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BRUIN DAY-UM!

Dayum, girls! — “Bruin Day” at UCLA is a chance for incoming Freshmen to get acquainted with the potential of campus life, and features a knockout performance by the UCLA Spirit Squad & Band

I had to leave a Bar Mitzvah a smidgen early (Oy!), but as always, the UCLA Spirit Squad made it totally worth it.  No regrets, as the UCLA Dance Team and Cheer Squad, accompanied by the Solid Gold Sound of the UCLA Marching Band, performed several routines in the bright noontime sun.  My photos are always better when taken in direct sunlight, so this “Bruin Day” is a bonanza for us.

At Bruin Day, every campus group, major, activity, society, sport, etc., etc., has a booth set up to introduce themselves to thousands of kids who are graduating high school and headed to Westwood next year.  It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to get acclimated to some of the amazing opportunities that exist to improve your college experience.

My biggest regret about my 4 years at UCLA is that I didn’t join any groups or do any extracurricular activities.  I didn’t even live on campus.  I went to all the Football and Basketball games, but that’s it.  No dorms, no roommates, no fraternity, no clubs.  And I’m worse off for it.  I did not make any long-term friends at UCLA.  I have lots of friends from high school (still) but none from UCLA, because I didn’t get involved.  So if you have kids about to attend a big University, or if you are a high school kid now, take my advice:  Students should get involved.  Join a club.  Pledge a fraternity.  Do something.  Get out there.  They/you will make friends and alliances that will SHRINK that massive campus, and vastly improve the quality of life.

And if you are a gorgeous female with energy, brains, athletic ability and talent, join the Spirit Squad.  Here are 43 photos from Bruin Day that hint at just how fun it would be.

"BRUIN DAY-UM!" was published on April 14th, 2018 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, UCLA/usc/Cheerleader Photos.

Comments on "BRUIN DAY-UM!": 1 Comment

  1. UCLADal wrote,

    Spot on regarding your comments about getting involved in other activities at UCLA or any university. At the very least, try to live on or near the campus.

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