For Mercy Eme, balancing schoolwork and life at home during the coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelming.
At home, Eme attends her online classes while acting as a caretaker for her family, feeling lonely and worrying about her grandmother’s health, all of which exacerbated her generalized anxiety disorder, said the second-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student.
Peter Chelebian, a first-year political science student, could have fulfilled one of his high school dreams this summer – until the pandemic hit.
Since he was a high school junior, Chelebian had hoped to participate in the Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Internship Program, which places college students of Armenian descent in internships in Washington, D.C., About 20 students are accepted each year, and this year, Chelebian was one of them.
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Third-year sociology student Petra Silvey routinely receives her yerba mate – or any other groceries she needs – from a self-driving robot at her apartment door.
The transition to online classes has been a mixed bag for Will Higbie, a third-year aerospace engineering student.
Higbie has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulty regulating attention.
When Mihika Sridhar ran for Student Wellness Commissioner last year, she wanted to encourage marginalized communities to engage with their health and wellness.
Sridhar finally realized her idea with the inaugural Health for Heritage Week from Feb.
Glittering gold confetti fell from the ceiling as Izzy the husky wobbled up to a red podium to claim the nationwide title of “Pet of the Year.”
But Izzy seemed more excited to receive the prize: a wag-bag from BarkBox, which contained chew toys and treats.
When Carl Schottmiller, a disabilities studies professor, took a training hosted by UCLA’s Resilience in the Student Experience Center over the summer, he realized how little he knew about UCLA’s mental health resources.
For many international students, the name they introduce themselves as is not the name they were born with. Because of how common this practice is at UCLA, several international students said they felt they are losing part of their identity.
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