[FITTED] EATS

Fitness Improvement Training through Exercise and Diet or [FITTED]  is a student- initiated, student-run program in the Community Programs Office that provides a holistic approach to health, and offers free fitness and free education services. I interviewed Eve Lahijani who is the registered dietitian for [FITTED] Eats to find out more about this free service. What is the history of [FITTED] EATS? Eve: [FITTED] EATS used to … Continue reading [FITTED] EATS

The Consequences of Labeling

I remember the police officer saying, “she must be a disappointment to her mother” and “these kids are always getting into trouble”. I started getting into trouble in middle school and I think it was because I didn’t have good communication with my family and often felt lonely. Getting into trouble was a cool thing to do like you were a badass until you were … Continue reading The Consequences of Labeling

Living With Your Sister In College

“You’re living with your sister?” I don’t know how many people choose to live with their siblings, especially in college. However, when I mentioned this to people they were surprised. Some even said, “Are you sure you want to do that?” My sisters and I have shared a room for years. I only questioned it once and then laughed because I thought it was silly … Continue reading Living With Your Sister In College

Prompt 10: Childhood Memory

It might be an easy task to do or not. Let’s take it back to our childhood, in particular a room or a place where you had a good or bad experience. Describe the room or place and reflect on why this moment from your childhood is vivid. You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting … Continue reading Prompt 10: Childhood Memory

“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”

Gabriel García Márquez’s, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a short story about a man named Pelayo and his wife Elisenda who profit off of an old man with enormous wings that Pelayo finds in his backyard. Throughout the story, Pelayo and his wife allow visitors to come and see the old man who resides in their house. They ask the wise neighbor … Continue reading “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”

Event Recap – Underground Undergrads: 10 Yrs of Resistance Through Storytelling

Last night’s event and celebration of the ten year anniversary of Underground Undergrads: ucla undocumented immigrant students speak out had a lot of great speakers that left the audience with hope and a willingness to share their own stories. I will be writing a recap of the event, in case you missed out. First, let me tell you a little bit about what the book … Continue reading Event Recap – Underground Undergrads: 10 Yrs of Resistance Through Storytelling

The Privilege of Undergoing Smooth Transformations

After reading the article, “About a Boy “ by Margaret Talbot I became astonished at how smooth it was for Skylar a fourteen year old girl to transform into an F.T.M. or “female- to-male” transgender person. In my class discussion, I said that Skylar had the privilege that would make this transformation go smoother than others. The article starts off by describing how Skylar grew … Continue reading The Privilege of Undergoing Smooth Transformations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I wish I had a time turner right about now. Week five feels more like week seven already! During winter break, I read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two. I picked it up because it seemed easy to read since it’s written in play format. I find plays easier to read because the reader knows who’s saying what lines and … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child