From Jackie Robinson to Cindy Montañez, many Bruins have historically been on the frontlines in taking initiative for social justice issues. Some Bruins are following in their footsteps, using their voices to make change.
Emergency physician Kimon Ioannides won’t hold a party with his colleagues despite receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Although COVID-19 vaccines arrived at UCLA Health, some health care workers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, like Ioannides, remain cautious.
The COVID-19 pandemic and UCLA’s subsequent shift to remote learning has affected how some international students have approached their education. In light of International Education Week 2020, here are four stories that highlight some of the challenges international students have had to deal with during fall quarter.
Jordan Yanowitz jolted out of bed at 2:44 a.m. to find a glowing sky and turbulent winds shaking his window blinds.
Through the sound of his banging shades and thunder, he heard his parents yelling at his brother to come inside from their backyard where he had been sleeping, said Yanowitz, a third-year ecology, behavior, and evolution student who evacuated his home in Santa Cruz County because of wildfires.
Some students strengthened their relationships with faith by dedicating extra free time amid the COVID-19 pandemic to self-reflection and religious practices.
Ben Michelson, a third-year psychology student who is Jewish, did not realize how much he relied on his Jewish community for support until the pandemic hit.
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.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to affect medical workers, a popular nursing adage propels them forward, said fourth-year nursing student Julia Wenzel.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
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.
Of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in the primary election race, just three have official clubs at UCLA.
From flyering on Bruin Walk to hosting debate watch parties, Bruins for Bernie, Bruins for Warren and Bruins for Pete Buttigieg, who dropped out March 1, have made efforts to drum up excitement on campus for their respective candidates.
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