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Welcome to our Newest Bruins

This weekend, the newest members of our Bruin family are moving into on-campus housing.  Bruins Nation extends them a huge welcome and much love as they start what will be the most amazing time of their lives.

Since we are family, it's only natural that we pass on some advice.  Here are some things I wish I knew before I moved in Sproul.

  1. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.  Yes, you will get stressed out for midterms and finals, but take some time out and take it all in.  After you graduate, you realize just how much you enjoyed those games and nights out with friends.  You go to the greatest university in the world.  You are a Bruin.  It really doesn't get much better.
  2. If you get the first C's of your life, it's ok.  It crushed my ego greatly when I came to the realization that I was no longer the cream of the crop.  I remember how dumb I felt when I realized that I had the lowest SAT score of a group of people that lived on my floor.  After talking to my uncle (a fellow alum) I realized that I had earned my place at UCLA.  Nothing was ever going to affect that.
  3. You represent UCLA, even when you aren't wearing UCLA.  One way or the other, the fact that you are a Bruin will come out, so why not give the rest of the world a good impression.  No, you won't be perfect, and taking the high road isn't always easy.  If ever in doubt, you can't go wrong taking some time out and saying, "What would Coach Wooden do?"
So have fun, don't stress too much, and never be afraid to ask a Bruin family member for some help.  It's what we're here for.

Also, if you haven't heard, we have a pretty good basketball team.  Try to check them out.  They will provide you with those priceless memories I talked about.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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