kappadakunnei and Kajal Patel. .- If - m FiDnt Row: Rhusheet Patel. Marina Magalhaes. Stephanie Castro, Deborah Magsaysay. Trissa Melendrei, Barbara Dube, Lupe Estrada. Karii Santos. Thea Forrester. Lucy Garcia. Molly Temple and Ashim Ahuja. Back Row: Stevie Acker. Tina Reggio. Colleen Mullen, Alix Pisanl. Hayley Greenhaigh, Chelsey Donohoo. Susan Li, Aruna Cadambi, Ushma Vyas, Ma aZalU ami Ian Wells. fiiQtoataJgg jgyjfe 4tJ y . .-. ., . Student Activist Project The Student Activist Project (SAP) is both an on-campus organization and social justice internship that promotes education, advocacy, and direct action. Through SAP interns will gain insight into the strategy used for community organizing as well as develop their leadership, communication, programming, and interpersonal skills. Ultimately, at the end of the academic year and SAP internship, participants will program, organize, promote, and implement their own campus-wide social justice campaign. E.xperience within the internship will challenge student engage critically while simultaneously encouraging postive social change. Furthermore. SAP olYers members the opportunity to network with various community organizers. UCLA Alumni, the faculty and administration. iAy( UCLA UniCamp is the official student charity of the University of California, Los Angeles. UnlCamp operates as an independently funded non-profit organization linking the University with the community. Each year, UniCamp inspires nearly LOGO children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with 350 student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp. Founded in 193-4 and deemed UCLA ' s official charity since 1948, UniCamp is UCLA ' s longest-running tradition. service service i y-m 1AM NOT A HUGGE J |l w m ' tm iiP " j. Froirt Ron; Retla Callnon, Keileigh Martin. Lisette Molina and Christine Nguyen. Back Row; Yeyen Ong, MJ Rice, Sanjay Rupani, Erin Davis and April Rose Wilson. Photographed ;, Jennifer Vjang. Bruins For Animals! Our purpose Is lo ftlucate students, lacuhy, and slail about animal cruelty ami ways lo prevent il, to assist other groups and individuals working to abolish animal cruelty, and to do the above in a nonviolent, open, and respccUul manner. 14444 6 Myi We are an organization oF BruliV students, Faculty, and alumni assembled to promote awareness oF presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich within our community, and to provide support to his campaign. Ti 1 iwlf K 1 k Si f Hf | i A f 1 I NM I 1 IH J thleen Quach, Evan Shulman, Tanya Sukhija, Logan Craig rsch-Shell. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. M oil am mac Tajsar and D fflj l4. California Public Interest Research Group CALPIRG is de ' oted to protecting the public interest. To do this, we work on en ironmental. social, and student-interest campaigns. bront feorei ■Sand Row: Anitha Anne. Mona Khaled. Cheiny Shiau. Gwen Thorn and Janet Lee. Back Ofcen Weintraub, Satah Dobjensky, Nareh Saghatelian. Justin Ong, Jan Michael Tai andeep Ananthu and Brett Baiier. Photographed by Tashar Ranjan, ck Row; J m Front Row: Chris Coffman, Catherine Martin. Chris Rode, Patrick Aghajanian, Pearl Newton, Carrie Truong and Wendy Newton. Seconil Row: Maria Goodman, Saul Wyner, Brandon Pancost, Dab Bnll. Kyle Bown, Bo Maguire, Max Porter-Zasada and Kirsten Ferren. Back Row: Sean Martin, Nicolas Widman, Shannon Stuart. Blake Middleton. Ken Arthur, Grace Lo, Dustn Jones and Zachary Colin. Pholographed py Tusftar Raiyan. lAyfyfA J Our purpose is to provide a bridge between all organizations dealing with issues that touch people who are traditionally disadvantaged on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Front Row Dwayne Norman, Nikki Quick. Megan Rodman, Armando Huipe. Tim Aoki and Hieu Do. Seconil Row: Edgar Alvarez, Julio Rodriguez, Galen Roth. Kiki Crossdale, James Birks, Santoso Wijaya, Alexis Craig and Danny Torres, Back Row: Julian Montenegro, Brian ■Trin h. George Cerda. David Martin, Ryan Crooks, Jer emiata fiarcia, Em ilio Aldrich and Jason K(. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. I l 1 speciaLi wtp- ' f urn The Periodic Table of the Toys is a tile mural of toy drawings crafted and painted by both disabled students at Thomas Edison Middle School, Los Angeles, California and science students from Narbonne High School, Los Angeles, California. The ceramic tiles were decorated with pictures of toys, each representing a different chemical element. A picturesque and amusing way of depicting chemistry, the tile mural caught the attention of young students attracting them to explore this unique periodic table of elements. The tiles have been assembled In a wall at UCLA ' s building of Chemistry and Biochemistry Young Hall, first floor, as a tile mural called " Periodic Table of the Toys. " The mural was revealed on October 26. 2007 in celebration of National Chemistry Week. Photogrophs courtesy ofSAACS. periodic table of toys American Society of Civil Engineers The mission of the ASCK Student Chapter at UCLA is to provide civil engineering students with curriculum-enriching activities that will enhance engineering skill, promote prolessional development, and build the Foundation For strong, enduring friendships. Front Row: hi Coiiklin, KHty Inalukii, David Moenng, Hossein Naseri and Ricardo Zendejas. Second flow; Shoshana Bergeron, Briget Navarro, Jenny Robinet, Ktistine Gali. Brian Wada, Joy Park. Lauren Tomlta. Jaimee Topinio. Sharon Liu. Nergal Daniel and Sully Lee, Back Row; Scott Brandenberg (Faculty Advisor). Paolo Baltar. Drew Kirkpatrick. Douglas Lauder, Kartik Atyam, Nicky Galloway. Jamie Hadan, Peter Jonna. Tom Curtis, Henning Roedel, Yaniv Peeri. James Torres and Dan Leeper, Photograph subnittteil hy ASCI sTuciem organizations National Society of Collegiate Scholars Our puipose is to recognize outstanding achie ement among first and second ear college students and encourage members to develop leadership skills through community ser ice. A i " ; |H|HB Jp « A JL SP i w k 1 i M ' V H| HI H W ' fl Im fi . m fe 4r r jt vi iFmit Ron: Aliison Yu. Patty Lam. Elizabeth Han and Kelly Dumke, Back Row: Anita Raman, 1 Mark Landing, Ben Lee, John Costumbrado, Negar Tehran!, Meghana Reddy and Jack Nung, Calvin Cheng. Dean Lee. Karan Mehta. Tyler Lee, Brannon Altenhofen. Jessica Ji Gustafson, Juiia Newbold, Eric Min, Robert Garcia, Edward Lau, John Nguyen. Donna Pan. Andrew DeGiorgio. Nisha Kashyap, Alii Wong. Brittany Webb. Anna Glantz, Leslie Calvert, Jon Kang, Eric Chan. Roberta Wolfson. Yvonne Chi. Hana Lim, Jehan Laner, Danielle Quiat. Dalia Cohen, Claire Su, Monica Song, Kirstie Jeffries, Tony Won. Celeste Fuller, All Shefizadeh. Nick Jones. Chester Phung. Stacy Hu, Brenda duarte, Danielle Whalen, Danielle Li, Albert Hu. Rachel Martin-Holland, Kathleen Ditzig, Anna wylie. Jammie Peng, a Vien, Vivian June, Claire Su, Michele Wang, Jacqueline Laird, Mike Safaee. Derrid| and Andrew Chen. Photographed by Olga Nezhevenko. ■ C VSF " H JBH|o P 9 fei W % • T n 1 MrhJ lm. ' j 1 Lwl ' lii t - W m I L. A J 1 ' W_J BHHV ' m mmLi BBH hichi Enemanna. Harmony Lingen, Alexandra Endara, Jose Hemadez, Cindy Le, Jasmin ™ Braral, Ernesto Ruiz, and Ashley Grove. Photographed by Howard Kao, J | Sociology Undergraduate Association Our purpose is to unite Sociology students in the pursuit of academic excellence and in order to enhance career objectives. academic aca ' HKII aaemic nt groups Association of Chinese Americans The Association of Chinese Americans is a student group involved in cultural, social, community and political projects, which benefit its members, its campus, and its community. Its programs are primarily geared toward the unique multi-cultural identity of Chinese Americans striving to understand their heritage, history and experiences. The goal of the Association oi Chinese Americans is to educate and raise awareness about Chinese American biculturality. Front Row; Tiffany Lee, Connie Lam, Christie Tang. Christine Chu. Audrey Ma and Anna Li, Second Row; Cameron Feng, Selwyn Yeh, Felicia Quan, Tina Tom and Jennifer Tung. Back Row; Andrew Wong, Amy Sean, Li Christal Thavincher sTuaent Front B rw: !; ,.jsu. Will Koai, Kevin Machine. Nate Imai, Caleb Oennis- Kiyasu. Tiflaiiy 1 1; ; iiiii lv ' m,»iH Okamoto. SecomI Row: Grant Kondo, Wendy Fujioka, lleana ] Rosas, Andrew Lin, Mark Ollva. Vanessa Yee, Melissa Wake, Lew Toshio Yonemoto, Jainniej Lee and Brian Oei. TWrt Row: LJAnn Ishizuka, Teresa Tran. Allison Koseki, Alex Chalaganyan J Mictiael Adan, Kim Ishikawa. Kevin Kibagawa, Andrew Chen. Stephanie Sakai and Eric ' j Maraba. Fonrtk Rm: Ashley Honma, Keith Tio, Seigi KArasak), Mimi Yang, Kenney Deng, ' Amanda Kiura. Jennifer Dang. Karen Nakasato and Bart W. FHdi Row: Beth Uno. Rachelle Gee. Xiong. Kay-Won Chang, Kelli Uyeda. Tina Noda, Alanna Grant. Tina Chang, Rena Matsushita, Keiko Harada, Aya Ino and Jade Sano Sixth Row; Kuni Kondo, Jarret Leong, Jamie Korono, Ed Kobayashi. David Okikawa. Young Kuo and Matt Okaraki. Back Row: Melissa Harada. Wesley Tamanaha, Matthew Tsuei, William Chau, Robbie Sugiyama, Chris MuliiaiandMettynQyaMtt.O)amfdpfte HyJ(!j»lj)totte(it. -■ :.-, ,j. ■ Nikkei Student Union The mission of the UCLA Nikkei Student Union is to organize social anrl cornmunits ' scr ' ice acti ' ities a.s well as to promote Japanrsc Atiieric-an cultural and political awai ' eness among the slmlenl bo(K-. organizations G. Vlad Polischuk, Alexander Lukovenko, Anastasiya Pestretsova. Valentina Brallovskaya. Tatiana Moro2, Olya Zarembo, Nikolai Sivovol. Elena Moroz. Yuliya Entina, Arseny Va$ilyev, Yara Bezglna. Alex Abgarian. Romy Majwell. Anna Kernes. Marina Deykun. Aly M. Vasiliy Borisovitch, Maria Vefimova, Ben Reyer, Sergei Romanov and Katya Ba Photograph submitted by Russian Cfat (AAJ Ay i ' yiny Our purpose is to provide a medium oFinteraction for those interested in learning about Russian culture, as well as to encourage community participation among people of Russian or Slavic descent. Vietnamese Language and Culture Our purpose is to promote and preserve the Vietnamese language and culture through activities, and large scale events like the Tet Festival show and the Vietnamese International Film Festival. Also, we strive to reach out to the community through our Saturdav Vietnamese Tutorial, Friday Vietnamese Tutorial, and RfclACHF High School Tutorial. We also want to create a bond between students on campus. EFront Row: That Nguyen, Thai Dang, Hang Do, Hong Van Nguyen and Phong Ho, Second |Row: Michael Le. Thi Bich Ngoc Nguyen. Leah Phan, Helena Tran, Thoa Nguyen, Victoria tChau. Robin Nguyen and Andrea Vo, Back Row: Brian Nguyen, Bryan Lam, Jimmy Tran, Amanda Pham.JohnLuu. Charles Ooan, Vie; Le HieuTran, PhiNi- Lor-g Nguye- ' . Stephanie Vo and Arnold Pham, Photographed by Je 1 J i:LM . ' ' i w " 0 Delta Sigma Pi Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer atfiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce and to further a higher standard of business ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Photoiraph submitted by BPHO. Black Pre-Health Organization Black Pre lleallh is dcdlcalcil lo Increase the retention and matriculallon ol ' tradilionallv undcrrcpresented pre-health students. Il is our ultimate goal to motivate and support students to pursuse a health care profession and thus, increase the amount of minority representation in the health care field. Black Pre Health serves as a catalyst lor accomplishing these goals by ln Itlng respected speakers from UCLA and the community lo speak on topics ranging from managing the academic rigors of science classes to Internship opportunities lo grad profcssional school interviews. I ' wo of our most critical outreach components arc BLAIDSand BMP. BLAIDS (black and latino aids project) does demonstrations In urban high schools lo leach about safe sex, stds and how it is effecting young minority populations. BH P Is the black hypertension project. We go out lo the community to teach and get hands on screening c.f pericnce about hypertension, diabetes, and other health issues that effect the african amerlcan community at an alarming rate. IS4 Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity I ' he purpose of this tVaternit - shall be to Form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the taw with members oi the Bench and Bar in a traternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law: to stimulate excellence in scholarship: to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage: to loster integrity and professional competence: to promote the weltare of its members: and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement: so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional ami public ser ice. Front Row. Tiffany Alvarez. Jeannie Truong, Jennifer Lai. Catfienne Cuadrado. Angela Becena, Laura Villela. Beverly Vu. Justine Santiago and Nikkl Giaquinta. Second Row; Victoria Rose. Xoan j Samantha Luu. Adrian Firmansyah. Trffany Hsiou. Robert Lee. Alex Kim. Andrew Jang and Alan ; Enriquez. ThM Row: Danae Paterson, Andreea Caratas. Cfielsea Taylor. Tammy Nguyen, Jennie ; Iran. Julie Lam and Tim Beers. Back Row: Daniel LIm. Robert Kai Erienbusch. Brian Chang, i Patrick Hemdon. Frank Yen. Michael Kelso. Allison Koch and Janey Mayne. Photographed I Tushar Raman. front Row; Silvia Han, Mabel Cheung. Andrew Ngo, Caleb Poon, Angela Lin and Ly Lam. Secom) Row; Jennifer Dang. Danielle Roth, Christina Wong, Jessica Wu, Inga Martinchuk, Melody Kim and Rajdeep Gill. Back Row Tram Le. Andrew So. Julia Lee, Nareh Keshishyan. Alisha Nekota, Nanette Curtis. Thy Nguyen. Linda Kit. Sherie Jung, Cindy La and David Groves, Pbo.l9 fapheilb; ,leo0ff.W 4, „ te -a We are dedicateO to supporting, educating and prtimoting pre- optometry students. We otter information about optometry schools, contacts in the profession of optometry, helpful hints and insights about the application and interview process, and form many friendships in the process. j Front Row; Kelcey Cheung. Rooerto Martinez vishal VibhaKer, Sasha Hoffman, Matt Anderson. Alexa Francoz. Matt Emmer and Jake Kaizer-Salk. Back Row; Ebad Farooqui, Elise Boivin, Courney Dong, Gary Hanson. Kristan Griffith and Julia Liu. Not pktind; Matt Neal, Ben Hejna. Brian Ratkovich. Umar Bajwa, Michael Wang, Paul Sprague, Hyung Kim, JSatherine McAdams and David Gluckman. PhnlhiUtkihsiimiiml Itt UfiS. Undergraduate Business Society Our purpose is to provide individuals within the UCLA student community with the information and opportunities necessary for success in career development by establishing an interactive, professional atmosphere through corporate outreach and educational resources. pre-proiessional ■IKVI issional C 7. March of Dimes Collegiate Council at UCLA The mission of the collegiate council is to support the March oF Dimes mission in improving the health of babies and ensuring that all babies get a healthy start through education, advocacy, fundraising, and leadership activities throughout the UCLA campus and the greater Los Angeles community. nne Carlos, May Chan, Elisha Chan. Gordon Chen. Vanna Chen. Sherry Chen, SUi.en Cheng.Edtnond Cheung. Jessica Chi, Ann Chiang, Julia Chin, Brian Chiu, Ann Chu, Shasha Du, Erin Hardy. Scott Hollingshead, Sum Hung,Jennifer Huynh, LiAnn Ishizuka. Jennifer Jang, Jinfae Jeng, Lisa Jiang, llhame Kabli, Jane Kim, Eric Ku, Sophia Lai. Jennifer Lay. Catherine Le, Winnie Lee, Jasmine Leung, Di Li, Lily Liang, Amy Lieu, Josephine Lin, Angela Liu. Samantha Lui, Tiffany Liu, Elli Lo, Samantha Lui, Sherin Matian, Eric McCoole, Brian Ng. Ivy Nguyen, Maggie Nguyen. Oanh Nguyen. Trang Nguyen. Tiffany Nocon, Cathryn Panganiban, Linda Phung, Fiona Poon, Alii Quan, Jane Sha, Jenny Sim, Diana Siu, Nina Tang, Tammy Tarn, Gary Te, Tiffany Teng, Grace Tsai. MacArthur Tsang, Pooja Verma, Helen Vuong, Michael Vysin, J ani Wang, Michelle Wang, Sunny Wang, Emily Wong, Deborah Wong, Lucy Wu, Jessie Yang, Donna Ye, Amanda Yen, Olivia Yue and Tiangi Zhao. Photograph sytmilfedty China Csk Sriyin; a-te Our mission is lo give Chinese orphans the opporuinily for a lile of love anil American families the means l pro ide il. And, in ihe process, lo posilivcly affect the lives of those who help as well as those who are helped, compelling all involved to pass the same mission on to others. lAAAJ Uy -m-i Ia ; I. Maryola Blancas, Nanirata Singh, Monilsa Nguyen, Krupa Tnvedi. Cindy Le, Wendy Mak. NiKhil Singh, Erika Villareal. Janet Trang. Asher Garfinkel. Not pictured: Quyn-Minh Tr Bostini Shall, Jasmina AdhOMt. Maiwa AI-Rawi,.C(Hwii« KniffhlfMi it mM , Sh Our pi ose IS to provide healthcare to underserved and developing regions worldwide, as well as to increase awareness about international outreach and the essential role it plays in building healthy and active communities. Also ensures that UCLA students are at the forefront of such efforts, providing them with valuable and practical experience in a rapidly changing world. Froflt Row: Rachel Lin, Trinh Le. Kristy Hwang and Joanna Quach. Back Smt Maria Ayuningtyas. Gatotd toaffa Dawc etoi aotf Iraey iwwfc tiiiwif wtetflr Jasftar Hamn. -■■..■■-- ' ■ Vietnamese Community Health Project at UCLA Vietnamese Community Health at UCLA will help ease the transition from traditional Vietnamese remedies to modern western medicine by respecting and incorporating the quintessential values and traditions of the Vietnamese culture in their mission. VCH can serve as the bridge w hich connects the old with the new, reaching out to those who need it most. Michelle Pham, Kaylyn Pham. Tram Le. Kevin Phan. Kha Chu. Chrysanthy Ha. Richard Bang. Photoirapti submitied by VCH servce service groups Crossroads Campus Ministries As a Christian student group, our purpose is first to spiritually direct and equip students, and as a result of this, to better serve both our God and our community. . ■ m Ifagggsa Front Row: Rebecca Kim, Dave Grohl, Peter Parker, William Jon, Samuel Yoon and Christian Kim. Second Row: Jerry Fang, Janet Myung. Aram Kim, Julia Yu, Jerry Chang, Jennifer Joo, Liz Kang, Jon Gim and Justin Kim. Third Row: Kath Seo, Janice No, John Lee, Stephanie Lyu, Tammy Lee, Yeri Chang, Eric Choi, Robyn Lee, Amy Lee and Susan Xu. Fourth Row: Alex Reichert, Peter Hwang, Jeff Wang, Joshua Park, Kat Kim, Daniel Noh. Rebecca Kim. Grace Lee, Anna Jeon, Soo Yeun Park, Jason Kim, Christine Choi and Sharon Im. Fifth Row: Curtis Chow, Matt Kg, Daniel An, Hannah Chu, Cheryl tvlok, Chris Kuon. Jonathan Weng, Henry So, Samuel Choi, Lydia Kim and Michelle Lee. Sixth Row: Hayley Martinez, Laura Huang, Jessica Song, Yoonah Lee, Nicole Kay, Sean Lee, Julian Lee, Janice Kang, Daniel Park and Orson Hwang. Seventh Row: Romin Bahk, Irene Lee, Bonnie Choi, JeeYoon Hong, James Yang, Hyung Lee and David Kang, Bacli Row: Jasmine Chen. John Lee, Daniel Kim and Daniel Ko« M Photographed by Jennifer Wans. ' | We are a communily ol Chnsdans in an academic environment seeking to become more like Christ through spiritual tormation, community, outreach and evangelism, and integrating our discipline and practice. Sathlsh Manickam. Ouke Whang, Kevm Williams, Stephen Hurley and J ' aime Roemer. ■■ yf fyt rhA C_)fyfy(yrIyPJ y Our mission is to learn and study Hinduism and to serve the Hindu Community. Frotrt Row: Shwanika Narayan, Khushali Shah, Tina Sahgal and Rupa Lalchandani. Bickj low: Aravind Kannan, Gautam Prasad, Anubj} Pholofjrapfted by Tus iar Ran sn, sTuuem organizations m Life Christian Fellowship is all about I ' ollowing Jesus Christ and sharing liCe together. We invite all who desire to find out about Christianity to our Bible Study and outings. LiCe Christian Fellowship is a nationwide campus Christian group and we seek to share the love of Christ with all those who are on campus. lefrl Rtiyu. Arthur Roh, David Park, Daniel Oh. Erie Kim. Victof Vu. Marc Sycip. Jae Pee. Chris Rang. Inah Kang. Stella Lee. Mark Gim, DJ Lee. Junette Sheen. Stephanie Yang, Annie Oh, Christina Park, Father Eugene Lee, Kimberly Nguyen. Brian Park. Jimin Lee and Esther Baek. J ' liQlPgfaiihsubmiagd,l ,p fle, i9!f. .. , ,. AAXrin It is the essence of Kyrie Eteison as a body of Christ made up of Catholic individuals, who grow by nourishing one another to become closer to God through fellowship, prayer, teachings of the Catholic faith, and love. Frerrt Row: Kara Lau. Sandy Chan, Anna Joaguin. Alison Teruya. Michelle Lin. Jenny Chung and Susoon Kim. Back Row; Tim Dong. Ted Uotani. Sunny Wong, Kit San Lai. Yung H. Yoo, Chris Baltodano. Bryan Lau. Ricky Chan. Michael Jiang and David Lee. Photographed by Tushar Ranjan. « -fl re ligiou Armen Rostamian, Arine Harapeti, Iren Tatevosyan . Ara Thomassian, Chris Khachatryan, Rafayel Mgdesyan, Meline Kyurkcbyan. Asdghig Petrosian, Gayane Khechoomian and Isabel Kaiamanukyan, Photograph subimtteiJ by ASA. Armenian Student Association ' I ' hf Armenian SttuK ' nt Assi ciatioii (ASA) at tliu University of Calilornia - Los Angeles was established in I9 ' 5. Since then, the Armenian Student Association has e ' ol ' c(l over the years in membership anil strength. The UCI.A ASA niembersarc involved in (Hodueing events on eampus to spread Armenian cultural awareness. They have proiKned numerous exhibits recognizing traditional Armenian art, music, and dance. The 20()7- ' J()0X .ASA is headed by renowned Armenian prolessor Richard 1 lovannisian. Assyrian Student Association As the Assyrian Student Association (ASA) at UCLA, our goal is to enrich and enlighten the Assyrian students and greater UCLA population about the robust history and traditions of the Assyrian culture. We want to inspire our members to have a sense of responsibility for the American and Assyrian way of life and encourage higher education among Assyrian people. We want al! of the " Assyrian Diasporas " , regardless oi country of origin, to have a deep sense of culture, history, and Assyrian communal identity. We have identified and will be initiating fund raising opportunities that would provide assistance to needy Assyrians everywhere. Sfront row: Ishtar Issa. Jennifer Yooh.inna, Daniela Nazar, Laressa Belhishoii, Larsa Davidson, Christina Hakim and Tiffany Tatevossian. Back row: Ttklat Issa. Paul benjam, awn Badal, O gan Joseptisou and SJiafrukia JosepUson. Fpioitdpn svbmittN by asa. 1 (11 Chinese Students Association This group ot individuals is aimed at promoting and educating the L ' CLA community about the Chinese Heritage. They strive to host weekly e ' ents that allows members to meet new people and learn about the Chinese culture. ■: Kan Pang, Michelle Eastman. Katherine Sun. Jessica Ngau, Jamie Chu. Justine |jn. Joan Khuu and Jennifer Dang. Second row: Danyang Zhao. Cassie Ding, Patrick Ouyang, tony Kvok. Bobby Shane Ellis. Cindy Liu. Cecilia Chen and Sandra Liu. Back row: Ethan Chen, bainy Lee. Robert Cai. Sendie Hudaya. Qi " Liu and Oscar Jj i HM li !j ll Hj PAkw r 1 Q r j K t ■ [1 ■V ' l B B J loa c. ' ie.: ' i i Giea Nert ' evenko. Taiwanese American Union The Taiwanese American Union (TAU) is dedicated towards bringing Taiwanese " culture " to the UCLA campus community and to also bringing fellow UCLA Bruins out to everything Los Angeles has to offer. What ' s more, TAU offers a community tor those who are like-minded; for those who share common interests and backgrounds. groups cultural A: V 4,- ' P KX • ,.- , JL Front Row: Sarkis Khochokyon, Yousef Husseini, Ann Chu and Eric Miller. Bick How: Aric Kwon. Chris Tanouye. Parag Sampat, Eric Chang and Jonathan Kong. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. Our purpose is to promote service, leadership and community among all Alumni Scholars. ; Association for Careers in Technology Till " Association lor CaivcTs in ' lVcliiK)l( y_ ' is a so . ' ift_ ' u ' iiich ri ' presi-nts and supports the students oC UCLA while providing vehiiles (or integrating students into the competitive engineering and computer in luslrv by promoting student awareness and interest in career goals and potential employers. m n M Pisa. « 1 hi rj ' Front Row: Rachael Kartsoriis, Naomi Serling-Boyd. Amanda Weldy, Jenn Hymen. Kate Frost and Jamie Mountford. Back Row: Michelle Sproat (Advisor). Matt Alkin, Rohit Tejwani. Tyler Payne, Brett Noble and Brett Rosenthal, Not Plclured: Ravi Doshi, Daisy Salazar and Brian Gay. PhQW ratfiiit jiJmnar Kqnjdii, -- ' ' ■i ' » " im ' - T ' -w- r-s. — The Geography Club is led by undergraduate students in Geography. We strive to provide a) a forum for the discussion of issues both local and global, b) support for students ' endeavors including those with aspirations to undertake undergraduate research, and c) an opportunity to network with tellovv students and professionals in the field. Elizabeth Forsyth, Lisa Calhoon, Shea Broussard, Amy Willis. Nikolai Sivovol. Francisco Santoyo ] - anti Carotyn Miller. Pht Pnscitla Chan. Grace King, Karen Nguyen. Ryan Wong, Patrick Lundquist, Jonathan Lo. Cartus Hu. Brian Yeh and Hiroshi f k yatm.fHiOKiipVi .s m Sfi M t fyti B. : ■ ..;, - • ■ Society of Women Engineers SWE is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making know n the need forw omen engineers and encouragingyoung w omen to consider a career in engineering. The organization ' s four objectives areas relevant today as they were more than SOyearsago: to inform women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them; to assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active vork after temporary retirement; to serve as a center of information on women in engineering; and to encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement. t Row: Jammie Peng. Second Row: Grace King. Tiffany Shih, Jacqueline Koo and Linda Wong. Tbifil Row; Lmda Wang, Bija! Mehta, Alison Ballance. Tiffany Tsao and Kendra Van wen. Back Row: Bill Goodin and Kristie Van. Pnotograph submitted by SWE. ' Jcademic aca laemic American Medical Students Association UCLA Premedical AMSA is an organization that caters to premedical students on both ends of the spectrum - those who have simply begun contemplating a career in medicine and those who have definitively decided upon becoming a physician. Its goals are to guide premedical students in their undergraduate careers so as to make them the best they can be both as future medical school candidates and full-fledged physicians. Front Row: Gyuwon Song, Stephanie Du, Mai-Linh Iran, Renee Miu, Angle Ng, Bao Tran. Yasmin Saenz, Dagny Zhu. Veronica Sagastume, Linda Van. Laurel Forrest and Rajat Gupta. Back Row: Andy Tu. Victor Tu, Jonathan Phuong. Sruti Surugucchi, Sonali Sheth. Fleurette Chong, Anil Sharma, Noopur Jain, Yohan De Zoysa and Annie Ma. Piv in nphr ' Chicanos Latinos for Community Medicine CCM at UCLA is an undergraduate group dedicated l iir promotion and development of a communication network for | i ■- health students. This is achieved by promoting student intci est in ; in ' improvement of health care for undersevcd communities in Califnr mi and Baja California. CCM also facilitates educational programs I. i the recruitment and retention of pre-health siirdLMUs in anas sucli a- academic success, career opportunities, and politics o( medicine. Pro- health students are given exposure to community services and clinical experience. sfuoem org anizations .£ Ate Fiwit Row: Emily Wong, Alice Hua. Selena Wang. Karen Lin, Cindy Tran, Kristy Nguyen, Yao :; Yao Wang and Hannah Cheng Back Row: Vincent Tsang, Albert Tung, Eric Greer. Joseph Lei. Thai Ha, Kevin Kuo, Warren Chen, Mark Kwak, Kenneth So, Dai Truong. Rahim Ghelani, ] Michael Siedlecki and Albert Kou. P iotograpfted D Tusftar Ranjan. t€y- CUO The Mission ol ihe Pic-Law Society al UCLA is to assist stuciei interested in going to law school and rollowing a career in the le field, while ( " iirthering intellectual achievement and scholarship. They endeavor to accomplish this through aiding members to make an informed decision ot Whether or not to attend law school, exposing members to various legal fields, introducing them to the different options they have with a law degree and assisting members in the ir efforts to get admitted to law school. t?J vx i U2y l uy Phi Gamma Nu is a premier business fraternity that proudly upholds Three National Pillars: professionalism, philanthropy, and community. Therefore the group hosts networking workshops and speaker events, organizes fundraisers and benefit walks, and encourages high scholarship, participation in school activities, and awareness of current events on and around campus. By executing these Three National Pillars, Phi Gamma Nu believes it can develop a group of PGN brothers well prepared for future endeavors. M Danielle Gerson, Lauren Licata, Rijan Trehan, Lia Oganesyann. Andrew lewis, Menssa Phatharanayik. Michael Lee, Linda Sove, Gert Silberkleit, Tricia Pham, and Kenny Chiu. Pnotograpn submitted by Pre-iaw Socie: . — ) it ' i.t-- kC;3 iSMia pre-professional mtwfa ssionai ' € ■ MSk i f mM2SSi!iSi % 1 ►. T ■ B " " ■• i Paula Quintana. Keli Vaughan, Chandni Dhanjal and Lifen Chen. Photographed by Tushar yi Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is a Christian ministry on universities and colleges around the world. This group values diversity and consists of students From many different backgrounds. Its mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ in a relevant, meaningful way so that students ' lives will be transformed by a genuine relationship with God. They strive to be a community where they love people, where they care for people, and where they are passionate about Jesus Christ and the things ot God. ISudJhisI Prayers lor Peace is group llial seeks lo experience peace peace to ihe world around. These one- hour guided meditations gave members the opportunity to a take a break from the stress of work and studies, and to learn how to cultivate peace within one ' s own mind. Officers: Winston Bui, Kierly Bui. Eric Thomure. Sara Benton. Jessica Yoder and Brian Hfefkorn. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. H 1 Grace on Campus We exist to glorify God through equipping the saints, evangelizing the lost, and exalting the Lord Jesus Christ in all things. ' isliiiriiiiili i ws m 7 ' r ' ' ? « ' Korean American Campus Mission The vision ol the Korean American Campus .Wission is to be a biblical community ol believers demonstrating the gospel both locally and globally to the glory oi God and to obey the Great Commission by discipling and mobilizing collegians. Fj Front Row: Sam Lee. Cory Lee. Seok-Joon Hong. Efic Chabaneix, Biliy Kim. Ctio Kim and Stevo Kim. Second Row: Joshua Lim, Mark Kim. Stephanie Song, Shalom Bay. Brenden Petersen. Suji Chung, Angelica Kim and Kate Lee. Hiird Row: Richard Sec. Sam Yeu, John Gweun, Jae H. Lee. Janine Kawasaki. Laura Wong. Jennifer Chabaneix. Young Lee and Dan Wong. Foiirtli Row; Baron Davis. Jennifer Um. Young Chang. Albert Joo. Sam Roh. Chang Yoo, Jennifer Sok and Christina Cho. Fittli Row: David Suh, Jeremiah Choi. Irene Lee, Kristine Hong, Diane Shin, Jeanna Chai, Andrew Kahngand Mark Kwok. Back Row: Lisa Hong, Laura Byun, Vivian Lee M David Park. Photographed by Jennifer Wang. H oc Sikh Student Association The purpose of the Sikh Student Association is to explore and promote awareness by providing a forum for those interested. Furthermore, it is to create a mutual understanding between Sikhs on campus and the community at UCLA. religious bups The Actuarial Club at UCLA strives to support students who desire to become actuaries. We also serve to educate the general student body about the actuarial profession. We do this by coordinating events that provide valuable contact with recruiters and actuarial alumni. For those preparing to take the actuarial exams, we provide seminars to help and encourage them to pass. We hope to see an awareness of the actuarial profession grow and for the actuarial students to maintain a strong presence in the student body at UCLA. Lian Liu. Daniei Sun, Edwin Ng, Andy Medina, Conan Cui. Donovan Smith, Ming Lu, Andini Christina Wibowo.. Wen Jia Meng, : ' :-. in ra!)hsubmitlbc! ' academic achievements. Since its founding in I ' VZ, Golden Key has emerged as one of ' the most dynamic, Corward-lh i n k i ng organizations in higher education. This group strives to build global communities of academic achievers by providing opportunities lor individual growth through leadership, career dcvelopmeni, networking and service. The UCI.A Chapter was founded on June .5, 1983. iJCLA f 11 Mi Front Row: Laura Seidman, Nancy Hsu, Euria Chung, Anitha Anne and Felicia Horn. Back Row: Joseph Kallini, Nanuel Costilla, Maha Sami, Rossely Amarante, inian Zahedi and Dean Joan K. Nelson.: fl«ilaijiaplKtil»tiuiilmii»m " - i (S International Students Association The International Students Association (ISA) is an organizali targeted towards international and internationally-minded stu«l i at UCLA. Next to guidance an l help, we organize all kiruls o( so, activities and lun gcl-logclhcrs. Most of all, we arc h Icruls Ik dilTerent cultures and countries. lOfflctn: Christian Vasquez, Tania Makayed, Carlo Martini, Lauren Jung. Anthony Panetto, j lUurence Ms. Jamie HInrichs, Hugo Albert, Julia Newbold and Jonas Sondergaard. | If (iololrapfi submlted by ISA. 1 fSKm sfucieiil t organizations 3 6 Set ' s Front Row: Rachel Humphrey, Lydja Feng ana Tayeba Maktabi. Back Hew: Victoria Nguyen, : Sandi Chiu, Phoebe Chen and Christine Ahn ;■.! i Undergraduate Communication Association rlic Unticrgrailuiite Communication Association (UCA) isastudent- run organization that promotes interest ami success in the lield of communication. They develop an invaluable network between students and media professionals through torums ami workshops in which protessionals share job placement strategies and " survival lips " with students. ntf Nutrition, Complementary Alternative Medicine NCAM is a student organization that provides a torum to explore Nutrition, Complementary Alternative Medicine through professional and peer networks. NCAM aims to investigate and learn Eastern and Western values to w ell-being, nutrition and preventive medicine through w orkshops, discussions, and interactive activities. In addition, NCAAl strives to promote healthy alternatives and accessible remedies to maintain a healthy lifestyle. i f Officers: Melisa Akkas, Miri Yeh, Billie Solomon, Stephanie Chi, Courtney Kan, Ashleigh Lew, Brittany Brodbeck, Anes Lee. Florencia Mosquera, Amanda Salazat, Allyse Engelder and Christina Nottingham. hutograptJ subimlteij by UCH- fwU : J w ™ if . ..» r : % ' ? yf? PhC ' toi ' iph iubmusd bi APO lit A DQ ■fm Alpha I hi Omega Our purpose is to promote leadership, friendship, and service on campus ami lo the community. Alpha Gamma Epsilon Our purpose is to tester and maintain and organization for students of non-traditional college age, who represent a growing number ot full-time students at UCLA. We share seasoned perspectives, a love of learning, and have goals of higher achievement. m ' Ik Wi m o I - 1 J HurapA submitted by AGE. 1 I O BMf Beta Alpha Psi Fiera Alpha Fsi is the premier professional business financial intormation organization. Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members ' formal education by providing interaction among students, faculty, and professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct. Beta Alpha Psi was established in 1919 to encourage and to recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. Throughout the years, the honors society has grown to include financial and information systems students and professionals due to the interrelated work. Officers: Jennifer Sheu. Jason Ho. Jocelin Lee, Daniel Hu, Ricky Koo, Jean Lee, Lynn Lee. Andrew Liu Ad Lev POgOSOV - H HHHH H Aaron Whitlington. Kewn Candl, Jaron Davis. Olukayode (Kai) Oredugba and Charles Evans J KA Kappa Alpha Psi Our purpose is to encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor. Front Row: Reuth Nir. Sonya Mahgrefteh. Jordan BerKus, Emily Bernstein. Allison Loevner. Elana Simon and Alia Berger. Secoml Row: Maritza Yoes. Rozalin Rabieian. Shannon Famenini, Anna Zvansky. Sherri Reznik, Rita Yadegarl, Stacey Klein and Irina Yakubin. Tbirt Row: Nedda Azizian. Jacqueline Rafii, Mara Lasky, Stephanie Sanders, Roxana Pourshalimi. Hen Marciano, Maya Harel. Sarina Raby, Miranda Bogen, Maya Ziv and Elisa Herrmann. Bock ; Colby Davidson. Amanda Maddahi, Tamar Jacob. Chelsey Etkin, Helen Zaychik. Leslie apira. Katelyn Sobotka, Mallory Behar, Lauren Klein and Samira Setai ■Jiar Ranjan. apir lAEn Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi The purpose of this organization shall be to promote unity, support and a Jewish awareness, as w ell as to provide a Jewish experience for ourselves, our members, and the community as a whole. The organization is devoted to friendship, moti ation, opportunit ' , leadership and well- bein r. roups gree P«l ■■ ,i £. Bj After taking a couple steps down Bruin Walk, you can ' t help but notice that it ' s impossible to go a day without seeing people proudly wearing Greek letters across thei r chest. Fraternities and sororities contribute much to the atmosphere that is UCLA, whether or not you decide to make Greek life your own. Being part of a fraternity or sorority isn ' t just about partying every Thursday. Though social fraternities and sororities are the most renowned, you can choose to join a society based on anything, from cultural background to professional goals. Each Greek organization plays a part in not only UCLA, but the surrounding community as wel students find family in greek life by Monica Nguyen Among the groups vying for passing students ' attention, fraternities and sororities made a prominent present on Bruin Walk. Consisting of about 13 percent of the student population, the sisters and brothers of UCLA provided the chance for students of all cultures and interests to bond and form relationships that would last not only for four years, but for a lifetime. When entering college, many students had thei r preconceived ideas about sororities and fraternities based on reputation, word of mouth and often the media. Some came in wanting to rush for a sorority or fraternity immediately. However, when given opportunity to walk down Bruin Walk and view the array of Greek life, many were hard-pressed to choose only one that would fit their interest. The differences bet%veen each group, however, often made the decision easier. It may have been the fraternity ' s common culture shared by all members, or it may have been a common career goal. With such diversity, students had the chance to choose from an expansive list of organizations that had a certain commonality encouraging students to create closer bonds with one another. Not only did students form connections through the immediate UCLA community, but they also had the opportunity to make many more bonds with UCLA alumni and those associated with the fraternity nationwide. From common religion to common heritage, the Greek organizations offered a place of comfort away from home. Jiun Chang, a third-year civil engineering student, affiliated himself with Omega Sigma Tau, part of the Asian Greek Council. Aside from those late-night Thursdays, Chang found himself spending his time serving the community. Chang stated, " As a group, we host events. participate in community service, play sports, and help fundraise. " In addition to the formation of bonds, community service was one ol the most important aspects of Greek organizations. Participation in community service helped build the character of each individual through the realization ot the needs of others. As individuals and as a group, the fraternities and sororities tutored children, organized fund raising events and competitions, sponsored blood drives, and conducted community beach clean-ups. With the vast opportunities in the Greek system, students were well-covered in their search for a place more like a home. And just like any other home, the bonds made throughout college would not only strengthen the memories of the four years at school, but would accompany through for life. LDI KrecK greel ■life Above: The sisters of Alpha Delta Chi smile excitedly while on a camping expedition with the sorority. Greek organizations often held retreats away from campus to help their members bond in a different environment. Photograph submitted by Alpha Delta Chi Right: The sisters of Delta Gamma invite a brother fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, to carve pumpiiins with the ladies in preparation for Halloween. Brother and sister fraternities and sororities often held events togetlier to promote long-lasting relationships between the groups. Photograph submitted by Delta Gamma 1 ill I Id ill b The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the (inter) National sororities which came into existence at UCLA in 1902. Panhellenic is established to Further intellectual achievement and scholarship, promote intersorority relations, and to Foster education and awareness oF members. The UCLA Panhellenic Council is comprised oF 13 sororities that are housed adjacent to campus on Hilgard Avenue. m " wS 1 i .4r f J oA President Kate Wagner n i i EVP Katie Frost i r W ▼ 1 T VP Communication Shannon Knapp ■■ ,- » ' , ■fci! ' ' ' m If 1 ' VP Finance Mandy Epler % i k 1 y f } VP Membership - External Kristen Pritchard i " V ' w VP Membership - Internal Sara HilgendorF 1 m 1 VP Risk Management Lauren Miguel f ■ i i J VP Programming Jamie Felzer m M 1 1 i VP Education Heather Losey Megan Ward m jkA I J VP Public Relations VP Scholarship VP Women ' s Wellness Rebecca Simon-Freeman Julie Winfield s recK I life Established 1925 Colors Blue and Flame Chapter Alpha Alascot Lamb Council PanheUenic Flower Delphinium and Gladiolous Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Motto " As a mirror. " The purpose of Alpha Delta Chi is to provide fellowship for Christian college women, to strengthen the spiritual lives of its members and to be a testimony for Christ on each campus. :a ' Lrilli A... l Alpha Delta Fi was foundcti in 1851 as the nation ' s first secret society (or women. Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibilitj. n-iMH -rer — Established 1925 Symbol Diamond Address 808 Hilgard Ave. Chapter Alpha Chi Mascot Alphie Philanthropy Ronald McDonald House Council PanheUenic Animal Lion Motto " We live for each other. " Colors Azure Blue and Flower Woodland White Violet II ' a. Epsilon Phi is a national sorority, Jed in 1909 by seven Jewish women, Sted to helping women become they can be. AliPhi prizes idiyj uality, encouraging each member ;over and develop the talents and bilities tl t make her unic ue. But just as )iJillim individuality. Alpha Epsilon prizes togetherness, Fostering ships and a sense o( belonging that lifetime. Established 1924 Mascot Girafte Chapter Phi Flower Lily of the Valley Council Panhellenic Address 632 Hilgard Ave. Colors Green and White Philanthropy Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Chai Sheba Medical Center Motto " Many hesirts, one purpose. The objectives ol Alpha Phi are the motion of growth in character; unity ;ling, sisterly aHcction, and social lunion among our members. In lat we do, we try to obey God ' s pririjy|lj[es of justice and right. We have banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid ' — through a constant watchcare in love. We believe ourselves searchers for truth. We seek est ideal ol woman hoot), and we jain this ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity. And we who are thus united are undera solemn pledge to lend a helping hand to one another. 1X( Established 1924 Symbol Ivy Leaf Address 714 Hilgard Ave. Chapter Beta Delta Mascot Phi Bear Philanthropy Alpha Phi Foundation Council Panhellenic Flower Lily of the and Cardiac Aid Colors Silver Bordeaux Valley Motto " Union, hand in hand. " Established 1923 Animal Owl Philanthropy Make a Wish Chapter Gamma Beta Flower White Carnation Foundation Council Panhellenic Address 708 Hilgard Ave. Motto " Honor is not without Colors Cardinal responsibility " Straw Founded in 1895, Chi Omega is the largest -women ' s fraternal organization in the world. Chi Omega is a sisterhood that provides a network of friends and lifelong development for collegiate and alumni members. Chi Omega is committed to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment. Chi Omega seeks to establish renewed values and respect for all women by promoting high moral standards and ethics, personal growth, professional development and a network of friendship and support. The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of Iricndshipamong its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life and to assist its members in every possible way. It shall also be the purpose of Delta Delta Delta to promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between the Fraternity and the colleges and universities where the I ' rateinily hiis estabii.shed chapters, to develop qualities of unselfish leadership among its members antl to encourage them to a.ssume with integrity an J devotion to moral and democratic principles, the.highest resDonsibililics pi college Kstablished I88H Chapter Theta Pi Council Panhellenic Colors Silver, Blue Symbol Trident, Pine Tree Pearl Animal Dolphin ddress 8(j ' 2 Hilgard Ave. ihiopy St. .Jude ' s Children ' s Research llo.spital Motto " I-ct us steadfastly love one .inottier ' Cdi i iJ yv{2 I Gamma ol ' ters to women ol all es a rich heritage; continuitA ' based on aml tested principles ol personal gfrity fjersonal responsibility ' and llectiial honest ' . The strength and ividuality ol each member creates an aronment that fosters independence ' dst a tightly woven group of girls who srenuinelv care For one another. Established 1925 Chapter Alpha Sigma Council Panhellenic Colors Bronze, Pink Blue Symbol Anchor Philanthropy Blind Children ' s Flower Cream Rose Center Address 652 Hilgard Ave. Motto " Do good. " mission of Gamma Phi Beta is to foster nurturing environment that pro ides rbmen the opportunit - to achieve their itential through lifelong commitment to ellectual growth, individual worth and to humanity ' . A complete Gamma la is prepared to be a leader , believes in phiIanlhrop ' and helping oung girls, is KCummitted to personal academic excellence and alues her lifelong membership in fc.Fhi Beta Ciyin yH lXil Established 1924 Symbol Crecent Chapter Alpha Iota Moon Council Panhellenic Flower Pink Colors Brown Mode Carnation Address 616 Hilgard Ave. Philanthropy Camp Laurel Motto " Founded upon a rock. " AYs) Established 1925 Symbol Kite Twin Stars Philanthropy C.A.S.A. for Chapter Beta Xi Mascot Cat Children Council Panhellenic Flower Pansy Motto " Sisterhood. Colors Black Gold Address 77 () Hilgard Ave. Unity. Support. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life. y 6dt t I JeAM? Established 1926 Chapter Alpha Iota Council Panhellenic Colors Olive Green Symbol Dagger, Nautilus Shell Katydid Flower White Rose Philanthropy Girl Scouts of America Prevent Child Abuse America Motto 8f Pearl White Address 800 Hilgard t Mascot Teddy Bear which is honorable, beautiful and highest. rlie purpose o( Kappa Delta Sorority is to promote true Iriendship among college girls ol our coimtry Ijy mcukatmg into their hearts and lives those principles ol truth, ol honor and ol duty, without which there can be no true friendship. I ' he object of Kappa Delta Sorority is the lorination jind perpetuation ol gocxi lellovvship, Iriendship and sisterly love among its members; the encouragement of literature and education; the promotion of social interest itnd the lurtherance ol charitable and bene olent purposes. m CiUn XyinnM! -ppa Gammfi is an organization en, which seeks lor every member ughout her life bonds of Friendship, 1 support, opportunities For th, respect For intellectual ffht, and an understanding nd an allegiance to positive ethical principles Established 1870 Chapter Gamma Xi Council Panhellenic Colors Light Blue Dark Blue Mascot Owl Philanthropy UCLA Santa Symbol Golden Key Monica Rape Flower Fleur de Lis Motto Treatment Center Address 744 Hilgard Ave. " Womanly and true. " Iho is a national social women in the engineering ce fields. A balance between academic pursuits, Phi Sigma Rho helps to keep women involved and iffive, while excelling in academics. Phi Sigma Rho is the only sorority oF its kind at UCLA. It is based upon the idy ls oF sisterhood, personal and social ■elopment and participation in social ' ■ ' es, philanthropic events scholastic ctivities For its members. p- ,; y A Established 2003 Mascot Sigmand Flower Orchid Chapter Nu Penguin Address 105 KerckhoFF Hall Council Panhellenic Symbol Star Philanthropy American Cancer Society Colors Lavender Silver Pyramid Motto " Real women do. " eytO Established 1867 Chapter Califoria Delta Council Panhellenic Colors Wine and Silver Blue Symbol Arrow Address 700 Hilgard Avenue Mascot Angel Philanthropy Links to Literacy Flower Wine Motto Leadership, Friendship, carnation Service The mission of Pi Beta Phi for women is to promote friendship, develop vomen of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich the lives of members and their community. Pi Phi has been part of the UCLA experience continually since 1927. Pi Phis are committed to education and literacy, and sponser the annual Arro vspike Volleyball Tournament and tutor inner city children to support this cause. They are also involved with UCLA ' s Dance Marathon, UCLA RunAValk and the philantropies of all other Greeks. greeK lire rater The Interfraternity Council serves as the governing body of inter national and local member fraternities. As an affiliate with the North- American Interfraternity Conference, the UCLA IFC is part of a nationwide network reaching over 800 colleges and universities. With over 80 years of rich tradition and a commitment to excellence, the IFC works to assist and strengthen fraternities individualK ' and collectively; to further intellectual accomplishment and scholarship of fraternities and their members; and to ensure cooperation with the University. President Ejcecutive Vice President Secretary Treasurer Chief Justice VP of Recruitment VP of Programs VP of Public Relations VP of New Member Education VP of Risk Management VP of Scholarship VP of Athletics VP of Philanthropy Community Service Spencer Schlee Dave Lusby Corey Shepardson Connor Daly Jeff Moss Brendan Rhoan Ryan Galovan David Lxjyst John Larson Wesly Hernandez Andy Kempsell Russell Early Scott Landgraf Brian Hamano greel ■life Pu Alpha Epsilon Pi continues its long legacy at the Unversity of California, Los Angeles. We are distinguished by our strong social calendar, our first- rate atheletics, and first and foremost, our tight brotherhood. AEPi strives to provide its members with the tols necessary to become great leaders in the 2 1 St cenutry. Established 1949 Colors Gold and Blue Flower Fleur de Lis Chapter Xi Deuteron Mascot Lion Address 645 Landfair Avenue Council Interfraternity Animal Ape Established 1927 Colors Blue and Gold Chapter Alpha Flower Easter Lily Council lnterfraternit ' Address 515 landfair Avenut Alpha Gamma Omega is a national Christ-centered lraternit ' . To some people, the phrases " Christ-centered " and " fraternilA " ma - seem to contradict each other, but for us, only these two phrases can truthfully describe the nature f AGO. We encourage spiritual growth of the members through daiK- de otion. weekly Bible stud ' and accountabilits ' groups. Our fraternit - upholds the uni ersity ' s tradtions b ' participating in events such as Homecoming and Spring Sing. We also maintain strong bonds of fellowship with Christian groups on campus b - hosting events at our iiouse and through joint acti ities. Philanthrop - I ' hird and Goal Powder Bowl: — Powder Puff Football Motto ' FraterniU ' for " -■ ' !♦ CU y ' he brothers of the Delta Chi Chapter L Alpha Tau Omega comprise one ol most diverse organizations at UCI A. ■esenting over 20 ethnicities, an y " of interests and seeking numerous — egrees, our diversity celebrates rivipg force behind all that we stand I One of the greatest advantages leing involved in the UCLA ATO munity is the opportunity to get Ifved in numerous service and •lanthropy events. OpportunUies for %! include: fundraising, volunteering ,k„u„_„ ...»„„: ..„„:„.:„„ ..leless, coordinating activities for sponsoring and participating in imental and neighborhood clean- Established 1926 Symbol Castle Chapter Delta Chi Flower White Tea Rose Council Interfraternity Address 515 Gayley Avenue of Kappa Delta Sorority is ...., v.. our coiinlry by inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of truth, of honor and of duty, without which can be no true friendship. The object )pa Delta Sorority is the formation erpetuation of good fellowship, ship and sisterly love among its .iibcrs; the encouragement ol literature Established 1926 Chapter Gamma Nu Council Interfraternity Colors Pink and Blue Symbol Dragon Address 58 1 Gayley Avenue Philanthropy Beta Foursquare Established 2004 Chapter Theta Rho Council Interfraternity Colors Flame and Blue Flower Gladiolas and Delphiniums Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Delta Kappa Epsilon, experienced a revival in the 90 ' s and was reestablished the fall of 2004. Delta Kappa Epsilon tries to create a fellowship " where the candidate most favored vas he w ho combined in the most equal proportions the gentleman, the scholar, and the jolly good fellow. " eA;(y2y ( )LdJnnZi ' y Ay 1 O V % II! Thf Delta Sigma Phi Iralernity is huill on Iriendship. While striving to excel academically, the members ol this Iralernity engage in all sots ol social phianthropic anil athletic activities. From wcckenti trips to the desert to our annual parties to hosting events lor underprivileged children, the riaternil ' participates in a plethora ol events that continue to dueisilv lile. Established 1927 Mascot Sphinx Council inlratraternity Flower Carnation Colors Nile green. White Address 620 I-iindl ' air Avenue carnation and White Philanthropy Tommy O ' Conner CZUy ' ta Tail Delta fulfills many purposes 1 honing its members ' leadership .skills, helping them grow personally and providnig a nurtunng environment to jrience. Delt life provides lantastic jrtunities like the I eadership lemy, conferences and conventions, service learning through Adopt-A- School and other community service Ipportunities and our new member " cation initiative. Established 1926 Symbol Crescent Address 649 Gayley Avenue Chapter Delta Iota Moon Council Intrafraternit y Flower Purple Colors Purple Iris and Gold Philanthropy Children ' s liducational Program Motto " Commited to lives of excellence. " ! that Phi Kappa Psi is )d of honorable men, and cultured, who pledge out their lives to be generous, compa ssionate, and loyal comrades. We leve (hat we are honor bound to strive Manfully for intellectual, moral and ' irituaj excellence, to help and forgive Brothers, to lischarge promptly all ,nd to give aid and sympathy to all fortunate. We believe thai Established 1932 Colors Cardinal Red Address 613 Gayley Avenue Chapter California and Hunter Philanthropy Big Brothers and Sisters Epsilon Green of America Council Interfraternity Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is a Greek letter, secret, college and social fraternity. It is composed of men who share similar ideals of friendship, truth, honor and loyalty. The Fraternity ' s ideals are expressed in the written words and symbols of a secret ritual. These ideals and members ' ability to maintain the visions of the Fraternity ' s founders are the great moral legacy of Pi Kappa .Alpha. Established 1991 Flower Lily of the Valley Council Interfraternity Address 555 Gayley Avenue Colors Garnet and Old Gold X- t Pi Kappa Phi is a social fraternity that not only tries to have fun but also to give back to the community, make a positive impression upon the UCLA campus and, most unportantiy. to make its members ' college experiences the best they can possibly have. The chapter not only promotes brotherhood and friendship, but also serves as an avenue For students on the UCLA campus to meet people with similar interests and become more involved in campus activities. Pi Kappa Phi is a fraternity of CLASS: Character, I eadership, Athletics, Scholarship and Service; they are given things that members of Pi Kappa Phi strive to live Established 1996 Flower Red Rose Chapter Eta Sigma Address 626 I ndfair Avenue Council Interfraternity Philanthropy Push America Colors Blue and Gold brothers of Sigma Alpha I ' lpsilon ; common oaths ol striving lo ;mbody a True Gentleman, and logether have Fostered lifelong memories o( ' r college years. Our chapter is emely involved in all aspects ol re life, ranging from IFC Sports, K Sing, Homecoming and more. It Alpha ICpsilon ' s diversity and iicas|n to brotherhood, academics, intramural athletics, community service •it fu } social events that gi e our members a Vewarding college e.xperience that jJley will remember for the rest ol their lives. II you are looking lor diversity, a rding social experience, leadership 1 a huge brotherhood, you will find it here at 2AE. We hope you will make Sigma Alpha Epsilon your choice. Established 1929 Chapter California Delta Council Interfraternity Colors Royal Purple Address 655 Gayley Avenue and Old Gold Philanthropy Elimidance Mascot Phoenix Motto " True gentlemen. " FloAver Violet " " ••- Sigma Pi Chapter, was I ' ounded «j i A in 192(i. Sigma Alpha A u historically Jewish rraternity and .xcited lo be back on campus and hvolvefl in the Jewish communil ' . ._, is prouil to boast about its (list aiiiiual Ben and Jerry ' s ice cream eating onlest lo raise money lor Al .heimei ' s search. Since the chapter at UCLA I new, we are lomprised ol strong rs and people who want to lake (e. in the building ol the new aternity. IlM; Craters ol ' the ( hapter are k ' aders on campus, iiu hiding tlu ' " ■• " sideij llie .Jewish SliidenI Linioii vl Team. Sigma Alpha A ii rward to stalling a strong ,. at UCLA. Ifl Established 1926 Chapter Sigma Pi Council Interfraternity Colors Purple and White Symbol Octagon Mascot Chim Cham the Gorilla 105 Kerckhoff Hall Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Alzheimer Foundatio Simply put, our purpose is to cultivate and maintain the ideals of friendship, justice and learning within our membership. We achieve these ideals through the practice of character qualities embodied in our Ritual. Each Sigma Chi completes a period of education devoted to the understanding of our unique history, traditions and practices, which culminates in an opportunity to accept a lifelong commitment to the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the achievement of our purpose. Sigma Chi fosters leadership, builds character and promotes positive relationship skills, which in turn encourage the growth of productive and dedicated members who will give back not only to the Fraternity, but to their families, colleges and communities as well. Established 1947 Address 459 Gayley Avenue Chapter Delta Eta Philanthropy Children ' s Miracle Council Interfraternity Network LClyH U2 Uy • M rMmk - nm :- : : I ' SS ,- di- li( .lied l llif iilcils l (iisliir, i l ' ll(l lM|) .irid Ir. ' ii ' niii; ' . Si; ' Mi ' i Nil .it liCI.A p. ii)ii, " lillv ' • i ii lh(i ' . •.iKiri, " , lias a solid at .mIciiik .h lii( ' rin -iit ri ' cord, fllgagcs III aiiiiiMI | ImI.iiiIIi IS ii res| iMlcil I (tnl -iid(-i III I ' c ' iliii and IkisIs ii pailii i| a diicc sill till rvriils IMT wcrU I Eslablislud ! ' ). " )() CliapliT l psiloii C olors ULuK, C.nlil and While Animal Siialci I ' IowlT Willie Kusc- Address 001 (layK-y Avciiia ' liropv Toys- For- Tol ' . Motio " To lu ' lii-vf in ilur lilf i l love, to walk away in ihi- way ol honor and to servi- in ihc lij.du of truth. " in na Phi Epsilon was founded at ■Tond College, now the University [ond, on Novermber 1, 1901 dinai Principles: Virtue, ind Brotherly Lo e. TodaN ' , iriity has gro vn to more than lifetime members, including JOO undergraduates on 260 campuses in the United States. 1 «• !B Established Chapter Council 1984 California Omicron Interfraternity Colors Purple and Red Address 522 Landfair Avenue Philanthropy Prostate Cancer Prevention . current chapter is active on campus mbers ser ing in numerous IFC ' he_ ' host man - social actixities throug hout the academic ear as well as i[ ate fulK ' in intramural sports and ithropic causes. Then ' headquarters campus is a well maintained Sa stv ' le mansion at 6 12 Landfair jfi. They have both li e-in and li e- out members. At regular Monday night meetings the - feature a sit down formal dinner for members, pledges and guests. Established 1923 Chapter Upsilon Council Interfraternity Address 612 I andfair Avenue l M Based at 665 Gayley Avenue in Los Angeles, California, Beta Alpha Theta Chi IS an award-winning chatper of Theta Chi International Fraternity of Indianapolis, Indiana. Chartered at the University of California Los Angeles on April 10, 1931, Beta Alpha remains one of the strongest of UCLA ' s 18 IFC fraternities. We stand fast by the ideals of gentlemanly conduct, sincerity, truth, temperance and tolerance. Our motto is " Extend the Helping Hand " . Our motto is " Alma Mater First, Theta Chi for Alma Mater. " Established 1931 Chapter Beta Alpha Council Interfraternity Colors Military Red and White Symbol Rattlesnake Philanthropy Extend the Flower Red Carnation Motto Helping Hand Address 663 Gayley Avenue " Alma Mater First, Theta Chi for Alma Mater. " " r J Ay y what began as a civil engineering (.liil) in 190() has now l l )s.soino l into across the US. I rumgle Fralernit - is a Greek-alliliated l ' " raternit ' whose I) IS (Icnvi ' d Ironi inalfs w lio are majoiin or the scifi or the sciences. ' i " hc UCLA Chatper o( Triangle i " rateinit - liegan in 1956 and was installed in 19,57. Iriangle oflers these students something that cannot be loiiiul In aiu other cliib: HrotherlKXHl. In ;i word, rnangle is a lioinc. a laniiK- like atni s[)here. Ihe word " Iraternils " mipiiL ' s liiothcihood, a gi()U|) ol tnends siiaiing common inteiests that li e together. listablished 1907 Chapter 22nd Council Interlraternitv Colors Old Rose and Dark Grey Symbol Delta T l ' iower White Chrysanthenuirn Address 519 I andfair Motto " Veritas Omnia X ' incil. " etoy i[)eta . ' jau Zeta Beta Tau has been at UCLA (or 7 A i, and is the only I ' raternily at UCI A has remained lully active since its ment. With over 80 memhers, Rho is enjoying inciethble enl ni athletics, acatlernics J programming. ZB T has been the heart of Westwood since .. „ust feet From the UCLA main ■nus and at the center o( I ' raCernity rovi ZBT is an historical and social landmark at UCI A. Established 1924 Chapter Alpha Rho Council Interfraternity Colors Black and Yellow Address 10924 Strathmore Drive Philanthropy Make-A-Wish Foundation IVr vf t)l fepf x , . .V O f2 - 1 IWV The ACiC is comprised of four historically Asian- foiintied Iraternilies and sororities. The Council serves as the goxerning bod -, which carries on a tradition of ser ' ing Asian American sliidents and the communit -. The organizations exist with the pursuit o( encouraging and supporting members ol Asian ancestr ' toward cultural fulfillment and exploration, as well as creating greater awareness and inclusion of the student body. President Vice President Secretary Philanthropy Chair Fundraiser Treasurer Rush Chair Lambda Phi Epsilon President Chi Alpha Delta President Theta Kappa Phi President Omega Sigma Tau President Brian Chen Timothy Min Polly Nguyen Christy Llao Stephanie Cherng Laura Lewis Donald Chang Anna Yeung Timothy Min Tiffany Hanke Joanna Lee Christopher Cho ' w grecK I g life Sblished 1929 Council Asian Greek Symbol Torch, Stars, Knight ' s Hood Flower Wisteria Address 1 05 Kerckhot ' f Hall Philanthropy Reading to Kids, AANCART, Divine Design Motto " Esse potius quam videri. " Chi Alpha Delta was the first Asian American sorority in the nation. Chis have roots in important Asian American history. The sorority was rendered inactive during World War II because most of its members were unable to attend UCLA. The sorority was reorganized in 1946 after the war. Since then, each class has added its own personality to the fabric of the sorority so that today the tradition an heritage of the sorority is a complex mixture of 78 years of experience and time. .• r . iii : " v5 ' :J . fJ 5 « . 2 »!«i- listabhshed 1981 Chapter Alpha Council Asian Greek Colors Blue and White ill ll«i llM»||p| Hi Address 1 05 KerkhofT Hall mthropy A3M Bone Alarrow Drive Alotto " To be leaders among men. Ji iy lambda Phi ICpsilon was first established here at UCLA In ' our 19 lounders. Since then, we have expanded to many prestigious unlversitiesacross the country to become the Inst and onl ' nationally recognizeil Asian AmeiKan Interest Iralernily. 1 he main bond that we share on a national scale is the [Jiomolion ol Asian awareness, leadership, tradition and brotherhood. l " L erv brother knows that we are all equal representatives of Lambda Piii Ljisilon nationalK ' anil that it IS ini[)orlant to maintain our dominance as the most sought-alter Asian American organization nationwide. OAa , Ron WalanalK " , Bol) Tsulsui innis Oiioda, all moinlKTs ol :i liruins Men ' s club, ioundcd Sigma Tail, ' rlicse three names are icons in our history because ol their and their conlril)utions to the legsK as presidents oC the iraternity- Ihisdav. Omega Sigma Tau still hoKIs lO to its original [iiiposes ol providing nood and friendship. In an environment with o er 3()(),0()0 students, nBi be dinieult lor anyone to find one ' s OwiT niche. For this reason, the founding fathers of Omega Sigma ' Pan got together to make this campus a little smaller, a little better and a whole lot friendlier. Established 1966 Council Asian Greek Colors Navy Blue, Black, and Si Iver Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Philanthropy Asian American Reading Motto " Brotherhood, class, confidence, excellence, diversity. " la Phi provides a closeU ' knit f support for new students while eiiTumging the skills, abilities and college experience ol all its members. The key to success is simply the care and ication ol the actives; a legacy planted .h 1969, nurtured over the years, and still Slossoming today. Faith... I vc... Trust... three simple words are the core larts of Thelas. Sisterhood is built ; pledgeship and blossoms beyond je years. Thela sisters share , memories, and go through 5 and growing together. Established 1959 Council Asian Greek Colors Rose and Light Rose Flower Rose Address 1 05 Kerckhoff Hall Motto " Quod semper, et ubique, et ob omnibus. " 7()() I ' I m TV ■■ l MU The I atino Greek Council is the olFicially recognized governing council For the five historically Latino a based Creek organizations here at UCLA. The purpose of the Latino Greek Council is to create anti enhance high standards (or member organizations bv addressing, coordinating, and planning strategic programnimg to promote higher education, proxide a helping hand to our comniunil -, and enhance leadership. Though membership in this council is not limited to students of Latino a heritage, the LGC serves as a multih ' jceted organization that represents Latino a interest at the Uni ersit -. manages and assists in the expansion of new Latino a Greek organizations, and advocates on behalf of the Latino a Greek Student population at our campus. President Monica Briseno Internal Vice President Janeth Vazquez External Vice President Bertha Guerroro Secretary Martin Vallejo Treasurer Chris Rivas Chief Justice Brenda Calderon Public Relations Director Rosemary Escalera Historian Enrique Chiabra f a jE reeK I ifc V A e± Established 2000 Colors Black, White and Silver Chapter Eta Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Council Latino Greek Philanthropy American Diabetes Association Our fraternity is Gamma Zeta Alpha, Fraternity Inc. and we are the first, oldest, and largest Latino-based fraternity on the West Coast of the United States. We vere founded on December 3rd, 1987 at California State University, Chico. The organization has Fifteen Founding Fathers. The Eta Chapter of Gamma Zeta Alpha, Fraternity Inc. at UCLA was established on January 15th, 2000 by six founding fathers. We are the first Latmo-based Greek Organization at the UCLA Campus and are a founding member of both the Raza Coalition and Latino Greek Council. (y(y ' • % ' v - nzD A0N [ ambda Thola Nu strives to provide a safe, fun and educational environment in which oung Lalina leaders can learn and grow, providing the time and opportunit - necessary lo promote oung Lalina leatlers while engaging in discussion about issues affecting I tina women, as well as solutions that will empower oung women lo succeed m the face of challenge. Established 1924 Chapter Iota Council Latino Greek Colors Silver, Burgundy, and White S_ ' mbol Rose Address 1 05 Kerckhoff Hall Philanthropy Latino Literacy and Latino Leadership lu Alpha Kappa, si-ck lo iinilo and c all sliulcnts m a more haitnonious 1)11)1 hoilv almospiicic lliroiigh bic, social and ciilliiral means. er lo improve lolalions amongsl al tudents and the comniimilv. ablished 2005 Address lOSKerckhoff Chapter Rho Philanthropy National Bone Marrow Drive, Council Latino Greek Padres Contra El Cancer Colors Red, White Motto " Once a NAK, Always a NAK and Bronze until the day we die ! " II jscol I ' hi Laml«la Rho Sorority, Inc. is lo promote excellence svithm its memhers, provide sisteihood, engage I cominiinily service with emphasis in Latino(a) community and to instill importance ol ' retaining its roots lor ke of its identity y |)rom()ting the no(a) and Latino(a) culture. i Established 2003 Colors Brown, Ivory Address 1 05 Kerckhoff Hall Chapter Delta and Forest Green Philanthropy HIV AIDS Awareness Council Latino Greek Flower White Rose M A CiUnny inyC2 Sigma Lambda Gamma of women who have chosen this affihation as a manner to achieve personal development and awareness to the responsibility of community involvement for the betterment of our local, regional, national and global communities through the efforts of a network of close to 3,000 sorority members. Furthermore, we continue to be a pioneer in the Greek fraternal world through development of innovative programming initiatives, such as the Young Women ' s Leadership Program and Emotional Intelligence. Established 1990 Chapter Delta Gamma Council Latino Greek Colors Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple Mascot Pink Panther Philanthropy Breast Cancer Flower Pink Rose Awareness Address 105 Kerckhoff and TRIO Hall Program gre PI " " a UCI-A is host to several cultural-l)ascd anil special- interest IraternitN- anil sororit - organizations that redect the riih tli ersit - of UCLA ' s stiiilent population. I ' hese (Ireek chapters are formed on campus to develop a cultural support network, anil bring the concepts ol Irienilship anil camaraderie together with specific ethnicity oi- interest. iWulti-InteresI Greek Council organizations are formeil on such principles as academic advancement, serxicc to their communities, social and recreational invoKement. President Nataly Q. Chen Vice President Patricia Go Treasurer Elina Ohanian Secretary Ethan Isidro Greek 1 yrmpf.- ' - ' r , , ■ r. ' m MK ' ' ' E-. i Mt v , t ESt 1. ■ ' MWBf ' IMstMt . «1J K W r . m Iv vBM %PvM- ' »: .} ai i2fe» i.y3sJE 4 •• V T« »W n m - ' m i Hl w A W r i - ' .Miim TimM -- i . m 3-. x . , I V . ' . k ' .- ' o v W. L Bk " r- - Wr ' M ' i W ' V - ' m f k dJf 1 ep cr .y WF w kk .y gm ' 1 V _J greei ■life ( y i ij viM Established 2002 Chapter Alpha Council Multi-Interest Colors Pink and Silver S3nnbol Pink Diamond Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Motto " What I was, what I am, what I will be. " Alpha Gamma Alpha was established at UCLA on October 25, 2002 as Alpha Omega Alpha. The UCLA Chapter is the Alpha Chapter of the sorority. It was established in an effort to unify students at UCLA to work towards th e advancement of Armenian causes, the community of UCLA and the greater community. Through this organization we will spread and further the Armenian culture and aid in Armenian causes as well as guide fellow sisters in academics, life decisions and social relationships while building life-long ties. Vl - 4 1 )clta Lambila l ' lii i.s a national Iralcrnity providing social, service, and recreational activities for gay. bisexual, arid progressive men since l )8b. We are one ol the fastest growing fraternities with more than 2. ' ) chapters and 7 colonies across the nation. 4 Council Multi-Intercsi Symbol Crest Mascot Centaur Address l05Kerckholl Wrog () ' eto Vl|)ha Zela slaiuls lor llic owcrtncnl ol vvoim-n ihroiigh edlfcaliun, sisterhood, dixcrsity aiul t-oiiimimlly scivitf. Our purpose is lo ciiliaiuf personal til, c ' lcalc iK ' lvvorks, sirivt ' lor exc lencc and support llic upward ity of women. koals are lo nianilain aiadeniu ' " e, engage in campus activilics, ' jriiood, anti provide community are a iini(|iie group ol women wlio le ourselves on liversilv ol culluie, personalities and inleresis; we ollei- an aiTity orop| oilunilies Uiroiigh extensive ■ orks; we gam a more m depth experience l)v providing exposure to all aspects ol campus hie; we lultivate long iriendships; we o[)en up doors to hel| achieve luture goals. Established 2006 CouncU Multi- Interest Colors Hunter Green, Navy Blue and White Symbol Crest Mascot Dolphin Flower White and Red Rose Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Motto " Sisterhood through Diversity " purpose ol this soldi y through diversity am community. T .- ,..ished through the social awareness ol conteii concerning all l. ' icels ol the piililK . In udthtion tins organi ation will engage cultural a ' livities that advocate the ierslanding ol dillerenl cuslom and ' itions. ' I ' lirough active participation. junily service, the sisters olSigma igma will assist in giving siippcul M (actions ihiil demand ai l. vuX i u2 ablished 2000 Animal Tiger Motto " Strength through Council Multi-Interest Flower Violet Orchid diversity and sisterhood Colors Lavender, Dark Purple, Silver Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall )K (2U Established 2004 Mascot Lady Bug Chapter Beta Address 1 05 Kerckhoff Hall Council Multi- Interest Philanthropy Relay for LiFe Habitat for Humanity Colors Red, White and Navy Blue s2 ■ 1 ' ' " iii k rT H 9 . ■ i . 1 ' Jl 8 f 4 ' « £ A ■ r " a iX . I;- ' lA ' 1 « 9 «B t X rll J " w L ll Pf w% n W :mwi. ji - JJmi f s» r ii y- ' i f 1 It is the ardent desire of the honorable women of Tau Theta Pi to form and maintain a genuine sisterhood that exemplifies moral excellence, strength, versatility, and open mindedness. As an organization rooted in strength through diversity, it is our goal to unify women of various cultural and ethic backgrounds. We hope to accomplish this goal by means of promoting academic achievement, active involvement in the community and the forging of the tightly knit bonds between sisters. It is also our hope to foster personal growth by making lasting impressions in our community, at school, within our organization and within ourselves, ultimately enriching the college experience. ICslablished 2004 Chapter l ' ,la CoillKll iVUlill-lnllMl ' St Colois N ' avv. UluciMid While Syinbol Cchic Lion Adchess lO.Mvrikl Xcia Phi Kho c ' ontiiUK ' s to prodtu ' c well-rouiuKMi iii(li ' i luals who ha ' C ' the slicnglh to licH ' oiiK ' gival loadci ' .s. Tlu-y possess the i|iialllics o( the Inn- ( jentleiiicn. A.s ihe I ' Vaternity iorgcs on, It will lace more obst.iclcs with belore. The road is lU ' Vci-endiiig in the c)iiest lor greatness, however Zeta I ' hi kho s lliiist lor It cxhilnts our lesiie to be the best we can possibly be and more. We iiia ' falter at times, but our lii ' ollu ' i ' liood will iK ' H ' i ' lail us iioi will It let us stay down. Instead, it will only i)iish IIS on . ' ind reinirid us that we are )iisli IIS on . ' in ic tJisliiivui ijuislu-d ( u- The UCLA Chapter of the National Pan- Hellenic Council is the governing body for the lour historicalK ' African American Greek-letter organizations represented on campus. The council coordinates programs and activities lor the member chjipters, and is comprised oF delegates from each of " the organizations and elected officers. The purpose of the NPHC is to create and maintain high standards in the life of fraternities and sororities and to perpetuate constructive Greek relationships and unity on the UCLA campus and vvithui the local community. Pan-Hellenic President Temeal Bradford Vice President Rochelle Gunter Tresisurer Denise Bolts Secretary Adrian na King " i l KreeK I greeF ife Alpha Phi Alpha develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. Council National Symbols Pharaoh Flower Yellow Rose Panhellenic Mascot The Sphinx Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall Colors Black and Gold Animal Ape Motto " First of all, servents of all, we shall transcend all i 1 1 ■1 ' W r Pf gy ■ IaVM Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority ' s aim is to enhance the qualit ' of hte within the community. Public service, leadership development and education ot _ ' outh are the hallmark of the organization ' s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact societ ' educationally, civically, and economical! Council National Panhellenic Colors Royal Blue and Gold Mascot French Poodle Flower Yellow Tea Rose Address 105 Kerckhoff Hall ;. !,. ;• 11 I I23S 71 «»qi4 B- bBB I ■ 71 athlefics ' ig M±kis|ufia l.e£l irn for a school that has seen some of the greatest athletes in the history of competitive sports. Jackie Robinson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Arthur Ashe, Jackie Joyner Kersie, Karch Kiraly — the list goes on and on. There have been so many great moments at UCLA: Walton ' s 21 for 22, Wooden ' s 10th national championship and women ' s vi ater polo ' s victory over Stanford to win the school ' s 100th NCAA Championship. And as a student, you have a front row seat to witness them all for four exciting years. So the next time you ' re staring up at the dozens of banners in the rafters of Pauley Pavilion or screaming yourself hoarse in 100 degree heat at the Rose Bowl, remember you aren ' t just here to honor UCLA ' s storied athletic tradition; you ' re a part of it. So go to the water polo games. Cheer for the tennis teams on your way to class. You never know when the next great moment will be. liSI On the Shoulders of Giants ly ' — I I — ]he result wasn ' t anything out of the ordinary for coach Adam Krikorian. Season after season, he r watched his women ' s water polo team decimate the competition, accumulating a 230-38 record and five national titles. But out of all the championships he had been a part of, this one was a little more special than the others. On May 12, 2007, the Bruins claimed a 7-6 win over Stanford, clinching their third consecutive national championship and the school ' s 100th overall title. With the victory, UCLA became the first collegiate institution to reach the century mark, distinguishing itself as the most dominant and successful athletic program in the country. Bruin coaches understood that being a leader at UCLA wasn ' t quite like coaching seasons as coach, and 10 NCAA championships during his last 12 seasons, including seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. During his run of titles, he amassed a winning streak of 88 games and had four undefeated seasons. He remained the only individual to be inducted into the National Basketbal 1 Hall of Fame as both a player and coach. Though there had been many championships won at UCLA since Wooden ' s historic run, he could claim to be part of every Bruin title, as his excellence ■was the foundation that allowed other Bruin sports to thrive. Shortly after winning the 100th championship, UCLA held a ceremony at Spaulding Field to honor all the great Bruin athletic teams that contributed to the landmark. Past and present UCLA greats, including Bruin anywhere else. The pressure to succeed at UCLA vas so high that only the most skilled and devoted coaches made their mark in the world of Bruin athletics. Entering his 46th year as the men ' s volleyball coach, Al Scates already solidified himself in Bruin lore as one of the greatest coaches in the school ' s history. He won 19 national championships, almost double the amount of any other Bruin coach. Under his guidance, the Bruins won championships in each of the last five decades, achieved three undefeated seasons and won three consecutive championships on three separate occasions. Though UCLA had seen many high-caliber coaches like Scates, there would always be only one " Wizard of Westwood. " As one of the first coaches to truly dominate the college field, John Wooden was responsible lor UCLA ' s commitment to athletic excellence. He won 665 games in his 27 coaches, athletic director Dan Guerrero, and interim Chancellor Norman Abrams spoke to the significance of maintaining a championship- caliber program year after year. " Many can get to a championship, but few can maintain the championship status, " commented former Softball coach Sue Enquist. In addition to the ceremony, UCLA paid tribute to the accomplishment throughout the 2007-2008 athletics season by honoring past teams during Bruin football and basketball games. Special " First to 100 " merchandise were made available, and all athletic teams wore uniforms bearing the " First to 100 " logo. Winning 100 national championships was clearly an important milestone for UCLA athletics, but perhaps of more importance was that the achievement would serve as a foundation for even higher levels ol excellence for years to come, lui A aTmeTics il»«: Interim Chancellor Norman Abrams presents the trophy for the NCAA ampionship to the women ' s water polo coach Adam Krikorian. The title was ot only UCLA ' s third consecutive NCAA title in women ' s water polo, but was UCLA ' s 100th overall national championship. Photographed by Olga Nezhevenko. I ■: One of the players wears her NCAA Championship ring with pride while attending the 100th NCAA Championship celebration. Receiving a championship ring was a great honor and an incredible achievement, as only the greatest teams with athletes of the highest caliber ever recieved them. Photographed by Olga Nezhevenko. 100th NCAA chamn ■H19J innsriir) the battle fer bragging rigbts In 2001, Southern California Lexus dealers started a competition between crosstown rivals UCLA and USC to determine which school could claim athletic superiority in Los Angeles. Christened " The Lexus Gauntlet, " the competition consisted of all of the head-to- head events between the Bruins and Trojans throughout the year. Teams were awarded points based on their performance in these match-ups, and the school with the most points at the end of the competition received the Lexas Gauntlet trophy, as well as bragging rights over their rival for the upcoming year. The two athletic programs were among the nation ' s elite, ■with the first and third highest totals in NCAA championships. As of 2007, USC boasted 84 titles, and UCLA led the country with 100 national championships. Each school had a rich and storied tradition, with some ol the all- time greats in the world of athletics, including Lew Alcindor, Marcus Allen, John Wooden and Lynn Swann. It was this high level ol achievement that made the competition that much more heated and significant. " We ' re proud of beating USC, " vomen ' s tennis coach Stella Sampras Webster told the Daily Bruin. " Every year it ' s a goal of ours to beat them and we want to win the Gauntlet as a whole athletic program. " The 18 competitions which the G auntlet was based on ranged from highly publicized sports, such as football, to lesser-known but equally competitive events like swimming and diving. Each sport was worth five points, except for football, men and women ' s basketball and women ' s volleyball, which were worth 10 points each. Points were awarded on a winner-takes-all basis to the victor of the majority of the head-to- head match-ups within a sport. There were 110 overall points, and the first team to surpass 55 won the competition outright. Since its inception, both schools had won the competition three times, with victories coming in alternating years. The Trojans won the first gauntlet in 2001, but the Bruins stormed back and claimed the largest margin of victory in the competition ' s history in 2007, dominating the Trojans 72.5 to 37.5. Unfortunately for the Bruins, the Gauntlet looked to continue its trend of alternating winners in 2008, as the Trojans jumped out to a 45 to 32.5 lead as of the start of the spring season. Even with some of the UCLA ' s strongest sports being played in spring, including women ' s water polo and track and field, the Bruins had their work cut out for them if they wanted to become the first school to win the Gauntlet in two consecutive years. UL i tics Left: Interim Chancellor Norman Abrams attends the Lexus Gauntlet ceremony held at Spaulding field. In the previous competition, UCLA earned 72.5 points while USC garnered 37.5. Photographed by Olga Ueihetenko. Below: Junior guard Darren Collison throws up his arms in an attempt to disrupt Trojan guard Daniel Hackett as he looks for an open teammate. The crosstown rivals met three times this season, including in the semifinal round of the Pac-10 Tournament after splitting their regular season meetings. Photographed by Nathan Jyree, Daily Bruin. Above: Sophomore forward Lauren Cheney outmanuevers her Trojan opponent as she makes her way down the field for a goal. Cheney set a new UCLA record with her 23rd goal of the season in the NCAA College Cup Semifinals against USC. but the Bruins ultimately fell 2-1. Photographed by Michael Chen. L.jii: Bruin. thel exus eau ■Mil auntiet • r ; ■ j ' 1 A WELL- ' Timed « Kich The Bruins cap 9-9-3 season appearance .■• im. NCAA tournament Right: Junior midfielder Jason Leopoldo sprints do n the field to assist a fellow team member to score a goal. His quick assist was crucial for tlie team ' s win. Photographed by Mary OReitl y. Daily Bww. iVlixed feelings dominated the season for the men ' s soccer team. It Avas a season of winning streaks followed by losing blows, as well as of great expectations ending in unfortunate mishaps. Some Avould remember it as their bittersweet last, v hile for others it embodied a difficult beginning. The men ' s soccer season commenced before fall classes were in session. The first two games opened the season with two consecutive defeats in Indiana. However, despite these opening setbacks, the team struck back with a tie against Creighton, then three consecutive wins against Ohio State, Pennsylvania State and San Francisco, elevating the Bruins from tenth-ranked to fifth-ranked in the league. The winning streak ended when the Bruins faced Santa Clara and Cal State Northridge, one ending in a heartbreak, the other with sophomore goalkeeper Brian Perk saving 8 out of 1 1 counted shots. " It was a disappointing loss (against Northridge), " said sophomore midfielder Kyle Nakazawa to the Daily Bruin. " I know this program had never lost to Northridge. How we turn it around for this game (against San Diego) is going to be really important. " After playing countless matches away from home, the Bruins came back with a shutout victory against the University of San Diego, but subsequently lost their first Pac-IO match to San Diego State and tied their second against Stanford. Sophomore forward David Estrada commented to the Daily Bruin, " We have a bull ' s eye on our backs so every team is coming at us strong, " referring to the season. " I think that sometimes we ' re a little overconfident. " The team had been immensely successful in the past few years, yet this one failed to live up to the pattern. Players put in extra practice time to try and come back from a rocky beginning of the season. Their determination led them to consistently win the next four Pac-10 games against California and Oregon State in the first and second rounds, and Washington, before they suffered a disappointing defeat by the Huskies in the second round. The next two losses to Stanford and California lowered UCLA to second place in the Pac-IO championships and a tie with San Diego State closed the season as the team anxiously awaited the good news from the NCAA committee. The Bruins ' first NCAA match against New Mexico ended with a clutch goal from Nakazawa with by Thoa Nguyen continued on page 224... 2 on o n n 7 men s soccer ...continued from page 223 one minute and 38 seconds left, ending the game 1-0. However, their season ended in a heartbreaking loss to Santa Clara in the second round, trailing 3-1. " It has to end that way for somebody, " senior defender Mike Zaher told the Daily Bruin. " Only one team walks away happy. There ' s going to be a lot of other seniors feeling the way I do. I ' m not the first and I won ' t be the last. " The entire team walked away from the season with Zaher ' s sense of acceptance, mingled with biting disappointment. Though the seniors couldn ' t nurse their wounds with the promise of the next season, the rest of the team gritted their teeth and chose to charge ahead, fueled by their disappointment, rather than defeated. Undeniably, the players ' feelings, though at times bitter and harsh, were often too genuine to express, too strong to suppress, and too Bruin to forget. 3i Above: Senior defender Mike Zaher and redshirt senior defender Brandon Owens quicldy rusti to intercept Stanford players as tfiey cross midfield. Witfi impeccable timing, tlie two were able to force tlie Cardinal back on the defense. Photographed Hy Michael Chen, Oaily Bruin. RIfht: Junior defender Brad Rusin fieads tlie ball to sopfiomore defender Chase Myers. Being able to win challenges was an integral part to the Bruin defense, as it allowed opponents fewer opportunities to set up their offense. Photographed by Dereti Uu, Daily Brum. artiTelics iV iiIiiUJJiTnilU:lUdiMilllliIi ' ery team is coming at us str TJovinsfrBaa opnoifiore forward -MEftSw Fif? Above: Sophomore midfielder Micliael Stepliens passes the ball out of opponents ' reach, thereby preventinga potential score. Stephens was equally important in the Bruins ' defensive effort as well as in aiding the Bruin attack. Phow§raphed by Derek Uu, Daily Brum. Front Row: Maxwell Griffin, Greg Folk, Brandon Owens, Brian Rowe, Brian Perk, Trevor Hunter, Kevin Weiner, Edwige Ligonde, Mike Zaher. Sean Alvarado. Second Row: Student Athletic Trainer Roger Zhao, Student Athletic Trainer Samantha Suey, Staff Athletic Trainer Tandi Hawkey, Kyle Nakazawa, Patrick Rickards. Andrew Sinderhoff, Scott Hollingshead, Assistant Coach David Comfort, Head Coach Jorge Salcedo, Assistant Coach Eddie Soto, Kyle McAthy, Zac Rothman, Tony Beltran, Fernando DeAlba, Team Manager Harry Meschures, Equipment Manager Sean Markus, Team Manager Beto Nevarez. Back Row: Ryan White, Tomer Konowiecki, Michael Stephens, Mikey Meschures, Richard Flores, James Jaramillo, Jason Leopoldo, Chance Myers, David Estrada, Robert Georgiefski, Danny Suits, Brad Rusin. Photographed by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. ■KJUffI men s soccer U U o on z o Right: Redshirt sophomore forward Kara Lang defend the ball from of opponents coming from behind as her teammate rushes to help. Despite hours honing individual sk ills, soccer required ultimate teamwork in order to succeed. Photographed by Maya Standel, Daily Bruin. by David Luong From the very beginning of the season to the NCAA Tournament, stellar performances put on by the UCLA women ' s soccer team were the rule, not the exception. The Bruins were ranked No. 3 going into the season, and sw ept the Pac-10 to finish strong at No. 1. Their success in conference play earned the women ' s soccer team a record fifth consecutive Pac-10 championship. Their impressive play did not stop there, as the Bruins fought their way through the NCAA Tournament and reached the semifinals before losing to rival USC. The women ' s soccer team began the season with some rather unusual circumstances. Their first game of the season pitted the Bruins against No. 8 Texas. The Bruins held a 4-0 lead over the Longhorns, but not long into the second half of play, the game was cancelled due to lightning. In their rescheduled match-up, the Bruins scored early, leading 1-0 into the first half. However, they surrendered two goals in the second half, ultimately falling 2-1. That single disappointing loss would prove to be the first and only loss of the regular season. The Bruins returned home to host the UCLA Women ' s Cup, which matched them against Illinois. Against the Fighting Illini, senior forward Danesha Adams scored a hat-trick to secure a 4-2 victory. In the following game against the University of San Diego, the Bruins fought the Toreros to a scoreless draw. The tie was not without its triumphs, however, as senior goalkeeper Valerie Henderson tied the previous school record with 31 career shutouts. She would later record an additional six shutouts to take sole possession of the record. In conference play, the Bruins were unstoppable. Against their Pac-10 opponents, the team swept all nine conference matches— an impressive eight of the nine wins were complete shutouts. continued on page 229... auiieTics A strong season cut short in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament |gi Use Above: Senior midfieldef Daneslia Adams steals the ball from a rival Trojan. The Bruins defeated USC 2-0 in their eighth straight win. Photographeii by Mat Chin, Daily Brain. women s soccer " We had a good year, but for us and our program, it ' s [about ' trying to get llvillal -Jillian Ellis, Above: Sophomore forward Lauren Cheney struggles against an opponent to gain control of the ball. Cheney led the Bruins with an average of 2.48 points per game and one goal per game.PftotoJrap ied by Max Chin, Daily Bruin. Above Bruins celebrate in a group hug after scoring the game winning goal against Virginia in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The women ' s soccer team had an impressive season, with a streak of eight straight victories out of their 16 wins. Photograplied by Mst Chin, Daily Bruin. Above: Sophomore forward Lauren Cheney prepares to boot the ball away from an onlooking defender. At the end of the season, Cheney was named one of four finalists for the Honda Award, given to the best soccer player in the nation. P iotograp ied 6 Max Chin, Daily Bruin. ...continued from page 226 The only goal allowed ■was to Arizona State, whom they dispatched 3-1. The match against use was an easy win for the Bruins, who cruised to their eighth straight win against the Women of Troy with a 2-0 victory. The season was rounded out with road wins against both Washington State and Washington, with 2-0 and 3-0 victories, respectively. Coach Jill Ellis attributed the success of the women ' s team on their depth, commenting, " One of the keys to having a good run, and this year we ' re as deep as we ' ve ever been as far as personnel coming in off the bench. " In the first round of the College Cup, UCLA knocked off Cal State Fullerton, 3-1. The Bruins punched their ticket to the semifinals in dramatic fashion, with consecutive overtime victories over Virginia and Portland. Chaney and Adams, who were the team scoring leaders during the regular season, fittingly notched the game-clinching goals that pushed the Bruins through to the next round. In a rematch with crosstown rival USC in the semifinals, the Bruins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. But two goals by the Women of Troy in the second half ended UCLA ' s bid to win the pro gram ' s first national championship. " We had a good year, but for us and our program, it ' s [about] trying to get championships, " Ellis told the Daily Bruin after the loss. The Bruins ended the regular season with a 20-2-2 record. The combination of a formidable offense vith an impenetrable defense made the Bruins a dominating force throughout the regular season — traits that they hoped to carry into the following season, where they would look to finish -what they started by winning a national championship, lui WOMEN ' S o 00 FmitRow: Carii Castaneda, Sarafi Salazar, Nicole Sweetman, Britney Scannell, Cfiristina DiMartino, Blake Zerboni, Lauren Barnes, Kylie Wright and Nicki Friedberg. Sectmd Row: Assistant Coach Shannon MaclMillan, Lauren Wilmoth, McCall Zerboni, Dana Wall, Kristina Larsen, Caitlyn Mac Kechnie, Erin Hardy, Nicole Kleinert, Catherine Calvert, Taylor Cochran, Dea Cook, Jenni Branam and Athletic Trainer Julia Seamark. Back Row: Head Coach Jillian Ellis, Assistant Coach B.J. Snow, Lauren Cheney, Alma Playle, Liz Zadro, Ashley Thompson, Lisa Jett, Valerie Henderson, Danesha Adams, Elise Britt, Jenna Belcher and Team Manager Kerry Bradley. Not Pictured: Kara Lang. Photographeil by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography Making RECORDS Front Row: Blake Ramos, Fawad Khan, Danny Benson, Kent Morikawa, Evan Watchempino and Jun Relchl. Stcond loK Jake Matthews, Kevin Sullivan, Kyle Shackleton, Drew Shackleton, Alex Crabill, Dylan Knight, Spencer Knight and Ryan Gordon. BMk Roar Henry Hagenbuch, Marlon Patterson, Cory Primm, Austin Ramos, Laef Barnes, Scott Crawford, Marc Hausmaninger, Michael Cybulski, Marco Anzures and Mike Haddan. Pliotograph courtesy ot Don Liebig, UCU Phototiapli). MEN ' S atnieTics Above: Redshirt senior Austin Ramos runs amongst rivals, trying to brealt away from the pack. The Bruins ' hard work and determination in practice showed in events throughout the year, as they had one of the most successful seasons of the last decade. Photographed by Geolf Thmner. UCLA Photography. Right: Senior Kyle Shackleton keeps his pace as he races toward the finish line. Cross-country athletes endured through harsh weather and grueling terrain in their events. Photographed by Geoff Thnrner. UCLA Photography. UCLA men ' s cross country demanded not only physical strength and mental determination from its athletes, but also an immense amount of teamwork and cooperation. All members had to support one another to finish the race, and the team had the motivation and skill to carry itself through another great season. The runners made Bruins proud as it set new landmarks in the UCLA record books. Through the ups and downs, the team, led by head coach Eric Peterson, brought pride to the school with its impressive victories. The Bruins set the tone for a winning season at their first meet, when they brought home first place at the Nevada Twilight National Cross Country Classic. Junior Laef Barnes and redshirt junior Drew Shackleton led the way, placing first and second in the 6,000-meter run, with times of 19:40 and 1 9:4 1 , respectively. The winning streak continued at the Pepperdine International, where the team placed first with an astounding 39 points, and was led to victory by freshman Evan Watchempino ' s second place finish. After placing sixth in the Bill Delinger Invitational, the team came back with strong performances at the Triton and Fullerton Invitationals, placing first in both events with scores of 19 and 15 points, respectively. One of the season ' s main highlights came at the Pac-10 Championships. The team finished fourth overall at the event — the highest UCLA had placed in 10 years. The Bruins were led by senior Austin Ramos who finished fourth with a time of 23:10.8. Ramos was a prime example of how determined and hardworking the UCLA men ' s cross country team was. " [The reason] I chose UCLA over any other college is because of its high standards in both athletics and academics, which is a combination that is hard to find, said Ramos. " It was a place where I knew I could both succeed athletically and academically. " He finished his career on a strong note, placing 1 0th at the NCAA outdoor championships, earning him All- American honors for the second time in his career. Through its victories and losses, the men ' s cross country team continued to work together to make UCLA proud. " During my time here I ' ve come to appreciate my teammates the most. I thmk it ' s rare to be able to be in a situation where you are surrounded by some of the most hard-working and dedicated people you know, " said Ramos. A network of friendships, teamwork, strength and a passion for running was what made the UCLA men ' s cross country truly a team of champions. ISI o Oq men s cross country WOMEN ' S z Front Row: Lauren Jirges. Claire Rethmeier, Monika Rothenburger, Ciara Viehweg, Kelcie Wiemann and Hannah Roeder. Back Row: Shannon Murakami. Lizie Jewson, Nicoie Pennes, Krishna Curry, Allie Bohannon, Olga Aulet- Leon. Rosa Magana, Christine St. Geme, Cobbie Jones and Gabrielle Bournes. Photograph courtesy of Don Liebig, UCLA Photography. Enduring perseveranc TOWARD THE Future Below: Freshman Shannon Murakami sticks with the pack as she starts her long run. The other runners helped Bruins pace themselves througout the race and motivated them to place their very best. Pliotographeil by Geoff Jtiurner. UCLA PfiotoSraohy Although the season did not go as planned for rht- women ' s cross country team, the year was far from disappointing. The Pac-10 was exceptionally difficult as the Bruins were matched up against four of the nation ' s elite teams, No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Oregon, No. 5 Arizona St. and No. 9 Washington. The fact that one of their best runners, junior Allie Bohannon, was inactive due to injuries made the season even more challenging. Though the odds were stacked against the Bruins, every member worked hard in practice and training, and was determined to finish the season on a strong and positive note. The Bruins kicked off the season with a third place finish at the Nevada Twilight Meet. Junior Ciara Viehweg and redshirt junior Olga Aulet-Leon led the team with top 10 finishes with times of 16:02 and 16:03 respectively. However, the Bruins were unable to follow up on their strong start, with 1 1th and 25th place finishes at the Bill Dellinger and NCAA Pre-National Invitationals. Against the strong competition at the Pac-10 championships, the Bruins faltered, placing last at the event. Not letting the result discourage them, they finished 23rd at the NCAA West Region Championships. The Bruins were led by senior Claire Rethmeier, who was the No. 1 runner at both the Pac-10 and regional meets. Rethmeier placed 33rd at the conference championships and 70th at regionals. Although they did not achieve the desired results, team members continued to work diligently during practices in order to improve their times throughout the year. Women ' s cross country coach Eric Peterson stressed how the team needed to keep a realistic mindset for the entire season, as they knew that they were likely to be confronted with touch challenges in a fiercely competitive Pac-10. When asked about her thoughts on the season, freshman Shannon Murakami commented, " Overall I think the season brought this team closer together. Even though we didn ' t win any titles, I think that this team has bonded and is ready for a chance at greatness in the 2008 season. " The focus of this year ' s team was to gain experience and improve individual times. With a year of hard work and stiff competition behind them, the women ' s cross country team found out exactly what it took to run at a competitive level, and strove to improve for the upcoming season. The future for the team looked bright, as the shortcomings of the season only set the expectations higher for the upcoming year. The season -was tough and grueling, but the team achieved its goals of improving, growing and bonding together, uii 0- n 3 Waves OF I Turbulence 1 M . W by Thoa Nguyen The UCLA men ' s water polo team met turbulent Avaters this season, having various w inning streaks broken by close losses. They ultimately finished the year just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. The season started out vell for the Bruins, who opened with a victory over No. 12 Loyola Marymount, improving their all-time record to 16-0 against the Lions. The team rode their success into a strong third place finish at the Inland Empire Classic against Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Redlands. The Bruins dominated the competition, winning their games 22-3, 18-3 and 16-5, respectively. The Bruins looked to continue their wining streak as they entered the NorCal Tournament. There, they trumped Santa Clara 15-4 and No. 6 Pepperdine 7-5. In the tournament semifinals, UCLA took No. 2 Cal to overtime, but suffered a crushing blow as they fell 10-8. The Bruins rebounded and captured third place at the tournament by beating No. 4 Stanford by a final tally of 13-9. Finally returning home after three weeks up north, the team played a % ' .- ■■ I i Above: Rising high out of the water, junior attadier Cameron Smitli scans tlie horizon for an open player. The Bruins ended the season with a record of 21-7. Ptmtographal l y Lisa Riggs, Daily Bruin. strenuous match against No. 6 UC Irvine, going into three overtimes and finally winning on a goal by senior utility Justin Johnson. However, this victory proved short-lived, as Stanford came back in the foUow ing match to avenge its loss from the NorCal Tournament, defeating the Bruins 7-6 in o ertime. The loss didn ' t dampen the Bruins ' spirits as they continued play in the SoCal Tournament, -winning six consecutive games by wide margins. Against Santa Clara, UCLA once again defeated the Broncos 17-5. Later that day, the Bruins breezed past UC Santa Cruz 20-3. UC Irvine tried to avenge their earlier defeat at the hands of the Bruins, but were turned away again, losing 12-5. Even the prestigious Ivy League competitor No. 20 Brown could not hinder this seemingly endless wave of Bruin success as they fell 16-4. The team had high hopes going into the SoCal Tournament and scored consecutive w ins against No. 13 Pacific and Pepperdine before suffering a heartbreaking 7-6 defeat at the hands of crosstown rival No. 1 USC. The loss was a big blow to the Bruins, as they went on to lose consecutive 8-7 matches against Cal and finished fourth at the SoCal Tournament. Fortunately, the contimied on page 236... Above: While fellow teammates block an attempt on goal, sophomore goalkeeper Alex Lawrence prepares to make a save In case the defense is penetrated. Five Bruins were honored as ACWPC Ail-Americans this season. Photographed by Usa Riggs, Daily Bruin. ...continued from page 235 team rediscovered its stride and came back with another astounding winning streak. The home game against Pacific ended in cheers as the Bruins triumphed, 16-6. The team also avenged its previous defeat to USC, beating the Trojans 9- 5. " (This win) gives us the confidence that we know we can beat anyone on any given day, " redshirt junior attacker Krsto Sbutega told the Daily Bruin. Going into the season ' s final two contests, the Bruins looked to secure a 2 seed in the MPSF Tournament by sweeping Pepperdine and Long Beach State. Unfortunately, the Bruins were unable to close out the season on a winning note, as they fell to the Waves in a grueling six-overtime match, 7-6. The Bruins responded w ith a 9-7 victory over Long Beach State, but it was only good enough to earn the team a 4 seed in the tournament. UCLA needed to win the MPSF Tournament to reach the NCAA championships. In their first match, the Bruins suffered a heartbreaking 10- 9 overtime loss to UC Irvine, and their hopes of reaching the NCAAs were quickly dashed. Despite their disappointment, the Bruins finished the season by winning the next two games against Long Beach State and Santa Barbara, ending the year with a 21-7 overall record. UL Above: Althougn cornered by two opponent players in a technique called " sloughing, " redshirt sophomore attaclcer Scott Davidson manages to punt the baii to another Bruin. Davidson was the leading scoter on the team this season with a record of 49 goals in 27 matches. Photographed by Lisa Riggs, Daily Bruin. Right: Junior attacker Krsto Sbutega smoothly evades a defensive move by an opponent to launch the ball to a feliow teammate. Sbutega was the second-leading scorer on the team and earned an Ali-American honorable mention at the end of the season. Photographed by Den Liu, Daily Bruin. ., Above: Head coach Adam Krikorian meets with the team before a big match. Kriltorian was i nown as one of the best water poio coaches in the country, winning multiple national championships with both the men ' s and women ' s programs. Photographed by Karopet Shaginyan. Front Row: Russell Simpl ins, Clay Jorth, Scott Swanson, Scott Davidson, Cullen Hennessy, IVIatt Preciado and Alex Lawrence. Second Row: Assistant Coach Matt Flesher, Head Coacti Adam Kril orian, Tyler Jemmett, Krsto Sbutega, Chris Allen, Kevin Kuga, Carrercn Smith, Brian Flacl s, Matthew Jacobs, Brett Hays, Jacob Murphy, Staff Athletic Trainer Jenny Nickerson, Student Athletic Trainers Chau Bui and Anna Cao. Back Row: Student Manager Carter Brutschy, Matt Kellogg, Cole Ccnsani, Ben Hohl, Tyler Smith, Marco Santos, Justin Johnson, Kyle Healy, Kevin Schmidt, Nicl( Zakula, Andrew Mesesan, Chay Lapin and Assistant Coach Brandon Brooks. Photographed by Don Uebii, UCLA Photography. ,■» % - - ' « MEN ' S ..we know we t be any given day. " l l ' f vl%ii4 i t i M I«ii ' 4 aiit i ft a -l fl l V men s Right: The Bruins huddle together for a team cheer. Team chemistry along with hard work and dedication led the Bruins to the NCAA Regional Finals despite losing seven seniors from the previous year ' s squad. Photographed by Nathan Tyre, Daily Bruin. After having lost seven players at the end of the last year, the UCLA ■women ' s volleyball team had its work cut out as it faced the 2007- 2008 season. Junior setter Nellie Spicer, senior middle blocker Rachell Johnson, junior outside hitter Kaitlin Sather and junior outside hitter Ali Daley led the team as the only returning starters on the squad. Spicer made news by ranking third in the Pac-10 and 25th in the nation in assists per game, with 1,550 assists in the season. As one of only two seniors on the team, Johnson made 392 kills in her last season. Sather also made her presence known on the court, leading the team with 3.76 kills per game and recording 363 digs in the season. Daley was right behind Sather with 3.69 kills and 3.66 digs per game. With these amazing leaders, it was no surprise that both Sather and Daley were given All-Pac-10 Honorable Mentions and Johnson was selected as one of 10 players to train with Team USA. Spicer was again named first-team All- American and appeared for her third season as a first-teemi All-Pac-10 selection. Facing the loss of All-American blocker Nana Meriwether, the Bruins proved their ability to continue standing tall on Oct. 5, when they defeated national semifinalist and crosstown rival USC at Pauley Pavilion. Sather and Daley dominated both teams with 16 kills each, while Johnson had 10 for the Bruins. Spicer made 49 of the 51 total assists made by the Bruins, while junior defensive libero Jade Machado led the team vidth 18 digs. Daley reminisced about the game with a smile on her face, stating, " That game vi ' as so exciting. There was so much energy not only in the team, but also in the crowd. That made the match more intense, more enjoyable. It ' s always fun to beat USC. " Though the team faltered in the second game as USC made numerous kills, UCLA won the match, 30-26, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22. After its last Pac-10 game against Arizona, the volleyball team entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 national seed. In the first round, UCLA swept Alabama A M off its feet with a three-match win on Nov. 30, setting a school record for the fewest number of points allowed in a three-game match. The Bruins moved to the Sweet 16 for the fifth straight season after defeating No. 20 Clemson four games to one on Dec. 1. The Bruins faced No. 9 Oregon on Dec. 7, defeating the Ducks in a four-gsime win, and advanced to face another Pac-10 rival. No. 4 Stanford the next day. Though the Bruins ultimately fell continued on page 240... by Stacy Hu o o m women s vollevi contimed from page 239... to the Cardinal in four games, Daley was extremely impressed with the team during the regionals, expressing her pride by saying, " We played well enough to scare No. 4 Stanford, and the score throughout entire game was neck-in- neck. The game really could have gone either way. " The game marked UCLA ' s fourth Regional appearance over the last five years. Though the team wasn ' t able to maintain the same record it held in the 2006 season, the Bruins finished 23- 11 overall, 9-9 in Pac- 1 play and 3- 1 in post- season play. Their component statistics glowed in comparison to its opponents, showing their prowess against well-known teams. The volleyball team was optimistic about next year ' s season, as Daley stated, " I ' m really looking forward to next year. We ' re getting big middles to strengthen our offense, and I expect our defense to remain strong. I expect the team to continue to be as successful as it has been. " iili Right: Senior middle blocker Meghan Schoen, junior outside hitter Kaitlln Sather and senior outside hitter Rachel Johnson prepare lor the next point. Though the Bruin frontline suffered the loss of All-American Nana Meriwether, It still played a vital role to the Bruins ' success, recording key bloclts during the tournament. Photographed by Nathan lyre. Daily Bruin. ' !•■ ■atnletics IpmM t ■to B! i » mM ' a mmimakmmeimmmmsia miii ' im ' i ' mtmtti MM mm Jade Machado, Diana Douglas, Nellie Spicer and Jessica Fine. Semri RgiR Student Athletic Trainer Cristina Villalpando, Student Athletic Trainer Lauren Paschen, Niklti Jagd, Jazmin Machado, Rachel Johnson, Emily Clements, Dicey McGraw, Team Manager Paul Lyubovby and Team Manager Mike Campbell. Back Raw: Athletic Trainer Kristen Lage, Director of Operations Mora Kanim, Assistant Head Coach Kim Jagd, Laura Holloway, Stephanie Nucci, Juliane Piggott, Katie Mills, Elise Carstensen, Kaitlin Sather, Meghan Schoen, All Daley. Assistant Coach Dan Conners and Head Coach Andy Banachowski. Photographed by Don Uebig, UCU Photography. o WOMEN ' S women s vollev iToIIevDair Bruins reach w m v " -. CO O o by Benjamin Yim The four previous seasons of UCLA football under coach Karl Dorrell were marred with inconsistency. Under his leadership, the Bruins claimed monumental ■wins over powerhouses like USC and Oklahoma, but also inexplicably fell to teams like Wyoming and Fresno State. With 20 returning starters and 25 seniors on the 2007 team, to say that expectations were high would have been an understatement. With an experienced team and a favorable home schedule, the Bruins were ranked in the .P Top 20 and aspired to go to the team ' s first BCS bowl game in almost a decade. However, as was common during Dorrell ' s tenure, a combination of injuries, inconsistent play, and unexpected losses caused the Bruins to fall short of their goals. The Bruins opened the season strong with a 45-17 road victory over Stanford. Junior tailback Kahlil Bell established himself as a marquee offensive player with a 195-yard effort. Redshirt junior quarterback Ben Olson also had a career day, throwing 286 yards and five touchdowns. The next week, the Bruins returned to the Rose Bowl and pulled out a hard-fought win against BYU. Though they were out-gained by the Cougars by a t ' wo-to-one margin, clutch plays by defense, including a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown by redshirt senior cornerback Trey Brown, sealed the Bruin victory. The teams performance against BYU foreshadowed the rest of the season. Over the next month, the Bruins were unable to generate consistent offense and had to rely on their defense to keep them in games. The Bruins were embarrassed in their next game against Utah, falling 4-4-6. Knee injuries to Olson and redshirt junior quarterback Pat Cowan forced the team to rely on walk-on redshirt freshman quarterback McCleod Bethel-Thompson against winless Notre Dame. Seven Bruin turnovers gave the Fighting Irish their first of only three victories on the continued on pa(e 245 ... ICS iKtfa Above: Senior tailback Chris Markey takes a handoff from redsliirt junior quarterback Patrick Cowan into tlie teetli of the Arizona defense. Cowan was later knocked out of the game, and the Bruins went on to lose 34-27. Photographed hy Lisa Cates. Daily Bruin. foo .iPW Abova: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Osaar Rasshan eludes the tackle of an Arizona defender. Rasshan started the season at receiver, but due to injuries to top two Bruin quarterbacks was asked to switch positions. Photographed by Derek Liu, Daily Bruin, Above Sophomore tailback Chane Mollne blasts through thi line of scrimmage for a big Bruin gain. Though he was particularly known as a short-yardage back. Mollne saw increased playing time because of injuries to junior tailback Kahlil Bell and senior tailback Chris Marker. Photographed by Nathan Tyree. Daily Brum. . " - f 1 ■ ♦ ' k l_ « ' i ' m • (i 3 V m Hrri IV 1 4 - Above: Redshirt junior defensive tackle Kennetti Lombard tackles an Oregon running back before he can get out of the backfield. The Bruin defense was of upmost importance to the team ' s success, as it kept the team in the game when the offense struggled to produce points. Photolraphed by Jack Rosner, Daily Bruin. ...conSmied from page 242 season. The Bruins responded to this loss with a 30-21 upset of No. 10 Cal on sophomore cornerback Alterraun Verner ' s interception return for a touchdown with only 1:33 left in the game. UCLA ' s injury woes continued as they lost Bell, their most consistent offensive threat, to a season-ending knee injury in a 27-7 loss to Washington State. After a three-game losing skid, the Bruins defeated No. 9 Oregon 16-0 to gain some momentum going into their sho vdown with No. 8 USC. But the injury-plagued Bruins were overmatched against the Trojans, as they fell 24-7. " We didn ' t take advantage of the opportunities like we needed to, " said Dorrell, " To play against a good team like USC, you can ' t afford mistakes. " The game would be the last for Dorrell, as he was released followng the defeat. Defensive coordinator Dwayne Walker served as the interim head coach in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl, where the Bruins faced BYU in a rematch of their previous meeting. Despite a valiant effort by the Bruin defense, redshirt freshman kicker Kai Forbath had a 28-yard field goal attempt blocked as time expired, giving BYU a 17-16 victory. Following the season, former Bruin quarterback Rick Neuheisel was named the new head coach. Neuheisel brought an immediate sense of excitement to the program, as he retained Walker and hired former USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow, both of whom were considered to be among the top coaches in the country. The future looked bright for the Bruins, as their incoming recruiting class was nationally ranked in the top 10. Spearheaded by Neuheisel, Walker and Chow, the Bruins looked to once again establish themselves as a national powerhouse in 2008. LS, .TtTrrvv J .umim meKaam. Frart mr. Fred Holmes, Joe Cowan, Brian Abraham, Brian Rubinstein, Rodney Van, Dennis Keyes, Chris Horton, Christian Taylor, Head Coach Karl Dorrell, Marcus Everett, Chris Markey, Brandon Breazell, William Snead, Aaron Whittington, Noah Sutherland and Bruce Davis. SeconJrmi: Undergrad Assistant Steven Urrutia, Volunteer Assistant Jake Peetz, P.J. Irvin, Chris Joseph, Michael Pitre, Trey Brown, Shannon Tevaga, Kevin Brown, Chad Moline, Nikola Dragovic, Brigham Harwell, Matthew Slater, Undergrad Assitant Phillip Rauscher and Grad Assistant Tony White. TkH r»ir Head Trainer Debbie Iwasaki, Director of Operations Bob Lopez, Equipment Manager Tony Perri, Grad Assistant Brian Callahan, Wide Receivers Coach Eric Scott, Running Backs Assistant Head Coach Dino Sabers. Linebackers Coach Chuck Bullough, Defensive Line Coach Todd Howard, Offensive Line Coach Bob Connelly, Offensive Coordinator Quarterbacks Coach DeWayne Walker, Grad Assitant Mike Rutenberg, Speed-Strength Conditioning Coach E.J. Koreis and Coordinator of Player Development Anthony Jones. Fwatt mr. Kai Forbath. Courtney Viney, Garrett Rubio, PJ. Tobyansen, Justin Fareed. Terrence Austin, Alterraun Verner, Michael Norris. Ryem Carew, Chris Meadows, Tobi Umodu, Michael Ciaccio, Luc Barbosa, Shawn Oatis and Reggie Carter. Fiftt mr. Ben Bruneau, Michael Blackwell, Terry O ' Neal, Aaron Ware, Trevor Theriot, Kahil Bell. Chane Moline. Chase Moline, Raymond Carter, Christian Yount, Craig Sheppard, Mike Angelo, Mike Schmitt, Jordan Woodbright, Jamil Turner and Jimmy Rotstein. Shtk nm: Ryan Graves, Michael Lutu, Korey Bosworth, Kyle Bosworth, Brian Price, Aaron Meyer, David Martini, Ryal Jagd, Jacob Crook, Josh Edwards, Andy Keane, Jerzy SiewirsKi, Dylan Rush, Robert McCurdy and Matt Culver. Smrntk mr. Bret Lockett, Kenneth Lombard, Danny Rees, Aaron Perez, Akeem Ayers, Chris Forcier, Christian Ramirez, Dominique Johnson, Justin Edison, Glenn Rauscher, MacLeod Bethel-Thompson, Osaar Rasshan, Jake Dean, Steve Slaon and John Hale. E Mh mr Reginald Stokes, Travis Martin, Tom Blake, Darius Savage, Nathaniel Skaggs, Scott Glicksberg, Micah Reed, Adam Heater, Logan Paulsen, Nate Chandler, Tyler Holland, Nick Ekbatani, Micah Kia and Jeff Miller. Back mr Glenn Love, Gavin Ketchum, Chinonso Anyanwu. Patrick Cowan, Sonny Tevaga, Sean Sheller, David Carter, Brandon Bennett, Aleksey Lanis and Mike Harris. Pliolographed by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. Junior guatd Oafren Collison drives hard to the goal. Though tie spent the first half of the season injured, he played an instrumental ' cie in the Brain ' s success late in the season. M BRUINJ .ONTHE arc! Right: Redshirt junior guard Josh Shipp drives past a Xavier defender. A 76-57 victory over Xavier in tlie NCAA Regional Finals allowed the Bruins to advance to the Final Four for a third consecutive year. Photographed by Andre Hs e i, Daily Brum. For the third straight year, the UCLA men ' s basketball team came up just short of their goal of winning a national championship. But the season was far from a disappointment, as Ben How land became the first head coach since John Wooden to reach the Final Four in three consecutive years. The Bruins also set the school ' s single season win record as they ended the season with a 55-4 mark. Injuries plagued the Bruins at the beginning of the year, as preseason All-American junior guard Darren Collison suffered a knee injury in UCLA ' s first exhibition game against Azusa Pacific. To further complicate matters, junior guard Michael Roll experienced a foot injury during practice that would keep him out for the rest of the season. However, sophomore guard Russell Westbrook picked up the slack, averaging 12.8 points per game and recording thunderous dunks that made ESPN ' s Top-10 plays. The Bruins completed their non-conference schedule with a 12-1 record, with their only loss coming on a last-second heartbreaker to No. 8 Texas. The team picked up quality wins against stiff competition, including a 75-63 over victory Davidson in the John Wooden Classic and a come-from-behind 68-63 win over No. 10 Michigan State in the CBE Invitational Finals. UCLA looked to ride their momentum into the Pac-10 season where, according to Howland, they faced the fiercest competition the Conference had seen in 25 years. The Bruins were carried by the play of freshman center Kevin Love, who averaged 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds during the regular season. Love showed skill and maturity beyond his years, including a dominating performance against Oregon in Love ' s home state. Facing the vulgar and obscene chants of the Ducks ' student section. Love recorded 26 points and 18 rebounds to silence the crowd and lead the Bruins to an 80-75 victory. Love ' s outstanding play earned him numerous first team All-American accolades at the end of the season. The team took care of business during the Pac-IO season, picking up sweeps against No. 4 Washington State and Arizona. As the season wore on, games became increasingly close, but the Bruins always found ways to pull out a victory. Going into the final week of the season, UCLA needed a victory over No. 7 Stanford to secure their third consecutive Pac-10 regular season championship. Though they trailed the Cardinal by nine points with only five minutes left in the game, the Bruins managed to fight their way back and defeat Stanford 77-67 in overtime, earning them the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Pac- 10 tournament. " They never ever stop believing they ' re going to win the game, " Howland commented. It z on m H CO cohtimiedori paie 448... article by Benjamin Yim men ' s b. asket ...contimed from page 247 was this " never say die " mentality that would prove to be key to the Bruins in post-season play. UCLA marched through the Pac-10 Tournament, defeating Cal, USC and Stanford to their second conference title in three years. The Bruins earned a No. 1 seed in the West Regional, where they looked to get back to the Final Four for the third consecutive year. After cruising past No. 16 Mississippi Valley State 70-29, the Bruins once had to come from behind to defeat No. 9 Texas A M, 51-49. UCLA dispatched No. 12 Western Kentucky 88-78 in the S veet 16 and punched their ticket to the Final Four by downing No. 3 Xavier 76-57. In the semifinals, the Bruins faced No. 1 Memphis, who were led by heralded freshman guard Derrick Rose. UCLA was unable to come up with an answer to the freshman sensation, as they fell 78-63. Though the Bruins came up short of their goals, they still had much to be proud of. With the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in 2009, UCLA looked to finally get over the hump and bring a 12th national championship to Westwood. lul Above: Sophomore guard Russell Westbrook dunks the ball as time expires in the Bruins ' matchup witli No. 9 seed Texas AiM in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Bruins trailed for nearly the entire game until staging a late game comeback to stun the Aggies. Photographed by Andrew Hsieh, Daily Bruin. Right: Freshman center Kevin Love backs down an Oregon State defender. Love ' s highly versatile skill set provided the Bruins with a low post presence that they had lacked in previous years. Photographed liy Russell White. Daily Bruin. atnielics - Above: Junior guard Darren Collison controls the tempo of the game between Oregon State and the Bruins. The Bruins went on to win the game 84-49. Ptiotogiaphed by ffusse White, Daily Bruin. Front Row: Managers Elliott Asarch, Andrew Nobe. Spencer Onishi, lain MacMillan and Pavan Reddy. Second Row: Video Coordinator Clay McKnight, Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, Assistant Coach Scott Duncan, Assistant Coach Scott Garson. Head Coach Ben Howland, Assistant Coach Donny Daniels, Director of Operations Joe Hillock and Trainer Carrie Rubertino. Back Row: Matt Lee, Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, Russell Westbrook, David McGrath, Mictiae! Roll, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. James Keefe, Kevin Love, Lorenzo Mata-Real, Alfred Aboya, Nikola Dragovic, Chace Stanback, Josh Shipp, DeAndre Robinson, Joey Ellis and Darren Collison. Photographed by Don Liebig. UCLA Photography. .vlEN ' S men s mmm Getting a fresh START by Stacy Hu Regardless of the ups and downs of the 2007-2008 season, the women ' s basketball team refused to allow its morale to be smothered. In fact, their improvement in ranking came as a pleasant surprise. " In the beginning of the season, they started at maybe six or seven, but ended at fourth; I think they ' re pretty happy -with that, " explained Steve Rourke, Sports Information and Associate Director. With only one senior and two juniors on the team, the Bruins were led mostly by freshmen and sophomores, with two true freshmen named as starters. " We have a young team looking to gain experience. They play a significant part, " Rourke said. Regardless of the talented freshmen in the Bruins ' lineup, the leadership of senior forward Lindsay Pluimer and the team ' s defense were the keys to the season. UCLA ended the year with an overall record of 16-15, and finished 10-8 in the Pac-10, reaching the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament. The Bruins played a formidable schedule: they faced the previous two NCAA champions, No. 3 Maryland and No. I Tennessee. The Bruins came up short in both of those contests, despite admirable efforts. UCLA demonstrated its prowess against No. 2 Stanford on Jan. 4 with a 69-56 victory. Freshman ly - i " It ' y v . • 9 » Above: Fres. ' . ar. forward Nina Earl shoots as freshman guard Doreena Campbell and senior forward Lindsey Pluimer look on. The Bruins ' biggest triumph of the season came against No. 2 Stanford, with a 69-56 win. Photographed by Russell White, Dally Bruin. guard Darxia Morris led the team in scoring with 20 points and Pluimer finished with 13 points and eight assists. " Everyone was passionate that night. We were just feeling for each other, " Pluimer reminisced. This game marked the first time in school history that the Bruins upset a top-two team. UCLA entered the Pac-10 Women ' s Basketball Tournament on Mar. 8 with a face-off against rival USC. The game concluded with a 73-52 Bruin vict ory. UCLA ■went on an 11-0 run in the second half, shooting 62.5% from the field. Morris scored 19 points, while freshman guard Doreena Campbell contributed 13 points and freshman center Regina Rogers pulled down seven rebounds. With their win against the Women of Troy, the team advanced to play against No. 6 Stanford in the semifinals. But the Bruins were unable to repeat their upset earlier in the season, as they fell 78-45 to the Cardinal, liarly shooting w oes doomed the Bruins, as the team only shot 27% from the field in the first half. Campbell finished with only 4 points, while Pluimer ended her basketball career with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Kathy Olivier resigned as head coach to fulfill other duties in the athletic department on Mar. 11 after 15 years of coaching, stating, " I have continued on page 252... Above: Junior guard Tierra Henderson pulls down a tough rebound in traffic. Quick reactions and assessments allowed players to triumph in stressful situations. Photographed by Russell White. Daily Bruin. e- " - ...continued from page 251 been offered the opportunity to take the next step in my career, and I think the timing is right. " She led the Bruins to a 232-208 record during her career, but only won the conference championship once. She also orchestrated the 2006 upset victory over Stanford to win the Pac-10 Tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament. But Olivier ' s teams had continually failed to make a deep run in the postseason despite having talented players such as WNBA guards Nikki Blue, Lisa Willis and Noelle Quinn. Pluimer ' s domination on the court earned her a spot on the first-team All-Pac-10 Conference Team. She started every single game in her career, a total of 123 contests and was one of only five Bruins to total at least 1,300 points, 650 rebounds and 75 blocked shots. Campbell vv as an honorable mention AU-Pac-lO selection and w as named to the conferences All- Freshman team because of her scoring, assisting and rebounding abilities. Junior guard Tierra Henderson was picked for the Pac-10 Defensive Team along with freshman forward Nina Earl and Morris. Morris and Earl were additionally given honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman honors alongside Rogers. " It ' s been an interesting year. We ' ve had our ups and downs, but w e ' ve stayed together, " Pluimer stated. " We have a really talented team: we ' re very quick, and we play with passion. It ' s going to be hard to leave. " lu Above: Averaging a team high 3.4 assists per game, freshman guard Doreena Campbeli looks for a teammate in the iiey. The Bruins wore pink and white jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness-the jerseys were later auctioned off on, with the proceeds going to the Revlon UCLA Breast Center. Photographed by Russell White. Daily Bruio. Right: Senior forward Lindsey Pluimer drives to the basket. Not only did Pluimer lead the team in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game, but she also excelled off the court, being named the women ' s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Photographed by Russell White, Daily Bruin. Above: Junior guard Tierra Henderson goes up strong the the basket despite being surrounded by four Washington State defenders. The Bruins defeated the Cougars 68-56 in Pauley Pavilion, marlcing their 15th straight win against the Washington State. Photographed by Russell White, Daily Bruin. FiMt bin Allison Taka, Darxia Morris, Tierra Henderson and Alexis Olivier. Sacoid Dor Team Manager Marvin Hamlin, Athletic Trainer Grace Golden, Assistant Coach Maylana M. Douglas, Assistant Coach Trisha Stafford-Odom, Head Coach Kathy Olivier, Assistant Coach Pam Walker, Director of Operations Jamila Veasley, Administrative Assistant Chris Jackson and Team Manager Melody Garcia. Back RnR Nina Earl, Erica Tukiainen, Regina Rogers, Chinyere Ibekwe, Moniquee Alexander, Lindsey Pluimer, Candice Brown, Christina Nzekwe and Doreena Campbell. Photographed by Don Liebig. UCLA Photography. WOMEN ' S ' I have been offered the opportunity to tok step in my career, and I thinic " ' " ' ' ' 4iilJi[4! iii:iiiiiiii[ iKifmnP Kathv Olivier. Head Coach women s oasKe oasKi Left: Junior diver Tess Schofield does a perfect flip off the high board. The No. 15 swirr and dive team finished fourth in the PaC ' iO championships, with six women finishing with lifetime bests. Photograph courtesy otASUCLA Photography. c c c 1 3 U O E The swim and dive team splashed through the season with a swim team of 14 players comprised of nine freshmen and five seniors. The team was led by Cyndi Gallagher, w ho coached the Bruins through the last 19 seasons. Despite losing several seniors the previous year to graduation, the Bruins had an incredible season, achieving personal bests as well as qualifying 16 s ' wimmers and divers to the NCAA Championships in Ohio. The season started out with a meet against Idaho w ith senior Nicolette Teo winning the 100m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle. Freshmen Emily Bibb, Lauren Hall and Sam Vanden Berge stepped up in the competition as •well, contributing to the Bruins ' overall 171-70 win. The Bruins later defeated both UC Santa Barbara, 160-102, and Oregon State, 176-86. To top it all off, the team claimed four meet records, with junior Anna Poteete setting the record in the 50 free against UCSB and the 200 free against Oregon State. Freshmen Kelly Colligan and Alex Sullivan and junior Silke Nowotzin set records the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:29:04. The diving team had their season opener at the Trojan Diving International. Redshirt freshman Morgan Erpenbeck competed with slight complications in her -wrist and finished in 1 Ith place. Junior Tess Schofield won the tournament, kicking off the diving season. In February, No. 14 UCLA, was defeated in a tough match against No. 3 Stanford, vho took the victory 166-133. Despite the defeat, many swimmers surpassed their personal bests, including Vanden Berge, Colligan, Bibb and Hall and junior Erin Frizzel all exceeded their personal bests. Less than two weeks later, the Bruins fell to No. 25 USC, who won the meet with a close score of 158-142. Although the Bruins ultimately lost the match, they again set 13 personal best and 17 season best records. The Bruins also scored high as NCAA " A " and " B " qualifiers with senior Nicolette Teo receiving the " A " standard in the 200M breaststroke and Hall, Bibb, Poteete and Vanden Berge accomplishing " B " standards in their respective swim and dive categories. The Bruins then competed at the Pac-10 Tournament, ultimately taking fourth place. As previously seen in other matches, many of the swimmers exceeded lifetime bests while contributing points to push the Bruins through to the championships. Seniors Ellen Brooks, Julie Imagane and Chiemi Yamamoto all set season best performances. Erpenbeck of the dive team finished sixth overall, contributing to the Bruins ' overall score of 938 points. The women of the swim and dive team worked hard throughout their season, oftentimes surpassing personal bests in many matches and overcoming injuries. Fourth-year anthropology student Nicolette Teo, who was headed for the 2008 Olympics after graduation, looked back on the past four years of difficult meets and practices. She stated, " With swimming I felt like I ' ve been part of something so much bigger than myself I love what it stands for. I love the people that came before me. It ' s been a great honor to represent the Bruins. " lul .• - Above Junior sprint freestyler Anna Poteete mentally prepares for her race against her Pac-10 opponents. Though athletes competed on a busy scedule they still felt the common anxiety and apprehension before the events. Photograph courtesy otASUCLA Photography amietics Springboard INTO success 1 •liW TalT Vl im jJn Above: Senior breaststroker Nicolette Teo fiercely swims towafd the goal, hoping to break her personal record. Winning three gold medals at the Southeast Asian games. Teo was assured a spot in the 2008 Olympics, her third Olympic appearance, ftotograpf) courtesy of ASUCLA Photography. WOMEN ' S Fiwi Rnr. Matthew Wong, Kristen Fischer, Katie Wong, Laura Winn. Marisa Samaniego, Brittany Hill, Shannon Pirozzi, Chiemi Yamamoto and Cyndi Gallagher. SacMrf Rmc Sara Brooner, Julie Imagane, Chelsea Pike. Alex Sullivan, Sam Vanden Berge. Brittany Beauchan. Dani Milligan, Lindsey Buchbinder. Morgan Erpenbeck, Lauren Hall and Jill Robinson. ThH Row. Kristen Lage, Kim Vandenberg, Nicolette Teo, Emily Bibb, Katherine Wong, Silke Nowotzin, Madeleine Stanton, Kirsten Byers, Carly Lyons, Erin Frizzell, Erika Hansen and Tom Stebbins. Back Rg«: Dr. Brian Campbell, Isabell Fischer, Shannon Hackett, Cara Davidoff, Kelly Colligan, Anna Poteete, Ellen Brooks, Alex Nalevanko, Ashley Aniauf and Alex Nguyen. Photographed by Don Liebig. UCU Photography. swimming oroiving ai ng - Pommeling ioppo y H on z Right: Senior Jordan Schwikert competes In I the floor exercises. Schwil ert and her sister ; Tasha were expected to have a strong season r after suffering injuries the previous year. PhotoSrsphed by Nathan lyree, Daily Bruin. by AndrcAV Kang As the 2008 gymnastics season began, expectations were high for the UCLA gymnastics team. Plagued the previous year -with a myriad of injuries, the Bruins were determined to make a statement w ith a roster full of healthy competitors ready to dominate the upcoming season. With a roster full of both solid returners and a talented freshman class, aspirations for the upcoming season were high as the Bruins appeared ready to top their 2007 NCAA fourth place finish with a national championship. Led by strong contributions and leadership from seniors Tasha Schwikert, Jordan Schwikert and Natalie Padilla, the team developed strong chemistry. Junior Kristina Comforte said, " In all my years of being at UCLA, I have never been part of a team that is so close. We are all teammates; we respect each other and are all friends. We have a blast outside the gym together. I feel that we are just as much a family as we are a team. " The Bruins went through intense conditioning before the season began, practicing dally and building their confidence, and dominated meet after meet. Bruin fans easily outnumbered the opponents ' supporters and made every meet feel as though it were home at Pauley Pavilion. With an energetic crowd supporting them, the Bruins dominated the first few meets with the help of Schwikert, sophomore Anna Li, redshirt freshman Brittani McCullough and junior Kristina Comforte. The Bruins destroyed any competition, going 11-0 in their first 11 meets. " I personally feel that we are right on track with where we want to be, " senior Natalie Padilla said. " We keep improving and the best is yet to come. I believe that Nationals will be our peaking point, which is exactly what every team wants. " con(fnue( onpaje2SS... tmSics Bruins try to recapture championship form Abov : Sophomore Anna Li does the splits in ttie air, scoring 9.800 on her ieam routine against Stanfbttl. Tlie then eighth-ranl(e l Bruins squeezed out a 195.050-195.025 victory over the ninth-ranlced Cardinals. Photolraphed by Haitian Tyree. Daily Bniin. gymnas mjswi lastics improving and the best is yet Above: Redshirt freshman Brittani McCullough works the beams as supporters in Pauley Pavilion look on. The Bruins held events such as Meet the Bruins, where fans got to meet and take photos with the gymnasts. Photographed by Max Chang. Daily Bruih. Abova: Junior Ariana Berlin props herself up on the balance beam. Berlin averaged 39.275 in the all- around in 2007, second on the team behind teammate Tasha Schwikert. Photographed by Hathao lyree. Daily Bruin, Above: Senior Jordan Schwikert poses during her floor routine. Gymnasts had to be exteremely versatile athletes, as they competed in numerous events ranging from floor exercises to the parallel bars. Photographed by Leigh Alvarez. Daily Bruin. ...contmued from fag e 256 Injuries were unavoidable for the Bruins, ho vever, as key players Comforte, McCuUough and Li suffered injuries that set the team back. The team suffered its first loss to unbeaten Utah; although chances for a perfect season were dashed, the team ' s confidence ■was still high. Other members of the team helped the Bruins bounce back from the loss, gaining a crucial victory against Oregon State. As injured players returned to the lineup, the Bruins looked to finish the season strong before heading on toward the NCAA championships. UCLA finished third at the Pac-10 championships, with Sch ' wikert ■winning the Pac-10 title on the uneven bars. The team had the confidence to w in it all, as Li said, " Our team just needs to believe that ■we are top athletes and are capable of winning NCAAs this year. We still haven ' t hit our best meet yet, so we ' re all ready for these last few competitions. " The Bruins were an exciting team with a lot of leadership, spirit and respect for each other. The Bruins headed to Gainesville, Florida to compete in the Southeast region of the NCAA Regionals, where they must finish as top fwo seed in order to advance to the NCAA championships. When asked about the team ' s prospects, Comforte said, " As long as we continue to compete our game and our rhythm, we can definitely challenge for the NCAA title. We are all determined to do as well as we can, and finish w ith a first place at championships. " LSU GYMNASTICS Front Row: Natalie Padilla and Jordan Schwikert. Soeond Row: Ariana Berlin, Anna Li, Tasha Schwikert, Kristina Comforte and Melissa Chan. Back Row: Marci Bernholtz, Allison Taylor. Talia Kushynski, Ashley Jenkins, Brittani McCullough, Shavahn Church, Mizuki Sato and Nik! Tom. Photographed by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography. V Courtin VICTORY by Herumi Ann Baylon With three of their top players from the previous season having graduated the men ' s tennis team stepped onto the court in 2008 w ith youthful exuberance and energy, led by ne " w faces such as senior Harel Srugo and freshmen Chris Ho, Nick Meister and Ahmed Ismail. Anticipation ran high at the beginning of the season, as the inexperienced Bruins would have to play top-ranked teams such as Ohio and USC. One of the few seniors, Mathieu Dehaine, held strong expectat ions and goals for the team, stating, " I want more of the team to do well. It ' s a young season and I want to do good at the NCAA Championships. We just need to step out on the court and do it. We lost three good players from last year and this year we have a young group. " In the season opener against Pepperdine, the Bruins claimed a 5-2 victory, with a heavy contribution by Srugo, who defeated his opponent Andre Begemann, 6-3 and 6-A. Two days later on Feb. 1, the team took on Stanford, once again claiming the win, 5-2, and leaving the Bruins 2-0 at the very beginning of the season. amfetics I Above: Senior Mattiicu Dehaine serves as freshman Holden Seguso anticipates the opponent ' s return. Doubles teams often integrated seniors with those with less experience to allow newcomers to learn techniques from older players. Photographed by Christopher Wu, Daily Bruin. With both strong singles and doubles play. No. 9 Bruins faced Cal, hoping to place another win under their belt. Though the bears won the doubles point, the Bruins came back in singles as Dehaine, freshman Holden Seguso and senior Jeremy Drean swept their opponents. Srugo also defeated opponent Kallim Stewart 6-4, 1-0 while junior Michael Look secured the win with a singles score of 7-5. With their collective wins, the Bruins finished with an overall team score of 5-2. Rising in the rankings to No. 8, the Bruins took on University of San Diego and once again emerged victorious, 6-1 with three successful matches from Dehaine, Seguso, Look, Drean and freshman Nick Meister. Soon after, the Bruins competed in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, where two doubles teams. No. 7 Dehaine and Segruso. defeated No. 2 K.C Corkery of Stanford University and Billy Grokenberger from Santa Barbara High School, but unfortunately fell in the semi-finals of the tournament. No. 4 Srugo and Meister also won their initial match but fell in the quarter- finals to No.l continued on page 262... Above: Senior Mathieu Dehaine starts the point with an aggressive serve. As one of the top players of the UCLA tennis team, he helped the team rise to a No. 8 ranking in the nation. Photographed by Christopher Wu. Daily Bruin. . ...continued from page 261 seed Achim Ceban and Benedikt Stronkt. With their consistent wins and strong game play, UCLA moved up to No. 6. They defeated UC Santa Barbara, 6-1 and annihilated Rice soon after, 7-0, s ' weeping both doubles and singles, leaving all their hard work and tough skills out on the court. The next day, Bruins played crossto vn rival No. 10 USC. Dehaine anticipated the match as a challenge and as an opportunity to stand out. " It ' s going to be a great match and really intense, " he said, " We really have high expectations and we have to do what we need to do to win. Everyone has to step up and be strong. " The Bruins took Dehaine s words to heart, ultimately defeating the Trojans 5-2. They later went on to defeat Baylor, Duke, Loyola Marymount, Washington University and the University of Oregon, pulling their rank up to the no.4 spot. Despite three top seniors graduating the previous year, the men ' s tennis team fought hard with energy, strength and determination, rising through the ranks and playing with authority on the court. HL M m I Above: Freshmen Holden Seguso dives for a backhand. Seguso played both doubles and singles in his first year as a Bruin. Photographed by Kimberly Lajcik, Daily Bruin. Right: Senior Mathleu Dehaine dashes to save the ball and keep the rally alive. The match was intensified by close calls set up by his opponent. Photographed by Russell White. Daily Bruin. Above: Senior Harel Snigo approaches the net and picks up a volley. Smgo used his experience on the court to dominate his opponents. Photographed by Christopher Wu, Daily Brain. Fnmt Row: Harel Srugo, Team Manager Barry Goldenberg, Director of Tennis Operations Paul Pantapalangkoor, Team Manager Tanuj Thapliyal. Team Manager Chris Conway, and Kelvin Kim. Skm Rnr Assistant Coach Kris Kwinta, Jake Fleming. Taylor Kreiss, Ahmed Ismail. Jeremy Drean, Chris Ho. Nick Meister and Head Coach Billy Martin. Back Rnr Mathieu Dehaine, Jeff Cast, Holden Seguso, Adam Draper, Michael Look and Haythem Abid. Photographed liy Don Liebig, UCLA Photography. JWe really havl high expectations .. veryone has h step up " nthipii Doh nina canmr ervi UP THE WI Bruins look to Senior Riza Zaiameda fires a powerful forehanr) return. In Iter second year as the team ' s No. 1 player, Zaiameda ' s experience and leadersltip tielped tite Bruins pull out victories in tight matches. Ptiotogiaphed by liii ' . ' .ell While. Dally Biuln. Right: Freshman Andrea Remynse hits a slice back to her opponent. Though only a freshman, Remynse had an immediate impact, playing in the No. 3 spot behind seniors Riza Zaiameda and Tracy Lin. Photo§raphei] by Hathan Tyree. Mtfy Bruin. The UCLA women ' s tennis team prepared all year for their season, which started in late January. The team began their training as early as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association AU- American Championships, follow ed by the Midland Texas Invitational, the ITA Regional Championships, the Palm Desert Classic and the Las Vegas Classic. Their season commenced with a dominating performance in the season opener against Cal Poly, vho they beat 7-0. The home field advantage continued in their match against UC Irvine, vhere clinched the doubles point and four singles matches, beating the Anteaters 5-2. In Malibu, the Bruins lost the doubles point but outperformed Pepperdine in singles play, winning 5-2. The team travelled to Madison, Wisconsin where they competed in the USTA ITA National Team Indoors competition. However, handicapped by two injuries, the Bruins suffered their first loss of the season to North Carolina, 4-3. Despite this setback, the Bruins rebounded to win their next two games against Arkansas and Clemson. In the match against Arkansas, UCLA delivered a smashing performance in their singles play, downing the razorbacks 4-3. The Bruins garnered even more success in their match against Clemson, this time clinching the doubles point and finishing the two-day USTA ITA National Team Indoors competition victorious. Bathing in the welcoming sunlight of Southern California, the team once again delivered solid performances on their familiar home court. The Bruins cruised to a 7-0 shutout victory against Loyola Marymount, and trumped Fresno State 5-2. The team travelled to Tucson, where they managed a 6-1 victory against Arizona. The next day, the Bruins took on Arizona State in hopes of continuing the 5-game w inning streak. However, the Sun Devils delivered an unexpected upset to the team, who lost 4-3. Returning to the comforts of the UCLA campus, the team suffered their second loss in a row to Baylor, winning only the doubles point and one singles match. " We have to believe we can w in every match, " head coach Stella Sampras Webster told the Daily Bruin. They rebounded against Stanford with a close 4-3 win but lost by the same margin to Cal. Despite these tumultuous results, the team pulled together for their first Pac-10 match of the season. The Bruins ' perseverance and determination finally prevailed in complete shutouts against Washington State and Washington. continued m page 366... o m z H m 2 Z article by Thoa Nguyen women s lennis :ra3««HiEts!»« r ' - ...continued from page 265 The Bruins squared off with cross-town rival USC in their third match in hopes of continuing their success. Behind an upset doubles victory by seniors Riza Zalameda and Tracy Lin, the Bruins crushed the No. 8 Women of Troy 6-1. After a long-deserved break, the Bruins travelled to Honolulu to compete in non-conference play against Hawaii. The Bruins dominated the Rainbow Wahine, sweeping them 7-0. The team returned home and tried to carry their -winning momentum against Oregon. The Bruins won the doubles point with ease, recording scores of 8-2, 8-4, and 8-1. In singles play, the Bruins only required two games to clinch the shutout victory. As the team headed into the heart of the Pac-10 schedule, they looked to pick up key victories before heading into the Pac-10 Tournament, and hopefully, NCAAs. As long as they continued to compete with the same tenacity that brought them success early in the season, the Bruins could expect great things out of post-season play, lu! Above: Junior Anna-Viktoria Lind hits a return winner. Tlie Bruins maintained a high level of success throughout the season, rising as liigh as No. 2 in the national rankings. Photographed by Nathan Tyreen, Daily Bruin. Rlfht: Senior Elizabeth Lumpkin and sophomore Stephanie Wetmore both go for the ball during a doubles match. The Bruins ' doubles play was one of their strengths this season, often allowing them to jump out to an early lead over their opponents. Photograph courtesy of the Baity Bruin. atnlerics believe we can win Jg, J c :3 IJH kH Bl . m y ¥ [jj S jg H Above: Junior Ashley Joelson and redshirt senior Alex McGoodwin await the serve in a doubles match against UC Irvine. Joelson and McGoodwin went on to win the match 8-3. ultimately helping the Brains secure the doubles point and defeat the Anteaters 5-2. Photo aphed by Christopher Wu, Daily Bruin. Front Row. Team Manager Alexandra Fleming, Brittany Rosen, Sarah Yang, Tracy Lin, Becl yDuesler,RizaZalameda and Team Manager Lisa Gates. Back Row: Assistant Head Coach Ranee Brown. Tennis Operations Director Paul Pantapalangkoor, Alex McGoodwin. Andrea Remynse, Yasmin Schnack, Stephanie Wetmore, Anna-Viktoria Lind, Elizabeth Lumpkin. Ashley Joelson. Volunteer Assistant Coach Bill Zaima and Head Coach Stella Sampras Webster. Photographed by Don Uebtg, UCLA Photography. WOMFNT ' S: women s jtennis RAISING ,; ' o z uu Right: Redshirt junior quick hitter Jamie Dietenbach reaches high for a powerful spilie set up by junior setter Matt Wade against USC. Though they lost to the Trojans 3-0, they built off the loss and emerged strong throughout the remainder of the season. Photographed by Shirley Uu, Daily Brum. by Nina Zhao The Men ' s Volleyball team started with fresh hopes of vvinning another national championship in the 2008 season. With a newly recruited team full of confidence and passion, the Bruins played hard during their matches, never forgetting their goal. The 2008 team consisted mostly of underclassman and one senior, libero and team captain Tony Ker. This was unusual, as most starting lineups were dominated by seniors. Despite the unusual team dynamic. Head Coach Al Scates commented, " This team is a good team with the potential to improve greatly and be at our best. To win during the sudden death phase of the season, we must become road warriors and play better than we do at home. " Their first game against CSU Long Beach on Nov. 16 resulted in a sweep with a 3-0 win. The following day, the Bruins triumphed against UC Santa Barbara, 3-2, but were defeated by CSU, Northridge, 3-1. Nonetheless, the Bruins ended 2007 with a game on Nov. 27 against alumni team members at Pauley Pavilion, coming out victorious, 3-0. The Bruins started 2008 with a bang, despite suffering some losses. They sealed their victory in January and February games against Stanford, 3-1, UC San Diego, 3-0, University of the Pacific, 3-0, California State University, 3-1, Pepperdine University, 3-2, Hawaii, 3-0, Ball State, 3-1 and California Baptist, 3-2. Despite going through a four game rough skid in mid- February, the Bruins bounced back early March with wins against Lewis, 3-1 and UC Santa Cruz, 3-1. The dedication and companionship of the men ' s volleyball team shined a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Captain Tony Ker commented, " Although we are ayoung team, I believe we can be better than any team out there. " Furthermore, because Ker not only helped his team contme(loniia(e27l... hfm sV aimietics Above: Redstiirt junior quick hiner D J. Stfomatti leaps liigh to spilie the lull as two Tritons prepare to block. The Bruins men ' s volleytiall team shut out UCSD 3-0, which was the team ' s fourth consecutive victory. Ptiotoiraphed by Kimberly Ldjcik. Daily Bruin. men s vouey Baff we are a young team, I believe we can be better than any team out there: my Kef senior libero Above: Senior libero Tony Ker digs a spilced by USC ' s offense. As trie Bruins ' ione senior, lie motivated the team with his hard-nosed tenatious defense. Photographed by Danielle Pemt, Daily Bruin, Above Junior opposite Sean O ' Malley spikes the ball over a UCSD defender. Though they suffered losses in the middle of the season, the Bruins responded with wins over strong teams such as BYU. Phototraphei by Andren HMh, Dtily Bruin. ...continued from page 268 to three important ' ins, but he broke the UCLA all-time record for career digs during the Bruins ' 3-1 win game against Lewis in early March; thus, he has been named Sports Imports AVCA Division I-II Men ' s National Player of the Week and the MPSF Molten Player of the Week on Mar. 10. Playing against No. 6 UC Irvine at the Bren Center on Mar. 7 in front of 2,888 spectators, one of the largest ever, the Bruins outlasted the Anteaters with a 3-2 win. This third straight victory raised UCLA ' s record to 13-9, 8-6 in the MPSF play. Moreover, with many ups and downs during the last couple weeks of winter quarter, UCLA finally spiked a 3-0 victory against BYU, who slaughtered the Bruins with a 3-0 win the previous day. The wins continued to boast the Bruin ' s confidence as they headed towards NCAA championship game. With a unique team, the Bruins worked and trained even harder to beat their rivals. Although they experienced some disappointing losses, the Bruins never lost sight of their goal: to win the NCAA championship. With a committed and enthusiastic head coach who led the Bruins to 19 NCAA championships in the past, UCLA ' s men ' s volleyball team had high hopes for the rest of the season. uL Above: Redsliirt junior quick hitter D.J. Stromath floats the ball over the block of a Trojan defender. Comprised of mostly freshmen, the men ' s volleyball team had many talented freshmen and sophmores that filled crutial holes left by graduates. Photographed by Kimberly Lajcik, Daily Brain. VOLLEYBALL 00 Fnal Inr Garrett Muagututia. Brett Perrine, Matt Wade, Cooper O ' Connor, Tony Ker, Kevin Ker and Dylan Bowermaster. SacMid Row: Ryan Ratelle, James Scilacci, Jeff Woodley, Jeremy Casebeer, Jamie Diefenbach, Equipment Manager Patricia Witt, Marketing Coordinator Nancy Ishiki, Student Trainer Kim Ptiam, Student Trainer Stephanie Wong and Volunteer Assistant Coach Walt Ker. Back Rm: Assistant Coach J.T. Wenger, Assistant Coach Brian Rofer, Administrative Assistant Helen Hsueh, Event Manager Lori Lamar, Academic Counselor Linda Lassiter, Staff Trainer Dale Rudd, Weston Dunlap, D.J. Stromath, Marko Glisic, Sean O ' Malley, Shaun Nichols, Head Coach Al Scales, Manager Elliot McDonald and Manager Sean Perez. Photographed by Don Liebig. UCLA Photography. WATER- FILLED dynasty o o UJ z o Bruins dominate in the pool as they try for their fourth consecutive NCAA championship. by Stacy Hu Blue and gold banners flew all around campus, each screaming " First to 100 NCAA Championships ' The women ' s water polo team ' s 2007 national championship marked the program ' s third in a row and the school ' s 100th overall title. The team returned to action in January 2008 bearing a No. I ranking and was ready for another NCAA championship. 1 1 players returned from the previous season, five of who were among the championship team ' s six top scorers. They started the season with a perfect record, and six players received Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Player of the Week selections in just nine weeks. The team began the season sweeping the Michigan Invitational in late January, and, two weeks later, ransacked the Stanford Invitational. The Bruins scored at least 14 points at each game at the Michigan Invitational, defeating Indiana to win the tournament. At the Stanford Invitational, the team emerged victorious once again after defeating No. 3 USC 8-4. UCLA dominated the UC Irvi ne Invitational just two weeks after defeating the Women of Troy, crushing Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount and Cal before facing Above: Junior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen stretches out to make a save. Though she played behind All-American Emily Feher for the first two years of her career, she assumed the starting role when Feher graduated from the team. Photographed by El$y Btnitez, Daily Brain. Stanford in the finals. The Bruins downed the Cardinal 8-7 in a sudden- victory overtime match, during which senior attacker Gabrielle Domanic made the game-winning goal. Junior goalkeeper Britney Fullen casae up huge for the Bruins, making 15 saves. " Us and Stanford have a really good rivalry, " head coach Adam Krikorian said of their relationship. " It ' s really neat to be a part of it. " The Cardinal had faced the Bruins the previous year at the NCAA finsils, but ultimately lost the match. The Bruins stcirted their MPSF matches on Feb. 15 with a 13-3 victory against UC Irvine. UCLA defeated Stanford once again on Feb. 8 9-7, and crushed San Jose State 15-5 the next day. The Bruins faced the No. 3 Women of Troy again on Mar. 14 with an amazingly close 8-7 win. At the end of that match, UCLA improved its record to 7-0 in MPSF play while the Women of Troy saw its •42-g2ime home win streak snap. In addition to winning the first 21 games of the season, the Bruins averaged the most goals scored per game in a season at 12.71 and the fewest goals allowed per match at 5.10. Having only 11 players return, 12 new freshmen came onto the team. " We have a pretty good team, " explained Krikorian. " The seniors are big continued on page 274... Above: A Bruin looks for a teammate to pass to while avoiding a defender. The women ' s waterpolo team dominated the competition early in the season, maintaining their No. 1 ranking. Photographed l y Bsy Benitez, Daily Bruin. 3 ...continued from page 273 contributors to last year ' s championships, and have a lot of experience. " Yet because of the number of freshmen, there was a lot to learn, especially with the Bruins ' No. 1 rank on the line. " The freshmen are playing a bigger role. They ' re playing wise, and learning a lot, and they are at a better position in terms of leadership. We ' re taking time to mold the team as one, " Krikorian said. With 18 games under their belt and no losses, the freshmen managed to keep the bar high in terms of expectations. As the women ' s ■water polo team fought against its foes, they looked straight toward their goals: NCAA championship 101 for the Bruins. With perfect integration among its returners and its incoming players, UCLA hoped to achieve its course w ith its continued successful runs. Lul Above: Junior attacker Tanya Gandy hurries forward towards the opponent ' s goal. The Bruins were solid in all facets of the game this year, scoring over 280 goals in their first 18 games while holding their opponents to under 100. PhotograpM by Vicki Mac, Daily Bruin. Right: Junior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen throws the ball up to teammates to start an attack. Fullen ' s excellent play at the UC Irvine invitational earned her player of the week honors. Photographed by llsy Benitez, Daily Bruin. r Above: Junior attacker Katie Rulon liolds the ball high during an offensive set. As one of the key contributers to the Bruin ' s national championship team in 2007, Rulon brought experience and leadership to a relatively young 2008 squad. Photoiraphed by Vicki Mac. Daily Bruin. WATERPOLO CO ibove; Senior attacker Gabrielle Domanic attempts to throw the ball past Cardinal opponent. The Bruins garnered a 9-7 victory with six saves from inior goalkeeper Brittany Fullen and three goals by senior forvrard Brittany owe. Photographed by Nathan Tyree. Daily Bruin. o Roster Anne Balden, Megan Burmeister, Kamaile Crowell, Gabrielle Domanic, Kelly Easterday, Katie Estrada, Brittany Fullen, Tanya Gandy, Keisey Hafferkamp, Jillian Kraus, Courtney Mathewson, Keisey MoGinley, Melissa Mordell, Kim Nelson, Alexandra Neste, Priscilla Orozco, Monica Powers, Morgan Ronimus, Brittany Rowe, Katie Rulon, Samantha Sears, Camy Sullivan, Noel Umphrey, head coach Adam Krikorian, assistant coach Matt Flesher, assistant coach Brandon Brooks and assistant coach Sann Bailey. " We have a pretty good team... The seniors are big i contributors... and ' I mnrVil f It irt) BU ' f ITU I ru 1 1 -AHnm Kriknrinn henH rnnri women s waterpoTo ftiT?fics , . 1 1 S v 1 ,- :-» - 3 ' ,¥ Above: Freshmati Philip Francis glances across the faimay ifter teeing off. Practices were vital for team members to gain xpcrience with different golf courses. Photograph courtesy of UCLA Sports Information. Right: Junior Lucas Lee cliips the ball out of a rough. The Bruins practiced for hours so that they would be able to perform difficult shots during competition. Photograph courtesy of UCLA Sports Informatior. The UCFvA men ' s golf team embodied concentration, grace, and precisiiM all of which helped them achieve great results throughout the season. The team boasted a No. 2 ranking in the country after finishing the first half of the season, and brought in the No. 2 recruiting class as named by GolfWeek. At the helm was new head coach Derek Freeman, who served as the team ' s assistant coach the previous year. With two practices a day, five days a week, the Bruins achieved amazing team chemistry. Senior captain Kevin Chappell described, " We come from different backgrounds but have a good understanding of each other. " The team won their first three tournaments in the fall season, starting the year with a victory at the Big Ten Pac-10 Challenge in Seattle, WA. Chappell was the top player from UCLA, placing second overall, while junior Erick Flores and senior Craig Leslie tied for third. A week later, the Bruins placed first at the Collegiate Match Play Championship, where Chappell and freshman Phillip Francis won all three of their matches. The last tournament of the fall season was the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin. Although the Bruins had collectively placed first twice at the event, this was the first year a Bruin, junior James Lee, was named an individual champion. The Bruins ended the fall season on a high note, and looked to continue their success in the second half of the season. At the PING Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, the Bruins placed third. Chappell s total score of 198 (-15) was not only the lowest at the tournament, but surpassed the 1985 school record. His final round score and front nine score also tied previous school records. The Bruins placed third again at the Cougar Invitational in Bonsall less than two weeks later, with Flores being the top individual from UCLA, placing third overall. Less than a week later, the Bruins stepped up their game, this time finishing second at the John Hayt Invitational in Florida with the help of sophomore Jason Kang ' s tie for second place. The team placed second again at the Cal State Bakersfield Invitational, where Flores won his first collegiate tournament. The Bruins stumbled at the USC Collegiate Invitational, placing thirteenth overall, but improved as the Bruins headed to the Southern Highland Invitational in Nevada, where they finished sixth. In their next competition at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, UCLA slid one spot into seventh place, but three Bruins finished in the Top 25 individually, with Chappell tying for 10th, Flores tying for 17th, and junior Lucas Lee tying for 2Ist. Chappell was named the Pacific-10 Conference Golfer of the Month for January February, saying, " It such an honor. It ' s nice to know that my hard work has paid off. " When asked about leaving UCLA, Chappell commented, " The past four years have been great, I ' m looking forward to playing golf at the next level and passing the torch to someone else. " uli 3 m ri- o 3 " men s go pH WOMEN ' S O a FlMt RsK Head Coach Carrie Forsyth, Ryann OToole, Lalita Boonoppornkul, Sydnee Michaels and Assistant Coach Alicia Urn. Back Row. Maria Jose Uribe, Tiffany Joh, Maiya Tanaka and Glory Yang. Photographed by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. Bruins m mate in rriaments i Putting CONFIDENCE! ON THE I greenl Mow: Sophomore Sydnee Michaels glances across the aimay before taking her next shot. The Bruin ' s hard work and experience helped bring home nuerous individual and team victories. Photograph courtesy of tJClA Sports lntorrr]atm. Confidence led the women ' s golf team to multiple tournament wins in 2008. The top- ranked Bruins started their season at Vanderbilt in the Mason Rudolph Championship. They von at the event, led by junior Tiffany Joh ' s third place finish. The team continued to dominate on the course as the team placed first in the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawaii. Not only did the Bruins win the event, but both Joh and freshman Maria Jose Uribe tied for first place individually. These victories set the course for the rest of the year. A break in the winter helped the Bruins prepare for the upcoming events in the spring. The time off was spent practicing and improving their individual performance by competing in various tournaments, vhe e they were faced with more challenges against top-ranked teams. The team competed in the Northrop Grumman Regional challenge at Palos Verdes, where they faced teams such as USC, Arizona State, and California. Because the tournament was held close to campus, the Bruins had the opportunity to practice on the field prior to the tournament, familiarizing themselves with the course. " The course is difficult, " commented sophomore Sydnee Michaels. " The more you play it the better you w ill get at it. " Though the team was ranked No. 1 prior to the tournament, they did not let this change the way they practiced. Instead, the Bruins were further motivated and determined to keep their ranking. " We can ' t be too overconfident ... " Michaels said. " I think it ' s more motivating to say that ' Yeah, we ' re No. 1 and we have this to keep, and we want to keep it. ' " Led by head coach Carrie Forsyth and assistant coach Alicia Um, the team drove themselves to continue their success at other tournaments. With this mentality, the Bruins placed first as a team in the tournament. Freshman Glory Yang tied for second in individual results, behind Yang was Joh. Overall, the team finished seven strokes over the rest of the competition for a decisive victory. At the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Arizona, Joh was the top individual for the Bruins. She tied for fifth place, which was her sixth consecutive Top-10 finish of the season. Yang followed close behind in I Ith place. With the help of other teammates, such as Michaels and junior Ryann O ' Toole, the team placed sixth in the invitational. The Bruins continued to dominate at the UCF Invitational, placing third overall, led by two top-ten individaul finishes. Coach Forsyth had great confidence in all the players and stated, " The girls look a lot more sharp. " Fortunately, there were no injuries and each player contributed a valuable score to the team. In addition, Forsyth believed in Glory ' s ability to perform with confidence once she stepped onto the course, commenting, " She is a really good putter, and that is really important. " The confidence and determination helped the Bruins to a successful season. ISi Right: Sophomore Sydnee Michaels focuses on her shot as it lands on the green. Michaels set a UCLA 54-hole scoring record at 13-under par. with scores of 66-68-69. Photograph ourtesy of UCLA Sports Information. C o 3. o 9 7 S c A Ibeit not as popular to UCLA sports Fans as football or basketball, the UCLA women ' s rowing team exemplified all aspects of Bruin athletics: skill, determination and hard work. The team opened their fall season mid-October, traveling to Oklahoma City to Q participate in the Head of Oklahoma. With 19 competing teams present, the Bruins managed f— I to place third at the competition. However, in their second match of the season at the Head of the American competition in Rancho Cordova, UCLA slipped to 7th place. The second varsity eight boat and varsity four crew both finished seventh in their races. As a result of unfortunate circumstances, officials also disqualified the varsity eight from the collegiate 8+ race. Despite the setback, the Bruins rebounded in their final fall showing at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival. The team finished first out of 21 teams, as the varsity eight crew recorded a time of 16.31 seconds. Trailing behind Stanford and fourth-place UC Davis, the second varsity eight crew posted a time of 17.15 seconds, finishing fifth in the event. The novice eight crew team recorded a time of 17.52 seconds, beating cross-town rival USC by .57 seconds. After the fall season, the team awaited spring season by practicing during the winter. " This team is probably the most talented we have had in my seven years. They are quite young and will continue to improve thru their years at the collegiate level. If they all continue to work hard to reach their potential, the future is very bright, " complimented Coach Amy Fuller. The Bruins opened their spring season with a dashing finish against Loyola Marymount. The third varsity eight finished first in at 6 minutes and 47.28 seconds, beating LMU by 19 secods. The second varsity eight recorded a time of 6 minutes and 45.2 seconds, 27 seconds before the Lions finished. The first team finished at 7 minutes and 5.7 seconds. Next, the team visited Ballona Creek to compete against San Diego. Although the Aztecs recorded the first victory in the match with the novice eight race. However, the Bruins came back with a vengeance in the next three games. The varsity four event transformed from a competition between UCLA and SDSU to a match between the two varsity A and B teams, with San Diego coming in third. The second varsity eight race and the varsity eight race both finished more than 20 seconds before the Aztecs. With this momentum, the Bruins entered the Windemere Cup taking two first-place finishes in the varsity four races. However, the varsity eight teams did not fare as well in the final day of the race, ultimately losing to Virginia by very close times. Though the season has not seen smooth sailing. Coach Fuller remained optimistic. " The only way to be successful in this sport is an incredibly strong team dynamic and complete trust in your teammates. Accountability, personal responsibility, and maturity are three major contributors to success in women ' s rowing. " L atnletics .m Above: The team rows during practice In uniform at the Marina Del Rey boathouse. Traveling to practice locations required members to maintain flexible schedules. Photographed Don Liebig, UCLA Photography. I Trying three Above: The coxswain maintains tl)e team ' s rliythm as they glide through the water at the Marina Del Rey boathouse. The coxswain played an integral part in the Bruins ' season. Ptiotograptiei by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. Christine Antunes, Jessica Cherry, Renee Cornwell, Lauren Counter, Caroline Curson, Molly Dallmar, Katrina Darraco, Christine Dickson, Kaitlin Doering, Stephanie Duclett, Patricia Dudziec, Jacqueline Ellis, Candace Ferguson, Christine fiacco, Kristin Fitzmorris, Katherine Forster, Ashley gGuzik, Erin Haggerty, Lynn Hancock, Elizabeth Herron, Melissa Hong, Alexandra Howard, Antonia Hubbarb, Vanessa Jansen, Carolyn Johnsn, Christina King, Aiaizah Koorji, Rachel LaBella, Alexandra Lauren, Megan Lightfoot, Brittany Liljegvist, Stephanie Lui, Brittanee Marksbury, Ariana Moeser, Anneliese Mondorf, Sarah O ' Leary, Jennifer Patton, Megan Petitti, Danielle Piccinini, Megan Pratt, Shizue Reid, Hayley Robinson, Sheerin Salimi. Jessica Schlosser, Gevrina Seferaj, Destinie Slavich, Christina Sprouse, Whitney Standefer, Vanessa Teff and Dana Va. ■wing I ro ' wing One step aheac OF THE REST Bruins experiehci key in bringing liome meet victories tliroughou tlie season Right: Freshman Cory Ptimm awaits ttie sol-: of the horn before the start of a distance event. Even though only a freshman, Primm recorded NCAA qualifying times throughout the season. Photographed by Kiiby Lee. Daily Bruin. Individuals ' wide variety of skills, ranging from the speed and endurance of distance runners to the strength and precision of throAvers, helped the UCLA men ' s track and field team achieve victory in multiple meets throughout the year. With the No. 10 recruiting class in the nation named by Track and Field Ne ws and excellent results throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons, the team fulfilled head coach Art Venegas ' s statement in the Men ' s Track and Field Season Outlook: " We are really raising the bar right now. We feel really good about the potential of this team. " The Bruins didn ' t hesitate in setting high standards at the Washington Preview in Seattle on Jan. 19. Junior Laef Barnes and freshman Cory Primm were key players on the distance squad, both running career bests that qualified them for the NCAA Provisionals. The team returned to Seattle for the Washington Invitational less than two weeks later, where redshirt senior John Caulfield w on the shot put -with a lifetime best of 63-7, a score that was an automatic NCAA qualifier and the third best mark in the country. To add to the Bruin victories, redshirt senior Austin Ramos ' s personal best of 7:55.60 in the 3000ni earned him second place in the event and w as the second best time in the country. His mark also broke a school record set in 1999. Primm finished second place in the 800m, while redshirt junior Boldizsar Kocsor ' s weight throw earned a NCAA provisional qualifying mark and a No. 3 ranking in the country. On Feb. 15 with the distance squad and jump squad heading to the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas and the throw squad and sprint group heading to the Iowa State Classic. Only redshirt junior vaulter Dustin DeLeo was victorious on the first day, but the entire team dominated the meet on the second day. At the Iowa State Classic, sophomore Darius Savage placed third in the shot put while freshmen Jonathan Clark and Taylor Hobson finished second in the triple jump and third in the high jump, respectively. The Bruins returned to Seattle once again on Feb. 29 for the MPSF Indoor Championships. UCLA placed sixth oversdl, led by DeLeo ' s third place finish in the pole vault and Primm ' s NCAA provisional qualifying fourth place finish in the 800m. Despite his numerous achievements, Primm w as still looking for improvement, saying, " These first four meets have taught me that to succeed in track I have to master recovering between preliminaries and finals, " he said. continued on page 284... by Ameet Chahall men s track 5 ...continued from page 283 The Bruins began their outdoor season at home with the March 8 UCLA Invitational. Caulfield and redshirt freshman Bo Taylor excelled in the discus event, placing first and fourth respectively. Sophomore Brandon Smith won the 200m event and placed second in the 100m. All three athletes achieved NCAA regional marks. At the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 14, all but one Bruin earned All- American honors. Caulfield and Savage earned honors in the shot put, as DeLeo was recognized in the pole vault. Primm, Barnes, sophomore Marlon Patterson and senior Elijah Wells were applauded for their performance in the distance medley relay. On the second day, Kocsor continued the honors streak by earning All-American status in the weight throw. At the Cal State Northridge Relays held on the same day, Clark won the triple jump event while senior Henry Haganbuch placed second in the 1500m. All of the members helped UCLA finish I4th with 13.50 points. With such a display of talent, the Bruins demonstrated that they would not only continue to improve as a team, but would force competitors to step up their game. As captain junior Kevin Craddock put it, " All of our athletes are very talented and have a lot of potential. " Lul Above: A runner leads the Bruins in a relay event at Drake stadium. UCLA participated in numerous meets in the hopes of improving their times and to put themselves in a position to win the NCAA Championship. Pholographed by Kyle Ushok. Daily Brum Right: Redshirt senior Greg Garza winds up before hurling a discus. Garza entered the sesason ranked No 1 in the country in the discus throw and was named a preseason All-American after a fourth place finish in the 2007 NCAA Championships. Photographed by ASUCLA Photography I Pl tics U HIffinnini havMriot of potentia -Kevin Craddock, junior hurdler ' ■■ ' — ' --f-iiir-fTTiTniniiaiiiiiiiiiiiirii i " i Above: Junior Kevin Crad(locl( intently focuses as he conquers hurdle after hurdle in the 110-meter event. Craddock won the event in 13.88 at the Pac-10 Conference Track Field Championships in 2007. Courtesy otASUCLA Photography. FnHit Row: Danny Benson, Brandon Smith, Nevin Gutteriez, Jason Ward, Bo Taylor, Dustin DeLeo, Brian Law, Taylor Hobson and Steven Taylor. SmoihI Row: JP Castel, Quentin Powell, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Bobby Talley, Johnny Quinn, Matt Reuter, James Rhoades, Casey DiCesare and Darius Reed. Third Row: Austin Ramos, Elijah Wells, Matthew Hanley, Mark Weber, Greg Garza, Thomas Nagengast, Andreas Drbai, Scott DiCesare, Kevin Craddock and Stan Griffin. Fourth Row: Michael Cybuiski, Marlon Patterson, William Tsai, John Caulfield, Henry Hagenbuch, Boldizsar Kocsor, Greg Woepse, Marco Anzures, Scott Crawford and Fawad Khan. FHUi Row: Jun ReichI, Kevin Sullivan, Cory Primm, Spencer Knight, Nick Robinson, Chris Bencomo, Jonathan Clark, Drew Shackleton, Joel Tuosto and Bryson Banks. Sixth Row: Mike Haddan, Laef Barnes, Alex Crabili, Kyle Shackleton, Marc Hausmaninger, Kent Morikawa, Evan Watchempino, Blake Ramos, Zack Miller, Dominique Easterling and Michael Johnson, Jr. Back Row: Art Venegas, Eric Peterson, Tony Veney, Amanda Schuman, Dan Schiffer, Octavious Gillespie, Anthony Curran Not Pictured: Mike Powell, Terrence Austin, Dylan Knight, Jake Matthews, Darius Savage and Darius Walker. Photographed by Don Liebig, ASUCLA Photography. MEN ' S men ' s track u H on z o Going THE istanc Right: Rebshirt sophomore thrower Aabria Lipscomb gathers her strength as she heaves a javelin down the field. Competing in the javelin not only required immense amounts of strength, but also the ability to concentrate and release stored energy at precisely the right moment. Photographed by Leigh Alvarez, Daily Bruin. by Nina Zhao The UCLA women ' s track team has continuously been comprised of the best athletes from around the nation. In 2007, the Bruins vere ranked number 2 in recruiting, successfully grabbing two US National Prep record holders, pole vaulter Tori Anthony and triple jumper Ke ' Nyia Richardson. UCLA began the season ranked in the top 14 in the nation but dropped out of the polls due to several top athletes being inactive. That minor setback did not hinder the spirit of the Bruins, as they were expected to regain a spot in the top 25 in the near future. The team continued to train hard and succeed, many setting all time highs or NCAA qualifying marks. Starting off their season on Jan. 19 at the Illinois Invitational, the Bruins posted several second place finishes. In the following month, on Feb. 2, junior pole vaulter Katy Viuf vaulted to a career high and NCAA provisional mark of 13-1.75 only in her second time wearing a Bruin uniform. On Feb. 16 at the Tyson Invitational, the 4x400m relay team of freshman Joy Eaton, junior Krystin Lacy, sophomore Tierra Ward and junior Nicole Leach ranked an NCAA qualifying time of 3:39.64, finishing fourth in the overall competition. Continuing their strong NCAA qualifying streak, on Feb, 29, four pole vaulters, Vief, Anthony, senior Ingrid Kantola and senior Megan Jamerson each achieved NCAA qualifying clearance marks of 13-1. At the UCLA Invitational, the Bruins continued their success in the familiar confines of Drake Stadium. The team won seven events and two relays, setting the tone for the rest of the season. " I feel good about the determination [from today] and feel very optimistic about the rest of the season, " head coach Jeanette Bolden told the Daily Bruin. As the season continued, the women ' s track team members strived for improvement and continued on page 289... ItlSRics Above: Junior sprinter Nicole Leacli runs a leg on UCLA women ' s 4 x 400-meter relay at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin. Leacli ' s team finisiied second at tiie meet with a time of 3:37.48. women s tfacl " " I feel jood about the Ijdetermination tl and feel very optimistic about he rest of the Above Members of the track and field team pace themselves as they compete in a distance event at Drake Stadium. In addition to hosting several competitionsthroughouttheyear, Drake served as the training center for the Bruins throughout the regular season. Ptiotolrapheil by Leigh Alvarei, Daily Brvln. r :i ' f: Above Sand flies as a Brum jumper makes her landing in the long Jump. Though the Bruins experienced some setbacks at the beginning of the year, they were able to overcome adversity and prove the nation that they wer eone of the elite programs in the country. Photographed by Leigh Alvarei, Daily Bruin. Above : RedsNrt senior jumper Renee Williams stretches out as far as possible during the long jump. Williams brought needed experience to the team, as she placed sixteenth in long jump at the 2007 NCAA championships. Photogrdphed by Leish Alvarez, Daily Bruin. ...continued from page 286 perfection, especially Anthony. During the NCAA Indoor Championships on Mar. 15, she tallied the first All-American honor of her career with a mark of 13-5.25. As the only Bruin competing that day, she finished in a scoring position in her first NCAA meet. Anthony ' s remarkable mark marked the third consecutive season and the seventh time in eight years that a Bruin female has earned indoor All-American honors in the pole vault. " Tori was so mature today, " assistant coach Anthony Curran commented to the Daily Bruin " She was awesome and consistent. It was her best meet of the season. " The impressive year continued at the Northridge Relays when sophomore sprinter Danielle Watson, senior thrower Mary Hanley, freshman thrower Catherine White and senior jumper Allison Miller each posted a win in their respective events. As each day passed, women ' s track continually improved, setting all time personal highs or qualifying individual performances. With a strong head coach as motivation, the Bruins did not only improve their times, but also came closer to winning the championship. Composed of a team of determined and eager athletes to strive for their personal best, the future looked bright for the 2008 women ' s track team, lil TRACK oc 1 ijjyi iJ on o FrMt Raw: Nicole Pennes, Christie St. Geme, Lizzie Jewson, Nicole Leach, Shannon Murakami, Annie Adams, Tierra Ward, Tori Pena, Kathleen Mahony, Leslie Rychel, Allie Miller, Jolanda Diego and Renee Williams. Swond Row: Claire Rethmeier, Cobble Jones, Kelcie Wlemann, Lauren Jirges, Clara Viehweg, Oiga Aulet-Leon, Allie Bohannon, Lindsay Regan, Megan Jamerson, Tori Anthony, Katy Viuf, Aubree Stark, Rosa Magana and Gabrielle Bournes. TMrd Row: Ingrid Kantola, Hannah Roeder. Maryann Wee, Keneisha Creary, Georgea Richards, Hillary Werth, Dayna Hill, Brittany S talworth, Ashlea McLaughlin, Ke ' Nyia Richardson, joy Eaton and Julia Co. Fourtk Row: Mary Hanley, Alexa Berg, Tara Ross, Katie Laich, Catherine White, KrIstI KIrsti, Aabria Lipscomb, Lindsay Rowe, DeShanta Harris and Chanelle Curry. nWi Row: Kelsey Gleason, Merice Wisdom, Rhonda Watkins, Nicole Duhart, Krystln Lacy, KIrshna Curry, Danielle Watson, Elizabeth Carnes and Shannon Lewis. Back Row: Mike Powell, Jeanette Bolden, Anthony Curran and Eric Peterson. Photographed by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. by Joyce Chen The UCLA baseball team opened its season -with a doubleheader against Oklahoma. The last time they played against UCLA, the Oklahoma Sooners sent the Bruins packing Avith a disappointing loss of 2-7, but the mighty Bruin ballplayers were not afraid. Sophomore pitcher Gavin Brooks described their intense training to the Daily Bruin, saying, " We are sick of scrimmaging each other. We want to get out and face someone in a different uniform and get after it. " Brooks spoke for the entire team when he said that they were ready and excited to start the season. The previous season ended with a deflating double loss to Cal State Fullerton in the 2007 NCAA Super Regionals; a defeat only made the Bruins more determined to fight their way back to Omaha. Even through the stormy weekend face-off with the Sooners, the Bruins managed to win one game in the doubleheader. Despite the loss of the second game, the team remained optimistic, for several of their players performed extremely well. Sophomore right-fielder Gabe Cohen batted a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth, snagging the Bruin victory for their first game, Above: Junior infielder Cody Decker rounds the bases after blasting a home run. Deciier was an important offensive component for the Bruins, as he was one of the leaders In on base percentage. Photographed by Kimberly Lajeik, Daily Bruin. and junior left-handed pitcher Brendan Lafferty in the second game pitched four full innings without allowing the other team to score any runs. In the next game of their season, the Bruins pulled an amazing lead of 22-2 against Cal State Northridge, only to be stopped by the unforgiving approach of nighttime that suspended the game after eight innings. The Bruins redeemed themselves in the game against UCSB, in which a long-awaited home run by senior second baseman Alden Carrithers broke the five-inning-long tie to bring a UCLA victory. In that game, freshman pitcher Dan Klein finished out the game by striking out six batters in just a little over four innings. The season picked up as the Bruins won three straight games at the Urban Invitational, against Southern, Bethune-Cookman and rival USC. It w as with this newly built record that the No.3 Bruins faced the Cal State FuUerton Titans, the team that prevented UCLA from reaching their goal in the previous Super Regionals. Once again, the Bruins met their match at the hands of the Titans, but came away from the loss with a new sense of focus and dedication to win two of three contiimed on page 292... Above: Redshirt senior Brady Dolan hits a line drive through the infield. Expectations were high for the Bruins this year, as they were ranked No. 1 In preseason polls. Photographed by Kimberly LajeiK Daily Brum. .« rw - ...continued from page 291 games against St. Mary ' s Gaels. In their first game out of Southern California, the Bruins ' strong offensive plays won the series at Cal Poly, and carried them through to start the Pac-10 season with a 2-1 series win over the Arizona Wildcats. The next day on their home turf, UCLA managed an impressive win over No. 6 San Diego. The end of the season had scheduled eight away games that would hopefully culminate in the final destination of Omaha, Nebraska, for the 2008 Super Regionals. Junior infielder Cody Decker told the Daily Bruin, " Nothing stands in our vi ay but us. If we can play like ■we are capable of, there is no doubt we w ill play well. " Certainly, with last season ' s anguish behind them and a new determination to succeed, the Bruin ballplayers vere well on their -way to Omaha. 31 Above: Senior infielder Alden Carrithers slides headfirst into tfie base. Putting tlieir last season ' s disappointment t)eiiind, the Bruins persevered through a rocky start to numerous victories. Photographed by Kimberly Lajcik. Daily Bruin. Right: Junior catcher Ryan Babineau throws the ball bacl( to the pitcher. After a stretch of inconsistancy to start the season, the Bruins came bacl( with three straight wins, paving their way to Omaha. Photographed by Kimberly Lajcilf, Daily Bruin. 4m mim ' K J Above: Redshirt junior pitcher Brendan Lafferty takes a long stride before throwing a fastball. With a new momentum generated after the Urban Invitational, the Bruins not only beat rival USC, but also downed the Cal State Fullerton Titans, their previous year ' s super regional foe. Photographed by Kimberly Lajcik. Fnnt Rmt Marc Navarro. Eddie Murray, Alden Carrithers, Niko Gallcgo, Corey Ashner, Blair Dunlap, Justin Uribe, Cody Decker, Chris Giovinazzo, Gino Aielli, Mickey Weisser and Rob Rasmussen. Second Row: Jermaine Curtis, Casey Haerther, Gabe Cohen. Garett Claypool, Brandon Crawford, Jason Novak, Brandon Lodge, Tim Schlatter. Dustin Quist, Raul Duran, Tim Murphy and Brent Dean. Tliinl Row: Student Field Assistant Nick Rasines, Student Manager Juan Mendoza, Sports Psychologist Jim Skelton, Matt Drummond, Erik Goeddel, Matt Grace, Brendan Lafferty, J.D. Haver, Mitchell Beacom, Brett Krill, Gavin Brooks, Dan Klein, Ryan Babineau, Brady Dolan, Student Manager Trevor Ryan, Student Manager Ozzle Nunez and Student Manager Matt Passanisi. Back Row: Assistant Coach Brian Green, Assistant Coach Matt Jones, Head Coach John Savage and Assistant Coach PC, Shaw, Photographed by Don Ueb UCLA Photography. Ilf we can play like we are capable of, ere is no doub iiayiiiiiiii ipHii Cody Decker, junior infielder .„. ,„ M StEPPIN( TO THE ttmdi Brum Tegqin former ilelivcrb a slnke past an opposing batter, in her fourth year as the Bruins ' starting pitcher. Seldon was one ol the lieys to the team getting back to IHe Women ' s College World Series. PMograplicil by tol ian lyiee. n .i.. o....» Right: Freshman utility GiOnna DiSalvatore focuses on the ball before blasting it into play. Freshmen such as DiSalvatore were key in replacing the senior leadership lost by the Bruins the previous season. Photographed by Nathan Tyree, Daily Bruin. The UCLA women ' s softball team saw its season end in disappointment w ith consecutive home losses in the previous NCAA Regionals. The Bruins feh nothing but disappointment, shock, and disbelief. As the 2008 w omens softball season began, the Bruins w ere determined never to feel that same disappointment again. Before the season began, seniors Krista Colburn, Ashley Herrera and Anjelica Seldon got together with their coaches and discussed strategies for a successful season. Second-year coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said " This year we ' re a head-down, hard-working, mentally tougher Bruin team. " As the winningest program in the history of the sport, the Bruins were once again ready to dominate with their team of strong seniors, and a top recruiting class. The 2008 squad was relatively inexperienced, having only four seniors on the roster. Luckily for the Bruins, one of the returners ■was Seldon, their ace pitcher. Seldon started all three years on the Bruin roster, leading them to Women ' s College World Series appearances two out of three years. Though Seldon would split time with star freshman pitcher Donna Kerr, her experience was invaluable to the team. As of the end of March, Seldon and Kerr had lead the Bruins to a 32-3 record as the Bruins climbed as high as No. 1 in the national rankings. The Bruins got off to a fast start with a 6-1 win was No. 5 Oklahoma at the Stacy Winberg Memorial Tournament. The game marked the debut for Kerr, who struck out nine and allowed only four hits. The Bruins then travelled to Las Vegas to participate in the Louisville Slugger Desert classic. UCLA won the tournament, defeating Wisconsin 4-1 in the championship game. Seldon turned in a one-hit performance, striking out six and at one point retiring 10 straight Badgers. At the Palm Springs Classic, the Bruins put on an impressive display, winning the tournament by going undefeated against fierce competition. UCLA retired No. 18 Georgia, No. 10 Baylor, No. 14 Hawaii and No. 2 Northwestern over the span of three days. In the title game, Seldon set a new career high for strikeouts, as she fanned 17 Wildcat batters. UCLA accumulated a 19 game winning streak going into the Long Beach State Invitational. They pulled out many close games, including a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame and a walk-off home run victory by freshman utility Samantha Camuso over Long Beach State in extra innings. In a rematch with No. 8 Northwestern, the Bruins once again prevailed 2-0, behind a monster 250-foot home run by on o H by Andrew Kang continued on page 236... sor ...continued from page 295 sophomore pitcher Megan Langenfield. Unfortunately for the Bruins, they had their winning streak snapped three days later as they w ere upset by Cal State Fullerton in 8 innings. UCLA returned to play on Mar. 28 with the beginning of the Pac-10 season. The top-ranked Bruins first took care of Oregon State 3-0, as senior outfielder Krista Colburn recorded her 200th career hit in the victory. The team completed the sweep with two victories over Oregon, including a 12-0 drubbing of the ducks that had to be called in the fifth inning. The Bruins looked to carry their winning momentum to ' ward the end of the season, and hoped to see more success in the NCAA tournament than the previous year. The Bruins had a very successful season, and their top ranking and long winning streaks were a promising sign for the team as they headed into post-season play. Ifll TT Above: The Softball team huddles together before a big game. Chemistry and unwavering teamwork was a major ingrediant for the Bruins ' success. Pholographeil by Mathan lyree. Daily Brum. Right; Senior outfielder Krista Colburn prepares to lay down a bunt. The Bruin softball team trained everyday to refine their skills so they could perform at a high level on gameday. PhoUgraplted by Nathan Tyree, Daily Bruin tics fThis year we ' re a head-down, ha working, men ' , in Team Above: Junior infielder Amanda Kamekona watches the ball sail after making solid contact. The Bruins had a strong start to the season, setting the momentum for more wins as the year unfolded. Photographed by Nathan Tyree, Daily Bruin. Frail RnK Monica Harrison. Grace Murray, Amanda Kamekona, Danielle Peterson and Astiley Herrera. Second Row: Lauren Mirabal, Kaila Shull, Donna Kerr, Julie Burney and Megan Langenfeld. niW Ron: Amy Crawford, Whitney Baker, GiOnna DiSalvatore, Samantha Camuso, Katie Schroeder and Jennifer Schroeder. Back Row: Krista Colburn, Assistant Coach Lisa Fernandez, Head Coach Kelly Inouye- Perez, Assistant Coach Gina Vecchione, Volunteer Assistant Coach Natasha Wadey and Anjelica Selden. Photographed by Don Liebig, UCLA Photoography. SOFTBALL sor 6 D I Despite the length and duration of their performances and the chilly temperature outside, the UCLA Cheer Squad and Dance Team were well known for their sophisticated collegiate appearances and cheerful smiles. At first glance, these members may have resembled typical cheerleaders and dancers, but members of the Cheer Squad and Dance Team stretched their roles to include community outreach and represented UCLA at an international level. The Cheer Squad and Dance Team induced spirit from the UCLA fans at countless sporting events and campus functions throughout the year. These events ranged from grand openings of buildings to alumni events such as scholarship presentations. Off-campus, Spirit Squad members were required to participate in three community outreach events that varied Irom motivational performances at local schools to spending time with mentally and physically challenged children at an annual holiday party held at the John Wooden Center. Mollie Vehling, UCLA ' s Spirit Squad Director, described the importance of these activities, " Community outreach events give them [squad members] the opportunity to really feel and understand the value of their uniform and what they are there to represent for UCLA. " In addition to cheering at athletic events and reaching out to the community, the Cheer Squad and Dance Team represented UCLA as far abroad as Asia for four consecutive years. The team toured and performed in Seoul, Korea and in Suzhou, Nan-jing,Yang Zhou and Shanghai, China for a week in September, and was invited to return to China to perform in 2008. " Visiting China was an amazing experience. It was a chance to immerse ourselves in the Chinese culture and it was great to perform for the Chinese people, " commented Senior and Dance Team captain Katie Wee on her experience abroad. Commenting on her overall experience on the team. Wee added, " It has opened so many doors for me, helped me create lifelong friendships, and brought me closer to my school. " In addition to devoting many hours throughout the week to practice, Wee spent extra time fulfilling her role as captain, " Being captain is an enormous responsibility, but since the team members are all close friends, the cohesiveness made it easier to do my job. " Dance coach Rachel Paul shared Wee ' s sentiments, remarking, " In the seven years since I was on the Dance Team, the skill level of the team has only grown. I am so proud of the hard work the girls put in, and it is my goal as coach to keep raising the bar as to the level of excellence the team exhibits. " By working hard in the gym, on the court and field, in the community, as well as thousands of miles away, the Cheer Squad and Dance Team made " cheerleader " and " dancer " synonymous with " community volunteer " and " international representative, " demonstrating the true versatility of Bruin spirit. 101 mietics h ] i r Lift in Spirits JO iTTfl MWTi CHE«. Front Row: Marissa and Chantel. Back Row: David, Katie, Jon, Sabrina, Ryan, Ember, Lucas, Heather and Matthew. Photografih courtesy of UCLA Spirit Squad, BAJSICE Front Row: Lisa. Second Row: Kristle, Jamie, Kara and Michelle. Back Row: Elise, Kristin, Katie and Brianna. Pliotograpl) courtesy ot UCU Spirit Squad. cneer ust Count YELtGREW Front Row: Steven and Kareem. Back Row: Dana, Adam and Curt. Photograph courtesy of UCLA Spirit Squad. " •Ill nics Joe Bruin and Veil Crew me - : - : : - crowd a; ' .r.e Rcse Be.. fore a football game. The Spirit Squad, though made up of four different teams, was a unified group with a common goal of building Bruin spirit. Photolraph courtesy of - Spirit Squad. - Rllht: Joe Bruin joins Yell Crew members Steven and Jill in rallying the crowd to make some noise. During half time, as well as lulls in the game, mascots and Yell Crew members used motions, signs and their sore voices to inspire the crowd. Photograph courtesy of UCLA Spirit Squad. T he average attendance at a UCLA football game was 77, 67. Getting all those fans j to execute cheers in unison was no small feat. But to the nine members of the khaki- C 3 wearing, flag-waving, grinning Yell Crew and the lovable dancing, jamming mascots, o nine was more than enough to bring a screaming Rose Bowl or a jam-packed Pauley Pavilion to HH its feet for a huge Bruin spell-out or an emphatic eight-clap. Along with the cheerleaders and the dance team, the mascots and the Yell Crew were part of the UCLA spirit squad, an important Mpect in the numerous sporting events that made up the tradition of UCLA athletics. Having the privilege to carry around the huge white megaphones of the Yell Crew or transform into Joe or Josephine Bruin wasn ' t as easy as it seemed. Mascots memorized numerous routines and improvised dance moves at any given moment in time. Those who aspired to be Yell Crew members needed to have more than just strong and clear voices— they had to fully understand the concepts of whatever sporting event they attended. Both had to have flexible schedules: mascots andyellers had to be able to attend all home football, basketball and volleyball games, in addition to other athletic and community events. They even had to represent UCLA at away games, traveling with Bruin teams as far as Washington and Kansas City. Spirit squad members rehearsed every morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mascots worked even harder to be able to dance in their fifteen-pound suits, and rehearsed Sunday evenings as well. Spending all that time practicing and going to events demanded a well-managed schedule. " It ' s been really busy; it seems like we have an event every other day, " explained sophomore Josh Walker, one of the seven members on the Yell Crew. Hamann-Nazaroff, a sophomore mascot, agreed, saying, " Time manjigement definitely has to be one of Joe and Josie ' s fortes. " Once they were on the team, spirit squad members exuded brightness and energy. Whether the Bruins were winning or losing. Yell Crew members always had their audience shouting for its favorite team, urging it onto victory. " Bruins are amazing fans. They are very optimistic and loyal to their team until the end. It ' s not too hard [to get the audience energized when UCLA is losing]; they are always down to do an eight-clap, " Hamann-Nazaroff explained. Regardless of the conditions, Yell Crew members cind mascots contributed to the overall atmosphere of UCLA athletic events and had their audience roaring with energy. Though they were outnumbered almost 10,000 to one, without the true blue-and- gold Yell Crew members and the cuddly mascots, UCLA athletics just wouldn ' t have been the same. The UCLA Yell Crew showed everyone that nine people could make a difference if they tried. iSIl mascots ye ni crew f f ' . •W ♦ - il OLID J30LD , Sound ' -;f|!l ( y Herumi Ann Bay Ion Down Bruinwalk and to the right, a field of glimmering brass and flags caught students ' eye as the score from the movie, " The Incredibles " engaged their ears. UCLA ' s Marching Band practiced on the Intramural Field, turning heads and causing students to stop on their wa ' to class to watch the rehearsals. The Marching Band was comprised of a variety of students with diverse majors and interests. To march on the field as part of the band, students went through an application process that included an audition as well as an interview. Once accepted, band members endured a two-week band camp before the start of the year that ran from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.— a twelve-hour day filled with two-hour music rehearsals and perfecting technique and performances. During the school year, in addition to two-hour practices three times a week, Saturday ' s were spent in practice. Fall quarter started off with a variety of new shows to learn. One of the biggest shows, called the " Downfall of Troy, " was performed during halftime at the Bruins ' final home football game against Oregon. Fifth-year psychobiology student Christian Tanjan explained the details of the show, " [It ' s] a re-enactment of the cOT?(im e()onpa e305... Left: The Bruin Marching Band debuts its new uniforms before a hostile crowd of Trojans at the Coliseum. Members of the band and dance team represented UCU in the 2008 International Chinese New Year parade in Hong Kong. Photogrdphed by Don Uebig. UCLA PMography. it i 1 Teaching Assistant William Plenl . Director Gordon Henderson. Assistant Director Jennifer Judl ins and Teaching Assistant for Percussion Kelly Flickinger. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. (Michael McKee, Angel Kwol , Eric Kunihiro, Rory Peris. Natalie. Jones and Bryce Flor. Photograph courtesv of Cordon Henderson. t Row: Helen Durand. Carolina Cooney, Christine Kim, Ashley Merchant and Desiree Tejada. Second Row: Tiffany Smith, Jessica Ayiyi, Kristen Torres, Allison Gill, Deanna Brown and Ashley McFadden. Back Row: Sarah Dressier. Andrea Wang, Rachel Goldman. Kelly Spiva, Anthony Barbir, Heidi Winner and Helen • Cordova . Photograph courtesy of Gofdon Henderson. M Front Row: Ryan Walters, Bryan Hernandez, Rayad Barakat, Christian Tanja and Melson Varsovia. Second Row: Katie Meschke. Bobbie Scofield, Ryland Harris and Desmond Stevens. Back Row: Charlie Underbill, Thomas Long, Andy Murphy, Evan Parzych and Andrew Ge. Photograph courtesy ol Gordon Henderson. Fnwt Row: Joanne Chiu. Middto Rok Ben Harounian, Rafeal Leal, Jr. and Dana Johnson. Back Row: Dave Nichols, Andrew Valle, Brian Koski, Kirby Hanlon andi Patrick Weber. Photograph courtesy ol Gordon Henderson. M Warren Kadoya, Daniel Quach, Keith Pew, Brian Hernandez and Kevin Farzad. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. J Front Row; jackie Ellis, Krista Olafsen, Sophia Chang, Courtney Milender and Amy K an. Second Row: Katie Wolf. Erin Pendleton, Sean Morris and Ma rie Schmidt. Back Row: Jennifer Comstock, Jason Pince. Ivan Pandoy, Jess Schlosser and Heather Peterson, Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. CO z a Emily Wang, Daniel Brenner, John Higgins, Garrett Collins. Dian Tai, Chris NguyeniJ Halley Brown and Lisa Miyamoto. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. »w " H f ■5 -i r ( ' % I ■ ' -■:■ .ai. " !! Right: A saxophonist raises a fist as he does an eight-clap during a pre-game performance. In addition to their half time routines, the band kept the spirits of Bruin fans up during games with rousing renditions of " Sons of Westwood " and " Mighty Bruins. " Photogrsphed by Don Uebig, UCLA Photography. t Row: Naomi Brecl(on. Lauren Sanchez, Laura Seidman, Scott Dotierty, Chris Ah San, Wallorie Flores, Ashleigh Berger and Ashley Kees. Back Row: Jason Scapa, Philip Catbagan, ■ Michael Miller, Justin Lee, Chris Bartlett, Brock Christian. Drew Freer, Michelle Juarez and Esther Lee. Photograph courtesy ol Gordon Henderson. front Row: Stephanie Cash, Danny Dolan, Robin Randolph, Mary Jewett, Scott Wang, Heather Dennis, Scott Wun and Brianna Nix, Middle Row; Catherine Lindsay, Erin Cubbon, Ha Young Parl(, Torin Waters, Sean Davis, Tim Suglian and Christine Guenzi. Back Row: Sean Copeland, Jason Mefford, Brannon Altenhofen, Sean Ennis, Miles Maassen, Vim Mahadev, Nicholas Wong and Scott Williams. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. B Front Row: Natasha Feier, Nicole Hall, Daniel Parral, Christopher Nario, Stephen Stek, Kristin Rumery. Mary Emflnger and Tana Barajas. Socoml Row: John Wood, Krystina Johnson, Viviai Lee, James Montminy, Mark Gottscho, Brent Matsunaga, Matt Louvier, Emily Elftman am Peter Chang, TWnl Row: Justin Milota. Andrew Browning, Roman Chang, Clark Flemming, John Earnest, Matt Gilbert, Ryan Svendsen, Mark DeLeon, Lucas Meza and Alex Garcia, Back Row: |Joaquin Galarza, Ethan Mathews, Stephen Nichols, Eric Fiero, Kyle Noble, Spencer Grager, Erii IKveton, Peter Markos. AlexAkashian and Kel Lei. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. aig iw: J i Front Row; Katrina Madlansacay, Emily McCollister, Laura Perez, Calvin Pham, Gabrlelle Mocilnikar and Jennifer Tran. Mlddlo Row: Barbie Charaeva, Elizabeth Madsen, Alex Brown, Andrew Chao, Amy Collison, Kendra Madding and Alexis Fischer. Back Row: Abraham Chiu, Elena Plummer-Raphael, Edward Dollahan, Michael Branson, Ben Cox, Patrick Fitzgerald, Torrey Umland and Hilary Corbett, Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. J Sics Left: Members of the trombone section perform the band ' s half time number at the crosstown rivairy footbaii game. This year, as part of a tradition observed every four years, the band put on a reenactment of the ' Fall of Troy " at the last home game in anticipation of the ' SC game. Photographed by Don Uebil, UCLA Photography. ...corjtinued from page 302 historic event where Bruins are the Greeks and the Trojans are the Trojans, " said Tanjan. " There ' s a big wall, boats, and a Trojan horse and everything! It ' s a fun way to say we are going to take down those Trojans at the Coliseum. " Behind the music, practices and shows, there was a passion for music and performing. Tanjan developed his love for music as a young child and pursued it through grade school and high school, " It was an instrumental part of my life and I couldn ' t ever stop doing it, " said Tanjan. " When I found out that UCLA had its own amazing marching band, I sprung up at the opportunity to get involved with it. Since then, I have had the best time of my life. " First-year music education student Christopher Nario also felt that same passion and feeling of family within the huge marching band. " Through my personal experience, playing music was like a hobby, " said Nario. " ... In the beginning [of UCLA Marching band season] it was easy to get lost. In the end everyone knows each other or at least recognizes their face so you hang out in mass groups or in your section. " On Saturdays and several times during the ■week, students could hear the synchronized harmony of the band. The music reverberated unity and passion, epitomizing values of those who helped produce the Solid Gold Sound of the UCLA Marching Band.UH Front Row: Bianca Shulaker, Rosle Rice, Mary Alfaro, Jeff Johnson, David Cho, Chris Hung, Phillip Chu, Mara Kutter, Sarah Vasend and Sarah Diringer. Stcond Row: Joe Leveratto, Eric Mirowitz, Betsy Bentler, Damon Sellers, Nick Moreno, Minyong Yu, Ryan Baker, China Swanson, Emily Joseph and Margarete Krick. TWrd Row: Matt Shaffer, Ziyah Khesbak, Tim Tan, Eli Gurian, Aiex Roode, Mike Nichols, Andrew Rodgers, Michael Mohlman, Paul Addleman and David Ahnger-Pier. Back Row; Sean Pawling, Ben Abrams, Drew Otto, Paul Sprague, Alan McFarlane, Josh Perisho, Ben Llewellyn, Alex Bergman, Andrew Brazina, Ryan Gochee and Mark Manriquez. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. Bitlin Nunn and Reesa Jones. Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. Kent Heberer, Sean Garnreiter and Keith Kupper, Photograph courtesy of Gordon Henderson. ban ana i nrstRow:AmyLo,Li Li, Sharon Liu.EillyYang, Zerka Wadood, Amy Law, Tuan Le and Austin Chen. SMond Row: Chun-yin Ip, Andrew Chan, Alyssa Wang, Stephanie Watt, Jonathan Fang, Calvin Pan, Andrew Tai, Mohit Lad and Maggie Li. Back Row: Aiex Liu, Fan Xiao, Joe Liao, Jeff Tan, Duy Cao, Pat Piiouk, John Coombs, Richard Vi, EilisTranand Eric Chen. Photographed by lemifer Wang. } Front Row: Julie Chen, Angeia Zhao, Angeia Nieh and Adeline Cheung, Tammy Lee, Anita Chan, William Wu, Kevin Siu, Michelle Chu and Yoshi Fukushima. Second Row: Winnie Siu, Angela Yu, Julia Kong, Michelle Ng, Ben Lo, Back Row: Brian Wada, Albert Chu, Anderson Anderson, Coach Tenshing Honda, Alex Yu, Chris Tanouye, Coach Aiex Bae, Justin Chang, Daniel Leung, Kevin Choi, coach Shou Long Leung, Alex Candia and Andrew Cheng. Photograph subrr)itte(J 6 Alex Bae. i Above: Members of we UCLA Dragon Doat ciuD team paaoie naro lo race past me compe boats. The team held weekly practices at Long Beach Marina and participated in the Long Beach College Championships in April. Photograph submitted by Brian Wada. FiMi Imr. Oksana Prodan, Tiffany Hsu and Laura Bufford. Swaml Row: Kirsten Eckert, Kyle Chan. Peter Lu, Jamie Lam and Raymond Wong. Back Raw: Yev Bernstein, Guy Rogers, Simon Wiscombe, Ashkon Ansarl, Alexander Vandenberg-Rodes. Benson Fan, Mike Neham, Edie Van Winkle, Carlssa Elsler and Coach Eric Hansen. Photographed by Tushar Kanjah. mm fcS " Above: Kendo club participanis Jade Sjiio, j iun-.c ,i;j. ' physical science student, and Yamamoto, a third-year global studies student, measure each other ' s strength to mount sr attack. This year, the club hosted the Yuhihai tournament at UCLA. Photographed by Den " ' Ralutin, OCB Kendo Dojo. Club Teams story by Herumi Ann Baylon ...if you ' ve ever been on a team before you know that it ' s essentially family...You have m best and worst moments with each other... Front Row: Sharon Liu, Irtna Darmali and Stephanie Spilker. BockRow: Victor Poon, Kristian Kanya, Eril( Preston and Joey Lan. Photographed by Tushar Ranjap. Club Sports Executive Council On the recreational field or in the Wooden center, one could always see the presence of club sports, whether it be running drills for women ' s soccer, passing a ball around with lacrosse sticks, or hitting a birdie in badminton. The UCLA Club Sports Program featured 31 different sports varying from archery to water skiing. The program was open to all students, and sought to provide a unique opportunity in learning, experiencing and competing in different sports. Behind the Club Sports on campus was the Club Sports Executive Council (CSEC). Erik Preston, a fourth-year global studies student and member of the baseball club team, stated that the primary role of CSEC was to serve as a liaison between the club sports and the administration, and also to perform duties such as " conflict resolution, assistance, mentorship, budget recommendations and audits. " Stephanie Spilker, a fourth-year political science and Chinese contimjed on page 308... club ...continued from pa e 307 Student and member of the sailing club team, said, " [The goal of CSEC] is to make it easier on the clubs and CSEC in general to make sure the communication gets through and that it ' s fair between [the club sports and administration.] " Along with CSEC, each individual club sport had its own administration with presidents and officers to manage the club, maintain the budget, organize events and practices, and assist with any problems within the club sport. Fourth-year mechanical engineering student Jonathan Yip described his experience as president of the lacrosse team, " Being responsible for making sure the entire team ' s season goes smoothly is great experience for the working world. I am given the opportunity to learn how to get things with deadlines. " As president. Yip helped coordinate the First Annual Pac-10 Lacrosse Shootout hosted by UCLA, which took place over President ' s Day Weekend. Some students found that participating in a sport posed some difficulty in balancing academics and practice. Yip said, " It is a very hard task ... School should always be first and I try to make it the priority but sometimes you are forced to sacrifice some studying tor the club. Students participating in club sports at UCLA were all driven by one common factor, passion for their sport. Third-3 ' ear ecology behavior and evolutionary biology student and fencing club team president Nadya Seal described her experience of fencing with her teammates as something similar to a family. " Fencing is a team sport and if you ' ve ever been on a team before you know that it ' s essentially family, " she stated. " You have your best and worst moments with each other and [they] are there to wipe away either tears of sorrow or tears of joy. The mental and physical game that ' s required in fencing requires that particular type of encouragement and I couldn ' t have done anything without m3 ' team. They are not only my officers, teammates, but amazing friends and I thank everything I was lucky enough to have them for as long as I did. " ia .. " •a ilics Front Row; Young Kuo. Peter Oh, Keisuke Hatta, Nathan Makino, Tom Yamamoto, b ' .ij.e!) Liui. Jeffrey Song and Andrew O ' Neal. Back law: HIen Pham. Sky Un, Dalsuke Furukawa. Irrr a Oarmali, Jerry Wu. Jeffrey Su, JessI Johnson. Jen Rosenfeld, Sharon Yoon, Jessica Zhu, Grace Yoo, Jun Kim and Teresa Tran. Photographed liy luahar Renjtn. men ' s lacrosse Front Row: Shea Broussard. Kent Heberer, Jonathan Yip, Nathan Entrekin, Andrew Morris, Max Va Broek, Martin Fieiding, Nicholas Peters, Victor Poon, Soiomon Rojhani and Benjamin Rosen, tn Row: Liam Harris, Aiex Shen, Patrick Watkins, Shane Robinson, Jeremy Gessow, Matthew Shelter Kevin Lee, Garrett Peterson, Harrison Chow, Jonathan Sauer, David Yu, Trevor Kilroy, Jeffre Tomasich, Darren Lepere, Matthew Moen, Nicholas Johnson, Ryan Menefee, Ole Christian Sane Assistant Coach Carlo Vigorito, Head Coach Jaeques Bagley and Assistant Coach Michael Kuror Pftolo rap ied by Olga Nezhevenko. men ' s rowing Roster: Joel Aftreth, Andrew Axley, Keith Baggett, Alexander Blaseio, James Bonner, Andrew Bostor Roger Call, Chris Crane, Edward Danielyan, Eric Dente, Gyasi Edmondson, Darius Faizi, Ken Fukude Greg Gausewitz, Alec Jossens, Kristian Kanya, Nick Kappos, Jake Kaye, Marshall Knight, Sarah Kof ' Dmitry Koshutin, Nicholas Krimmel, Brian Lee, Michael Liu, Cedric Loke, Griffin Lowe, Nikki Magdalene Jackson Marstellar, Lila Miller, Keisi Munson, Jennie Page, Daniel Prasch, Kyle Ransom, Marlii Reschke, Udai Sibia, Nicolas Smith, Rob Snow, Brad Stapleton, Stoytcho Stoytchev, Andrew Venarc and Tommy Wong, Photograph submitted by Kristian Kanya. women ' s ruebv Front Row: Shannon Krell, Tia BIythe, Cecilia Garcia, Robin Barnett, Gabrielle Mirsaidi and Lily Robert!| S»C0Ht Row: Coach MarnI Vath and son mascot, Baxter. Sonia Globerson-Lamb, Ann Leese, Chau Bui Kelly Griffin, Tiffany Kuang, Rachel Castillo, Mary Lee and Kat Telles, IMrt Row: Sophia Chang, Anni, Berenberg, Anita Bradbury, Jacqueline Johnson, Cassandra Tong, Alex Morrissette, Danielle Nash, Juo Maxwell, Marlsa Pineda, Laura Hurley and Coach Felicia Burt. Back Row: Brittany Wolfe, Crystal Oortor Vlletl Akolo. Carrissa Hsieh and Katie Slebert, Photoiraphed by Michelle Wong. sailing 11 Below: A lacrosse club team player passes the ball to a teammate during warm-ups on Uie IM field. Tlie team hosted the first-ever Pac-10 Lacrosse Shootout over President ' s Day weekend, which fielded six teams frcr :r.e •VCll and PNCIl. Ptiotograptied by Jennifer Wang. Ran: ;„. i ;_; .0 . Danielle Ryan, Kelly Kephart, Neha Bazajand Harsh Shah. Second Row: ino Castagna, Karleen Wray, Eric Newton, Victor Weisberg, Halie Karrpman, Peter Collister, a Que, Mark Anders, Sam Wheeler, Elizabeth Schwegler and Matt Sirignano. Back Rom Carmen ia, Billy Edwards, Martha Thompson, Danny Wudka, Shannon Walker, Taryn Aguiar, Eric Dita, nie Howell, Marina Visan, Morgan Glier and Anne Schier. Photograph submitted by Sam Wheeler. table tgnnis Row: Roger Call. Sidi Huang, Winson Lau, Ivan Lai, Ricky Lau, Wendy Eav, Jonny Chan and Harrison nuddin. Back tmr. Ken Fukuda, Alan Quach, Chen Yang, Victor Yee, Yi Zhou and Andrew Huynh. graphed by Michelle Wong. Row: John Doty. William Lam, Samuel Yeu and Luc Beregevin. Second Row: Nicole Aponte, Emily , Barry Goldenberg. Mike Lee. Sarah Lowe and Kristin Toy. ThW Row: Taylor Stallings, Emily Cristina Toth, Adeline Yang, Chikako Shimura and Alyssa Chen. Back Row: Ricky Wu, Spencer in, Andre Michelin, Coach Mark Otten, Jotin Sieflie, Pat Williams and Coach Anthony Horsley. graph submitted by Emily Watt Front Row: Brittany Da,, Sara Painter, Maria Dziembowska, Erika Klein, Heidi Redlitz. Cinthya Bernabe and Michelle Kelly. Back Row: Coach Gareth Thomas, Alexandar Cas teneda. Luis Aguilar, Matthew Nolan. H o K«da..a M«HMmHMPRBBr ' Loh, SievenJiaaH l Brown. Stuart Sievers. Mike Lee and David Quires. Club team ff trriK mates ' % M aduafes - ti . Griukuition is loaded with memories, new beginnings, opportunities, . ' sses and (ailures. Some say thai it marks the enti, and that it is successes anc the time for goodbyes and farewells before parting ways. But for you. this ceremony is the beginning of something new. The blacU cap and iwnyou wear with pride represents years of studying, partying and fi - MI .-«.■■ ' ■- s. V C w .A ♦H ' ■■■ ' ' m,x ' — discovery ol ii questions. Discovery da study room durinij, finals week. Discovery of a friend to eat with during dmner. And most importantly, discovery ol vvhojou are. gra d u a MHI HHIHI Underneath vour black can and eown was the and car Underneath your black cap and gown was the and carved every expression ot emotion into beating heart of a college student. Each part of the student, Irom the eyes to the heart, testified and witnessed the past four years as something incredible, indescribable — unforgettable. The eyes saw Royce Hall in the wee hours of the morning and Powell Library in the latest hours of the night. They swirled in and out of focus as you memorized equations, history dates, and speeches. The tongue tasted pasta from Covel, sushi from Hedrick and ice cream sandwiches from Diddy Riese. The hand wrote ten-page papers the morning before they ■were due. It twitched in protest as you scribbled to finish the midterm, the paper or the final that you studied hard for. The voice roared 8-claps and Bruin spell-outs at the annual USC vs. UCLA game -while you proudly donned your Den T-shirt. The lips smiled as you beat the curve, scored an A or won that crucial game. The mind relived memories of deep conversations, vild nights out, inside-jokes and laughs at the dinner table. It stored away the fears, doubts and tears as you struggled on, driven by your passion and love for what you do. It saved the faces of coworkers, friends and roommates, the deepest recesses of your memory. The heart throbbed heavily as you evolved into the very person that stood before the world, wearing the black cap and gown. And as you faced the stage, waiting to receive the fruit of your blood, sweat and labor, you stood not just as a college student, but as a survivor. You paid your tuition, changed your major, and picked the organizations to devote your time, commitment and dedication to. You endured endless tests, papers, drama and worries. The vast and expansive world of college became your personalized niche. You chose your path and you not only survived, but you excelled. So, there it was. Another path and another world was knocking at your door. You took the last stroll down Bruinwalk, sat on Janss steps, breathed the fresh air and soaked it all in. Everything. All of it. The good and the bad. The succe sses and the failures. The sadness and worry. The love and happiness. You were at the edge of a new beginning. Everything you could and vould do, was out there waiting for you. Story by Hertimi Ann Baylon. 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Touting a near-perfect GPA of 3.981, and an exceptional MCAT score of 57, his academic accomplishments were unrivaled at UCLA. However, Arain excelled at much more than academics. From a ferocious hunger for knowledge that went hand-in-hand with his experience as a four-year researcher, to a strong desire to help others in the community, Arain strove to be as well-rounded and diverse as possible. With such a drive to excel, in spite of his humble assertions, Arain proved himself to be a far cry from simply " normal. " Arain invested an immense amount of time and energy into serving the community, explaining, " I think it is very important to give back to the community that helped foster my personal growth and development, and to lend a helping hand to those in need. " Arain spent countless hours volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes and homeless clinics. He also participated in weekly homeless feedings and served as mentor for incoming pre-med students, in addition to and helping with a variety of fundraisers, local renovation projects, and smaller-scale community service projects on a regular basis. Arain even strove to be remained active on campus, tutoring at Covel Tutorials and taking part in floor government, including being a residential advisor his junior and senior years. Arain ' s intelligence and drive as a student researcher helped him get closer to his career goal in medicine. It all paid off with his acceptance into the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he could continue exemplifying the Bruin ideal. Shuo Lin, professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and Arain ' s former instructor, said, " Mansoor will be an £isset to any medical (institution) that is fortunate enough to have him as part of their team. He is a natural for a career in medicine. " mMzm senior G photos by Michelle Wong gn by Erica Liu le year Aside from his impressive accolades in academics and community service, Arain enjoyed various hobbies as much as the next college student. As an avid sports fan, Arain played tennis and basketball regularly, and took part in intramural competitions during all four years as an undergraduate. He also loved music, spending his leisure time jamming with friends on the guitar, bass, drums or piano. Arain was particularly proud of his expansive Nirvana collection, which had reached 180 albums upon his graduation. While Arain ' s accomplishments in the classroom and the community were exemplary, they were only a hint of the things he was capable of. As he looked toward medical school and beyond, he hoped that his journey into the field of medicine would benefit the masses and save lives. As he proved throughout his college career, Arain was capable of juggling multiple tasks while excelling at all of them; a skill that would set him apart from t he competition in whatever he chose to pursue throughout his career, lui Be the change you_w±t h to see in the== orl nVi ; ■m n n T mansoor arain Elaine Clemente Engiuh Lindsay Cole EnglLih Monte Coleman EnglLih Stephanie Colvin Latin Alicia Contreras American Literature an ) Culture Robert Creighton Engii h Elizabeth Crofton-Sleigh Greek and Latin Charrel Cryer African American Studies Jonathan Damon EngLuih Jenniler Dang l tych«l iolog i Kristianne David Joseph Do La Merced LtUin griuurates - humanities Priscilla Dekermerldjian Art Huitory Tony Deryan EnglLih Nichole Dillza Afro-Anuricaji Studies and Hulory Mallory Dltchey Near Eastern Languages and Cultured Tsoleen Donoyan Engluh Dalia Duran Engluh Kristopher Ebarb Spaniih Llnguiiticj Suzanne Evans Engluih E en Fairweather Spanish Kristine Fetalco Engluh and Global Studied James Franco Creative Writing Nicole Anne Fromm English gra. ouaf s Sandra Garcia Philosophy Katherlne Gatenby Art Hutory and Theater Tiffany Gates French and Linguidticd and Mathenrnticd Economicd Erin Gilbert Spanish e3 Community e3 Culture th Glazer Dawn Gonzales Iris Gonzalez Deepinder Goraya English Aiiian American Studici) an? 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Well known for his involvement with the U.S. Student Association, the Undergraduate Student Association Council and the Samahang Filipino cultural club, Cendana ' s heart of gold took him beyond his expectations. Although hesitant to apply to UCLA at first due to his background, Cendana proved to himself and others around him that hard work, persistence and confidence really do make dreams come true. Since then, Cendana dedicated much of his time to helping underprivileged students expand their educational goals and horizons. Furthermore, he hoped that a degree in sociology would help him pursue a career in nonprofit organizations. " I love people, " Cendana explained, " so my degree will help me to better understand the context of how society has different effects on people. It will also allow me to give back to the organizations that have helped me in the past. " story by Nina Zhao photos by Olga Nezhevenko design by Jennifer Wang When asked of his experiences, Cendana said that his involvement as an outreach officer with the U.S. Student Association greatly impacted his Hfe. USSA was the largest and oldest national student-run organization in the country that advocated access to higher education, believing that education was a right despite one ' s socioeconomic status. Cendana ' s participation in the decision-making process of this organization allowed him to work closely with the president and vice president in order to reach out and inform students at various universities about the accessibility, affordability and importance of education. Through this experience, Cendana emerged as a leader, hoping to improve and change the Hves of adolescents around the country. He believed that give people opportunities ■would not normally do. added, " My view of traditional. I believe that defined by creating an trust and empowering on their own behalf. " Cendana ' s to helping others his involvement with He made efforts to relationships with out of the club, helping them with his own past seeing the positive effect students, Cendana finally to run for Kabalikat Deiieve that true leadership is defined by creating an environment of trust and empowering others to advocate on their own behah ' 7 leadership could to do things they Cendana further leadership is non- true leadership is environment of others to advocate dedication continued with Samahang Filipino, create stronger students in and and motivating experiences. After he had on many took it upon himself coordinator, the gender and sexuality component of the organization. As the coordinator, he facilitated weekly Kabalikat meetings, providing a safe space for self-identified and questioning students to discuss gender and sexuality issues. His experiences at Samahang Filipino helped shape the person he is. Cendana said, " It is because of Samahang that I have been able to learn how to be a better community member, student, leader, advocate and overall better Bruin. It also has provided me a home away from home and continues to keep me grounded in all the work I do. " As a graduating senior, Cendana said that working for the California Dream Act, which qualified undocumented students for financial aid, was a valuable experience to him as a Bruin. His most memorable moments during his years at UCLA had been vorking with this campaign, because it helped him realize a lot of potential change that could be made. It reminded him that attending UCLA and receiving financial aid were both privileges. Thus, he made the support of those privileges one of his top priorities. He wanted everyone to have the opportunity to receive an education. Whether one saw Gregory Cendana around the De Neve dorms as a resident assistant with a vvralkie talkie, or sitting at the table at one of the USAC meetings on a Tuesday night, he truly was a devoted individual always lending a hand to others in need. After four years of impressive i nvolvement in and out of UCLA through numerous organizations, Cendana truly changed the lives of many. Upon leaving UCLA, he advised future Bruins to always look for opportunities to get involved in Los Angeles. Looking back at his commitment to helping others, Cendana had, no doubt, not only left a lasting impression on the UCLA community, but also on many students from around the country. 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Did thf transformation nrr iir wfh n atfi ' n A nfr ihe first CUi whftnaften ■ ' j: i :i " rj-. ' - j5um campus tour at freshman orientation, when hauHng all of one ' s possessions into the dorms, or at the first 8-clap? For Taneen Jafarkhani, being a Bruin meant taking part in the traditions, big or small. The political science student managed to make her presence known around campus by participating in a flurry of activities while still managing to keep a 3.959 GPA. " Bruins not only excel academically, but also find unique ways to interact with and contribute to the community around them, " Jafarkhani said. " For me, being a UCLA student is a balancing act. I ' ve learned to pull together every aspect of my UCLA life. No sort of book or online blog can prepare you for life in college. " In her four years at UCLA, Jafarkhani participated in numerous Bruin-creating traditions. She dedicated herself to the Dance Marathon committee her freshmanyear and eventually worked her way up the ladder, becoming Communit3 ' Outreach Director, Exlucation Director, and fmaliy, in her senior year. Morale Director. Moreover, Jafarkhani gave weekly campus tours to prospective students. " Every campus tour is an opportunity to make someone laugh, to inspire someone to go to college, or to show someone a senior of theyei 5: J Taneen Jafarkh .. -:i«Mr good time, " she related. " Just in terms of tradition, I talk about the things that make you feel like UCLA is so amazing. I love to inspire people to become a Bruin, to join a family. After taking that two-hour journey, I realize that we are so lucky that we reall - have the ultimate college experience, " Jafarkhani also participated in the JusticeCorps program, where she volunteered her time providing one-on-one legal assistance to those unable to afford legal counsel. She was given the opportunity ' to work at the Santa Monica Self- Help Center by signing up for Political Science 195: " Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science " on campus. Her interest in law was piqued as a junior in high school, during which she took a class with a former police olficer, who encouraged the class to " thi nk about legal things and political stuff. " As a result, Jafarkhani ' s plan to pursue an English degree morphed into a desire to become involved with politics. " I think [my political science major] is relevant and I think you have a lot of opportunities to write and think critically, but you also have a lot of opportunities to think about today, " she noted. Just like most other political science students, Jafarkhani applied to law schools, but felt that " thinking too much into the future is really overwhelming sometimes. " She explained, " You can still be ambitious %vithout li nng in the future; it ' s important to do things today and right now ... A lot of times you can get lost and vou forget what ever ' thing ' s about, and you lose sight of what you re doing and not be able to be the person you want to be. " She also added that though her future was uncertain, she planned to contribute to her community in one ' ay or another. " UCLA is my world ... We live in such a bubble where all our friends, everj ' thing we do, is so interconnected. It ' s never going to be like that. Now we have to step out of this UCLA world and actually do something, " Jafarkhani related. As a word of advice for all the soon-to-be Bruins, Jafarkhani emphasized involvement on campus. " It ' s going to make the campus smaller and make your experience so much more meaningful. Don ' t be afraid to do things for yourself; don ' t stress out about things that ten years from now aren ' t going to matter. 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Melissa Wake Psychology Robin Walton Ptiychology Jennifer Wang Pdychology Maria Wardenburg Pdychob ' iolcgy Jessica Wickland Microbiology, Immunology (3 Molecular Genetics Katie Wolf Microbiology, Immunology e3 Molecular Genetio Cindy Wong Microbiology, Immunology c3 Molecular Gerutio See Yin Wong Psychology Wing Chi Wong Molecular, Cell ej Developmental Biology Zita Ching Yiu Wong Psychology Jennifer Woo Physiological Science JMichael Wozny Psychobiology grai mwsM Individuals often discover their passions during the most unexpected times. When their passions do develop and grow, they end up on a road to something remarkable. Psychology student Ani Khachoyan knew she was at th e beginning of something exciting after viewing a Lifetime movie about ayoung boy with autism. From there, she found her passion. She said, " I was really fascinated by ho ' w a kid who has such a great talent for drawing could be limited in other areas of learning. " Sometime after viewing the movie, Khachoyan took the class Exlucation 4: " Exceptional Individuals. " The professor had been involved -with autistic research, giving Khachoyan the opportunity to vork one-on-one with kids with autism. She was able to play and participate in therapy sessions with them, gaining an excellent experience and adding to her passion of researching the condition. From working with children, Khachoyan knew that she had found her calling, declaring, " That ' s when I really knew that ' s what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. " Before her interest in helping children with autism took seed, Khachoyan had a close connection with her Armenian heritagefltrougnouRier childhood. She was born in Hollywood, and from first to eighth grades, Khachoyan attended an Armenian grade schciol. She learned English in pre-kindergarten, dcxeloping a hybrid culture with her American suiroundings and Armenian background. At UCI.A, Khachoyan was heavily involved with her culture, participating in Armenian sorority as well a.s the Aj ' menian Suutcntj Association; through these she helped host cultural committees, cultural nights and open mic niglits. With her sorority, slie volunteered for three years at a 5k walking event called " Cure Autism Now. " working at| the Fatal Alliance Booth. As a freshman, Khachoyan apphed to the Ronald i. iMcNair Institute, where she fulK- rc;Jized her goal in wanting to help autistic children. Her work at the institute later inspired her senior thesis, which involved how music affected and lielfied children with autism. " I ' ve been involved with music for 15 years, " Khachoyan explained. " I used to take private lessons, history and literature. I ' ve lioaid the saying, ' Believe that music can change someone, ' and I wanted to see how music can change soiiieoiie ith autism ... Music STORY BY HERUMI ANN BAYLON PHOTOS BY JENNIFER WANG DESIGN BY ALLEN CHU lias such a big influence on a person ' s life and I wanted to kno - why people ha e not applied it to autism. SpecificalK ' , my senior thesis is looking at drum rhythm and how that affects social communication sl-dlls ot children with autism. " Throughout her life, Khachoyan had been very famiK ' -oriented, attending family functions from " [her] cousm ' s five- ear-old peu+y at Chuck E. Cheese ' s to [her] grandma s birthda ' . " Her close bond with her famiK- became e en closer when her father passed away a ear before her graduation, right before finals week. [M dad] is n y hero, " she said. " W ' hen he came to America, he opened up his own shop and was really peissionate about what he did. He ' s the kind of person that sa s if you follow what you really like and you ' re passionate about it, then ou could succeed no matter what ... He told me if you tmd something you like everyday, ou should pursue it. " After graduation Khacho an hoped to attend graduate school and pursue research and teaching in the study of autism. She was part of the USIE, Undergraduate Student Initiated Exiucation, where, as undergraduate she was able to lead her own one-unit pass no pass seminar titled, " Autism and Asberger ' s Syndrome: Through the eyes of individuals u-ith autism. " Her advice to undergraduates was, " Take ad antage of all the opportunities UCLA has to offer. " With these parting vords. 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Under Marcus ' s guidance during his former reign as finance director, Project RISHI had raised over $20,000, which allowed them to pay for a physician to offer free primary care to the villagers of Vadamanappakkam. Marcus and his team shadowed physicians, took patient histories, toured the pharmacy, and helped run a mobile clinic. He recalled a shocking encounter in ■which he helped rush a patient -with severed fingers to emergency care. " It vas really touching to be able to help, " Marcus said of his experience. This comprehensive participation in the many aspects of rural Indian healthcare allowed the Project RISHI team to understand what they were up against in furthering their future goals of improving the overall life of the " Follow your own path and do not succumb to what others are doing or thinking. Only you know what works best for you .. Discover what you want to villagers. Plans included implementation (Jq in lifc aud hoW VOU wlll of permanent purification facilities, , „ construction of walls around children ' s inCre. playgrounds, and more. For Marcus, all this was in a day ' s work. He truly enjoyed serving the community, and hoped to fine-tune his skills in medical school and specialize in the field of neurosurgery. His undergraduate major, neuroscience, reflected his lifelong interest in the human mind and associated phenomena such as the placebo effect. Mcircus explained, " I wanted a major that had less to do with the cellular aspects, and more to do with people. " His passion of working vidth and helping others also revealed itself in his research senior thesis, as he used functional neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques to work vidth facial recognition in schizophrenia patients. Additionally, he also worked at St. John ' s Hospital, assisting physicians by asking patients about their health and medications. Luckily for Marcus, a small army of the most caring mentors and friends were there to support every step of this difficult journey. In spite of all his medical ambitions, Marcus admitted that what he would miss most about UCLA was the campus spirit. He might even miss the squirrels, which he thought added an element to the campus. " Just walking around on campus, going to events, games, [you can see that] students have incredible drive, and when they devote themselves to these numerous causes, it really comes to life, " he said. Marcus himself had taken advajitage of what UCLA had to offer, being involved ■with the marching and symphonic bands for all four years, and serving as a resident assistant (RA) in his junior and senior years. In addition to all his technical knowledge, Marcus found that his role as an RA allowed him to meet ne w people, build friendships and hone his leadership skills. He reflected, " I realized the value in scheduling personal acti vities to take time a way fi-om work to focus on the social aspect of Ccimpus life. " For generations of Bruins to come, Alarcus advised, " FoUow your o wn path and do not succumb to what others are doing or thinking. Only you kno w ■what ■works best for you. " He said this in hght of his fifth yeeir in school, ■which he chose to take because he felt that it ■would aUo w him to further develop as a person. In his fifth year, he wa able to expand his research, increase his involvement in Project RISHI, and even tcike a little bit of Latin. Furthermore, the additional year allo ved him to confirm his passion for a career in medicine. " Discover ■what you vant to do in life and how you will get there, " Alarcus said. " This ■will allo wyou to seize the day at UCLA and ensure you make the most of the time you spend here and realize the vastness of the experience to the fullest. 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" For Antonio Moya, this saying became a personal motto that guided him through his four years at UCLA. Like all students, Alo3 ' a had dreams and aspirations for the future. But unlike others who believed that one was simply entitled to dream, he believed that one had the right to dream only when driven by the passion and effort to discover what this dream was. Moya certainly proved that he could live up to this ideal. At a glimpse, iVloya, a neuroscience student, might seem like any other pre-med that abundantly populated South Campus, complete with a high GPA, leadership skills, research and volunteer experience. What set him apart was his dedication, energy and a genuine belief that what he did could trul3 ' make a different in someone else ' s life. As a member of the UCLA Student Stroke Team Research Program, he was responsible for gathering patients ' histories and information about their stroke systems, as well as assisting supervising doctors in determining the course of treatment and enrolling patients for clinical trials. Being a head coordinator of the program, A oya also took charge in training a team of UCLA undergraduates to perform these duties effectively. Under the guidance of Dr. Sidney Starkman in the Emergency and Neurolog Department, Mo ' a also focused his research on the correlation between patients ' histories with the histology of thromhoemboli in cerebral blood vessels. Moya ' s interest on finding the most effective treatment for stroke treatment was not all academic. It was, on some levels, personal. His grandmother, who lived in the Philippines, suffered from a stroke and had been unable to get the proper treat ment in time, falling into a coma before finally succumbing to the disease. The incident motivated A oya even more. As a participant of the U.S. Fulbright Fello ■ ship Program, his future goal was to expand stroke centers in the Philippines, spreading the resources to outside of the capital city, Manila, where only about 13% of the population resided, but where 70% of the nation ' s existing stroke facilities were located. Aside from his medical ambitions, Moya was also an aspiring musician. He pla ' ed the alto saxophone in the UCLA Modern Jazz and Latin Jazz Ensembles, and could boast that he performed with renowned jazz musician Kenny Burrell, who also commended Moya of his soulful mastery of the instrument. When he first auditioned and joined the ensembles as a freshman, he was the only science , student in the crowd. When asked about his seemingly unrelated interests, Moya suggested that music and medicine were more closely related than most people thought. " Music is about rhythm, " he said, " and so is our body. Our body functions rhythmicall3 ' , be it circadian rhythm, the heart beat, breathing and so on. " With a long list of other extracurricular activities, including his role as a director for UCLA Pilipinos for Community Health and a resident assistant in De Neve Plaza, it was a wonder if Moya found any free time at Reflecting on his four years at UCLA, Moya ' s onl - regret vas that he did not have the time to be more involved in intramural and club sports. When he did have a rare free day though, Moya loved to attend jazz concerts or go hiking and simply bask in nature to relax. To the new generations of Bruins, Moya encouraged them to break out of their shells and explore, be it exploring the diverse campus, Westwood, Los Angeles, different clubs or classes outside their majors. Ultimately, Moya believed that the most important thing on a college to-do list was to " make time for special relationships and friendship [because] these are the relationships that serve as the foundation of your future relationships in the world. 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Few took advantage of even a small percentage of the chances available to them, but those that excelled above and beyond made sure that they did . Erica O ' Donnell embodied this notion of the well-rounded Bruin even in her infancy. Adorned in a petite Bear Wear one-piece and UCLA bib, baby O ' Donnell came from a family with three generations of history at UCLA. Naturally, her mother and role model instilled the Bruin spirit in her from the very beginning, with frequent trips to UCLA athletic events and occasional tours on campus. This motivated O ' Donnell to continue the family legacy and become a well-rounded Bruin. " I ' ve always tried to pursue all my interests, " she said. " Doing so many things at once [since] elementary school helped me hone my skills. " O ' Donnell strove to become a veterinarian and all her accomplishments reflected her dedication to this goal. She worked at Moorpark Veterinary Hospital as an assistant to the hospital ' s doctors, gaining work experience in the field. She volunteered at the UCLA Medical Center for three years and more recently served with the People Animal, a program that aided in healing critically ill patients through animal-assisted therapy. O ' Donnell also interned for a research laboratory where she was praised by Andrew Leuchter, a director and professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, who said, " She has an almost intuitive insight into how the medical environment functions that will serve her ver) ' well in any medical career. " O ' Donnell also joined the Bruin Belles Service Association during her second year and remained involved through her senior year, earning the title of Distinguished Belle to the President her third year. For the community-minded student, her time with Bruin Belles highlighted her UCLA career. " As the campus ' s oldest philanthropic organizations, we work with many different groups on- and off-campus. I ' ve received so many chances to interact and give back to the community. " O ' Donnell ' s fondest memory was when " we did a Valentine ' s Day dance at the veteran ' s hospital. It ' s one of the most meaningful experiences for Il me because I saw how much it meant to them, " she said O ' Donnell not only challenged herself in a mjTiad of extracurricular activities, but in academics as ' ell. She pursued a rigorous agenda as a pre- med biologj ' student with a political science minor. Through the College Honors Program, she produced her proudest academic achievement and worked with a professor whom she revered gready. In an honors course entitled " A History of Art as Social Commentary " O ' Donnell " produced a substantial paper on ' Freud and Repression in Art, " ' as applauded by Professor Paul Von Blum, a senior lecturer in communication studies. " This paper was magnificent; it combined imaginative conception, meticulous research, persuasive £Wgumentation, and clecU " expression. " As her time at UCLA dwindled down, O ' Donnell recalled her greatest experiences, such as mentioning meeting and talking to Coach Wooden with her role model and best friend mom by her side, working in the press box at UCLA athletic events with Bruin Belles, volunteering cind interning at the Medical Center, and getting to know Professor Von Blum. Though the expansive landscapes of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she would go on to pursue her D.V.Al., starkly contrasted the cityscapes of UCLA, O ' Donnell acquired the skills, the knowledge and the memories that would prepare her for anywhere. UCLA, however, " -will always be my home. " uL " [The Valentine ' s Day dance at the veteran ' s hospital] is one of the most meaningful experiences for me because I saw how much it meant to them. 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However, simply calling Safaee a student would be an under-representation — he was also a volunteer, teacher and researcher who was destined for medical school. Initially, Safaee, like a fair number of other freshmen, was not sure of what career path to follow. " I didn ' t know what I wanted to do, I thought maybe I would be a pilot or go into computer science, " he said. " I had considered medicine, but it was not really a substantial interest. " A changing moment for Safaee was his biotechnology and society cluster. " I fell in love with the course and I decided I vanted to do research, " he said. Safaee continued to do research with Dr. Jeanne Perry, a professor who taught the cluster and also influenced his decision to pursue the molecular, cell and developmental biology major. " She made science fun, " commented Safaee. He continued to pursue his interest in research with Dr. Luisa Arispe and soon realized that, " Although disease pathology is fascinating, I was more concerned with how the disease affected the person. I wanted to help the patients and fight the disease not from a lab bench, but from aclinic. " It was this passion that contributed to Safaee ' s cool, optimistic tone regarding medical school, a destination that seemed daunting and nerve-racking for many. " It ' s not where you go, it ' s how hard you work, " he observed. " Because now I have this _ vision and passion it makes the medical school application process more fun when process. Now, I have a passion pushing me Safaee also understood that preparing simply learning — italsoincludedan " understanding expertise for good. " Without even beginning his compared to the college application and I know what I ' m getting into. " to be a medical professional went beyond that you have an obligation to use that medical school education, Safaee IBI jst o r y by ' Aniee t " CKaiH •photos by Howard Ka idesign by Jenny Kim KraTliiitlcs f 3: S . ' ■ " f- - JTA Splied thi: ite bv dr principle to tiis lite by pamcipanng in UCLA Stroke Force and UCLA Care Extenders. i s an educational coordinator for the Stroke Force, he taught underpri ' ileged senior citizens about basic stroke information and risk factors. Safaee described an inspirational moment while volunteering with the force, which also demonstrated the importance ot ser -ing underprivileged communities, " I was doing a presentation and this guy came up to me after and said, ' I had a stroke several ' ears ago and I saw a presentation like this one and it really helped me. ' It ' s amazing to know that the knowledge ou give people is actually going to help them and make a difference in their lives. " Safaee also had an inspirational moment while volunteering at the UCL. Hospital as part of UCLA Care 1 Extenders. " In pediatrics, there was a fi ' e- -ear-old boy who had a bright personality ' and had spent the three years ol his life in the hospital, " he recalled. " I could only come in at night and he was always happv to see me. I would have a long day and be really tired, but he would brighten up mv dav, giving me a second -, ' ind and showed me that it was all worth it. " These acti ' ities were just the many that Safaee took advantage of while at UCLA. As he put it, " One of tl most important lessons Ive learned at UCL. is perse erance. Some people might -iew a big school as a disadvantage, but I never saw it as that. I saw it as an opportunity to explore bigger and better things. " When asked about what he would miss most about UCLA, he answered, " There ' s not reallj ' one thing; it ' s the big picture: the motivated and passionate students, accomplished faculrv ' and the beautiful campus. I ' ll miss the whole thing. " He continued, " I feel like I just got here. I remember moving in m ' freshman j ' ear. It doesn ' t seem like any time has gone b ' at all. " Thankfully, Safaee had ambitions to become an alumnus that the community would see again, sa3 ' ing, " Down the road I would want to come either as a facultv ' member or a mentor— whatever it mav be, 1 want to swe back. 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Jose Vargas Christlieb BiuiiiuM Stela Vlahova Mojter of Biuuiejj Adinuiiitration gra ouate? Wf pilH 1 ' ' ' If i ' ' J T- " - ' ' ui B ' h| !■!■ Kj Vi E 44ti u 7 m 4.4.1 ' y f( % -r.- ' V- ■ ' : S ■- - ■ • - t . • , -r : ■■■ ' Sometimes we Forget how important friends and family are during college. Having someone who ' s always there to offer his or her unconditional love and support is a valuable asset to the battle-weary college student. When you ' re stressed because of the three papers, two projects, oral presentation, four homework assignments and take-home final you have to finish before tomorrow morning, you will always be able to find solace in those close to you. jiciitions W- lo t- ' V; ' 0j ;- ' m . ' . •; ' f ■f ' w- - £S5 . M- So as you flip through these pages Filled with messages of congratulations, Friendship and love, remember that they will always be there no matter what you i hoose to pursue iilter graduation. Your liFe will undoubtedly change in many ways aFter college, but vou will always have people there to cherish your success, share your g riet and experience your happiness. . 4.4. S dedications division atioHS la, e , Hui ueclications zJa , C Lw, c Xtt Jc lUl oa SDf. I1£|310W°| fia o oll. Li SI 101 oiOIAl gn 0W£| fO| Li OHSE+Qf. Il£|:il LiSlSOl AI2IE aa4= 2i219a. " WE DID IT! " £| a :?i § 01 01 am. SI3. A £ oH. gDf OW BO kf m PBVB , e Akkas Congratulations Melisa Our Dearest Melisa, Congratulations on your latest accomplishment! Go 5ruins! You are so full of life and life will present so many more wonderful opportunities for you. We know you ' ll pursue them to the fullest and we know you ' ll go places! Love you so very much, Dad, Mom and Scvol 5EJSi. ations 9 Avarell CONGRATULATIONS toKYLEAVARELL! We are all so proud of you! m akkas, avare Cl c JcJKyi si relicidade s Claudia: Dios te bendiga por siempre, gracias por ser una buena hija, lucha por tus metas j sigue adelante. Eres la inspiracion de tus hermanas, hermano y el orgullo de tus padres. Te querefflos, te amamos y te bendecifflos nunca lo olvides. Jamas te rindas y sigue adelante. ealcations (3 WedBrown CHARLES BROOKHART BROWN UCLA CLASS OF 2008 M e love you cHarz May you grow up to be righteous, May you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth And see the lights surrounding you May you always be courageous. Stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young. Forever young, forever young. May you stay forever you n avila, Jfown ? Chan Kevin Chan Congratulations on your graduation! To have you for a son and brother is a wonderful gift, from God. To see you graduate as a 5ruin brings an awesome feeling of pride and happiness. We are proud of all your accomplishments. Now that you are looking forward to what the future beholds, We want you to know how much we truly love you and how deeply we support your goals. May God conUnue to guide you in your future endeavors! Love. Dad, Mom, Dyan and Michelle m, ations cQ zJZhen Congratulations Qian! - . frtaf ' H r " " " Aj . !-■ " fr . w 21 JQ With your strength and determination, you adapted to change during the long journey you took from China to the Netherlands to Washington and to California. With your intelligence and hard work, you have achieved many of your goals. Congratulations for your latest achievement! We are very proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, andjing an nen ;han7 6I , , ieeAEYSinS Congratulations, Elizabeth! We are so proud of you! You ' ll make a great Lawyer! May all your dreams come true. All our love, Mom, Dad, and Alexandra M. ations Tiaduz ere Nath an Heres » ' » ' You ' ve held tightly " to your dream, and now it is no lon r a dream,] but a beautiful reaUty a sign of a wonderful tomorrow foryc Congraluiations on all of your achievements. We are so proud of you. You are God ' s Gift aad truly a bless i ng in our hvg; ,, , , S2SSEEISL- evans, neres 6 brahim " What, me worrv? " In Loving Memory of Elias Ibrahim (Ilyusha, Ludis, Jesus) You knew no vanity. You knew no greed. You knew no hate. Your accomplishments were staggering. Your generosity w as inspiring. Your smile was engaging. Your love w as overflow ing. You w ere making the world a better place. Soar high above us son, brother, friend, freedom fighter. We miss your glowing presence. Mother Earth misses your gentle strides. We hope to learn from you and be inspired by you. We love you and w e are proud of you. Mom, Dad, Diana, Zaika, Zachary aedici cations cyiZtu24 P FRU S Jillian Amaris Kraus- 9 VVll of your life you have made us so proud of your ability and determination to reach for your special " star " by accomplishing your goals, yet remain true to yourself During your Bruin collegiate years you have continued to shine. - All American Athlete - Academic All American Scholar Athlete - All MPSF Conference Athlete - Academic All MPSF Scholar Athlete - Winning Three Consecutive NCAA National Championships - WOMEN ' S WATER POLO WINNING ItcU ' 100th NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!! FIRST TO 100! What a milestone for you, your team and Ticta, Congratulations on your collegiate accomplishments and graduation. Thank you Jillian, teammates, coach- es, and families for an incredible experience for us. It has been such fun. The world awaits you. Your star will continue to shine brighter with each year because of who you are. We Love You, Mom, Dad, and your family ibrahimnrraus .s eA L acof f- Rob er t s MATTHEW Dreams, desire, drive, and determination... all important cornerstones of success. Together luith a bright mind, caring heart, and growing wisdom, you are truly blessed with all the " essentials. " We are so proud of what you have achieved so far and know that even greater accomplishments lie ahead! CELEBRATIONS AND ADVENTURES Life can be an amazing adventure filled with new challenges and wonderfiil surprises. Embrace the journey and, as Coach Wooden would say, " Make each day your masterpiece! " As you bring new light to the world in the years ahead, you will help to make it a better place — indeed!! INSPIRATION Congratulations to an awesome Bruin! We love you! Dady Monty and Jessie uecficj ications i o Liss To our Holly y We are very proud of you and of your accomplishments. Your compassion, beauty and intelligence zvill take you far. May all your dreams come true. May your life be blessed ivith love, happiness, peace, health and prosperity !! Love you! Dad, Mom, Michelle, Jordan, Sarah, Grandma Shirley and Uncle Carl lacoff-robi ,iiiw Martyn sif fcp,. : ' - liiy m-«r . ' ' Congratulation ' s Ian -- ;f « MM ' - .- 4 J_TB HB li. PlBrl ■V t 1- ,.- . .; ' J Comhghair deas! Bahati njema! Acchha bhagya! Map s-ape! Congratulations Ian! Wishing you best of luck and continuing success. Much love, Amy (S ' Jason Gaefa! Omedetou! Hongera! Complimenti! Ian We are amazed at how much you accomplished in four years — singing, learning languages, performing, working, and having fun! May you throw yourself into everything at Claremont Graduate U as you did at UCLA. You are wonderful and very special. May you always be joyous and May you always be you. We love you! Dad, Mom, Nan and Judy etfications CTB ' e(Zfve ±e ' ¥ aeLeUMS Jeanette Rachelle Mills Jeonette. you certoinly chose the right college. Vou hove token odvontoge of so mony aspects of UCLA that you needed five years to fit it all in! Pou Hano, West Side Story, the Pacific Arts Festival in Palou, Lakme: Redux, the Mozart Requiem, Marine Biology Quarter in Mo ' orea, Handel ' s Messiah, Women in Tap, the UCLA Chorale China tour, WACSmashI, and the Brahms Requiem hove been some of the notable milestones in your college career. Equally important are the human connections with students, professors, fellow performers, roommates, friends for life, your brother. Wherever your talents toke you, your years at UCLA hove given you a rich foundation. Vou always hove our love, support and pride. Enjoy the next chapter and all those to come! —Love, Mom and Dad Dear Jenny, For five years I ' ve been extremely proud to tell people that you were a Bruin. Now I ' ll be even prouder to tell them you ' re a UCLA graduate. However, neither of these compares to the pride I feel when I tell them that you ' re my sister. It ' s just a shame you don ' t have better taste in vegetables. All my love forever and ever. Josh Jen My, YoM ' re a joy to aU who know ou and iozie 3J0U. Maj) jjoMT joMrneTj) through fife be one of fulfiilmient of ; )our dreams. aU my love, mbby Rose Darling Granddaughter, You are talented, yet modest; effervescent, yet serene; compassionate, yet realistic. Your grandfather ' s joy in life was immeasurably enhanced by your love. I remain the beneficiary of all your wonderful qualities. I wish you a happy future, now that you are completing your undergraduate experience at UCLA. Love, Grandma L martyn, mills cPe v ufMorsiles Congratulations Jennifer Your graduation is the culmination of all your time and energy spent at UCLA. You have added another colorful chapter to your life story as a student. We are so proud of your success in your studies and all of your accomplishments. Ws noiv time to capture your dreams. With all our love, Dad, Mom Brian cfeuici ications cAtZt KJ (ji8i CONGRATULATIONS, JULIE! HJe oaoe ' Miuy Lite , aou ix iu luy iaa Um. Ue aa uou tooti , ucuy t-yuute u6 jiyu uJy. Ue aCof ouy ux , ou aCoo 04 L if e . octAy 2d lual a aouAy ojii iMiy uhXX t(zkye U iu ' Ue umI aJiaxi fe ' Ue u fc i ucuy. UCLA daigaku no sotsugyou, omedetou, Julie-chan! ! Ojii-chan, Obaa-chan Grandma Congratulations on your graduation, Julie! We hope you had great times and happy memories at UCLA. We ' re so proud of you and hope you will be able to achieve your goal. Studies are impor- tant, but so is your sanity. So go take a vacation and enjoy your youth! Uncle Frank AuntTaeko Now that you ' ve graduated, your adventure has begun. We praise you for your efforts and send god wishes for a future filled with happiness. Wishing your fondest dreams will come true! Love. Eiko, Chris, Shannon, Landon, Puna hn ie Ruff! (Think that was ruff? Wait til med school. Congrats, you go girl!) Love, Cocoa morales; w .c hafron Congratulations Gavin Dear Gavin, It ifi with tremendous joy and great pride that we celebrate your considerable accomplishments on this, the occasion of your graduation with honors from UCLA. We appreciate your inspired dedication which has now culminated in your attainment of scholastic excellence and honors. As you go forward in furtherance of your academic and career goals, we are confident that those commendable attributes which have distinguished your outstanding performance thus far will lead you to the realization of all of your ambitions for the future. We applaud your efforts, achievements and aspirations. Congratulations! May your dreams of today become your reality of tomorrow. With love and pride. Your loving family Ergii, ations MUe rmXh You have showed us in everything you do what hard work and dedication is all about and we are so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. We Love you and stand behind you in all that you do ... now go xet them Ashtray Dad, Mom, Wendell Jeffer_ shafi ron, smi Iff CUMUu 6kdX 2iYi x ° • 1 i- Four college graduation Jills us with love and pride. We always knew that you could do whatever you really tried. Your diploma means a future without boundaries, a world that ' s full of energy and fun. So as you reach for all life has to offer, remember that you ' re second to none. Pursue your goals yet keep your loved ones close, as you utilize your talent and ambition. Let your friends and family give you their support, and you ' ll master every challenging transition. Keep on learning, Christina, though your graduation ' s done. Your whole life is an education that has only begun. We couldn ' t be prouder of you; we wishyou success in all you do. Remember one thing we want you to know; Our love is with you wherever you go. Congratulations, Christina, you did it all; you made it through. You took your first step toward success, and we ' re so proud of you! With all our Love... Mom, Dad and Gabriella B K :, ' ' ' ■ -m !£ ; Jtm - V m " ■ ' Ereii. ations C7e -i -U A - rOLLcl Congratulation Jennifer i I c It ' d been a long road that you s e traveled but you reached your go aL We love you and are very proud of you. LovCy Mom and Dad P.S. Congratd Momi ! Love youj Brlana tokatlianTfrotta Cea. e 3iSCO Cada cosa tiene su tiempo y todo tiene su razon de ser, en esta nueva etapa de tu vida te felicitamos y celebramos todo tu esfuerzo y dedicacion a tu educacion. Deseamos que tus suenos te lleven hasta las esquinas de tu sonrisa, a lo mas alto del cielo, y a las ventanas de oportunidad, y a los lugares mas especiales de tu Corazon. Estamos Muy Orgullosos deTi Mami, Papi, Cesar, Nene, Myrna, Nan, Alexis y Isaiahs Felicidades YLEANA edications cX 2t -t.e Zj 1 1 IV CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN MARIE ZILLY Dear Lauren, We are very proud of you and know you will acheive much in this, the next step in your life, and in the many steps to follow. Your steadfast personality will obtain many things for you. Your love and zest for life is contagious, and may it never stop. We love you very much. Kisses Hugs Dad, Mom, Michael and Duke velasco, z %ewk mrv . .t A Ackerman Congratulations Dre v We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. You have shown that you can reach your goals using your innate intelligence and hard work. Continue on this path and you -will achieve success in all your endeavors. All you desire is within your grasp. You must merely reach for it vith the same commitment and passion you have always exhibited, and it will be yours for the taking. We vill always be there to love and support you as you continue on your journey to success, happiness and fulfillment. Love, Mom, Dad and Mandy 6 ' ee4Backus CongratulationcS E lMP We are .so proud of your continued accomplishments, enduring spirit, and tenacious determination. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and passion are inspirationa . May your future be fil ed with wonderfu opportunities, new experiences, and success in each goal you pursue. A 1 our love, 3ad, Mom, and John 9 eaications . fcei sBadresia Congratulations Alieesa We are so proud of you god make all your dreams come true our ble ssing always with you you are always going to be successful in whatever you do we all love you so much DAD MOM BAA SONIA RAJ VIVEK c a yUey lWl Congratulations on Your Graduation from UCLA at age 19! UCLA 2008 To our beautiful, brilliant daughter Jamie, ve are so proud of you. You have worked so hard for so many years and look how much you have accomplished. We wish you continued success in all of your life ' s adventures ahead! Love, Mom, Dad and Jason ackerman, backus, badresia, chu cPola nJaDie o CongratulatioiicS Jolanda You have reached another milestone We are so proud of you It has been such a joj raising and loving you We look toward to your next life accomplishment We love you very much. Mom, Dad, Jasmin Donnell a ' Cn i ' UA ' UMi ; Everage Congratulations Dominique N. Everage I Love You! I wish you (Succe s s, happiness, and joy eternally. I am proud of you! Be the shining star that you are. God bless you! MOMMA ations 06 A.€ Ajr reenwoo( Congratulations Stephen Greenwood! There are not enough words (or room on this page!) to express how proud we are of you and your acconnplishnnents as you graduate from Film School at UCLA. We are right behind you as you take the next step in your exciting life. Keep climbing! There are more peaks out there for you to conquer! With all our love —Mom and Dad S AeJiannm diego, everage, greenwooo; a, namm o(jzuAye(-ujLLQYVQV8i i - Congratulations Lauren I Through the years we ' ve watched you mature from a smiUng baby girl to a beautiful ' woman. We are ALL very proud of you and know you will be successfull in all you do. We love you Lo-Lo and will always be here for you. Dad, Mom, Cary, Amanda, Na Na Boop, Pa- Pa, Grandma Rose and Grandpa Louie. .ccaO ' Donnel EVED WONDED WHY... ' ve worn " BearWear " your whole life? ...your dog is named " Bruin " ? ...your high school fight song was " Sons of Westwood " ? ...your favorit possession has always been a stuffed Bruin bear, even when you attended Harvard? NOW YOU KNOW! Bruin 2 Bruin, your Mama is proud! Congratulations. EDICA BABY ueuTci ications Os,x a...eJd mor uy i CONGRATULATIONS OSAYAMEN Osayamen our rising star, as your name aptly denotes, you are surely a gift from God. We are very proud of your achievements. As we look forward to your going on to Medical School, we pray that God continue to guide you through your chosen path. We love you. Dad, Mom, Abie and N.J. t g t SimpaucQ BRANDON SIMPAUCO Congratulations Brandon! We are very proud of you. We wish you all the success and fulfillment of everything you dreamed of. Always remember, God ' s spirit is your personal guarantee of wonderful things ahead. We love you. Mom, Dad, Char, Cela, Izick, Josh and Bela herrera, o ' donnell, omoruyi, simpauco cSX s x tewart i uzoe i v o-cte tla eAe iuA u dAAy i in.e4n uyuXAyC ' C oe rlass of 2008. ongratulationd Adtrid! Your future Lies in your ability to dream For what You dream You can create and what You create You can become We are very proud of You! Love, Mom and Dad Arthur and Edward lu J 0 oeoici cations (3Ut Wilkinson Congratulations Cheri! We ' re proud of you! Love, Wayne, Michael, Jodi ? l h icca Kelly Chicca We love you! 5 4g DonQyan It would be virtually impossible to put any sort of limit on the reasons why we love you. Beginning with your first steps and advancing each one throughout your educational career, you truly continue to raise the already high bar for yourself From the bottom of all our hearts, we all want to encourage you to set even higher goals and expectations for yourself so you may succeed in those as well; in other words, you ' re almost there! Although this will get lost in translation, we all want to say " your rent is complete. " Love Always, Mom, Dad and Shant (Egghead) Stewart, thio, Wilkinson, chicca, aon an ?77ci.vuJE m CtcJ ' Ahert Congratulations Manuel! We Are So Proud of You. God Bless You and May All of Your Dreams Come True. With Love, Mom, Aaron J.B.D. Qa vzelG oldher We are full of love and pride for you at your graduation! You complemented your years of study at UCLA with involvement in many wonderful activities, including AEPi, Bruin Woods, ASK Peer Counseling and a semester abroad, and as a result you have had an amazing time and created lifelong friendships. We wish you continued success and happiness always, Love, Dad, Mom, Justin, Ethan the entire Family! u c Ik " .T.fce the change you wish to see in the world. ' - Mahatma Gandhi de i LeJ ordon y eeb ' ■veczelvit lox UouA (£te z i uecncj cations 6 Herrmann ' ' She ' s got everything she needs she ' s an artist she don ' t iooic bacic ' Congratulations Elisa Rose Herrmann Love, Dad e g Kelly- Ramirez jx uzt - Lansangan Congratulations Brian! Your graduation from UCLA is a major accomplishment. We are very proud of you! We are very happy for jour achievements as a young adult. We know you have such a bright future ahead of you, and we wish you all the success and the fulfillment of all your goals in life. We love you. Dad, Mom (£) Eric The Lansangans Congratulations to our beautiful Izzy! Let our vision our passion be our guide as ou follow our dreams! Love, Papa, Mama, Cabe the Spirit of Merle cin ju Li e Congratulations on your Biochemistry graduation. From: Father: Loi Le Mother: Snong hlua Brother: Charles Liem Le rm 1? M ti elias, gilbert, goldberg, gordon, herrmann, kelly-ramirez, lansangan, iHe c g t Morataya X- cvve4 . Nadir o w Newman Dearest Garen: You have made your family and FRIENDS PROUD OF YOU, AS ALWAYS, o LOVINGLY CONGRATULATIONS MONICA WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. DADDY AND BROTHER ANDREW mm ations ?7?uAdleOu3iknine iZ ' leot uyL L WiGX Our Dearest Michelle, From the moment you were conceived you always knew what you wanted (the peach craving). All of your decisions have always made us proud. Well, ok, there was the one time when... : ) In all seriousness, you have been successful all of your life and we know you will continue to be. Success takes many forms. The most important being the success of character- which you have always had. We hope and pray that life will treat you well. Go and conquer, dear one! We love you endlessly. Mom, Dad, Jeremy ( Nana V . Stay connected to the past, live in the present, and embrace the future. i 1 p| I ■ " x V e zI Si aee Dear Reza, We re do proud of you. Congratulationti on all your accomplidhmentd in the Uut 4 yeard. We have no doubt that with your ambition and your talentd. you ' ll ducceed in reaching all your yoald in life. Good Luck. We widh you the bedt. LoveAlwayd, Mom, Dad, Shirin S Baba Joon Eleonore Pillet Voila une page qui se tourne, Une autre devant toi s ' ouvre. Depuis tes premiers pas. Que de chemin parcouru. L ' avenir est devant toi, L ' horizon plus loin que ta vue. Nous serons toujours a tes cotes. En Amour et en pensees fft zg angalang oGodbetheG o , Greetings from Dad, Mom, Joseph mahoney, morataya, nadir, newman, ouaknine, pillet, rajaee, san iang mwam Lnaraiane .c T horn son ;ttiS i -u3 ' sViscarra Congratulations Dan I We ' re so very proud of you. You ' ve accomplished so much at UCLA. ( Entering as a piano major, switching to trumpet, becoming Drum Major, and learning how to be a wonderful teacher, with a little acting on the side! We can hardly wait for the wonderful, surprising, and very cool things you ' ll do next. All our love. Mom, Dad, and Liz c g Morataya Muchas Felicidades y grasia. A Dios que la salio no save que gusto meda y meda gusto que allga terminado la universidad que dio a vendiga oy-y sienpre su avuetita que la quire mucho o hwartz Lisa Shwartz Congratulations to a young woman of intelligence, perseverance, dedication and vision. Congratulations Brianna, You have achieved so much over the years. From your early modeling days to your high school step team championships to now your graduation from UCLA, you make us so proud. You have such a bright future ahead of you and if you assert yourself, you will have a life filled with excitement and success. We love you! Mom and Tony c g r Morataya Congratufations Jennv jor being tfie first one to graduate from coCfege. You are an inspiration for aCCof us. Wdo fove you very mucfi, Sebastian ancffamify C a vcelStine nongratiilation. ;, Danny! We ' re so proud of your accomplishments! But most of all, we ' re so proud of the wonderful young man you are! liil cTeaic; ications 6V e gWilson cy MceKjilVQW Stephanie Nicole Wilson, To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. We are so proud of you! Love Al ' ways, Mom, Dad, and Sarah w These turwed out okay...-; ' 7 (a i a Let udi - Our dearest Margie, We can still remember your first day in preschool when you vere so cute and happy. We are thrilled to see that you live a life just as beautiful and filled with laughter to this day. Remember that the fountain of happiness is to never stop learning and enjoying life. We are extremely proud of you. Congratulations ! Love, Mommy and Daddy ?7(a t£L8indi c e -ze uW 1 SKil thomson, viscarra, morataya, morataya, shwartz, stine, wilson, lai, chen, lariaig7wu ,; iWKwok C7oei) 2iW oeoic; ications jutedA SCy yUaz± WX BMy love for [you guys] is like a scar... ugly, but permanent 3u ncj «» CBfiaMi tagcxyw»nx « p ' ±«IV M " o a•acr c; x)trcKt x»: •aB. ra -sKAinelessiy paraphraseci (rom " ili Grac kwok, lann . iTiav. nil y jhAA.htu i 3L ex l-K. deaications s. C ' tnA Zi ' yxyOf yim 6 oun liu, park, yim, young Our priority is the same as yours. Your family. 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Haoyu 389 Bai, Sunhye 345 Bailey, Sam 275 Bajwa, Umar 155 Baker, Brett 123. 149 Baker, Ryan 305 Baker, Whitney 297 Ball, Alex 326 Ballance, Alison 163 Baltar, Paolo 150 Baltierrez, Ed 86 Baltodano, Chris 159 Banachowski, Andy 241 Bang. Richard 157 Banks, Bryson 285 Bansal, Nlsha 157 Barahman. Mastl 389 Baraias, Angela 346 Barajas, Tana 304 Barakat, Rayad 303 Barakat, Tanal 317 Barbarlno, Julia 107 Barbato. iJastin 305 Barbir. Anthony 303 Barbosa, Luc 245 Barnes, Laef 230. 231, 283, 285 Barnes, Lauren 229 Barnett, Errol 389 Baronlan, Lisa 346 Baroyan, Ella 389 Barr. Grace 142 Barrios, Wendle 326 Bartlett, Chris 304 Bartlett, Tara 546 Basslg,, Jonathan 144 Bates, Jason 374 Baumann, Sara 346 Bay, Shalom 167 Baylon, Heruml Ann 522 Be. Stephanie 146 Beacom, Mitchell 293 Beato, Jeanvally 327 Beauchan, Brittany 255 Becerra, Angela 155 Beckles, Anthony 87 Bedol, Jessica 327 Beers, Tim 155 Behar, Mallory 171 Belcher, Jenna 229 Belden. Anne 275 Bell, Kahlil 242.245 Belova, Katerina 389 Beltran, Matthew 389 Beltran, Tony 225 Benalcazar, Aldo 346 Bencomo, Chris 285 benjam, Paul 160 Bennett, Brandon 245 Benson, Danny 230, 285 Benson, Madonna 327 Bentler, Betsy 305 Benton, Sara 166 Benyamin, Diana 389 Berberyan, Toros 374 Berg, Alexa 289 Berge, Sam Vanden 255 Berger. Alia 171 Berger, Ashleigh 304 Bergeron, Shoshana 150 Bergman. Alex 144, 305 Berl, Nina 346 Berkovitz, Suzanne 346 Berkus, Jordan 171 Berlin, Ariana 258. 259 Berman. Alison 327 Bernholtz, Marcl 259 Bernstein, Emily 171 Bernstein. Yev 306 Berrada, Dlna 389 Berzak. Jodi 346 Bethel-Thompson. McLeod 242.245 Bethishou, Laressa 160 Bhanu. Ish 112 Bhutto. Benazir 114, 115 Bibb, Emily 254, 255 Birks, James 149 Bjork. Alexandrea 346 Blackmon. Kieulla 574 Blackwell, Michael 245 Blake, Tom 245 Blakely., Kent 145 Blancas, Maryola 156 Bleckeberg, Davin 83 Blegen, Shaye 142 Blelfer, Jessica 346 Block. Adam 389 Block. Eileen 152 Block. Gene 50,51. 139 Blosser. Bailey 374 Bobola. Frederick 327 Boeck. Katie 30,31.41 Bogen. Miranda 171 Bohannon. Allie 232, 233, 289 Boivln. Elise 155.389 Bolden, Jeanette 286. 288, 289 Bolts. Dcnise 210 Bolts, RaShawn 390 Bonke, Alicia 144 Booker, Sandra 317 Boonoppornkul, Lalita 278 Borja, Jacqueline De 349 Borja, Monica 590 Boscarelli, Bonnie 390 Bosworth, Korey 245 Bosworth, Kyle 245 BourkoiT. Natan 439 Bournes. Gabrielie 232. 289 Bower master. Dylan 271 Bowman. Courtney 390 Bown. Kyle 149 Boyd., Naomi Serling 144 Boydston, Danielle 327 Bozanich, Richard 145 Bradford, Courtney 390 Bradiord. Temeal 210 Bradford, Tremeal 390 Bradley, Kerry 229 Brahe. Tycho 142 Branam, Jenni 229 Branch. Jason 390 Branch. Stephanie 346 Brandenberg. Scott 150 Branson. Michael 304 Brazina, Andrew 305 Breazell. Brandon 245 Breckon, Naomi 304 Brenner, Daniel 303 Brewer. Charles 1 1 1 Bright. Michael 305 Brightup. Steven 319 Brill. Dab 149 Briseno. Monica 202 Britt. Elise 229 Brockmeier. Jeffrey 390 Brodbeck, Brittany 169 Brody Beth 390 Broffman, Joelle 144 Brooks. Brandon 237, 275 Brooks. Ellen 254. 255 Brooks. Gavin 290. 293 Brooks. Karina 390 Brooner. Sara 255 Broussard. Shea 163 Brown. Alex 304 Brown, Alexander 327 Brown, Candice 253 Brown. Deanna 303 Brown. Halley 305 Brown, Jessica 390 Brown. Kevin 245 Brown. Lauren 52? Brown. Ranee 267 Brown. Trey 242, 245 Browning. Andrew 304 Bruin. Joe Bruin. Josephine 23. 301 Brumm. Andrew 145 Bruneau. Ben 245 Brutschy, Carter 237 Buchbinder, Lindsey 255 Buckalow. Brittany 142 Buftord. Laura 506 Bui. An 374 Bui. Chau 237 Bui. Kierly 166 Bui. Winston 166 Bullough, Chuck 245 Buren. Kendra Van 163 Burke. Nicolette 590 Burmeister. Megan 275 Burney. Julie 297 Burrows, Spencer 546 Buscaino, Jason 591 Buscaino, Kristina 347 Bush. George W. 113 Bush. Laura 113 Byers. Kirsten 255 Byun. Laura 167 Cabrera, Julio 391 Cadambi. Aruna 147 Cagas, Danniebelle 517 Cai. Robert 161 Calderon. Brenda 202, 391 Caldwell, Kambria 347 Caleca, Valerie 143 Calhoon, Lisa 163 Callahan, Brian 245 Callnon, Retta 148 Calvert, Catherine 229 Calvert. Leslie 151 Camacho, Victoria 391 Camara, Lesley 391 Campbell. Dean 142 Campbell, Doreena 251. 253 Campbell, Dr. Brian 255 Campbell, Jennifer 317 Campbell, Kathryn 391 Campbell. Luke 41 Campbell. Mike 241 Camuso. Samantha 297 Candia, Alex 306 Cao. Anna 237 Cao. Cui Heng 591 Cao. Duy 306 Cao, Hung 374 Capoot, Stacey 31 Caratas, Andreea 155 Carbajal, Rene 347 Carbone. Brittney 391 Cardona, Ernesto 391 Cardoso. Jesus 391 Carew, Ryem 245 Carlos, Rozanne 156 Carnes. Elizabeth 289 Carnesale. Albert 51 Carpel, Tom 319 Carrithers, Alden 291,292.293 Carroll. Kevin 171 Carstensen. Elise 241 Carter. David 245 Carter, Raymond 245 Carter. Reggie 245 Casebeer. Jeremy 271 Cash. Stephanie 504 Casillas. Veronica 391 Casna. Kathryn 458 Castaneda. Carli 229 Castaneda. Joseph 591 Castel. JP 285 Castillo. Alex 305 Castillo, Sergio 438 Castro. Manuel 592 Castro, Stephanie 147 Catbagan. Philip 504 Gates, Lisa 267 Caulfield, John 285. 285 Cavalcanti, Joao Paulo 592 Cchan. Ellsha 142 Cecena, A arco 592 Cerda. George 149 Cha. Chris 392 Chabaneix, Eric 167 Chabaneix, Jennifer 167 Chahall, Ameet 522 Chai, Jeanna 167 Chai. Kimberly 327 Chakmakjian. Alary 547 Champ. Via 392 Chan, Andrew 306 Chan. Anita 506 Chan, Anita 547 Chan, Eddie 56 Chan. Elisha 156 Chan. Eric 151 Chan, Gabriel 167 Chan. Ho Ki Maggie 574 Chan. Kyle 506 Chan. May 156 Chan. Melissa 259 Chan, Priscilla 165 Chan. Ricky 159 Chan. Sandy 159 Chan, Shing Xln 374 Chan, Shun Hin 375 Chan, Van Lin 305 Chan, Wai 547 Chandler, Katie 392 Chandler, Nate 245 Chang, Brian 155 Chang. Donald 198 Chang, Ellen 375 Chang, Eric 162 Chang, Jerry 158 Chang, Jiun 176 Chang, Justin 306 Chang. Michaela 152 Chang. Peter 504 Chang, Roman 304 Chang, Sophia 303 Chang, Stephanie 133 Chang, Yeri 158 Chang, Yin Chi 317 Chang, Young 167 Chang,, Dan 145 Chanslor. Shawn 375 Chao, Andrew 304 Chappell. Kevin 276. 277 Charaeva. Barbie 304 Charugundla, Prashant 147 Chavira. iMarielena 347 Cheadle. Don 39 Cheang, Ching S 142 Chek. Wai 592 Chen. Andrew 151 Chen, Austin 506 Chen, Brian 198 Chen, Cecilia 161 Chen, Eric 306 Chen, Ethan 161 Chen, Frank 144 Chen, Gordon 156 Chen. Jasmine 158 Chen. Jessie 98 Chen, Joyce 144, 375 Chen, Julie 506 Chen. Kuang-Yui 29 Chen. Llfen 166 Chen, Marvin 519 Chen. Nataly Q. 206 Chen, Nica 592 Chen, Peter 78 Chen. Phoebe 169 Chen, Sherry 156 Chen, Simon 142 Chen, Szu-wei 375 Chen, Tianyi 575 Chen. Tiffany 547 Chen, Vanna 156 Chen. Warren 165 Chen. Xianzhong 519 Chen. Xiu Mei 592 Chen. Yee 519 Chen. Yu Ting 547 Chen. Yu-An 575 Chen., Lynn 145 Cheney. Lauren 228. 229 Cheng, Andrew 306 Cheng, Calvin 151 Cheng, HioWa 347 Cheng. Steven 156 Cheng, Yik Tung Joyce 592 Cheong, Weng 1 592 Cherng, Stephanie 198 Cherry. Jessica 281 Cheung, Adeline 506 Cheung. Angela 151 Cheung, Edmond 156 Cheung. Kelcey 155 Cheung. AVabel 155 Chi, Jessica 156 Chi, Stephanie 169 Chi, Yvonne 151 Chiabra, Enrique 202 Chiang, Ann 156 Chiang, Jessica 547 Chin. Andrew 319 Chin, Julia 156 Chin. Sallie 547 Chio. Stella 348 Chiu. Abraham 304 Chiu, Brian 156 Chiu. Carol 348 Chiu. Joanne 503 Chiu, Kenny 165 Chiu. Sandi 169 Chiu,, Andrew 144 Cho, Christina 167 Cho. David 305 Cho. Eric 152 Cho. Hyung Jin 152 Cho. Jamie 152 Cho, Ji Hyun 575 Cho, Kevin 152 Cho, Seung-Hui 107 Cho, YeunJin 548 Choe, Ben 276 Choi. Bonnie 158 Choi, Christine 158 Choi, David 157 Choi. Eric 158 Choi, Hyeseon Tina 527 Choi. Inyoung 152 Choi, Jasmine 152 Choi, Jeremiah 167 Choi, Kevin 18.506 Choi, Samuel 158 Choi, Yunsig 575 Chong. David 145 Chong, Fleurette 164 Chong, Hannah 165 Chong, Jason 152 Chong, Thomas 548 Chong. Tristan 592 Chou. Emily 141 Chou, Gary 548 Chow. Christopher 198 Chow. Chui Wa 575 Chow. Curtis 158. 348 Chow. David 167 Chow, Ho Ting 348 Chow. Norm 245 Chrlsman, Eric 89 Christian, Brock 304 Christiansen, Brick 305 Christianson, Brandon 276 Christlieb. Jose Vargas 459 Chu. Albert 506 Chu, Amy 327 Chu, Ann 156. 162 Chu, Christine 152 Chu, David 57 Chu, Derrick 151 Chu, Hannah 158 Chu. Ho Man 375 Chu. Jamie 161.327 Chu. Kha 157 Chu. Michelle 306 Chu, Phillip 305 Chui. Andrew 120 Chui. Ping Yu 595 Chung, Euria 168 Chung, Jenny 159 Chung. Meenee 375 Chung, Stephen 152 Chung, Su)i 167 Church. Shavahn 259 Ciaccio, Michael 245 Cisneros, Claudia 519 Clair. Moor AIS. 142 Clark. Christopher 319 Clark. Jonathan 283. 285 Clarke. Christine 595 Claypool, Garett 293 Clemens. Roger 1 1 1 Clemente. Elaine 330 Clements. Emily 241 Clinton. Hillary 118. 119 Co. Julia 289 Cochran. Taylor 229 Coffman, Chris 149 Cohen, Adam 458 Cohen, Dalia 151 PSTIKI inaex Cohen, Gabe 290, 293 Colburn. Krista 295, 296, 297 Cole, Lindsay 330 Coleman, Monte 330 Colin, Zachary A9 Colligan. Kelly 254, 255 Collins, Garrett 303 Collins, Mary M2 Collison, Amy 304 Collison, Darren 246, 247, 249 Colvin, Stephanie 330 Comfort. David 225 Comforte, Kristina 256,259 Comstoclc, Jennifer 303 Conklin, Liz 150 Connelly, Bob 245 Connelly, George 89 Connor, Kellan 393 Consani, Cole 237 Contreras, Alicia 330 Conway, Chris 263 Cook, Dea 229 Coombs, John 306 Cooney, Carolina 303 Copeland, Sean 304 Corbett, Hilary 304 Cordova, Helen 303 Cordova, Jose 111 Corey, Lee 142 Cornwell, Renee 281 Costilla, Nahuel 168, 393 Costumbrado, John 151, 348 Counter, Lauren 281 Cowan, Joe 245 Cowan, Patrick 23, 242, 243, 245 Cox. Ben 304 Crabill, Alex 230. 285 Craddock, Kevin 284, 285 Craig. Alexis 149 Craig. Logan 148 Crash, Horse 41 Crawford, Amy 297 Crawford, Brandon 293 Crawford, Scott 230, 285 Creary. Keneisha 289 Creighton, Robert 330 Crlss, Abigail 147 Crofton-Sleigh, Elizabeth 330 Crook, Jacob 245 Crooks. Ryan 149 Crossdale, Klkl 149 Crowell, Kamaile 275 Crowley, Erin 393 Cruz. Cindy 348 Cruz. Edwyn De La 393 Cryer, Charrel 330 Cu. Nicholas 348 Cuadrado, Catherine 155 Cubbon, Erin 304 Cueto. Jenilee 393 Cuevas. Katherine 393 Cui, Conan 168 Cul, Xln 576 Culver, Matt 245 Cunningham, Chrlsta 82 Cunningham, Daniel 348 Curran, Anthony 285.289 Currier, Travis 319 Curry. Chanelle 289 Curry. Kirshna 232, 289 Curson. Caroline 281 Curtis. Jermaine 293 Curtis. Nanette 155. 393 Curtis, Tom 150 CuBtodio. Mara 147 Cybulski, Michael 230, 285 D ' Leau, Brook 57 Dadourian, Chriitinr 349 Daley, Ali 239.240.241 Dallmar, Molly 281 Daly, Connor 186 Damani, Jalal 349 Damon. Jonathan 330 Dampha, Effiong 65 Dang, Jennifer 155, 161.330 Dang. John 349 Daniel, Nergal 150 Daniels, Donny 249 Danielyan, Elmira 393 Darlo, Jonathan 82, 83, 349 Darmali, Irma 307 Darraco, Katrina 281 David, Henry 349 David, Kristianne 330 David, Matthew 320 Davidoff, Cara ' 255 Davidson, Colby 171 Davidson, Larsa 160 Davidson, Scott 236, 237 Davis, Baron 167 Davis, Bruce 245 Davis, Erin 148 Davis, Jaron 171 Davis, Sean 304 DeAiba, Fernando 225 Dean, Brent 293 Dean, Jake 245 Deas, Jessica 94 DeBellls, Alina 438 Decker, Cody 291, 292, 293 Deer, Alyssa 90, 93 DeGiorgio, Andrew 55. 151 Degree. General 56 Dehaine, Mathleu 260, 261, 262, 263 DeJesus, Tamara 393 Dekermeridjian, Priscilla 331 Delaney, Kelly 394 DeLateur. Monica 349 DeLeo, Dustin 283, 285 DeLeon, Mark 304 Delfosse. Erin 394 Delgado-Flores, Erika 349 DelVillar, Jennifer 349 Demirjian, Nogie 144 Dennis, Heather 304 DeNovellis, Brittany 394 Deryan, Tony 331 Desai, Vaishali 394 Devine, Kimberly 394 Dhanjal, Chandni 166 Diaz, Gregory 394 Diaz, Matthew 376 Diaz, Robert 349 DlCesare, Casey 285 DiCesare. Scott 285 Dickson, Christine 281 Diebolt, Luke 305 Diefenbach. Jamie 271 Diego, Carlos De 142 Diego, Jolanda 289, 394 Dillza, Nlchole 331 DiMartino, Christina 229 Ding, Xlang Steve 164 Ding, Cassie 161 Dirlnger, Sarah 305 DiSalvatore. GiOnna 295, 297 Dltchey, Mallory 331 Dltzig, Kathleen 151 Dixon. Eric 320 Dizon. Abel Bermie Roberto 76 Do.Hleu 149 Doan. Hung 349 Dobbins, Asharie 394 Dobjensky, Sarah 149 Doctorian. Tanya 144 Dodge. Sherry 145 Doering, Kaitlin 281 Doherty. Scott 304 Dolan. Brady 291,293 Dolan. Danny 304 DoUahan, Edward 304 Domanic, Gabrielle 273, 275 Domingo, Michelle 144 Dong, Cece 350 Dong. Chris 90 Dong, Courney 155 Dong, Tim 159 Dong, Xiaohang 394 Donohoo, Chelsey 147 Donoyan, Tsoleen 331 Dorrell, Karl 242. 244. 245 Doshl, Ravi 162 Douglas. Diana 241 Douglas. Maylana M. 253 Douglas, Michael 395 Dragovlc, Nikola 245 Dragovlc, Nikola 249 Draper, Adam 263 Drbal. Andreas 285 Drean. Jeremy 261, 263 Dressier, Sarah 303 Driscoll, Connor 276 Drummond. Matt 293 Du, Jin 376 Du. Shasha 156 Du, Stephanie 164 Duarte, Brenda 151 Dube, Barbara 147 Duclett. Stephanie 281 Dudziec, Patricia 281 Duesler, Becky 267 Duhart, Nicole 289 Dumke. Kelly 151 Duncan. Scott 249 Dunlap, Blair 293 Dunlap, Weston 271 Dunn, Melissa 395 Duong, William 147 Duran, Dalia 331 Duran, Raul 293 Durand, Helen 303 Earl, Nina 252, 253 Early, Russell 186 Earnest. John 304 Easterday. Kelly 275 Easterling. Dominique 285 Eastman, Michelle 161 E swara-Moorthy. Aarthi 157 Eaton. Joy 286, 289 Ebarb, Kristopher 331 Ebrahimlan, Melody 395 Eckert, Kirsten 306 Edgley. Darlene 395 Edison, Justin 245 Edw ards, Jason 395 Edwards. John 119 E w ards, Josh 245 Edwards, Kyle 376 Eelkema, Melissa 350 Eghbali, Babak 395 Eisert, Chris 142 Eisler, Carissa 306 Ekbatani, Nick 245 Elehlnafe, Gbenga 320 Elftman, Emily 304 Eliasof. Karen 350 Eliason, Christina 438 Ellis. Bobby Shane 161 Ellis. Jackie 303 Ellis, Jacqueline 281.350 Ellis, Jill 229 Ellis. Jillian 228.229 Ellis, Joey 249 Elyaoudayan. Omld 395 Emfmger, Mary 304. 395 Emmer. Matt 155 Endara, Alexandra 151 Enemanna, Dluchi 151 Engelder. Allyse 169 Ennis, Scan 304 Enquist, Sue 218 Enriquez. Alan 156 Epler, Mandy 178 Erickson. Doug 249 Ertenbusch. Robert Kai 155 Erpenbeck. Morgan 254, 255 Escalera. Rosemary 202 Espinoza, Luis 550 Espinoza, Yvette 395 Esqueda. Leslie 350 Esquivel, Brenda 395 Esquivel. Matt 320 Estrada. David 222. 223, 225 Estrada. Katie 275 Estrada. Lupe 147 Etkin. Chelsey 171 Eure. Ashley 62 Evans, Elizabeth 395 Evans, Suzanne 331 Everage, Dominique 395 Everett, Marcus 245 Fabbri, Jason 396 Faber, Lori 596 Fadem- Johnston, Rose 64 Fairweather, Eden 331 Fajardo, Jamie 147 Fajardo, Julioq 320 Famenini, Shannon 171 Fan, Benson 506 Fang, Albert 92 Fang, Jerry 158 Fang, Jonathan 506 Farber, Erica 142 Fareed, Justin 245 Farkas, Brian 596 Farooqui, Ebad 155 Farrv. Lawrence 596 Farshi, Tania 396 Farzad, Kevin 303 Feher, Emily 273 Fehr. Donald HI Feier, Natasha 304 Feilhaber, Viviane 396 Felix. Erik 396 Felzer, Jamie 178 Feng. Cameron 142. 152 Feng, Lydia 169 Ferguson. Ben 157 Ferguson, Candace 281 Fernandez. Iris 396 Fernandez. Irma 596 Fernandez, Lisa 297 Fernandez, Melanie 143 Ferrer. Kirsten 149 Fetalco, Kristine Myro Sison 331 Fiacco, Christine 281 Fiasco, Lupe 37 Fiero. Eric 304 Fine, Jessica 241 Finkle. Treva 350 Firmansyah. Adrian 155 Fischer. Alexis 304 Fischer, Isabell 255 Fischer, Kristen 255 Fitzgerald. Patrick 304 Fitzmorris, Kristin 281 Flacks. Brian 237 Flannery. Liz 98 Fleming. Alexandra 267 Fleming, Nicole 396 Fleming, Jake 265 Flemming. Clark 504 Flesher. Matt 257. 275 Fiickinger. Kelly 303 Flor. Bryce 303 Flores. Erik 276, 277 Flores, Alallorie 304 Flores, Richard 225 Flynn, Joseph 458 Folk, Greg 225 Fong, Eric 59 Fong, Erika 142 Fong. Reyna 596 Fong, Tara Cristine 376 Forbath. Kai 245 Forbes, Sharine 396 Forcier. Chris 245 Forrest, Laurel 164 Forrester, Thea 147 Forster, Katherine 281 Forsyth. Carrie 278. 279 Forsyth, Elizabeth 165 Fosteson. Christina 550 Foucrier, Stephen 85 Francis, Monica 147 Francis. Phillip 276. 277 Franco, James 551 Francoz, Alexa 155 Frankel. Steph Dong Matthew 145 Frazer, Jendayi 1 13 Frederico, Joel 576 Freeman, Derek 276, 277 Freer, Drew 504 Freismuth, Joy 147 Frenkel, Aviva 142 Friedberg. Nicki 229 Frizzell, Erin 254. 255 Fromm, Nicole Anne 331 Frost. Kate 162. 178 Fu. Bo Yin 320 Fu. Ka Yin 520 Fukushima. Yoshi 306 Fullen, Britney 273. 274. 275 Fuller, Amy 280 Fuller, Celeste 151 Fuller. David 152 Fuller, Jessica 145 Fung, Ka Hei 597 Fung. Kei 320 Gaedt, Cassandra 597 Galarza, Joaquin 504 Gali, Kristine 150 Gallagher, Cyndi 254, 255 Gallego. Niko 295 Galloway, Nicky 150 Galovan, Ryan 186 Gan, Anthony 397 Gan, Kevin 144, 147 Gandy. Tanya 274, 275 Garcia. Alex 304 Garcia. Edward 350 Garcia. Jeremiah 149 Garcia, Lucy 147 Garcia, Maria Osuna 144 Garcia, Melissa 397 Garcia, Melody 255 Garcia, Robert 151 Garcia, Ruben 597 Garcia, Sandra 532 Gardner, Christopher 41 Garfinkel, Asher 156 Garibaldi, Elyse 350 Garibay, Juan 576 Garner, Michael 31. 145 Garnreiter, Sean 305. 317 Garson, Scott 249 Garza, Greg 284. 285 Gast. Jeff 263 Gastelum. Denisse 350 Gastelum, Jennifer 550 Gatenby, Katherine 352 Gates, Tiffany 352 Gautreau. Rebecca 576 Gavutyan. Marine 551 Gay. Brian 162 Ge, Andrew 303 Gee, Cordell 142 Geffcken. Glenn 39 Geme, Christine St. 252, 289 Genud, Daniel 351 Georgiefski, Robert 225 Geoulla. Chantly 397 Gerson, Danielle 165. 397 Geurin, Joel 143 Gezalyan, Mari 397 Guzik. Ashley 281 Gharibans, Linda 376 Gheiani, Rahim 165 Giambi, Jason 111 Giaquinta, Nikki 155 Gibson, Daniel 597 Gih, Jennifer 144 Gilbert, Erin 552 Gilbert. Matt 504 Gill, Allison 505 Gill, Rajdeep 155 Gillespie, Octavious 285 Gim, Jon 158 Gim. Mark 159 Gio. Sai Yuen 520 Giovinazzo, Chris 295 Giuliani, Rudolph 119 Giurgius. Andrew 145 Giurgius. Shadee M. 145 Giurgius, Sharif 145 Giurgius, Mariam 145 Glantz, Anna 151 Glaze, Tyler 145 Glazer, Beth 552 Gleason, Kelsey 289 Glicksberg, Scott 245 Glisic, Marko 271 Gluck. Leah 397 Gluckman. David 155 Go, Patricia 206 Go, Thai 144 Gobrial. Monica 145 Gobrial, Marlene 145 Gochee. Ryan 305 Godoy, David 397 Goeddel. Erik 295 Goh. Yih Hung 576 Goldberg, Daniel 597 Golden, Grace 255 Goldenberg. Barry 263 Goldman, Rachel 305 Gomez, Jacquelyn 400 Gomez. Lizzette 400 Gonzales. Dawn 42, 352 Gonzalez. Cynthia 551 Gonzalez. Denice 400 Gonzalez. Iris 352 Gonzalez. Jorge 400 Gonzalez. Lupe 400 Goo. Jin Young 376 Goodin, Bill 163 Goodman, Maria 149 Goodykoontz, Leslie 400 Goraya, Deepinder 332 Gordan, Heather 332 Gordon, Ryan 230 Goss, Keith 145 Gottesman. Andrew 400 Gottscho, Mark 304 Gould. Lauren 143 Gow, Max 147 Grace. Jennifer 438 Grace. Matt 293 Grager, Spencer 504 Graves. Ryan 245 Grecu, Evelyn 552 Green. Brian 295 Greenhagen, Brian 400 Greenhalgh. Hayley 147 Greenwood. Alex 577 Greer, Eric 165 Gregson, Victoria 400 Grewal, Jesse 400 Griffin, Jeff 79 Griffin, Kelly 577 Griffin, Maxwell 225 Griffin, Stan 285 Griffin, Thomas 142 Griffith. Kristan 155 Grifka. Laura 41 Grohl. Dave 158 Grosse, Nicholas 400 Grote, Erin 552 Grove, Ashley 151 Groves, David 155 Guan, James 152 Guenzi. Christine 304 Guenzi. Mark 400 Guerin, Ali 142 Guerra, Veronica 401 Guerrero. Dan 218 Guerrero, Efra 401 Guerrero, Kathryn 352 Guerrero, Bertha 202 Guibara, Christine 401 Guillen, Nancy 401 Gulck, Nikki 149 Guler, liana 401 Gunawan, Kennardi 401 Gunter, Rochelle 210 Gupta, Rajat 164 Gurevich, Dovid 84 Gurian, Eli 505 Gustafson, Sarah 151 Gutierrez, Gregorio 87 Gutierrez, Jazmine 18 Gutteriez, Nevin 285 Guzik, Ashley 555 Guzman, Katherine 553 Guzman, Sherwin De 549 Gweun, John 167 H., Khanh 142 Ha, Chrysanthy 157 Ha, Thai 165 Haag, George 56 Hackett, Shannon 255 Haddan, Mike 250, 285 Haddigan, Kelly 401 Hadjielias, Natalie 551 Haerther, Casey 295 Hafferkamp, Kelsey 275 Haganbuch, Henry 250, 284. 285 Haggerty, Erin 281 Hahn, Jimmy 152 Hakim, Christina 160 Hale. John 245 Hall, Lauren 254. 255 Hall. Nicole 304 Hall, Tami 401 Hamano, Brian 186 Hameiberg, Lauren 146 Hamlin. Marvin 255 Han, Aung 320 Han, Elizabeth 151 Han, Hyun Woo 577 Han, Jennifer 67 Han, MiSun 551 Han. Silvia 155,551 Han, Sungwon 152 Hancock. Lynn 281 Handa, Shea 335 Handman, Nicholas 333 Hanke, Tiffany 147, 198, 351 Hanley, Mary 289 Hanley, Matthew 285 Hanlon, Kirby 505 Hansen, Eric 506 Hansen, Erika 255 Hanson, Gary 155 Hansteat. Cara 551 Haraguchi, Yuki 401 Harapeti. Arine 160. 401 Hardy. Erin 156.229 Harel. Maya 171 Harlan. Jamie 150 Harounian. Ben 503 Harper. Ashley 401 Harper, Cynthia 142 Harper, Mandie 142 Harris, DeShanta 289 Harris, Mike 245 Harris, Ryland 505 pnm inaex f -V r i • m . Harrison, Monica 297 Harter, Patricia 68, 69 Hartono, Steven 401 Harvey. Jack 57 Harwell, Brigham 245 Hashizume, Yusuke " hll Hatta, Keisuke 402 Hauser, James 402 Hausmaninger, Marc 230, 285 Haver, J. D. 293 Hawke, Stephen 402 Hawkey. Tandi 225 Hawkins, Todd lid Hay Michael 402 Hays. Brett 237 He, Hui 402 He. John 144 He, Jun 402 Healy. Kyle 237 Heater. Adam 245 Heberer, Kent 305 Heidari, Shireen " hZZ Heidelberger, Lauretta 402 Heikali. Sara 351 Heine. David 402 Helnrlch. Terence 320 Hejna, Ben 155 Hekimian. Avetis 351 Hellar, Claire 142 Henderson, Gordon 303 Henderson, Tierra 251,252,253 Henderson, Valerie 229 Henke, Rachel 333 Hennessy, Cullen 237 Henriquez, Joseph 351 Herber, Neill 137 Heres, Nathaniel 402 Hernadez, Jose 151 Hernandez, Brian 303 Hernandez, Bryan 303 Hernandez, Felipe Garcia 376 Hernandez, Michelle 333 Hernandez, Wesly 186 Herndon, Patrick 155 Herrera, Ashley 295 Herrera, Jessika 7S, 402 Herrera, Lauren 351 Herrera, Veronica 333 Herrera., Ashley 297 Herrmann, Elisa 84, 171.402 Herron, Elizabeth 281 Herscovitz, liana 402 Heyman, Raquel 146 Hezarkhani, Faranak 142 Higgins, John 303 Hil. Brittany 265 Hlld. Keely 333 Hilgendorf, Sara 178 Hill. Amanda 108 Hill, Candy 18 Hill. Dayna 289 Hill. Jilliann 24 Hill. Tyler 78 Hillock, Joe 249 llimeles, Darren 377 Hinrichs, Jamie 168 Hirai, Bryant 23 Hirokawa, Robyn ICmiko 403 Hirsch-Shell.. Dylan 148 Hiruma, Laura 352 Ho, Allison 403 Ho, Chris 260,263 Ho, James 142 Ho, Jason 171 Ho, Pak Ho 403 Ho, Richard 352 Ho, Sui Tung Glen 403 Ho. Timothy ' 77 Hoang, Huong 144 Hobson. Taylor 283,286 Holt man. Sasha 155 Hogan. Miles 352 Hohl, Ben 237 Holland. Tyler 245 Hollingshead. Scott 156. 225 MollowavM aura 241 Holmes, Fred 245 Holmgren, Sarah 36 Holt, Amber 403 Horn. Felicia 168, 403 Honda, Tenshing 306 Hong, Erin 152 Hong, JeeYoon 158 Hong, Jessica 352 Hong, Ka-Lin Z77 Hong, Kristine 167 Hong, Lisa 167 Hong. Mai Le 24 Hong, Melissa 281 Hong, Qing 403 Hong, Seok-Joon 167 Hong, Nhi 141 Hooper, Jessica ' 352 Hopps, Markay 403 Hor, Wing Yah 403 Horn, Lindsay 403 Horton, Chris 245 Horwitz, Eric 333 Host, Anne-Marie 403 Hotter, Justin 132 Hou, Brian 82, 83 Hough, Nicole 42 Hour, Daniel 276 Houseman, Vanessa 305 Howard, Alexandra 281 Howard, Rachel 143 Howard, Todd 245 Howell, Eugenie 333 Howland, Ben 247. 249 Hradisky, Lexi 136 Hsiao, David 403 Hsieh, Cassidy 142 Hsiou, Tiffany 155 Hsiung, Amy 146 Hsu, Jennifer 404 Hsu, Kathleen 98 Hsu, Nancy 168 Hsu. Tiffany 306 Hsu. Wel-Kang 321 Hsueh, Helen 271 Htet, Natalie 145 Hu. Albert 151 Hu, Carius 163 Hu, Daniel 171 Hu. Jennifer 333 Hu. Song 142 Hu, Stacy 151 Hu, Tony 152 Hu, Zhuping 142 Hua, Alice 165 Huang, Alina 377 Huang, Brian 144 Huang, Eric 30 Huang, Jennifer 80 Huang, Laura 158 Huang, Neil 321 Huang, Sean 84 Hubbarb, Antonia 281 Hubert, Jessica 404 Huckabee, Mike 119 Huckin, Sean Bradley 321 Hudaya, Sendie 161 Hudson, April 352 Hui, Christopher 321 Huipe, Armando 149 Hull, Alan Kyshu 334 Humphrey. Rachel 169 Hung, Chris 305 Hung. Chung Ming 321 Hung, Kin Wai 1 77 Hung, Kwan Hiu 334 Hung, Sum 156 Hunter, Miguel 404 Hunter, Trevor 225 Hurley, Laura 352 Hurley. Stephen 158 Hussain, Majid 144 Husseini. Youset 162 Huynh. Cathy 334 Huynh. Charles 404 Huynh, Henry 352 Huynh, Jennifer 156 Hwang, Hyunjung 404 Hwang, Jeffery 321 Hwang, Kristy 57, 157 Hwang, Orson 158 Hwang, Peter 158 Hwang, Sae 377 Hy, Jennifer 352 Hyman, Jenn 162 Hyun, Seung Jae 404 I, Judy 352 Ibarra, Esperanza 438 Ibarra, Gabriel 157 Ibekwe, Chinyere 253 Ibrahim, EHas 352 Ihara, Misako 317 III, Forrest Lockwood 414 Ikeda, Takahiro " 77 Ilejay, Kevin 144 Im, Bo Kyung 404 Im, Sharon 158 Imagane, Julie 254,255 Inafuku, Kilty 150 Inouye-Perez, Kelly 295, 297 Ip, Chun-yin 306 Ip, Winnie 317 Iqbal, Sikander 404 Irvin, P.J. 245 Iseri, Ai 404 Ishiki, Nancy 271 Ishizuka, LlAnn 156 Isidro, Ethan 206 Ismail, Ahmed 260,263 Israel, Aaron 404 Israel, Joseph Zd Issa, Ishtar 160, 404 Issa, Tiklat 160.352 Ito, Norihito 334 Iv, Maria 141 Iwasaki, Debbie 245 J»DaVeY, 37 Jacinto, Giselle 353 Jackson, Chris 253 Jacob, Daniel 317 Jacob, Tamar 171 Jacobs, Jeff 404 Jacobs, Matthew 237 Jafarkhani, Taneen 405 Jagd, Kim 241 Jagd. Nikki 241 Jagd. Ryal 245 Jahanian, Saba 405 Jain, Amit 157 Jain, Noopur 164 Jamerson, Megan 286, 289 Jamias, Charmaine 145, 147 Jang, Andrew 155 Jang, Jennifer 156 Jansen. Vanessa 281.405 Jaramillo, James 225 Jarrette. Maile 353 Jeffries. Kirstie 151 Jemmett. Tyler 237 Jeng, Jinlae 156 Jeng. Karen 405 Jeng, Yuri 405 Jenkins. Ashley 259 Jeon. Anna 158 Jeon, Chong li77 Jeon, Hee Won 378 Jerez, Rene 334 Jett, Lisa 229 Jew,, Marcus 144 (ewett, Mary 304 ' ewson, Lizzie 232, 289 ' i, Jessica 151 ' iang, Bosco 405 ' iang. Lisa 156 iiang. Michael 159 ' im, Thomas 378 (in. Li 152 ' in, Ming 405 lirges, Lauren 232, 289 b, Haesue 152 ' oaguin, Anna 159 ' oelson. Ashley 267 !oh. Tiffany 278. 279 bhn. Marette St. 142 ' ohnsn. Carolyn 281 lohnson. April 405 ' ohnson, Brandon 405 bhnson, Dana 303 ' ohnson, Dominique 23, 245 bhnson, Jeff 305 ' ohnson, Justin 235, 237 ' ohnson. Krystina 304 ' ohnson, Mai 353 ' ohnson, Rachel 239,240,241 ' ohnson, Simone 85 ' on, William 158 ' ones, Anthony 245 ' ones, Benjamin 534 ' ones. Cobbie 232.289 ' ones. Dustin 149 ' ones, an 293 ' ones, Natalie 303 ' ones. Nick 151 ' ones, Quincy 41 lones. Reesa 305 ' ones,, Sputnick 142 lonna, Peter 150 lontow, Melissa 405 loo, Albert 167 loo. Jennifer 158 lorth. Clay 237 loseph. Ashley 334 foseph, Chris 245 foseph, Emily 305 losephson, Dagan 160 losephson, Sharrukin 160 If, Mario Fernandez 147 Fr, Michael Johnson 285, 334 Ir., Anthony Urban 432 Fr, Charles Evans 171 Fr, Rafeal Leal, 303 Fuarez. Michelle 304 Fudkins, Jennifer 303 Fune. Vivian 151 Fung, Lauren 168, 405 Fung, Molly 144 Fung, Sherie 155 Cabli. Ilhame 156 Cadota, Shinichiro 405 Cadoya, Warren 303 Cahen, KaroHn 406 ■Cahng, Andrew 167 ■Cahwajian, Annie 406 iaimo, V anessa 353 iaiser, iWargaret 106 iCaizer-Salk, Jake 155 Sallini. Joseph 168.378 Sam. Joanne 406 Kamberian, Lucy 406 Kamei. Chihiro 406 fCamekona, Amanda 297 Kan, Courtney 169 Kanakeswaran, Geetha 353 Kang, Andrew 378 Kang. Chris 159 Kang, Daniel 158 Kang. David 158 Kang. Inah 159 Kang, Janice 158 Kang, Jason 276, 277 Kang, Jin 321 Kang, Jon 151 Kang, Liz 158 Kang, Sun 406 Kanik, Michael 378 Kanim, Mora 241 Kannan, Aravind 142, 158 Kantola. Ingrid 286, 289 Kanya. Kristian 307 Kao, Daniel 353 Kappadakunnel, Melanie 147 Karabekyan, Vahe 406 Karamanukyan, Isabel 144, 160 Karantkolas, Breanne 353 Kargayan, Hrant 406 Karimi, Saman Shanaya 353 Kartsonis, Rachael 162, 334 Kashyap, Nisha 151 Katz, Marian 406 Katz, Nurit 135 Kaw, Darren 142 Kawasaki, Janine 167 Kay, Nicole 158 Kazai Rex 30. 31 Keane, Andy 245 Kearny, Noelle 317 Kechnie, Caitlyn Mac 229 Keddie, Nikkie 114, 115 Keefe, James 249 Keegan, Caroline 353 Kees. Ashley 304 Kehribarian, Margarita 353 Kehrig. Shannon 406 Kellogg, Jessica 334 Kellogg, Matt 237 Kelly, Claire 406 Kelly, Raeven Larrymore 335 Kelso, Michael 155 Kempsell, Andy 186 Kenan, Gilad 406 Kennedy, Caroline 119 Ker, Kevin 271 Ker Tony 268, 270. 271 Ker, Walt 271 Kerr, Donna 295, 297 Keshishyan, Nareh 155 Ketchum, Gavin 245 Keyes, Dennis 245 Khachatryan, Chris 160 Khachoyan, Ani 353 Khahili. Josh 144 Khaled, Mona 149 Khan, Fawad 230, 285 Khan, Rukhsana 353 Khanbolouki, Rana 113 Khechoomian, Gayane 160 Khesbak, Ziyah 305 Khochokyon, Sarkis 162 Khoo, Theresa 354 Khorrami, Roxana 354 Khoury, Linda 334 Khuu, Joan 161 Kia. Micah 245 Kibaki, Mwai 113 Kieselbach. Jenna 144 Killer Kaleidoscope 41 Kim, Alex 155 Kim, Angelica 167 Kim. Aram 158 Kim, Billy 167 Kim, Carol 407 Kim, Cho 167 Kim. Christian 158,303 Kim, Chu 354 Kim, Daniel 158 Kim. Daniel 95 Kim, Dara 141 Kim, Diana 144 Kim, Eileen 113. 152 Kim, Eric 159 Kim, Eunie 135 Kim, Han Ah 407 Kim. Hang Min 335 Kim. Heejin 354 Kim, Hui 407 Kim, Hyuan Jung 407 Kim, Hyunah 407 Kim, Hyung 155 Kim, Jane 156 Kim, Jane 95 Kim. Jason 158 Kim. Jung Hoon 407 Kim. Justin 158 Kim. Kat 158 Kim. Kelvin 263 Kim. Lisa 152, 354 Kim. Lydia 158 Kim. Mark 167 Kim. Melody 155 Kim. Min 335 Kim. Philip 152 Kim, Ra xon 152 Kim, Rebecca 158 Kim, Sang Bum 407 Kim, Sang Woo 578 Kim, Seung 378 Kim, Sohn 157 Kim, Stevo 167 Kim. Sung 354 Kim, Susoon 159 Kim. Ta 321 Kim, Taejin 335 Kim, Taelim 335 Kim, Tea H. 407 King. Adrianna 210 King. Christina 281 King. Grace 163 Kirkpatrick, Daniel 285 Kirkpatrick, Drew 150 Kirsti. Kristi 289 Kit, Linda 155 Klag, Wes 378 Klein. Dan 291, 293 Klein, Lauren 171 Klein. Stacey 171 Kleinert, Nicole 229 Kleyman, Igor 407 Kloefkorn, Brian 166 Knapp, Shannon 178 Knight, Dylan 230. 285 Knight, Natalie 21 Knight, Spencer 230, 285 Knutson, Peter 407 Ko. Chris 60 Ko, Eric 152 Ko. John 378 Ko, Matt 158 Ko. Pang 378 Ko, Paul 407 Ko, Steve 407 Ko, Young-Jin 335 Kobayashi, Azuza 408 Koch. Allison 155 Kocsor. Boldizsar 283, 285 Koffroth. Nick 147 Koh. Huilin 61 Koh, Jiae 354 Kohan, Bita Khakshoor 334 Kohan, Gilda 408 Koncz, John 378 Kong, Jonathan 162 Kong, Julia 306 Konowiecki, Tomer 225 Koo, Jacqueline 163 Koo. Ricky 171 Koorji. Alaizah 281 Koreis, E.J. 245 Koski, Brian 303 Kou. Albert 165 Kowshik. Beena 408 Kpaduwa. Adanna 144 Kraus. Jillian 275 Kreis. Kimberly 354 Kreiss. Taylor 263 Krick, Margarete 305 Krikorian. Adam 218.219,237.275 Krikorian. Ophelia 335 Krill, Brett 293 Kroskrity. Paul 54 Ku. Eric 156 Kuga. Kevin 237 Kugizaki. Matt 137 Kuiper, Brandon W. 145 Kunihiro. Eric 303 Kuo. Audrey 137 Kuo. Kevin 165 Kuon. Chris 158 Kupper. Keith 305 Kupper Keith 52. 144 Kushynski. Talia 259 Kutter Mara 305 Kuwabara. Sara 408 Kveton, Eric 304 Kwak, Mark 165 Kwan, Amy 303, 354 Kwan. Henry 408 Kwan. Mya 408 Kwinta, Kris 263 Kwok. Angel 303 Kwok, Haze 519 Kwok. Mark 167 Kwok, Ming Fung Henry 408 Kwok, Shek Hung Jerome 378 Kwok, Tony 161 Kwok, Winghei 335 Kwon, Aric 162 Kwon, Miso 354 Kyan. Kyin 321 Kyurkchyan. Meline 160 La, Cindy 155 LaBella. Rachel 281 Lacoff-Roberts. Matthew Ryan 408 Lacy, Krystin 286, 289 Lad. Mohit 306 Lady Danville 30 Lafferty, Brendan 291, 293 Lage, Kristen 241.255 Lai, Jennifer 155 Lai, Kit San 159 Lai, Ruby 408 Lai, Sophia 156 Laich. Katie 289 Laird, Jacqueline 151 Lalchandani, Rupa 158 Lall, Nalini 354 Lam, Connie 152, 256 Lam, David 408 Lam, Diana 145 Lam, Jamie 306. 354 Lam, Jena 147 Lam. Julie 155 Lam, Justin 146 Lam, Kit Wa 379 Lam, Ly 155 Lam, Patty 151 Lam, Quyen 355 Lam, Siu Ling Teresa 379 Lamar, Brittney 355 Lamar, Lori 271 Lan, Frank 142 Lan, Joey 307 Lan, Joey 408 Landgraf, Scott 186 Landig, Mark 144, 151, 355. 521 Laner, Jehan 151 Lang, Kara 226, 229 Langa. Daniel 409 Langa, Danny 31 Langenfeld, Megan 297 Langston. Vanessa 355 Lanis, Aleksey 245 Lansangan. Brian 409 Lapin. Chay 237 Larsen, Kristina 229 Larson, John 186 Lasky, Mara 171 Lassiter. Linda 271 Lau, Bryan 159 Lau, Davide 321 inoex . . ' 4 i V- r T » Lau, Edward 151 Lau, Francis 409 Lau, Kara 159 Lauder, Douglas 86, 15086 Lauren, Alexandra 281 Law, Adrienne 78 Law, Amy 306 Law. Brian 285 Lawrence, Alex 235, 237 Lawrorena, Emllee 147 Lawson, Devon 355 Lay, Christina 409 Lay, Fides 379 Lay, Jennifer 156 Lazarony, Ryan 305 Le, Catherine 156 Le, Cindy 151, 156 Le, Daisy 147 Le, Meisi 321 Le, Tram 155. 157 Le, Trinh 157 Le, Tuan 306 Leach, Nicole 286, 287, 289 Lecky, Marc-Anthony 355 Ledbetter, Todd 409 Lee, Amy 158 Lee, Amy 379 Lee, Amy 96 Lee, Anes 169 Lee, Anna 409 Lee, Anne 355 Lee, Audrey 142 Lee, Ben 151 Lee, Britanny 144 Lee, Cesar Ling 322 Lee, Dainy 161 Lee, Daniel 144 Lee, David 159 Lee, Dean 151 Lee, DJ 159 Lee, Dustin 409 Lee. Edward 379 Lee, Esther 304, 379 Lee, Father Eugene 159 Lee, Gloria 379 Lee, Grace 158 Lee, Helen 525 Lee, Hinkwan 409 Lee, Hoi Shan 409 Lee, Hyung 158 Lee, Irene 158, 167 Lee, JaeH. 167 Lee, Jae Jin 355 Lee, Jaimie 27 Lee, James 276, 277 Lee, James 409 Lee, Janet 149 Lee, Jean 171 Lee, Jenny 152 Lee, Ji 379 Lee, Jimin 159 Lee, Joanna 198 Lee, Jocelin 171 Lee, Joey 152 Lee, John 158 Lee, Julia 155 Lee, Julian 158 Lee, Jung 409 Lee, Justin 304 Lee. Ka Ho 409 Lee, Kate 167 Lee, Kinbo 379 Lee, Lucas 276, 277 Lee, Lynn 171 Lee, Lynn 410 Lee, Matt 249 Lee, Megan 335 Lee, Michael 165 Lee, Michael 335 Lee, Michael 92 Lee, Michelle 158 Lee. Michelle 355 Lee, Michelle Jini 145 Lee, OiYan 410 Lee, Robert 155 Lee, Robyn 158 Lee, Ryan 164.410 Lee, Sam 167 Lee, Sau Wai Betty 355 Lee, Sean 158 Lee. Shanah 152 Lee, Sharon 152 Lee, SinYing 410 Lee. Stella 159 Lee, Steven 410 Lee, Sully 150 Lee, Sunghwan 152 Lee, Sunyong 355 Lee. Tammy 158, 306 Lee, Tiffany 152.335 Lee, Tyler 151 Lee, Tz-Yi 410 Lee, Vivian 167,304 Lee, Winfred 142 Lee, Winnie 156 Lee, Yeon 410 Lee, Yoonah 158 Lee. Young 167 Lee, Yuen Yin 379 Leeper, Dan 150 Legg, Kimberly 335 Legro, Keith 143 Lei, Jennifer 410 Lei, Joseph 165 Lei, Kei 304 Leihy, Adrienne 410 Leon, Salvador 410 Leong, Chi Hou 321 Leong, Sei Yuen 410 Leong, Lisa 141 Leopold©, Jason 223, 225 Leslie, Craig 276, 277 Letting Up Despite Great Fault 30 Leung, Daniel 306 Leung, Heipo 410 Leung, Jasmine 156 Leung, On Kei 355 Leung, Ping Hong 322 Leung, Shou Long 306 Leunis, Rebecca 411 Leveratto, Joe 305 Levey, Gerald S. 51 Levian, Alexandra 411 Levine, Shanon 411 Levoe, Andy 411 Lew, Ashleigh 169 Lew, Jennifer 536 Lew, Kevin 146 Lewis, Andrew 165 Lewis, LaDonna 411 Lewis, Laura 198 Lewis, Shannon 289,411 Lewis,, LaDonna 62 Li, Anna 152, 256, 257. 259 Li, Ching Chi Winnie 411 Li, Danielle 151 Li, Debory 411 Li, Di 156 Li, Harry 99 Li, Jin 322 Li, Judy 147 Li, Kaiwen 411 Li, LeQi 411 Li, Li 306 Li, Maggie 306, 358 Li, Meng 411 Li, Michelle 368 Li, Susan 147 Liang, Lily 166 Liao, Christy 198 Liao, Hui-Ju 411 Liao, Joe 306 Liao, Keith 414 Librescu, Liviu 107 Licata, Lauren 165 Lieu, Amy 156 Liew, Dennis 30 Lightfoot, Megan 281 Ligonde, Edwige 225 Liljegvist, Brittany 281 Lim, Bryon 119,414 Lim, Daniel 155 Lim, Eun Joung 414 Lim, Hana 151 Lim, Joshua 167 Lin, Angela 155 Lin, Chuan-Man 379 Lin, Chun-Ming 380 Lin, Janelle 142 Lin, Jason 380 Lin, Joanna 57 Lin, Josephine 156 Lin, Justine 358 Lin, Karen 165 Lin, Linda 336 Lin, Meng-Hsuan 336 Lin. Michelle 159 Lin, Rachel 157 Lin, Tingyu 322 Lin, Tracy 266, 267 Lin, Yun-Chung 67 Lind, Anna-Viktoria 266, 267 Lindsay, Catherine 304 Ling, Ying-Chih 414 Lingen, Harmony 151, 414 Link, Janet Cummings 135 Lipana. Lawrence 358 Lipscomb. Aabria 289 Liu, Alex 306 Liu, Angela 156 Liu, Cindy 161 Liu, David 142 Liu, Erica 414, 520 Liu, Hiu Tung 414 Liu, Julia 155 Liu, Lian 168 Liu, Lulu 142 Liu, Qin 161 Liu, Sandra 161, 358 Liu, Sang 144 Liu, Sharon 150, 306, 307 Liu, Steven 526 Liu, Tiffany 156,358,519 Liwanag, Jason Steven 414 Llamas, James 317 Llewellyn, Ben 305 Lo, Amy 306 Lo, Ben 306 Lo.EUi 156 Lo. Grace 149 Lo, Jonathan 163 Lo, Ping Tong 414 Lo. Wan Yin 322 Lo„ Kathleen 144 Lo,, Sandy 144 Lockett, Bret 245 Locks, Courtney 438 Lodge, Brandon 293 Loevner, Allison 171 Lombard, Kenneth 245 Long, Thomas 144, 303 Loo, Tan Lee Shirley 414 Look, Michael 261, 263 Lopez, Bob 245 Lopez, Carmen 414 Lopez, Francisco Salvado 380 Lopez, Jeanne 322 Lopez, John Michael 336 Lopez. Ramiro 415 Lorch, Jennifer 336 Lorenz. Tracy 40 Losey, Heather 178 Louie, Jessica 415 Louvier, Matt 304 Love, Glenn 245 Love, Kevin 247, 248, 249 Low, Jonathan 380 Loyst, David 186 Lu, Joyce 89 Lu, Justin 142 Lu, Ming 168 Lu, Peter 306 Lu, Sze-Yln 99 Lu, Xiao Fang 368 Lucio. Danielle 336 Ludwin, Ashley 415 Lueddeke, Jason 336 Lugo, Matthew 322 i. Anne Ngayee 358 ui, Koon Fong 358 ui, Samantha 156 i, Stephanie 281 Aim. Kira 336 Aim, Timothy H2 Aimpkin. Elizabeth 266. 267 Aindquist, Patrick 163 ungo, Aliana 380 Aio, Davis 152 Along, Tracy 157 Aisby, Dave 186 Aitu, Michael 245 Aiu, Philip 143 Aiu, Xoan Samantha 155 Aiu,, Nancy 145 Aizod, Jeffrey Matthew 415 y, Bao 358 jy. Ha 415 y, Kathy 358 yons. Carly 255 yu, Jeffrey 147 syu, Stephanie 158 yubovby. Paul 241 Aa.. Annie 164 Aa, Audrey 152, 358 Aa.. Laurence 168 Aa. Yo-Yo 28. 29 liaassen, Miles 304 i caspac, Angeline 415 Aachado. Jade 239. 240, 241 Aachado. Jazmin 241 tlacMillan, Iain 249 rtacMillan. Shannon 229 kladdahi, Amanda 171 i adding, Kendra 304 Aadigan, Hannah 336 Aadlansacay, Katrina 304 Aadsen, Elizabeth 304 galhaes, Marina 147 rtagana. Rosa 232, 289 agardechian, Lena 359 agsaysay, Deborah 147 Wagulre. Bo 149 Wah, Jennifer 359 rtahadev. Vim 304 Vlahgrefteh, Sonya 171 Wahoney, Nina 359. 144 Wahony. Kathleen 289 Wak, Wendy 156 Vlakabi, Omid 380 Wakayed. Tania 168 akhani, Rubin 415 V aktabi. Tayeba 169 V alabanan. Jonathan S. 380 Waldonado, Rene 415 Vialik, Saba 359 Vlaiixi. Rachel 415 4.alkhasyan, Victoria 415 Malta-Weingard, Julia 317 Mamidi, Rachna 157 Viamikonyan. Gabriyel 415 Manabat, Catherine 141 Wandel, Joseph D. 50 Manickam, Sathish 158 Manriquez, Mark 305 Mansure, Manaf 21 Marangell, Eric 415 Marcanti, Louis 416 Warciano, Hen 171 Warcos, Mavelyn 416 Marcus, Michael 157 Margaryan, Anna 336 Markarian, Ani 416 Markey. Chris 243, 245 Markos. Peter 304 Marksbury, Brittanee 281 Markus. Sean 225 Marsden, Jennifer 336 Martin. Billy 263 Martin, Catherine 149 Martin, David 149 Martin, Kelleigh 148 Martin, Sean 149 Martin, Travis 245, 416 Martinchuk, Inga 155 Martinez, Alesa 380 Martinez, Criseyda 359 Martinez, Hayley 158 Martinez, Karen 359 Martinez, Kyle 23 Martinez, Nijhal 359 Martinez, Roberto 155 Martin-Holland. Rachel 161 Martini, Carlo 168 Martini, David 245 Martyn, Ian 416 Mason, Eliza 359 Massachi, Parenaz 416 Masterson, Elizabeth 416 Masuda, Teruo 336 Mata-Real, Lorenzo 249 Mateo, Francols-Xavler 439 Mathews, Ethan 304 Mathewson, Courtney 275 Matian, Sherin 156 Matiau, Natalie 416 Matsui, Kiyotaka 416 Matsunaga, Brent 304 Matthews, Jake 230. 285 Mattienzo, Claire 141 Mattingly, Jaimie 416 Mauricio, Fabian 416 Mayer, Justin 145 Mayilyan, Askghik 380 Mayne, Janey 155 McAdams, Katherlne 155 McAthy, Kyle 225 McCain, John 119 McCollister, Emily 304 McCooIe, Eric 156 McCullough. Brittani 256, 258, 259 McCurdy, Robert 245 McDonald, Elliot 271 McFadden, Ashley 303 McFarlane, Alan 305 McGinley, Kelsey 275 McGoodwin, Alex 267 McGrath. David 249 McGraw, Dicey 241 McKee, Michael 303 McKenna, Kevin 416 McKnight, Clay 249 McLaughlin, Ashlea 289 McNamee, Brian Hi McNeill, Analise 96.417 Meadows, Chris 245 Medina, Andy 168 Medrano-Soto. Arturo 142 Mefford, Jason 304 Mehrazarin, Shebll 380 Mehta, Bijal 163 Mehta, Karan 151 Mehta, Pratik 417 Mei, Chen 417 Meister, Nick 260. 263 Meister., Nick 261 Melendrez, Trissa 147 Melgar, Jesse 132 Mendoza. Ellana 417 Mendoza, Johana 417 Mendoza, Juan 293 Meng, Wen Jia 168 Meng,Yigi 79 Mercado, Lindsey 417 Merced, Joseph De La 330 Merchant. Ashley 303 Meriwether, Nana 239 Merrick, Katherine 359 Merrl weather, Christopher 417 Meschke, Katie 303 Meschures, Harry 225 Meschures, Mikey 225 Mesesan, Andrew 237 Meyer, Aaron 245 Meza, Lucas 304 Mgdesyan, Rafayel 160, 417 Mian, Shazrae 359 Michaels. Sydnee 278, 279 Michel, Louis 113 Middleton, Blake 149 Miguel, Lauren 178 Mlhashi, Mariko 359 Milender. Courtney 303 Miles, Jan 23 Miller, Allie 289 Miller, Carolyn 163 Miller, Cherisse 359 Miller, Eric 162 Miller. Jeff 245 Miller. Michael 304, 380 Miller. Zack 285 Miller, Andrea 144 Milligan. Dani 255 Mills. Jeanette 318 Mills. Katie 241 Mills, Laura 111 Milota, Justin 304 Min. Eric 151 Min, Suilki 417 Min, Timothy 198 Mirabal. Lauren 297 Mireles, Nicholas 417 Mirowitz, Eric 305 Mission, Paige 360 Mitchell, George 110, HI Mitchell- Kernan, Claudia 50 Mittal. Nitish 158 Miu. Renee 164 Miyamoto, Lisa 303 Moaddab. Saeed 417 Mocilnikar, Gabrielle 304 Moering. David 150 Moeser. Ariana 281 Moghadam. Troy 144 Mohajer-Rahbari, Marlam 360 Mohlman, Michael 305 Mok. Cheryl 158 Molina, Lisette 148 Moline, Chad 245 Moline, Chane 244, 245 Moline. Chase 245 Mondorf, Anneliese 281 Monempour. Jason 418 Monges, Matt 96, 97 Monsada, Francis 380 Monson. Katherine 418 Montenegro, Julian 149 Montero, Janina 51 Montminy. James 304 Moon, Sang Phil 418 Moore-Contwell, Claire 142 Morabito. Sam J. 50 Morales. Jose 360 Morales. Ruben 418 Morataya. Jenny 418 Mordell. Melissa 275 Morelra. Rocio 418 Moreno, Nick 305 Moreno, Salvador 418 Morikawa, Kent 230. 285 Morimoto. Keiko 418 Morita. Yuka 418 Morris. Darxia 251.253 Morris. Sean 303 Mosquera. Florencia 169 Moss, Jaime 418 Moss. Jeff 186 Mossahebfar. Sherlyn 132,418 Most. Neil Vander 432 Mottaghi, Marjaneh 418 Mountford, Jamie 147.162,419 Moute, Luc Richard Mbah a 249 Moya, Antonio 360 Muagututla, Garrett 271 Mukhopadhyay, Sharanya 318 Mullen, Colleen 147 Mulligan, Naomi 419 Munguia. Michael 95 Munoz, Christina 419 Murad, Grace 419 Murakami, Shannon 252, 253, 289 Murphy, Andy 303 Murphy, Jacob 237 Murphy. Jenna 419 Murphy, Tim 293 Murray. Eddie 293 Murray, Grace 297 Musharraf, Pervez 1 14 Myers, Chance 225 Myers, Chase 224 Myung, Janet 158 Na, David 419 Nadir. Garen 419 Nagengast. Thomas 285 Naguib. Sandra 145 Naguib. Sarah 145 Naiman., Jaron 144 Naing. LinH 145 Nakamoto, Stacie 57 Nakazawa, Kyle 223, 225 Nalevanko, Alex 255 Nambiar, Nathan 143 Narayan, Shwanika 158 Nario, Christopher 304, 305 Naseri, Hossein 150 Nasitka, Daniel 318 Nason, Kecia 419 Nassief. Heather 419 Nathaniel, Lucette 419 Navarro, Briget 150 Navarro, Marc 293 Navi, Michael 419 Nazar, Danlela 160 Neacato. Isabel 381 Neal, Matt 155 Neham, Mike 306 Nekota, Allsha 155 Nelson, Joan K. 168 Nelson, Kim 275 Neste, Alexandra 275 Neuhelsel, Rick 245 Nevarez, Beto 225 Newbold, Julia 151, 168 Newman. Ross 322 Newton. Pearl 149 Newton, Wendy 149 Ng. Angle 164 Ng, Brian 156 Ng, Edwin 168 Ng, Kebbe 419 Ng, Michelle 306 Ngau, Jessica 161 Ngo, Andrew 155 Ngo, Eva 420 Ngo. Lisa 142 Ngo. Thanh 420 Nguyen, Alex 255 Nguyen, Anh 147 Nguyen, Anna 360 Nguyen, Carol 381 Nguyen, Catherine 142 Nguyen, Chris 303 Nguyen, Christine 148 Nguyen, Daniel 322 Nguyen. Ivy 156 Nguyen. John 151 Nguyen. Karen 163 Nguyen, Klmberly 159 Nguyen, Kristy 165 Nguyen, Maggie 152, 156 Nguyen, Monika 156 Nguyen, Nancy 560 Nguyen, Oanh 156 Nguyen. Phuong-Anh 144 Nguyen. Polly 198 Nguyen. Tammy 155 Nguyen. Thy 155 Nguyen, Trang 156 Nguyen, Victoria 169 oex inaex TS Aj Nhien. Chantra 147 Niaki. Pontea 360 Nichols, Aaron 57 Nichols, Dave 303 Nichols, David 420 Nichols, Mike 305 Nichols, Shaun 271 Nichols, Stephen 304 Nicholson, Julie 360 Nickerson, Jenny 237 Nieh, Angela 306 Niku, Jasmin 420 Ninow, Andrew 381 Nir. Reuth 171 Nishida, Miyako 420 Nittler, Kency 29, 142 Nix, Brianna 304 Nixon, Ryon 420 No, Janice 158 Nobe, Andrew 249 Nobel, Lillian 318 Noble, Brett 162 Noble, Kyle 304 Nocon, Tiffany 156 Nogales, Joshua 322 Noh, Daniel 158 Norman, Dwayne 149 Norris, Michael 245 Norris, Rachel 147 Nottingham, Christina 169 Novak, Jason 293 Novel, Sanaz 420 Novin, Neda 360 Novshadyan, Razmin 420 Nowotzin, Silke 254, 255 Nucci, Stephanie 241 Nuesca, Jason 420 Nunez, Lily 95 Nunez, Ozzie 293 Nung, Jack 151 Nunn, Caitlin 305, 420 Nweke, TaShume 420 Nzekwe, Christina 253 I « ■ O ' Connor, Cooper 271 O ' Donnell, Erica 360 O ' Leary, Sarah 281 O ' Malley, Sean 270, 271 O ' Neal, Terry 245 O ' Toole, Ryann 278, 279 Oatis, Shawn 245 Obama, Barack 118, 119 Obispo, Jacqueline 420 Obrand, David 421 Odinga, Raila 113 Ofumbi, Aminah 360 Oganesyann, Lia 165 Oh, Annie 159 Oh, Daniel 159 Oh, Nawon 421 Ohanian, Elina 206 Ohanyan, Genya 361 Ohayon, Sivan 421 Olson, Ben 242 Oka, Takuma 381 Oke, Olufisayo 361 Okhovat, Jessica 421 Okunyan, Alina 142 Olal en, Krista 303 Olivier, Alexis 253 Olivi.r. Kathy 251,253 OUcn. Steven A. 51 01«on, Tidany 421 Omoruyi, Osayamen 361 Ong, John 147 Ong, Justin 149 Ong, Yeyen 148 Oni.hi, Spencer 249 Onyia, Thomas 361 Oredugba, Olukayode (Kai) 171 Ornekian, Vahram 361 Orozco, Priscilla 275 Orsua-Guerra, Megan 421 Ortega, Maria 361 Ortega, Rebecca 421 Oswal, Avani 22 Otal, Ravneet 381 Otto, Drew 305 Ouaknine, Michelle 421 Ouyang, Patrick 161 Owens, Brandon 224, 225 Owens, Dwight 421 Ozuzun, Paul 361 Padilla, Natalie 256, 258, 259 Pagarigan, Pearl 141 Page, Sarah 322 Pai, June 361 Palacios, Michelle 361 Palaniappan, Janaki 157 Palukuri, Kiran 421 Pan, Calvin 306 Pan, Denise 421 Pan, Donna 151 Pancost, Brandon 149 Pandoy, Ivan 303 Panetto, Anthony 168 Pang, Kan 161 Pang, Queenie 421 Panganiban, Cathryn 156 Panginda, Giovanny S. 145 Pantapalangkoor, Paul 263, 267 Papyan, Marine 361 Park, Bo Woon 422 Park, Brian 159 Park, Christina 159 Park, Christine 422 Park, Daniel 158 Park, David 159 Park, David 167 Park, Eunice 381 Park, Ha Young 304,381 Park, Hannah 422 Park, Hejin 152 Park, Hyungjoon 164, 422 Park, Jeenha 381 Park, Jina 361 Park, Joshua 158 Park, Joy 150 Park, So Jung 381 Park, SooYeun 158 Park, Sung 78 Park, Soo-Yeun 144 Parker, Peter 158 Parral, Daniel 304, 422 Parzych, Evan 303, 422 Paschen, Lauren 241 Pasion. Mattie 422 Passanisi, Malt 293 Patananan, Alexander 361 Patel, Kajal 147 Patel, Rhusheet 147 Patel, Shelley 305 Patel, Shreyas 147 Paterson, DanSe 155, 305 Patterson, Marlon 230, 284, 285 Patterson, Taylor 338 Patton, Jennifer 281 Paul, Rachel 298 Paul, Ron 119 Paul, Sonia 362 Paulsen, Logan 245 Pawling, Sean 305 Payne, Tyler 162 Peccei, Roberto 5) Pee, .lae 159 Peeri, Yaniv 160 Peetz, Jake 245 Pcmberton, Kimmie 422 Pena, Tori 289 Pendleton, Erin 303 Peng, Jammie 151, 163 Pennes, Nicole 232, 289 Peppa, Mr. 36 Perez, Aaron 245 Perez, Laura 304 Perez, Oliver 362 Perez, Rosa 422 Perez, Sara 362 Perez, Sean 271 Perez, Yessica 338 Peris, Rory 303 Perisho, Josh 305 Perk, Brian 223, 225 Perkinson, Sebastian 322 Perri, Tony 245 Perrine, Brett 271 Perttula, Kent 422 Petersen, Brenden 167 Peterson, Christopher 323 Peterson, Danielle 297 Peterson, Eric 233, 285, 289 Peterson, Heather 303, 362 Peterson, Michelle 338 Petittl, Megan 281 Petrosian, Asdghig 160 Pettingill, Claire 142 Pew, Keith 303 Peymanc, Keyvan 439 Pfau, Derrick 422 Pham, Calvin 304 Pham, Hien 142 Pham, Hieu 422 Pham, Jonathan 362 Pham, Kaylyn 157 Pham, Kim 271 Pham, Michelle 157 Pham, Stephen 98 Pham, Tammy 362 Pham, Thanh 323 Pham, Thanh True 362 Pham, Tricia 165 Pham, Vivian 144 Phan, Andrew 362 Phan, Ann 362 Phan, Bao 65 Phan, Kevin 157 Phan, Minh 381 Phan, Yu-Chieh 338 Phatharanayik, Melissa 165 Phayakapong, Shane 423 Phu, Cam 362 Phung, Chester 151 Phung, Linda 156 Phung,, WaSai 144 Phuong,, Jonathan 144, 164 Piazza, Kclsie Di 394 Piccinini, Danielle 281 Piggott, Juliane 241 Pike, Chelsea 255 Pilouk, Pat 306 Pince, Jason 303 Pinsky, Sarah 338 Pirozzi, Shannon 255 Pisani, Alix 147 Pitre, Michael 245 Pivaral, Jasmin 151 Plata, Glory Anne 338 Playle, Alma 229 Plenk, William 303 Pluimer, Lindsey 250, 252, 253 Plummer-Raphael, Elena 304 Poblete,, Lauren 25 Podokshik, Alice 338 Pogosov, Lev 171 Pollack, Jonathan 362 Pongpornprot, Pakkawan 439 Poon, Caleb 155 Poon, Chun-Kit 423 Poon, Fiona 156 Poon, Victor 307 Poon, Yee Man 362 Porter-Zasada, Max 149 Porto, Melinda 143 Posner, Evelyn 423 Poteete, Anna 254, 255 otomac, Richard 363 ourshalimi, Roxana 171 owell, Amy 423 bwell, Courtney 142 owell. Mike 285. 289 owell. Quentin 285 owers, Alonica 275 bwers, Valerie M4 yasad, Gautam 158 ran, Megan 281 ratt, Trevor 423 reciado. Malt 237 reston, Erik 307 rice. Brian 245 rimm, Cory 230. 283. 285 ritchard, Kristen 178 rodan, Oksana 306 rudencio, Edelissa 423 ryor-Miller, Andrew 323 ua. Jenice 363 uchaliskt. Lauri 423 uckett. Matthew 142 yon. Anna 338 ang. Jingyuan 423 )iao, Chelsea 338 Jin, -Mary 81 Juach, Daniel 303 Juach, Joanna 157 )uach, Kathleen 148 )uaile. Scott 423 iuan, AUi 156 uan. Felicia 152 )uan. Jonathan 323 )uan,. Linda 144 )uiat, Danielle 151 uinn, Johnny 285 uintana, Paula 166 Juiros, David 107 ist, Dustin 293 Labieian, Rozalin 171 laby, Sarina 171 Uffaele. Andrew 423 Ufiei. Matthew 363 tafii. Jacqueline 171 lagauskayte,, Yeva 145 l-ahman. Nazia 338 tahmanpour, Roya 363 lajasingham, Anthony 338 lam. Sri 142 laman, Anita 151 lamlnfard. Sharon 363 lamlrez. Christian 245 lamirez, Eliana 338 lamirez, Katrina Anne 363 lamirez, Caroline 144 iamos, Austin 230, 231. 282, 283. 285. 423 lames. Blake 230, 285 lamos. Christine 423 iamseye, Annie 142 lamseyer. William 142 Ian, Howard 424 landazzo. Sara 424 landolph, Robin 304 Mangel. Alma 363 iianjan. Tushar 524 ilanjani 142 Hashidi, Mona Nabat 360 ilasines, Nick 293 ilasmussen. Rob 293 R-asshan, Osaar 244, 245 Elassoo, Ruth 339 flatelle, Ryan 271 Ratkovich, Brian 155 Rauscher. Glenn 245 Rauscher. Phillip 245 Ravikumar. Sandhya 157 Reano, Maria Corazon 363 Reardon, Melissa 424 Reddy. Meghana 151 Reddy. Pavan 249 Reddy, Sapna 157 Redmond, Briana 339 Reed. Danny 143, 285 Reed. Micah 245 Rees. Danny 245 Reese, Constance 438 Regan, Lindsay 289 Reggio, Tina 147 Reichert, Alex 158 Reichl. Jun 230, 285 Reid, Shizue 281 Remedio, Cheryl Del 394 Remynse. Andrea 265, 267 Renna, Patrick 41 Rethmeier, Claire 232, 233, 289 Reuter, Matt 285 Reynolds, Troi 424 Rezai, Mohammed 424 Reznik, Sherri 171 Rhee, Mina 339 Rhei, Eunice 144 Rhoades, James 285 Rhoan, Brendan 186 Rhyu, Terri 159 Riazati. Saba 137 Rice, Condoleezza 113 Rice. MJ 148 Rice, Rosie 305 Rice. Thomas H. 50 Richards, Georgea 289 Richardson. Aaron 424 Richardson, Bill 119 Richardson, Ke ' Nyia 286, 289 Richter. Ryan 305 Rickards. Patrick 225 Riego, Alma 339 Rigolli. Parisa 363 Rigsby, Sara 424 Rios, Graciela 424 Ritter. Laura 323 Rivas, Chris 202 Rizkallah, Amanda 424 Robie, Elise 339 Robinet, Jenny 150 Robins, Joshua 526 Robinson, DeAndre 249 Robinson, Hayley 281 Robinson, Nick 285 Robinson.. Jill 255 Rocacorba, Diana 147 Rocha. Marisol 95 Rode, Chris 149 Rodero. Maelaine 363 Rodgers, Andrew 305 Rodman, Benzion 305 Rodman, Megan 149 Rodriguez. Hugo 424 Rodriguez. Julio 149 Rodriguez, Laura 381 Rodriguez, Martha 363 Rodriguez, Mary 424 Rodriguez. Ryan 363 Roedel, Henning 150 Roeder. Hannah 232, 289 Roemer, Jaime 158 Rofer, Brian 271 Roger, Regina 251 Rogers, Brittany Dawn 424 Rogers, Guy 306 Rogers, Regina 253 Roh, Arthur 159 Roh, Sam 167 Rojas. Daniel 425 Rojas, Geovanna 339 Roll. Michael 247, 249 Romney, Mitt 119 Ronimus, Morgan 275 Roode, Alex 305 Roque, Roman Christopher 144 Rosa, Michael De La 320 Rosales. Brenda 425 Rosdahl. Andre 425 Rose, Christopher 21 Rose. Derrick 248 Rose, Gabe 132, 133 Rose. Mia 425 Rose, Victoria 155 Rosetand, Rachel 364 Rosen, Brittany 267 Rosenbloom, Stephanie 339 Rosenthal, Brett 162 Ross. Kelli 425 Ross, Tara 289 Ross, Taylor 339 Rostamian, Armen 160 Roth. Danielle 155 Roth. Galen 149 Rothenburger. Lynsey 364 Rothenburger. Monika 232, 364 Rothman, Zac 225 Rotstein. Jimmy 245 Rourke. Steve 250 Rousseau, Marissa 120 Rowe, Brian 225 Rowe, Brittany 275 Rowe, Lindsay 289 Rowe, Nicholas 425 Roy, Devika 157 Rozengaum, Anna 144 Rubertino, Carrie 249 Rubinstein, Brian 245 Rubio, Garrett 245 Rudberg. Devon 381 Rudd. Dale 271 Rudes. Mathew 339 Ruiz. Ernesto 151 Ruiz. Gabriela 425 Ruiz, J 425 Rulon, Katie 275 Rumery, Kristin 304 Rupani, Sanjay 148 Rush, Dylan 245 Rushovich. Colin 425 Rusin. Brad 224, 225 Rutenberg, Mike 245 Ruth, Brooke 364 Ryan. Danielle 39 Ryan. Trevor 293 Rychel, Leslie 289 S. Yuka 428 Saadat. Saba 364 Saenz, Yasmin 164 Saenz-Friedman, April 425 Safaee, Michael 61,364 Safaee, Mike 151 Sagastume. Veronica 164 Saggi, Anubhav 158 Saghatelian, Nareh 149, 339 Saghian, Bahareh 425 Sahgal, Tina 158 Sajan, Sanobar 132 Sakai, Stacey 364 Sakata, Masaru 428 Salazar, Amanda 169 Salazar, Daisy 162 Salazar. Sarah 229 Salcedo, Jorge 225 Saldivar, Sandy 428 Salimi, Sheerin 281 Salimkhan. Goldte 364 Salinas, Yuridia 428 Salomon, Edith 428 Samaniego, Marisa 255 Samar, Brian 382 Sami, Maha 168 Sampat, Parag 162 Sampson, Alicia 364 San, Chris Ah 304 Sanchez, Lauren 61. 304. 364 Sanchez, Lucila 428 Sanchez, Monica 135 Sanchez, Nina Angelette 382 Sanchez, Stacey 364 Sanders. Barry 62 Sanders, Stephanie 171 Sandler, Matthew 132 Sandoval, Angelo 428 Sandoval. Catherine 428 Sandoval, Omar 364 Sandoval, Monica 145 Sangalang, Grace 339 Sano. Jade 306 Santa-Cruz. Andres 365 Santiago, Justine 155 Santos, Karli 147 Santos. Marco 237 Santos, Richelle De Los 393 Santoyo, Francisco 163 Sarain, Sandra 147 Sarkissian, Eric 365 Sather. Kaitlin 239. 240, 241 Sato, Mizuki 259 Sattar, Farooq 142 Savage. Darius 245, 283. 285 Savage, John 293 Sayigh, Samer 428 Sbutega. Krsto 236, 237 Scannell, Britney 229 Scapa. Jason 304 Scates, Al 218,268,271 Schapira, Leslie 171 Schaub, Lauren 428 Schiffer, Dan 285 Schlatter, Tim 293 Schlee, Spencer 186 Schlosser, Jess 303 Schlosser. Jessica 281 Schlunegger, Jasmin 142 Schmid. Rachel 339 Schmidt. Kevin 237 Schmidt, Marie 303 Schmitt, Mary Anne 305 Schmitt, Mike 245 Schnack, Yasmin 267 Schoellsopf. Brian 428 Schoen, Meghan 240, 241 Schofield, Tess 254 Schofield,. Kevin 145 Schroeder. Jennifer 297 Schroeder. Katie 297 Schuman, Amanda 285 Schwartz, Ran 305 Schwerin, Sara 428 Schwikert. Jordan 256, 259 Schwikert, Tasha 256, 259 Scilacci. James 271 Scofield. Bobbie 303 Scott. Eric 245 Scott, Jill 56 Scott. Ryan 429 Seal. Nadya 307 Seamark, Julia 229 Sean, Amy 152. 429 Sears, Samantha 275 Secretov. Allen 146 Seferaj, Gevrina 281 Sefton, David 28 Segura, Daniel 429 Segura, Denesse 365 Seguso. Holden 261, 262. 263 Seidman, Laura 168. 304 Sekine, Samuel 429 Selden, Anjelica 294. 295. 297 Selig, Bud 110. Ill Selinger, Mia 429 Seliverstova, Courtney 340 Sellers, Damon 305 Selvam. Vicknesm 382 Seo. Ester 382 Seo, John 152 Seo. Kaih 158 Seo. Richard 167 Seo, Yin 142 inoex Seol, Ryan Hyun Geu 429 Sepidehdam, Sahar 429 Serling-Boyd, Naomi 162 Setareh, Samira 171 Setareh-Shenas, Saman 429 Setiwan, Bunga 323 Seyler, Kara 144 Sha, Jane 156 Shackleton, Drew 230, 231, 285 Shackleton, Kyle 230, 231, 285 Shadsirat, Melody 429 Shaffer. Matt 305 Shafron, Gavin Ryan 429 Shaginyan, Karo 526 Shah, Kathan 158 Shah, Khushali 158 Shah, Roshni 156 Shahi, Ayda 365 Shakibkhoo, Stacy 429 Shan. Emily 429 Sharbatdar, Nima 430 Sharma, Anil 164 Shaw, Lauren 142 Shaw, RC. 293 Sheen, Junette 159 Shefizadeh, Ali 151 Sheller, Sean 245 Sheng, Barbara 164 Shepardson, Corey 186 Sheppard, Craig 245 Sherman, Ben 365 Sheth, Sonali 164 Sheu, Jennifer 171 Shiau, Cheiny 149 Shieh, Celia 365 Shih, Tiffany 163 Shin, Alice 365 Shin, Diane 167 Shin, Ester 323 Shin, Seunghwa 365 Shin. Yoona 430 Shipley, Kellen 340 Shipp, Josh 247, 249 Shiraishi, Riho 438 Shulaker, Bianca 305 Shull. Kaila 297 Shulman, Evan 148 Sia, Stuart 305 Siar. Sina 323 Sldman, Caroline 340 Siedlecki, Michael 165 Siegel, Dahlia Samantha 323 Siewirski, Jerzy 245 Silberkleit, Gert 165 Silva, Ryan 152 Silvas, Rose 365 Silver Needle 30 Sim, Jenny 156 Simon, Elana 171 Simon-Freeman, Rebecca 178 Simpkins, Russell 237 Sin, Ji Sun 430 Sincuir, Jorge 305 Sinderhoff, Andrew 225 Singer, Danielle 365 Singh, Brahmand 167 Singh, Namrata 156 Singh, Nikhil 156 Singh, Satbir 167 Singh, Vishnu 340 Singla, Abby 147 Sippy, Pravina 365 Sitler, Leah 108 Siu, Chui Lan 340 Siu, Diana 156 Siu, Kevin 306 Siu. Winnie 306 Sivovol. Nikolai 163 Siyahian. Arpi 135 Skagg», Nathaniel 245 Skelton, Jim 293 Slaon, Steve 245 Slater, Matthew 245 Slavich, Deitinie 281 Slevcove, Alex 76 Small, Gary 146 Smith, Ashley 430 Smith, Brandon 284, 285 Smith, Brittany 365 Smith, Cameron 235, 237 Smith. Donovan 168 Smith, Evan 65 Smith, Geoffrey 382 Smith, Jay 145 Smith. Jordan 240 Smith, Michael 430 Smith, Tiffany 303 Smith, Tyler 237 Smith, Zack 318 Snead, William 245 Snow, B.J. 229 So, Andrew 155 So, Henry 158 So, Kenneth 165 Sobotka, Katelyn 171 Sohn, Sebin 318 Sok, Helen 382 Sok, Jennifer 167 Soliman, Aprilyn 366 Solomon, Blllie 169 Soltani, Sanaz 366 Sommer, Amy 366 Sondergaard. Jonas 168 Song, Aram 95 Song, Gyuwon 164 Song. Jessica 158 Song, Monica 151 Song, Stephanie 167 Soo, Jenny Hoo 152 Sopfe, Jenna 25 Soto, Eddie 225 Soto, Joaquin Benjamin 323 Soulive 36 Sove, Linda 165 Spaltro, Sarah 366 Spencer, James 78 Spencer. Sherry 340 Spicer, Nellie 239, 241 Spilker, Stephanie 307 Spiva, Kelly 145, 303 Sprague. Paul 155, 305 Sproat, Michelle 162 Sprouse, Christina 281 Sr., Aaron Meyer 417 Srugo, Harel 263 Stafford-Odom, Trisha 253 Stajura, Mike 146 Stalworth, Brittany 289 Stanback, Chace 249 Stancil, Ryan 366 Standefer, Whitney 281 Stanton, Madeleine 255 Stanton, Thomas 318 Stark, Aubree 289 Stark, Jacqueline 366 Stars, Refugee All 29 Stebbins, Tom 255 Steelman, Tatiana 430 Stefanos, Mark 430 Stefanucci. Rachel 366 Stek, Stephen 304 Stephens, Erika 340 Stephens, Michael 225 Stevens, Desmond 303 Stevens, Matt 76 Stevenson, Michael 340 Stevenson, Robert 145 Stevenson, Steven 323 Stewart, Daniel 382 Stewart, Kallim 261 Stichl, Fred 152 Stiles, Jennifer 366 Stoffer, Brent 366 Stokes. Reginald 245 Stromath. D.J. 269, 271 Stuart, Shannon 149 Su, Claire 151 Su, Henry 323 Su, Jeffrey 136 Suey, Samantha 225 Suglian, Tim 304 Suh, David 167 Suits, Danny 225 Sukhija, Tanya 148 Sulindro, Adrian 366 Sullivan, Alex 254, 255 Sullivan, Camy 275 Sullivan, Jonathan 324 Sullivan, Kevin 230, 286 Sun, Daniel 168 Sun. Jennifer 144 Sun, Katherine 161 Sun, Philip 366 Surugucchi, Sruti 164 Sutherland, Noah 245 Suyanto. Wickson 382 Suzuki, Chihiro 430 Svendsen, Ryan 304 Swanson, China 306 Swanson, Scott 237 Sweetman, Nicole 229 Sy, Christopher 366 Sy, Mark Anthony 121 Sycip, Marc 159 T.I. 18 Ta. Eileen 430 Ta, Thomas 144, 147, 367 Taguiam, Michael 149 Tai, Andrew 306 Tai. Dian 303 Tajsar, Mohammad 148 Taka. Allison 253 Takei,, Akane 145 Takemoto, Stephanie 340 Taksa, Sara 430 Talcott, Christopher P. 101 Talley, Bobby 285 Tarn, Kam Yee 567 Tan, Dorothy 142 Tan, Jeff 306 Tan, Jeffrey 324 Tan, Jeffrey 92 Tan, Tim 305 Tanaka, Brent 430 Tanaka, Maiya 278 Tanamachi, Sabrina 567 Tang, Audrey Oi Yi 340 Tang, Christie 152 Tang, Diana 164 Tang, Jennifer Wing Chung 430 Tang, Ling 142 Tang, Nina 156 Tang, Ronald 431 Tanja, Christian 367 Tanjan, Christian 302, 303, 305 Tanjuaquio, Dianne 132 Tanner, Brian 82 Tanouye, Chris 162, 306 Tantisuwanna, Whitney 64 Tantoushian, Astghik 382 Tarasenko, Olga 142 Tarn, Tammy 156 Tashiro, Stephanie 305 Tatevossian, Tiffany 160 Tatevosyan, Iren 160 Tavakoly, Hooman 142 Taylor. Allison 259 Taylor, Bo 285 Taylor, Chelsea 155 Taylor, Christian 245 Taylor. Kimberly 140, 367 Taylor, Steven 286 Te, Gary 156 Teff. Vanessa 281 Tehrani, Negar 151 Tejada, Deslree 303 Tejwani. Rohtt 162 Temple, Molly 147 Teng, Tiffany 156 Teo, Nicolette 254, 265 Terehani,, David 144 Terranova, Alan 526 Teruya, Alison 159 Tevaga, Shannon 245 Tevaga. Sonny 245 Thang. Christine 98 Thao. Judy 431 Thapliyal, Tanuj 263 rheriot. Trevor 245 Thieme, Alison 144 Thio, Astrid 367 Thomas. Kyla 431 Thomas, Robert 340 Thomassian, Ara 160 Thompson, Ashley 229 Thomson, Daniel 318 Thomure, Eric 166 Thorn, Gwen 149 Tia, Elaina 525 Tian. Charles 164 Tibor. Emily 142 Tidwell, Kathleen 367 Tieu, Kevin 305 Tieu, Ryan 305 Tlllson, Katherine 431 Ting, Lai 431 To, Eric 431 Tobon, Carlos 367 Tobyansen, P.J. 245 Tokatlian, Christina 367 Tolentino, Casimiro 431 Tom. Nikl 259 Tom. Tina 142. 152. 340 Tomita, Lauren 150 Tomiyama, Janet 143 Tong, Jason 149,431 Topaldjikian, Narine 382 Topaljekian, Puzant 567 Topinio, Jaimee 150 Toribio, Gerard 324 Torneros, Allison 318 Toro, Diana Del 394 Torralba, Chris Anthony 367 Torres. Danny 149 Torres, James 150 Torres. Kristen 303 Torres-Gil, Fernando 145 Toussaint 57 Toy, Kristin 144 Tran, Bao 164. 431 Tran, Cindy 165 Tran, Ellis 306 Tran, Jennie 155 Tran, Jennifer 304 Tran, AVai-Linh 164 Tran, Mimie 144 Tran. Quynh-Minh 156, 567 Tran, Tracy 382 Tran, Vu 146 Tran, Tracy 144 Trang, Janet 156 Trehan, Rijan 165 Trinh. Brian 149 Trinh, Margaret 144 Trinn. Rebecca 431 Trivedi, Krupa 156 Trompeta, Frances 368 Trotta. Jennifer 341 Truong, Carrie 149 Truong. Dai 165 Truong. Danny 142 Truong. Jeannie 155 Tsai, Grace 156 Tsai, Liwen 431 Tsai. William 285 Tsan. Allison 368 Tsang, MacArthur 156 Tsang, Stephanie Jean 431 Tsang, Vincent 165 Tsao, Jerry 64 Tsao, Tiffany 163 Tsc, Stephen 144 Tsiu, Andrew 368 Tsutsumi. Hisae 432 Tu, Andy 164 Tu, Victor 164 Tucker, Ashley T. 432 Tukiainen, Erica 253 Tung, Albert 165 Tung, Jennifer 152 Tung, Wayne 27 Tuosto, Joel 285 Turner, Jamil 245 Turteltaub, Rhea 50 Tynan, Chad 368 U, Man Ian 432 Ubhi, Amrit 368 Uchihori. Yusuke 368 Udomphokolkul, Parima 382 Ukositkul Narin 432 Um, Alicia 278. 279 Um, Jennifer 167 Umland, Torrey 304 Umodu, Tobi 245 Umphrey, Noel 275 Underbill, Charlie 303 Ung. Eleanor 341 Ung, Kieng 432 Uotani, Ted 159 Urena, Araceli 368 Uribe, Justin 293 Uribe, Maria Jose 278. 279 Urrutia, Manuel 305 Urrutia, Steven 245 Ursano, Tommy 383 Usahacharoenporn, Proud 368 Va. Dana 281 Vaca, Johanna Amelia 432 Vahle, Tracy 305 Valdecantos, Jed Andrew 432 Valdivia, Arelia 432 Vallarino, Nicholas 432 Valle. Andrew 303 Vallejo. Martin 202 Van, Kristie 163 Van, Linda 164 Van, Rodney 245 Van, Valerie 383 Vanden, Sam 254 Vandenberg, Kim 255 Vandenberg-Rodes. Alexander 306 Vargas, Arianna 433 Vargas, Rogelio 324 Varsovia, Melson 303 Vartanian,, Tadeh 144 Varvaro, Sheleana 99 Vas. Nicole 136 Vasend, Sarah 305 Vasquez, Christian 168 Vasquez, Christian Andrew 433 Vasquez, Diane 368 Vastano, Russell 368 Vaughan. Katherine 433 Vaughan. Keli 166 Vazquez. Janeth 202 Veasley. Jamila 253 Vecchione,. Gina 297 Vega, Maria 34 1 Vehling. Mollie 298 Velante. Christine 433 Velasquez, Vivian Marissa 341 Veloz, Crystal 433 Venegas. Art 283. 285 Veney, Tony 285 Vera. Cynthia 95 Vera., Mike De 141 Verkhovsky. Yana 433 Verma, Pooja 156 Vernal, Zachary 433 Verner, Alterraun 245 Vi. Richard 306 Viana, Mirian 383 Viara. Luiz 142 Vibhaker. Vishal 155 Viehweg. Ciara 232 Viehweg. Ciara 289 Vien. Linda 151 Villalpando, Cristina 241 Villanueva. Erika 341 Villanueva. Joseph 525 ViUareal. Erika 156 Villela, Laura 155 Vincenty, Maureen 433 Vindler, Karl 145 Viney. Courtney 245 Virji. Nabeela 433 Virk. Mrigender 167 Vlscarra, Brianna 433 Viuf, Katy 289 Vivrito, Mary Diana 368 Vizcarra, Arlyn 341 Vlahova, Stela 439 Vogel, Robin 368 Vu, Beverly 155 Vu„ , Jennifer 145 Vuong, Diep 142 Vuong, Helen 156 Vuong, Myphuong 383 Vyas, Ushma 147 Vysin, Michael 156 Wada. Brian 150 Wada. Brian 306 Wade. Matt 271 Wadood, Zerka 306 Wagner. Kate 178 Wagner, Michael 305 Wake, Melissa 369 Waldo, Amanda 71 Walker. Brandon 433 Walker, Darius 285 Walker. DeWayne 245 Walker. Josh 301 Walker. Pam 253 Wall, Dana 229 Walter, Elizabeth 341 Walters, Ryan 303 Walton, Robin 569 Waltz, Lena 433 Wan, Steven Tsz Fung 434 Wang, Ahromi 152 Wang, Alyssa 306 Wang. Andrea 303 Wang. Ben 76 Wang, Emily 303 Wang. Jani 156 Wang, Jeff 158 Wang, Jennifer 369 Wang. Jennifer 42 Wang. Jonathan 341 Wang. Liang 434 Wang. Linda 163 Wang. Michael 155 Wang. Michele 151 Wang, Michelle 142, 156 Wang. Nan Ping 434 Wang, Scott 304 Wang, Selena 165 Wang, Shen 142 Wang, Sunny 156 Wang, YaoYao 165 Ward. Jason 285 Ward, Megan 178 Ward, Tierra 286, 289 Warden. Jeffrey 438 Wardenburg, Maria 369 Ware. Aaron 245 Wasson, Christopher 118 Watchempino, Evan 230, 231, 286 Waters. Torin 304 Watkins, Rhonda 289 Watley, Natasha 297 Watson. Danielle 289 Watt. Stephanie 306 Waugh, Scott L. 50 Way. Soung 341 Webb, Brittany 151 Weber, Keria 90 Weber, Mark 285 Weber. Patrick 303 Webster, Stella Sampras 265, 267 Wee, Katie 298 Wee. Maryann 289 Wehrly, Kari 434 Wei, Ting-Ting 145 Weiner, Kevin 225 Weinraub, Jeremy 434 Weintraub, Coreen 149 Weisser. Mickey 293 Weldy, Amanda 162 Wells. Cory 341 Wells, Elijah 284. 285 Wells, Ian 147 Wells, Tyrone 30 Wen, Sarah 142 Wen, Tim 144 Weng, ChiEn-han 434 Weng, Jonathan 158 Wenger. J.T. 271 Werth, Hillary 289 West. Pat 146 Westbrook, Russell 247, 248, 249 We St view 30 Wetmore, Stephanie 266, 267 Whalen, Danielle 151 Whang, Duke 158 White. Catherine 289 White, James 341 White, Jessica 434 White, Ryan 225 White, Tony 245 Whithorne, Robert 454 Whitt. Jeremy 305 Whittington. Aaron 171.245 Wibowo, Andini 168.383 Wickland, Jessica 369 Widman. Nicolas 149 Wiemann, Kelcie 232. 289 Wijaya, Santoso 149 Wilcox. Rebekka 434 Wilkinson, Cheryl 434 Wille, Alejandro 142 Williams. Alicia 55, 142 Williams, Kevin 158 Williams. Renee 289, 434 Williams, Scott 304 Willis. Amy 163 Wilmoth. Lauren 229 Wilson, April Rose 148 Wilson, Stephanie 341 Wilson, Christine 134 Winfield, Julie 178 Winfrey, Oprah 119 Winkle, Edie Van 306 Winn, Laura 255 Winner, Heidi 303 Wiscombe, Simon 306 Wisdom, Merice 289 Witt, Patricia 271 Woepse. Greg 285 Wolf, Katie 303, 369 Wolfe. Jonathan 383 Wolfson, Roberta 151 Won, Kimberly 144 Won, Tony 151 Wonder. Stevie 119 Wong, Alex 79 Wong, AUi 151 Wong. Andrew 152 Wong. Brian 55 Wong. Chiyan 324 Wong. Christina 145, 155 Wong. Christopher 143 Wong, Cindy 369 Wong, Dan 167 inoex Wong, Darren 434 Wong, Deborah 156 Wong, Emily 156, 165 Wong, Gobby 344 Wong, Helen 435 Wong, Ka Yee 383 Wong, Kam Weng 383 Wong, Katherine 255 Wong, Katie 255 Wong, Laura 167 Wong, Linda 163 Wong, Matthew 167,255 Wong, Nicholas 304 Wong, Raymond 306 Wong, Ryan 163 Wong, See Yin 369 Wong. Shek Yu 383 Wong. Stephanie 271 Wong, Sunny 159 Wong, Tsz-Ching 324 Wong. Wan Si 435 Wong. Wing Chi 369 Wong. Zita Ching Yiu 369 Woo, Diana 435 Woo, Jennifer 369 Woo. Vickl 435 Wood, John 304 Wood, Rebecca 324 Woodbright, Jordan 245 Wooden. John 89,218,247 Woodley. Jeff 271 Wozny, Michael 369 Wright. John 83 Wright. Kylie 229 Wu, Diana 142 Wu, I-Wei 372 Wu. Jessica 155,435 Wu. Jezzeri 525 Wu. Kathleen 435 Wu. Lucy 144. 156 Wu. Sharon 98 Wu. Tony 99 Wu, Vincent 81 Wu, Wei-Ting 372 Wu. William 306 Wun. Scott 304 Wylie, Anna 151 Wyner. Saul 149 Xi. Linda 344 Xia. Shuang 324 Xiao. Fan 306 Xie. Huan Ai 383 Xie. Junyi 145 Xie. Min Ran 435 Xin. Oscar 161 Xu. Haili 383 Xu. Jason 324 Xu. Liubo 372 Xu. Susan 158 Yadegari, Rita 171 Yaghoobi. Rodrik 144 Yaghooti. Negin 56 Yagoubzadeh. Michael 386 Yakubin. Irina 171 Yamaguchi. Tiiubasa 386 Yamamoio. Chit-mi 254, 256 Yamamoto. Rachel 344 Yamamoto. Tom 306 Yan. WiUon 324 Yang, Killy 306 Yang. Glory 278. 279 Yang, James 158 Yang, Jizhao 372 Yang, John 164,435 Yang, Min Kyu 164 Yang, Nancy 372 Yang, Sarah 267 Yang, Stephanie 159 Yang. Xuan 435 Yanovsky. Igor 386 Yashar. Michelle 435 Yau. Douglas Ho Chung 435 Yazdy, Pegah 144 Ye, Donna 156 Yee, Betty 139,435 Yee, Brittany 372 Yee, Jaryd 386 Yeh. Brian 163 Yeh, Ching 436 Yeh, Juliet 372 Yeh. Miri 169 Yeh. Selwyn 152 Yeh, Yang 436 Yen, Amanda 156 Yen. Frank 155 Yerushalml, Princess 436 Yeu. Sam 167 Yeung, Anna 198 Yeung, Mandy 372 Yeung. Wing Yan Winnie Au 326 Yeung, Yuen Yee Jennifer 344 Yim. Benjamin 324 Yin. Tiffany 142 Yip. Pui Kwan 456 Yoder, Jessica 166 Yoes. Maritza 171 Yonekura, Kentarou 436 Yonemoto, Lew 372 Yog, Chang 167 Yog, Minkyung 456 Yog, Yung H. 159 Yoohanna, Jennifer 160 Yoon, Charles 372 Yoon, Christina 57 Yoon, Diane 142 Yoon, Jane 152 Yoon, JooHee 436 Yoon. Sam 152 Yoon. Samuel 158 Young, Brandon 372 Young, Cynthia 372 Young, Eric 436.519 Young, Esther 373 Young, Sarah 305 Young. Victoria 436 Young. Wendy 436 Youngflesh, Jena 373 Yount, Christian 245 Yu. Alex 306 Yu, Allison 151 Yu, Angela 306 Yu, Annie 436 Yu, Julia 158 Yu, Matthew 324 Yu, Minning 456 Yu, Minyong 305 Yu, Quingjia 437 Yu, Tricia 437 Yu, Victor 159 Yu.. Dennis 144 Yu.. Stephanie 145 Yue. Olivia 156 Yuen, Ying Kin 325 Yum, Hee 386 Yung, Dara 437 Zalmi. Alexander 437 Zaki, Maria 147 Zakula, Nick 237 Zalameda. Riza 264, 266. 267, 437 Zamora, Ivette 437 Zardari, AsifAli 114 Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto 114 Zaychik. Helen 171 Zendejas. Ricardo 150 Zendejas. Ricardo 325 Zentmyer. Brian 143 Zerboni, Blake 229 Zerboni. McCall 229 Zeynalova, Yuliya 437 Zhan, Hengjun 457 Zhao. Angela 306 Zhao, Danyang 161 Zhao, Roger 225 Zhao, Tlangi 156 Zhao, Tranql 437 Zhen, Evan 325 Zheng, Song 142 Zhu. Dagny 164 Zhu, Yixin Anny 437 Zlka, Adam 373 Zilly, Lauren 437 Zimmer, James 142 Ziolkaoski, Aaron 437 Ziv. Maya 171 Zlvari. Kaveh 575 Zoysa, Yohan De 164 Zvansky. Anna 171 Zabat-Fran.Alexa Michelle 373 Zadro. Liz 229 Zaghl. Justin 144 Zahedl, Iman 168 Zaher. Mike 224. 225 Zaima, Bill 267 BruinLife 2008, Votunu 89 u a.i created by a 60 person j toff at the Unlveoity of Calif ornia, Lo,) Angelej and wad pr ' uited by Taylor Publuhlng Company in Dalloj, Texoj. Cover, Endsheets Printing The cover of this yesirbook is black matte with photography in a UV glossy finish. The cover, title page, opening, closing and divider pages fonts are Franklin Gothic, Bickley Script and Cochin. All body copy for the yearbook is Cochin. All captions and rosters are Franklin Gothic. The folio and folio page numbers are Cochin and Trajan. Opening, Closing Divisions Opening, closing, title page and table of contents photographs were taken by Jennifer Wang, Tung X. Dao, Christal Thavincher, Howard Kao and Enrique Torreblanca. Opening copy written by Benjamin Yim. Division copy written by Benjamin Yim, Herumi Ann Baylon, Stacy Hu, Ameet Chahall and Jennifer Wang. Closing copy written by Benjamin Yim and Erica Liu. Typography Events Section: Headlines, Bickley Script and Didot. Subheadlines, Bickley Script. Academics Section: Headlines, Futura. Subheadlines: New Caledonia. Issues Section: Headlines and subheadlines, Adobe Garamond. Student Life Section: Headlines, Franklin Gothic. Subheadlines, Baskerville. Student Organization Section: Headlines and rosters, Franklin Gothic. Titles, Bickley Script Greek Life Section: Headlines and titles, Bickley Script.Information, Cochin. Athletic Section: Headlines, Franklin Gothic and Trajan. Subheadline, Futura. Graduates Section: Names, Cochin. Background text, Franklin Gothic. Hardware This book was produced on three Macintosh Pros in the BruinLife Yearbook Offices at 118 Kerchoff ' Hall, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90024. Photographic prints were scanned with an Epson Perfection 3 1 70. Digital photographs were taken with a Nikon DlOO, a Nikon D70, a Nikon D50 and other personal digital cameras. Software Layouts were produced on Adobe InDesign CS and CS3. Photographs were edited with Adobe Photoshop CS. Articles were written in Microsoft Word vl 1.2. Automation scripts were written in JavaScript using Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2 and PHP in Coda vl.l. HTML and CSS was written in Adobe Dreamweaver CS. Other programs used were Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1 Professional, Toast 7.01 Titanium, and Microsoft Excel vl 1.0. Publisher Taylor Publishing Company 1550 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, Texas 75235 Publishing Representative: Corey Mundwiler Account Executive: Glenn Russell Publishing Consultants: Frank Meyers colopnon i SsSa wm. Bruinlife 2008 Bruinlife would like to thank the following people, without whom, the production of the yearbook would not hove been possible. ASUCLA Communications Board Thank you for continuing to support BruinLife ' s mission of providing the best possible coverage in recording the history of tradition of UCLA. Arvli Word, Student Medio Director Amy Emmert, Student Medio Advisor Thank you for being so supportive of the yearbook and for being able to answer any production, marketing and any other administrative questions we had. We sought your advice very often, and appreciate your patience in helping us settle whatever issues we had. Glenn Russell, Taylor Account Executive Corey Mundwiler, Taylor Representitive Thank you for all your help and support throughout the year. We appreciate your diligence and commitment to making sure our pages were correct and looked as good as possible. Staff Rob Hewitt, Rosie Barrero, Leslie Goodykoontz and the rest of the Campus Photo Studio staff Thank you for all your hard w ork in organizing the portrait season and for getting us the senior portraits and a timely manner. Michael O ' Connor, Christopher Bates and Savanna Carson, MIS Thank you for providing technical support and for working hard to ensure that we had functional hardware and software throughout the year. Dorio McKenzie and the Accounting Staff Thank you for persistently reminding us to turn in payroll and for keeping track of our account. Kerckhoff Front Desk Staff Thank you for taking yearbook orders and for answering questions that customers had about the yearbook. Thank you for the countless number of times you unocked the door for our staff members. Liz Loyung Thank you for letting us use the Ad Production room for our meetings and edit nights. Doily Bruin Photography Thank you for allowing us to use your sports photographs in the athletics section of this book. ASUCLA Photography Thank you for providing candid and team photographs to use in a timely manner. Jennifer Lewi, AP Photo Thank you for helping us sort out our account and for answering all our questions regarding purchasing photos. Marc Dellins, UCLA Sports Information Director Thank you for working with us to set up interviews with various athletic teams and for helping us get our photographers into events to take photos. Tiffany Liu assistant editor First. I w ould like to say. my job would not have been possible V. ithout Pus har. I know ou hate i me sometimes and I admit that I hated you -ometimes too, but there ' s no way I could ' ve finished my pages without you. Thank you for coordinating all the last minute groups, and if all else failed, going to take it yourself. Ol course I have to thank the photogs as well, and I definitely appreciate all their work, but I have to single out Jenn for taking up most of it. They ' re not exciting photos to take, but they ' re very important, so thank you for being so willing to take so many of them. I also want to thank the staff and interns that helped me so much, especially with the greek deadline. Jenny Kim, Christine Hsu, Herumi, Ameet and Annie: that nightmare of a deadline -would have been impossible without all the hard work that you guys put in for me. Thanks. :) Alost importantly, I thank Ben: for not only doing your job extremely well but also finding the time to help me do mine. (Haha, that was supposed to be my job as your assistant...) Not only did you tie up all my loose ends but you kept me motivated when 1 needed it the most. And thanks for always being there for me. :) Ben, Christine, Erica, Fides: the fabulous five? Haha, I don ' t remember anymore. Thanks for ever) ' thing you guys have done for me in the last four years. I ' m thankful for all the experiences I ' ve had and all the people I ' ve met in the last four years. (This is starting to sound like that Thanksgiving dinner game... ) And though I ' ve been super flaky on and off, I have to say, BruinLife is the ONLY thing that I have consistently stuck with for the last four years. And if you knovi ' my history, you know that that means something. :) " 44 A COLLECTIVE SACRIFICE TO DEFE? ' THEIR COMMON IDEALb. FE N DIEGO (LL-bJ) . cvvu.... :MBLEMATIC OF ALL WHC HIS EPIC STRUGGLE. Haze Kwok managing editor I often tell people, t he best thing I ' ve ever done in my life is joiningyearbook. It is not an exaggeration when I say Bruinlife has given me everything I need, friendship, love, experience and even paychecks. For that, I thank YOU for being part of my best decision, for being an inseparable part of my being and for being my Bruinlife. Ben, you are Superman and you deserve everyone ' s admiration (yes, everyone should admire you like you are wearing red undies outside, in a good way I mean.) Thank you for helping me so much, especially the retreat because I might have committed suicide before we started driving. Christine, thank you for making me yours. I look at your face I think about BCD. This is not a racist statement because what I mean is looking at you makes me remember good times. Erica, thank you for being such a great layout editor. And when I look at you I think about Boba, again, that only means good times and late-night munchies. You don ' t understand, I have a habit of starving myself to sleep. Ann, you are a talented artist. And you are an engineer. And you are cute too. The world is so unfair. Tushar, thank you for managing the biggest staff in yearbook. I know it is not easy and you have kept the pictures coming. Tiffany, thank you for stalking so intensely. You know every Greek person on the planet. It was awe-inspiring watching you make phone calls. Joey, thank you for being such a good friend to many of us. I love the Disney video you showed me and now I want to go to Tokyo. Eric, (I thought of saying something extremely inappropriate, but then that will only make everyone read it over and over again, so I ' ll stick to the basics) Thank you for making me eat, sleep and take breaks. Thank you for putting up with my emo-ness and my queer-ness. Thank you for being there for me whenever I needyou foryearbook, or a hug. Won ' t survive without you. Copy staff! You squishes are so adorable. Thank you for giving yearbook such positive energy, enthusiasm and awesome copies. You Continued on page 526... Eric Young athletics editor Mon On The Sloge: And the yearbook Sports Exiitor Position goes to (man opens envelope) . . . Eric Young. APPUUSE, Cheesy Music Fodes in. Eric is elated end surprised, staff members ond editors hug, Itiss, and congratulate him). Woman ' s Voice Over The Speakers: This is the second editor ' s position held by Eric Young. He garnered rave reviews in 2006 in his BruinLife managing editing performance in BruinLife. Applause, cheesy music and clopping continue as Eric walks up the steps. (Cameras zoom into Christine Pork ond Erica Liu as they wipe tears from their eyes.) Wide screen shot of Eric and Man on the stage embrocing. Man hands Eric the award and walks to the bock of the stoge. Eric opprooches microphone. Zoom into Eric (the audience continues clopping.) Eric Oh my Gosh, Oh my Gosh. (Eric fights to hold bock tears, as he struggles to find words). Zoom into Tushor and he gets up to applaud and encouroge Eric on. The rest follow lead. Eric: Thank you. Thank you. Tear lines mark his cheeks. (Audience sits bock down) Eric Oh my Gosh, this means so much to me. I cannot... I cannot believe this is happening. There are so many people to thank. I know I just have a little bit of time so I am going to have to rush. But don ' t worry if you need to cut away to Del Taco commercials, I won ' t be mad. Chancellor Block told me to thank my girlfriend so I would like to thank my BruinLife sweetheart Haze who has been there for me; I hope that there will be many more happy years to come. I love you Haze. I would like to thank Jennie Zhu for believing in me and putting me in my very first BruinLife position as a marketing intern. I would like to thank Joey for sitting next to me in front of Campus Photo Studio spending hours trying to sell the BruinLife for $85.00. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Without you, sales would never been as high as they are. Thank you, thank you. (Camera zoom in and music begins to ploy) Oh great, here we go. Thank you Tiffany for getting angry with me and not fearing to say what you think. Erica for having my whole name in hers, thank you. Thank you for being an amazing friend. I would like to thank Christine for putting her trust in me and pushing me to new responsibilities that Continued on page 526... bruinli il srafT and slackerish tendencies adinirabK% and probabK ' bore more of die pressure and -n-orkload b - TOurself dian we will e -er know. Thanks (or being our (eariess and patient leader tbis 3 ' ear. Alost importantK ' =P, I ha ' e -ou to thank for introducing me to iHuin basketball, so thanks for being a part of probabK ' some of my (avorite college mom ts. Haze! thanks for organizing all the awesome retreat and e ' ents this yesr. Bruiniife would not have been as exciting without them. I will also tniiy miss -our entertaining. craz - bulletins evei ' week •sigh " Christine bean! Sticking to -b- related things, thanks for being my Sven and keeping me company in the office. alwa ' s trying to keep my spurts high and suppKHng me with pocky, da-asses and leaR ' pies. I ' m glad we were roomies first -ear and decided to appK ' to v ' earbook together...liie would ha -e been so different otherwise. Jazzercise! Tan Romeo!, thanks for being my fellow An ophile and youtube xideo adv-isor and for taking care of the photos, without which w% n-ould not have the same ' earbook... Jo ! thanks for all -our efforts getting our little Bruiniife ' s name out there and for teaching me the rubix cube. Eric! Although -ou will aKi-av ' s be less cocJer because you ha -e no ' a ' in your name, you ' re still one of the coolest people I know. Thanks for v-our random, crazy anecdotes, card tricks, alwav-s taking care of the sports photos for us and voluntarily going through the ptain rf identifying athletes! =) Ann! Thanks for the beautiful dKiders and layouts...! am in awe of your design skills. Twas fiin being -our fellow editor this year, it made things seem less daunting. Tiffany! I am amazed hy your stalker skills and also how you managed to get the student grou[ s greeks section together by yourselP. Good luck at optometiy school! Thanks for sharing this craz - year with guv ' s realK ' made all the late nights (that turned into earK ' mornings), seemingly- endless proofs, going o -er applications and other yearbook mumbo jumbo more bearable and kind of (iin. Shamu, shamu! To my a -esome ia -out staff, thanks for all v-our hard n ' ork and bearing v ith my slev.- of emails and putting up with me in general. You guvs pulled through at the end and I am grateful more often than I tell you guys. To Annie, you are the greeks student groups pro! thanks for all your time spent on that section and for the awesome NCAA spread. Christine, thanks for all your hard work and tireless devotion to yearbook. You did things without us even having to ask and for that we are grateful. Jenn, thanks for your dedication and working your tail off eveiy edit night and alwavs staving late to help us, especially with the mountain of dedications. Stephanie, thanks for your beautiful spreads, kick-ass timeline, paper-objects links and general all-around awesomeness...and for being my purvtyor of dorm food. Victor, despite your weird stares =P, thanks for your tireless devotion to bl and always being willing to help with whatever it was wre needed help on and of course, an equally kick-ass timeline. Jeiwy, thanks for your eagerness to soak in yearbookness and constant offerings of help and awesome designs . Allen, thanks for always being on top of things.. .you really made my editor life easier and I will miss your quiet awesomeness. Kristine, thanks for alwrays making room for bruiniife despite your crazy schedule and being there when we needed you! Ohvia, who we sacrificed to Joey and marketing for the greater good, thanks for designing such inspiring and beautiful fl ' ers to promote our book. Hisae, thanks for all your hard work and filling in when we needed it the most. Alark, the bark. I can ' t believe we ' re graduating! ! I ' m glad you joined yb second year! Thanks for your crazy enthusiasm and constant willingness to rally the troops to do dedications assignments! -Mike? " -huh?- -Mike? " -No...- And to Steven, thanks for carrying on the family legacy in bruiniife =P and being my (almost) patient basketball analyst explainer.. .you better sneak me into games next year! _ " • " e SI taff Allen Chu Anne Geffrey Christine Hsu Olivia Kanaley Jenny Kim Mark Landig Kristine Paik Stephanie Snipes Ann Yih layout editor First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you to the entire staff! Ben: You ' ve been a great editor-in-chief and everyone saw how much energy and time you put into this book. Thanks for putting up vnth my computer illiteracy and procrastination and always driving me back after a long night in the office. Erica: Thanks so much for being the best co-editor. I don ' t know where I or the layout staff would be without you. The entire editorial staff: You guys have been amazing to work with, even at 3 in the morning when the sanity level in the office has completely gone to the ground. All of you have inspired me in one way or other because you really cared about the yearbook and put so much into making it. Good luck with everything after graduation, and come back to visit often! I know you guys wiU be great at whatever you do. To m ' la ' OUt staff: Thanks for being my slaves this year (joke!). You guys have been great at staying on top ot assignments, and I love coming into the office and seeing some of you plaxdng around with Photoshop or InDesign because you really wanted to learn more than what ' s assigned to you. Thanks for putting up with me! To the entire staff: Thanks for making me laugh whenever I pop into the office, for being so supportive of one another uld during edit nights, tor working so hard on our book, and just for being the best staff ever! AH our work has finally paid off! To my family: I couldn ' t ask for a more loving and supportive family than you. Although I don ' t £d vays show it, I know that I ' m truly blessed to have the famiK ' that I love all of you more than anything else. Elaine: best of wishes to your marriage life, and I ' ll al vays keep you in my prayers. To my very dearest friends: I can ' t say how much I appreciate you guys. You guys have supported me, inspired me, and made me laugh in the worst of times. I love kno%ving that there are people I can rely on or turn to no matter ■what. Finally, thanks to everyone for a great year! . r-— bruinli i " ' Christine Park copy editor Believe it or not, I ' m taking a break from editing articles for my last Bruin Life deadline ever to write this thank you note. It ' s kind of a moment that I ' ve been dreading since graduation first appeared on the near horizon ... like every other " last " thing I have been doing and will be doing this year, here is my last message to my yearbook family, dipped into a pot of love and topped with a bittersweet cherry. I can ' t possibly write a note to everyone I love on the staff and I don ' t vant start bawling while writing, lest Erica on the other side of the room get alarmed, so I will keep it directed to my most immediate family. Still, to everyone I can ' t mention, thanks for giving special meaning my life at UCLA. I have said it unceasingly throughout the year, and I will say it again: My staff has got to be the best. Not only have you girls and guys been amazing in meeting demanding deadlines, but you are the best group of w riters that I ' ve seen on the yearbook staff in all my years here. I have also never seen such a close group of writers, and watching you love and care for each other has been the sweetest thing. As in any family, the baby is always the one that rejuvenates the others. To my freshman squishies, all three of you brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm along with make-me-proud articles. Your effort and dependability made this squishy driver ' s job 1 00 times easier. Herumi, my Squishy 4, I seriously want to see where you keep those batteries one day, because I admire your ability to bring everyone ' s spirits up nonstop. They say that the best things in life come in small packages, and I think that you are living proof of that. Ameet, whose Squishy rank I forget (sorry!), I give you the award for the most persevering copy writer. With a stalker rating of MS o, I love that there is no quote or information that you cannot get. Thanks for never giving up and for plowing through the most discouraging times. Stacy, the baby of the babies, with a birth year I cannot believe actually exists, I am grateful for the level of maturity that you brought to the staff. Never uttering a single complaint, I could count on you to take care of business no matter what. To Andrew, the pimp of the copy staff and token male figure, I first was compelled COPY Herumi Ann Baylon Ameet Chahall Joyce Chen Stacy Hu Fides Lay David Luong Monica Nguyen Thoa Nguyen to take you on staff based on your desire to try something new. While we both know that there was much for you to learn in the beginning, I am grateful and proud of you for all the effort you put into working toward perfection. And I must say, that all of your hard work paid off, because you ' ve improved incredibly. I also appreciated your friendliness and quirky comments, though Mark and I will never forgive you for being such a grandpa. Every year, there are always bound to be a number of casualties, and this year the copy staff suffered the loss of Grace and her sweet personality. Thanks Grace, for writing virtually flawless professional-level articles during the short time you were on staff. To two-time BruinLifers Thoa and Nina, I thank you for not running away screaming after experiencing my reign as editor in chief last year. Thoa, I miss you already knowing that you will be in Japan for a whole year . . . though yes, I am a va e that I myself won ' t be here either. The yearbook is really going to miss a great staffer in you, but I hope your time abroad gives you that special new something that I think everyone needs once in awhile. Nina, Mrs. SeZen, thanks for taking a stroll my way and taking the plunge from the layout staff to the copy staff. I ' m proud of you for facing any difficulties and doubts that you had when writing, and I want you to know that however they seemed to you, your articles were al ' ways excellent. To the silent but steady forces of the copy staff, I thank Monica and David for all your work. Monica, though we never got the pleasure of working with you in person, thanks for your adherence to deadlines and steady contribution. David, the true Bruin Lifer for life, thanks for helping out even after your graduation. I can ' t believe that I have known you since our tabling days in front of (Campus Photo Studio my freshman year, and now we ' re both moving on from Bruin Life. Thanks for always being there. To my peers, English minor buddies classmates, and friends from tresh-laced freshman days, Fides and Joyce ... thanks for being professional and bringing your seasoned maturity and knowledge to articles rmniue staff whose quality I could rely on. Fides, it was tun to take English 10 A, Shakespeare, and even Soc 1 with you, and thanks for getting my back whenever I overslept. Joyce, my special you-know-what, I think words are not needed to express all the love I have for you both in and out of the land of wonders. Tiffany, Fides, Erica, and Ben ... you guys have a very special place in my heart, because though the number of people in our class ' s group photo increased each year, my BruinLife started with the four of you. We ' ve watched It happen to seniors every year, and now it is our turn to face It. But I think it ' s safe to say that nothing, not even graduation, can bring down the five of us. Hey, Ben. I haven ' t let you forget it all year, that you ' re one lucky guy. But I haven ' t told you enough (there ' s just no time when there ' s so much abusing to do) that the rest of us are the lucky ones — those of us that have been here for three years, five years, not even one year . . . Your book wsis in the making since you first joined BruinLife, and I hope it ' s everything that you dreamed it %vould be. You deserve this moment, the surreal sense of fulfillment and hesitant closure after you have frantically inspected your freshly printed and delivered spawn of sleepless nights and endless curses. Congrats and thanks. Oh, and you ' re one of the best friends I ' ve ever had. So ... I guess this is it ... Thanks, BruinLife. This is Mama Duck — reluctantly signing out. C t.jt. ii jruinii r tair Tushar Ranjan photography editor It looks like the sequel to my stint as BruinLife photo editor is coming to am end, and for once, the sequel was better than the original. Christal, it was a blast working with you and I enjoy your company. Thanks for being so reliable and supportive. Howard, you floored me with your technical knowledge and amazing photographs. Thanks for being so helpful and energetic. Michelle, I have to commend you for being so involved with both BruinLife and your sorority while living so far off campus. Olga, thank you for always taking whichever assignments needed to be taken, whether it was a routine student group or risking your life at the SC game, and the interesting conversations about Russia. Hi Jenn!! " Waves hand energetically " Thank you so much for always taking whatever needed to be taken, helping out around the office, and doing it with a smile. Tung, you ' re truly a phenomenal photographer. Thanks for taking photos whenever I needed them, even if it was at a bad time. By the ' way, your name is awesome. Enrique, thanks for volunteering for all those student groups, and especially for ROTC. You woke up when I went to sleep. Kevin, thanks for always coming to edit night and helping out. Julie, even though you joined us later in the year, thank you for all your contributions. Tiffany, it ' s been great courting insanity with you while getting photos of student groups which, half the time, never showed up. Eric, words fail me. To paraphrase, thanks for everything. Haze, thanks for always giving a shoulder to lean on. I hope you got your KFC. Joey, thank you for bailing me out of so many situations where my incompetence showed. Try to get a peek at the Oscar winners when you ' re at PWC. Erica, aka Elcho Lima, it was great talking to you about London and naming Ben ' s car. Your t-shirts are hilarious. Ann, sorry if I seemed boisterous and obnoxious at times, but it was still great v orking with you. Christine, self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe and " Squishie Master " , it ' s been great getting to know you these last three years. Your eccentricities and obsessions make you a more refined, more interesting, saner version of me. Ben, you did a great job as EIC and, like a true CSE major, made things run more efficiently. Thanks for being so understanding and helping me out whenever I messed up. I still have to play you in Madden. Victor, I think I ' ve taken your place as the office napper. Steven and Josh, thanks for all the help with CS. We should play Brawl sometime. Alan, thanks for helping with CS. Even though we went to rival high schools, WCAL football rules ! Karo, aka Kilo Sierra, you ' re going to be the next big internet millionaire like Kevin Rose or Mark Zuckerberg. David, thanks for the great food and for introducing me to videos like ' Daft Hands ' and ' The Mysterious Ticking Noise ' . Joyce, it was fun discussing SVU with you. If you need more PS3 gear, just ask. I know a guy. Thoa, even though we had our disagreements, it was fun discussing things with you. Have fun in Japan. Andrew, it ' s great to have another 49ers fan on staff. We ' re getting our sixth ring soon. Alark, you work too hard not to deserve the best. Good luck to you and your pyloric valve. Stacy, we didn ' t always get along, but arguing with you was still Howard Kao Olga Nezhevenko . iMaRl ' } SSIt fun. Ameet, I ' m glad we buried the hatchet. It ' s nice not being the only Indian on staff. Herumi, you ' re a genuinely nice person with a heart made of a gold and platinum alloy. Thanks for cheering up the office. Your name is way cooler than mine. Thanks to everyone who participated at Dance Marathon for making it such a blast. Thank you to everyone on staff for making this such a great year. i A av Julie Chen Tung X. Dao Christal Thavincher Enrique Torreblanco T rmn Kevin Iron Jennifer Wang Michelle Wong uinme staff SSKR Joey Lan marketing and business manager MyBruinLife: It all started when, by chance, I decided to drop bythe BruinLife table in the De Neve Plciza 3 years ago. I never imagined how much that opportu nity would mean to me 3 years later. Being part of BruinLife has taught me, among many things, to appreciate and be proud of being a UCLA student and fan. As a graduating senior, I am glad that I can proudly say: " I have found my BruinLife. " M B: Words of Appreciation: If Christine Ahn Margaret Lai BruinLife were a battle cruiser, the editorial staff would be in charge of running the ship, and Al B would be the engine. This is how important M B is to BruinLife. Running this engine, however, has proven difficult. My staff worked long and hard to make sales and raise awareness of BniinLife on campus. It has been hard work, and I want them to know how much I appreciate the time they have spent working to improve this program. Hopefully they will get to see BruinLife coming back strong before they graduate. Besides raising the aivareness of the yearbook, BruinLife staffs have been working hard to upgrade our technology. I want to recognize the Tech staff, especially Karo, who fulfilled one of our longtime ambitions. He has been a great asset in developing the website that will allow seniors to double check their information, which will greatly decrease the number of errors in the grad section. My hope is that he and the rest of the Tech staff will continue to help BruinLife through its transition into the digital domain. Passing the baton: Holier this year, I was uncertain as to what will happen to BruinLife with so many editors graduating at the end of Spring. Ho vever, the new staff has proven themselves worthy of the challenge, and I know they will take BruinLife to a totally new level in the years to come. When we pass the baton in Spring, it will be with confidence that they will exceed the standard that we have set for ourselves. I vidsh all of them the best of luck. The leader, mentor, and friend: Last but not least, I want to recognize a great friend. He joined BruinLife when he started UCLA and has been an exemplary staff, editor, and editor-in-chief. Not only is he one of the most dedicated and diligent members of BruinLife, he is also an outstanding leader and listener. Ben, whatever you choose to do after you graduate from UCLA, I wish you well. Continue to live the BruinLife that you have so well defined and established for yourself, and success will surely come within your grasp. S.-i , Helen Lee Joseph Villanuevo Jezzeri Wu Helen Yu jruinli i aff ...continued from page 519 guys are angelic and you brighten up my day. Layout staff! Thank you for your dedication and hard work. For those of your who spent long time on edit night and stayed until ungodly hours to wrap up, you are our heroes. My Bruinlife is beautiful because of you. Photog Staff! You photographers are so hot. My mum almost married one, but then she chose a nerd instead. Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures and thank you for being talented, dedicated and always a phone call a vay. You guys are up for great things in the future. Tech staff! Ben did the best thing starting this department because it brought in amazing people like you. Your creativity and code magic make the world a better place. If you don ' t know yet, girls like geeks, and I am not even kidding. " Geek " is not a pejorative, it is the sjmonym of " sexy " , " wealthy " and " smart. " In a fe v years, you are gonna be the 1% of the population who enjoys their well-paying jobs. The world is fair. Marketing Staff! Thank you for your amazing ideas and hard work in making Bruinlife famous. Bruinlife would be meaningless without sales. Thank you for minimizing the pool of ignorant pickles (an arbitrary word) who act all surprised w hen you tell them there is a yearbook on campus. , . ...continued from page 5J9 I never could have imagine. Thank you Ann for being Ann O Saurous. Thank you Tushar for countless hours of entertainment. Thank you, thank you. Thankyou Ben for entrusting me v dth your sports pages. Thank you for believing in me and not kicking me out and sending me somewhere else like the USC yearbook stciff. So many people to thank. Thank you to everyone I have met through BruinLife, I feel lucky to have been able to join this group and form friendships that I hope will last a long time. Maybe one day we could have BruinLife reunion and share our different valks of life. Camera fallows Eric ond Man or the Stage us they go off stage. Music fades. Cut to Commercial. Disclaimer: Eric is not full of himself, Eric (did not gamer rave reviews as a managing editor and Eric has never spoken to Chancellor Block. When I first envisioned the tech staff, I really only had in mind one or two people who helped me -write really simple InDesign scripts. But thanks to you guys, a whole ne-w world of opportunities has been opened to BruinLife. The things you guys -were able to accomplish as mere first-years never ceased to amaze me. You ' re all going to be great engineers someday, I can tell. Just make sure you donate some of the billion dollar fortunes you make back to BruinLife =). Steven: Work on your brawl lol. And your jumper. Haha, thank you for writing trailblazer with me and spending all those hours helping me debug. Karo: You are amazing. Not only do you have brilliant and innovative ideas but you ' re also a riot to be around. Thank you for all the work you put in this year. Josh a.k.a. Dialog Man: Thank you for all the hours you gave to developing trailblazer. Like Steven, -work on your brawl and jumper. I expect you to be able to o vn me sometime next year (okay not really, but make it more competitive =P). Alan: I bequeath the title of " BruinLife Sports fanatic " to you. Don ' t disappoint me lol. Thanks for all your work and good luck in all your crazy upper div CS classes, ' c Steven Liu Karo Shaginyan ffmfflfe s Joshua Robins Alan Terronova taff Benjamin Yim To freshman: the you guys cU " e by far the most enthusiastic and talented first- years we ' ve had during my time with BruinLife. I ' m glad that I ' m able to leave yearbook in such good hands, and am excited to see what you guys are able to do over the next three years. Stac3 ' : Thank you for your tireless dedication on edit nights and making sure ever ' thing ■was done. Herumi: Thank you for all your hard work and being so responsible about your office hours and assignments. See you at DM next year! Jenn, a.k.a. Ms. do- ever ' thing: I seriously think you took about 30% of the photos in this book. And that ' s not even mentioning the design work you helped me with or the copy you helped me write. Thank you for being so reliable and for everything you did for me this year. Oh, and thanks for being my concert buddy — it wouldn ' t have been half as fun without you =) Tung: You are the most talented amateur photographer I have ever met. Every time I see a piece of your -work, I ' m amazed. Thank you for raising the bar for photography in BruinLife, cuid keep up the good work over the next three years. I ' d also like to thank everyone else w hose been a part of my experience vwth Bruinlife. Fides: One of the original 5 ! I didn ' t get to see as much of you this year, but it was always great talking with you and musing about our futures or about life in general. Thanks for a! vavs being there to listen and good luck .i ; V Lg H mnSM K ' ' hr ' -; 3 l S SM l ' ' V 1 v K. 1 PBIHH ' JpP i JWll with life after college. Christal: DM buddy! Thanks for nurturing my social side and for not letting me spend my time being a quiet engineer. Thank my incredible editorial staff, which made my job so much easier this year. I knew since our retreat in San Diego that this year would be something special. I ' ve had a blast working with all of you and it was an honor to help produce this year ' s book with you. Joey: I ' m glad you finally got your time to shine. You not only rose to the challenge, but you -went above and beyond what was expected of you and helped establish great things for the future of yearbook. Thank you for not only being a responsible and dedicated manager, but also a good friend when I needed someone to talk to. Eric: Thank you for working so hard getting sports photos for us and tirelessly helping identify people. You really saved our butts during the sports deadline. Haze: Thank you for being so reliable about payroll, staff bulletins, and organizing the retreat and banquet. You had so much to keep track of, I don ' t know how you did it. You really made my life a lot easier. Ann: Thank you for all the work you did this year, especially the design of the dividers. They turned out beautifully! Tushar: Thank you for all the time you gave to yearbook and last-minute scrambling you did for us. I know we didn ' t make your life easy by giving you student group assignments hours before they had to be taken, but you pulled through beautifully. Erica: I ' m not sure what I would have done without you this year. You helped me with pretty much everything, from designing spreads to completing layouts on edit night, to making dedications. Thank you for always being wilUng to help and for being there when it seemed like I had nowhere else to turn. Tiffany: You never cease to amaze me. You tackled the two most disorganized sections of the yearbook pretty much single- handedly finished them. Thank you for doing whatever it took to make sure that -we had enough groups to meet our deadlines. It ' s hard to believe we ' ve been doing this for four years no v, and I ' m seriously going to miss working with you. Christine: I can ' t believe this is it. I ' ve given a lot of thought to all the things that I vanted to thank you for over the past four years — For being strong when no one else was willing, for helping guide me this year vhen I didn ' t know vhat I -was doing, for everything that you ' ve sacrificed for this darn thing, for being there for me when you vi ' ere the only one that vould understand the pressure I was under, for never letting me give up, for being a great friend — But it ' s like you said. How can a paragraph in the back of a book begin describe the experiences we ' ve had together? I ' ll just say this: I can ' t imagine how much less of a person I ' d be had I not been friends you. We ' ve had an amazing run over the last four years: Benstine forever. And to those outside of yearbook: msj: We ' ve gotten through four years and we ' re still around! Here ' s to at least another 10 good years. Maybe one day we can pass the channel on to our kids. That would be a little scary, actually. But hey, you never know what kind of weird twists life will throw at you. Jeff, Aaron, Danyl, Kristy, Marshall and Chris: Thank you for being part of some of the most amazing times of my life. Ah llahsram! Mom, Dad, Steven, PoPo and Cheeko: Thank you for always being there and always vorrying about me. Even though I might have not aWays shown it or called as often as I should have, knowing that you were there to support me no matter how busy things got really helped me get through this year. So this is it — The end of a wonderful journey that ' s given me everything I could ever hope to find in college. In my parting words, I ' d like to quote the legendary Thanh Mai: " You ' ve been a happy part of my life, my BruinLife! " Thanks guys, it ' s been fun. bruinlir tafr ;l...Ji 1 1 H ni r « : " ? 4iS6 ' - s •v ' ii C3 ■: K, . ' ■ ' .; ' :i40 ' .1 J •- ' - 4Ki . ' ' • ■ yi4-UXi Lohy s f ::H=. " 3 iirSaS -i J

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