Imagine planning for almost 10 months to put together a single night of performances that encapsulate both entertainment and a cultural learning experience. Imagine spending hours in practice for dance, singing or drumming in preparation for a single performance. Imagine a show that tries to help people integrate their culture with their lifestyle in America. [...]
UC Irvine hosted the MATHCOUNTS State Competition for middle school students from schools all over Southern California this past Saturday on March 9. Around 50 middle schools were represented in the math competition, but more than 6,000 schools participate in these competitions annually. UCI Student Center was crowded with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students [...]
The first time I walked into Pieology Pizzeria at the Irvine Spectrum, I expected the typical pizza joint that displayed slices and large pies for patrons. But walking into Pieology, I was struck by the Chipotle-esque style of ordering and building your own pie, much like Blaze Pizza in UTC. Each pizza is made individual-sized [...]
Ah, winter break … just a short week and several finals away; many students are giddy with the expectations of going home to family, home-cooked meals and relaxing. Yet, even with all the hype about the break from school, there are still students who are dreading the thought of winter break. Of course, the common [...]
As Thanksgiving comes and goes, a lot of people tend to forget the meaning behind the holiday, focusing instead on the (wonderful) break from school. Although this is not said often, there are a lot of things that we have to be thankful for, especially as students at UC Irvine. Let’s start with the campus. [...]
Paul McEldowney casually settles into his chair and turns to his laptop. He opens up his music files and selects a few songs, adding them to his playlist. He then turns to the soundboard and adjusts a few settings. A song can be heard playing in the background. Once the sound of the song fades, [...]
By Archana Venugopal Staff Writer The start of college signifies the beginning of a variety of new experiences. It means you get to be independent, pick your own schedule, experience different social situations and live by your own rules. For students who live on campus, it also means getting used to living with one or [...]
By Archana Venugopal “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” This quote from Benjamin Franklin is the motto of the year for UC Irvine’s Cal Teach club and program. Cal Teach is a program for undergraduate students who are interested in teaching. Although it is mainly aimed [...]
As the quarter finishes, the time for finals is arriving and we all know how difficult it is to simply sit down and study. With daily distractions ranging from texting friends to catching up on the latest episode of our favorite show, it’s nearly impossible to focus solely on our studies. Yet, even with all the ways to put off reading chapters from our books, we know that we must finally focus if we really want to ace that class. Here are a few tips for getting started and kicking that procrastination habit.
It’s no secret that Irvine isn’t exactly known for its crazy nightlife. In fact, the talk is usually about the opposite: Irvine doesn’t have one. Still, even if the campus seems empty at night, there are quite a few places in Irvine to chill with friends and enjoy each other’s company at night.