Friday, May 11, 2012

NSU Modern at Ultimate Brawl XII

Showmanship, energy, and talent. All the necessary components of an incredible performance as demonstrated by UCLA's NSU Modern:

NSU Modern at Ultimate Brawl XII

Even though I didn't get to perform with them this year, I still consider myself very much a member of the NSU family. It was through NSU that I honed my hip-hop skills and sharpened my leadership abilities. It was also through NSU that I realized the true meaning of the word, "team".

I devoted three complete years to NSU Modern: one as a member and two as an Executive Director. The team has achieved some amazing feats in recent years, and has become a strong collegiate group. The progression since my first year is incredible:
January 2009
May 2009
 January 2010
May 2010
April 2011
This year I took a step back and took on the role of Advising Director, though I will admit that my involvement was no where near what it used to be. It brings me so much joy to see my team continue to thrive in the community.

I know that some UCLA memories will disappear from my mind as time goes on. Like that one Thursday night when I went out to Pint Night for the first time, or that sorority raid when I dressed up like Peter Pan. But my time with NSU Modern will forever be ingrained in my memory. It was as an integral part of my college experience during which I made some awesome friends and danced some awesome moves.

I'm so proud of you NSU! Whoa Modern!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Song of the Week: "Knife" by Grizzly Bear

On repeat this week:

I personally think the video is a little creepy and weird, but I really like the song. This and another one of my favorite sunny go-to's, Best Coast 's "Our Deal", has that sweet soothing and drawly summer feel:

They are both perfect pairings for all this beautiful Los Angeles sunshine we've been getting!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Song of the Week: "Better Off" by Haim

I've really been jamming to Haim's music lately:

Downloads are free right now, so take advantage before they blow up and start charging you $1.99 on iTunes!

You can also catch them live at Royce Hall on May 16, 2012 opening for Portugal. The Man in a show put on by the Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA. Buddies of mine "The Ten Thousand" will also be opening the show! Check out more info here.

I'm definitely waking up early and standing in line for those free student tickets. Anyone want to join me?