On April 9, 2011, UCLA held its first Bruin Day, inviting more than 10,000 prospective freshmen to the campus to see the school. The Daily Bruin spoke with dozens of the fresh faces, many of whom were still on the fence. But a few were pretty close to choosing UCLA, if they hadn't already turned in their acceptance. We asked these future Bruins one question: why do you belong at UCLA?

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Courteney Harbour - art


Fiona Michelle - theater


Paolo Veneracion – business economics



Paris Doby - mathematics of computation


Sherina Guimmone – business economics


Chris Cubbison - European studies


Chrystina Yu – undeclared

Genaro Solis - psychobiology



James Baumgarten – electrical engineering


Kelvin Miller - physics