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Hey, guys again. Today is a really exciting day because it is the first day of classes here at UCSB. We are a quarter system, so we start a little bit later than other colleges. It is AM right now and have my very first class at the Ivy Theater for into the communications status and welcome to Ivy Theater. Unlike the other lecture halls, this one's actually located Ivy. So if you do live on campus, it's a little bit of a bike ride here. We see a lot of students just walking in for first class and communication. There's my friend Crystal. These are my housemates. Chris. Catherine. It's a A M. We're not feeling this, but this is a community one in Ivy Theater. Says. You can see if this lecture hall is rather big holes, probably about four hundred fifty students. Not the biggest, but definitely up there. And this is Professor Mullen. She's really popular here at UCSB, definitely taking a class, and you have the chance. And, yeah, after class, we just kind of walk out. Usually there's a lot of people around this time, so getting out in a now does take a little bit All right, guys. So I'm coming up on one of the spots that you have to come see. If you do come visit UCSB, they will not take you here on a campus to her. So just keep that in mind. It's called campus Point. It's the one of my favorite beaches on campus. I'd say it's not too far from where I live, which is in a cap. It's probably about a ten minute walk. I'd say, Uh, yeah, let me just show you what's going on. Here's what it looks like your campus in the lagoon on the right. And then you go beach here on the left. Really? You see that right over there, Actually. Here. Things like that. It's just a really cool spot. Study. Everything's on the water. No. Well, really pretty overall. Come here during the sense that it's so, so beautiful here. So I highly recommend to you for you to visit this spot if you ever Hey, guys, Welcome back. I'm right now. Here with Will. True. We're not outside one of the most popular dining commons Korea Just going to eat. You know, our last day meal of the day. And, you know, I'll just show you guys around, So usually when we come in the striker have that. Here it is. Personally, I don't think you should be starting from this. Really good. Zero more ethnic, But it's edible trick. Um, the one good thing I like about you is that if you you know, dietary restrictions do provide for a lot of sample, I would be less. And fire was pretty. Look. From so in total there are for dining Commons, Ortega, Correa and for years, definitely the most popular one. People say that there they're supposed to be the best. Personally, I don't think there's much of a difference. But that's just me. Well, justice is your favorite dining commons. I'm not. Good report. Tell us what you just said, Ortega. But for one to ten, how would you rate UCSB siding comin? That's pretty high stakes possible. It is incredible. Right. You know, I never liked you, like right now. Kind of small. Okay, So the next spot that I'm gonna be showing the Isis called the labyrinth and it's right by campus point follow the stairs up into really very cool in basic terms, amaze. In here, it's made out of rocks, and that's how the passive form. But, um, I know that a lot of people see in a spiritual way. So it's more of you think of something that you've been worried about or has just over before you walk into the maize or the labyrinth, and then once you want, you're trying to find your way. It's said that, like, conclusions and how to solve it's gonna come to mind. And it's more of a peaceful experience. So excited to show you guys and we'll be right there in just a second. All right, so we're coming up on the labyrinth right now. See, Stork Tower Campus is over there if we just come over here you could see what I was talking about with all the rocks. So this is where a lot of people come. I feel like just to clear the mind. It's a cool spots overlooking there and you can hear ways crashing, and it's just really cool spot that I just you guys visit if you're ever on campus. All right, guys, So that is it. Thank you so much for watching all of it until this point. I hope this gave you a little bit of insight as to what you see a speech all about what it's like to live here. Go to school here. My final piece of advice for you guys would be just to try and learn a lot about school. Um, and if he can go on a campus to her, if not come to campus campus Really shot to campus for you, for the amazing resource is that they're giving out to students like you guys and really, just imagine if you could see yourself actually living at that school. You're looking at whether you come to UCSB or not. I wish you guys all the best when you guys were going to do great. So see you guys later. Thank you so much for I want to thank you guys for coming on this journey through UCSB with me on and listened all my tips and trick. I wanna leave you guys A few words about college in general and just my experience that you see us B First of all, take advantage of every opportunity you can in college, even if you don't feel like you're quite qualified enough or have enough experience because that's what college is about. It's about making connection, networking and gaining experience. If you show the director or interview wait, interviewer for whatever opportunity you're trying to take, that you're really driven and passionate about this position, they're very likely to hire you over someone that might have better qualifications but just isn't as interested. Have you showed that you're going to put in the hard work and represent them well, and that's a much, much better deal than just hiring somebody that doesn't really care. But I can do the job, you know? So, as we say in Santa Barbara sent it, which means pretty much just do it and you'll thank you also, your mental. How in college is extremely important. A lot of times college can just get extremely overwhelming on top of making entirely new friends, being away from family for the first time, being away from maybe your boyfriend or girlfriend or loved ones. I'm being living an entirely new place, whether that's across town or across the country or across the world. Learning how to pay your bills on time. Learning how to pay your rent on time, Learning how to exist without your parents having a baby. You learning how to buy toilet paper all the time and feed yourself all the time, making sure you get all your homework done, even though your teachers aren't going to tell you every single time, these are all things that add up can really, really way off. College is the time to breathe and figure out who you are, and it's okay to take a break if you think that things are just getting too much. That is something that I cannot stress enough school can wait. Your mental health cannot. And then, on top of everything, academics come first. College is fun. College is amazing, and you should prioritize the fund experiences because it's going to be some of the best times in your life. But you're there to do a job. You're there to become an educated man and woman for our society and for yourself. So work hard. Put your all into it and be passionate about what you study. Don't just pick a major because your mom wants you to do it or a loved one wants you to do it or you think you might. If you think it might make you a bunch of money in the long run, pick something that you really, really like, because it's just going to make your college experience ho so much better. Um, my experience UCSB has been incredible. It has held some of the highest highs and lowest close of my life. I've learned so much about myself, and I have changed in so many different ways. And I'm proud of the person that I've become because of UCSB. And I'm proud of the person that I'm going to become because of UCSB. I really hope that you guys can take away from this just experience and tour to do toe work hard two. Try U C s B. If you think that that might be the fit for you and if not, choose a path that is your What's up? Everybody Okay? So I'm going to show you the inside of my dorm now. So I live in an account, but it's only the three shorties on campus. All right, Leo. My friend. She lives here too high. We go inside the main entrance. Welcome. Yeah. Let's go this way. Okay, So this is it. Main lounge is it Has a TV in it. Okay, just go in there. All right? There's the TV and women. How can have, like a lot of pool tables, pingpong table, a piano and some vending machines over there, too, which is very helpful. It's like watching movies do homework sometimes call their friends things like that, all right out again. We're going to go into the other lot. All right. This is the other one. Temple's broke the door. I don't care. The main area. A lot of people are studying here right now, so we'll just all right. That we have the kitchen in here, cooking up some stuff. You're a great dog dies and it smells great. Then go. It's a laundry room. So Washington we are the dryers. There's also filter filtering water station right over there. Sensitive pretty good. We're down Lysol, and that's what my Okay, I'm going to be giving you the official dorm room tour of fourteen, nineteen, and Anacapa. Here we go. So first off, we have this this on the outside of the door. It's everyone's names and where we're from, and then we have a cute little sign thing. So we walk in, and here we have my desk. It just has, like, the computer and stuff. And this it's pretty spacious. I'd say, um, it's a decent size and then you have three drawers, so the first drawer is like lock. But you have to buy your own walk so it doesn't come with a lot, but you can't lock it. So you put, like, your valuables and stuff. So I keep like my camera, my computer sometimes and things that are just valuable. And then these two open these up to show you how big they are. Just two extra storage areas so that's great. The chairs air pretty comfortable. I'm not gonna lie. They're like cushions. So that's really good on DH. Then we got my roommates deaths over here with the same size and stuff. And then we got my roommates, one of my roommates beds, this's the loft one. So there's that. And you can. It doesn't come with a lot of but you can, like, requested it from. If you just go to the front lobby, you can put a request in for that. And if you don't have a ladder than you just go up here, which I do that and it kind of hurts. But it's only God. Yeah, we gotta kill rug in here. And we also Frigia Sze well as a printer top. And then here's one of my other roommates beds, and this is my bed. But this is like the closet. There are two closets, so if you're in a triple, you have toe cut it into thirds, which is kind of annoying. But it's not that good. And then with each clock, every person in the room has like a drawer. Think it's this one, so there's two drawers and you can put your clothes in there, too. Um open this one, huh? And there's also a storage shelf right there. And then there's three little area's up top for more storage. Also, there's also a mirror inside of each closet. All right, guys, and you can see from right here through the window that there are a bunch of bikes outside, so that's like one of the main by drugs. Right? Bye, Anacapa. Right outside my room. So that's really convenient. Everyone parks their bike there and bikes to class, so the rooms do come with one of these trash bins and then recycling and trash. So the maintenance or the housekeeping people take out the trash for you every other week? Yeah, every other week and then recycling have to take out by yourself. But it's not that hard on these walls that we have are like push panels. So you are a lot to put in, like pins and tax like that. One of my roommates also put up like pictures that way with, like, push pins and stuff like that. So that's really helpful because I know a lot of places. Don't let you use tax and stuff in terms of storage. Honestly, this room It's a lot, I feel like because me and all my roommates thought we brought way too much stuff initially when we were moving in, but it all worked out. There's a spot for everything. OK, so here's just overall look of the room, give you an idea. On. Then there are a couple like hook straight here by the door and too little call hangers. But overall, the room is not that bad. A triple might seem like it's very like squished. It takes a little time to get used to because especially if you like. I have never shared a room before, but it's not that bad. Um, we're doing just fine, right, guys? Yeah, yeah. Don't believe them. We're doing just fine. We fit mostly everything. So pretty good stuff. Okay, back. So now we're going to be talking about dorm room a sentence. So I wrote a list down in a wrote down a couple things that you may not necessarily think of. First one on the list is a robe, and this is especially for a girl. It's really just convenient. Tohave. Especially like if you have a communal bathroom system going on in your dorm like we do here in a kappa, uh, just helpful to be able to put it on, walk around, Not have to worry about changing or anything like that. An extension cord or actually multiple would be very helpful, depending on how many things you're planning on plugging in. But for me, I have a lot of things that I need a charge and like plug in. So I think I brought, like, three extension cord cables. Um, yeah, the room that I'm in does not have many outlets, so extension cords, power shit. It's things like that really helped, Um, bed caddy. So this is one of those things that I did not even know existed until I got here. My roommate had one. So I'm going to show you what it looks like, actually, right now on top of my bed. So this is what Abed County looks like. It's just like a screw on type situation. You just tighten a little screws that right here. It's just like, really nice because you can put your phone on here. I put my laptop on here. Sometimes your buds on ly recommend this to those of you who are going to be top bunk because if you're on the bottom bunk, it doesn't really matter. Uh, but if you're on the top bunk, it's really helpful because then you don't have toe. Keep your stuff on your bed and you don't have to climb down every single time you want to put something back. The next thing on the list are command hooks and commune shrimps. So these are just like the adhesive strips, and you can put him on hooks and then put him to the wall so that you can hang things up like jackets and hats and backpacks. Things like that. A zealous just for the strips you can use to hang up pictures, posters, anything in that sorts. I used them on the wall by my bed to put up all my pictures, as I was talking about. I used command shrimps on all of these pictures as well as that frame, and the little hooks of there are but come in hooks that I was talking about. Another thing is a desk lamp very helpful, especially if, like your roommates are sleeping and you had to get up earlier than them. Then you can just turn that on instead of the big light. The one big light that there is in the room in just two desk lamp on and do whatever you need to do without waking anyone else up. I also got a mirror for my desk. It's just like a smaller marriage is for. But I put makeup on or I just want to look at myself, um, really helpful. There is a body of body mirror in here. There's two, actually, but they're in the closet, so it's kind of hard, and it's easy to just have them on your desk. So I would get that if you can, Um, these next three things are optional, but I would highly recommend so a fridge. We have a fridge. It's very helpful. We can put, you know, our leftover food, Uh, just some drinks and they keep it cold, really helpful. If you have the space in the money and you were able to get it. The next thing is a printer again. There's a lot of like prayers in, like the library, and I think the front lobby has one, too. But you do have to pay for those. So ultimately every class gonna have you write papers, and I feel like it's just an investment that's worth making. Another thing that may not be too obvious. You can see it in the back, right there is a shoe holder, she organizer. I got the over the door like shoe organizer thing. It was off Amazon really helpful, especially if, like your shoes get dirty. Or Sandy here like you don't want to put him back in your closet, because then we'll get everything else, Sandy. So having a compartment for those really nice and then last but not least, I recommend getting a small clip on fan that you can put by your bed. So I'll show that is well, in just a second. But it's just nice if your heart and, you know, it's like in your area, so you don't really have to share that. So this is the clip on thin ice. It clips onto the dock like this. Yeah, you just kind of flipped the switch on the back, and it goes so really hope for that to hope that hoped and I'll see you guys next time. Hello. Okay, so right now we're going to deal G, which is one of the dining commons here on campus. And it's the closest one sense or daily Guerra dining Commons. I'll show you right now it looks like we're walking up on it, right. So there's kind of not really this is the side, and then that's just kind of what it looks like. You want it all or side. What? Thank you. Right. So we walk. Looks like base to soothe men. And then and drink so don't. All right. Yeah. What? Dining. I think the food's pretty good. I just stick to the salad bar a lot. But they're not like the mix that they have. Every single day. You get sick of it, and they always have burgers and fries during late. Hey! He is pretty. I mean, obviously, there's a lot of Ron food here's pretty good. You get some, get some Mrs. Funny. A lot of variety on Mondays. We have Veggie Monday, which everything is vegetarians. That's pretty cool. It's not every Monday, though. It's like on some Mondays we have this vegetarian Monday thing like weekends. We have brunch where there's like apples and pancakes and hash brown. Sometimes there's a really good so honestly, I'm not mad, pretty song. I'm satisfied. That's my review. No, here, honestly. My honest opinion about this specific thing, Yeah. Had better. But honestly, there's a good, like I'm really excited about tonight's meal, to be honest crunches this Finnish have already had here. So I'm excited for that because it was good last time. Honestly, like you have a lot of options. Like I'm not I don't have any like dietary restrictions, but I have a lot of friends that are and they eat well here. Okay, So another tip is if you want to find out like what? Each like dining hall served. Go get that Go Gaucho War. Gotcha. Life on the APP store and you can check them on you So you can like, look it if you like the menu before you come here. You are anything like that. So take it. I'LL see you guys next side. All right. What's up, guys? So today, I'm going to be showing you around one of the lecture halls and I'm going to my music appreciation class, and it's The lecture is in the music hall, which is right by the university center and kind of in the middle of everything. So it's about, like, a six minute walk from where I live. It's not bad. Oh, so I'll be showing you guys in a little bit. Okay, so right now, we're coming up on the, uh, music hall thing right now. Uh huh. And right over there is where we have the election. It fits. About what? For five hundred people. I think there's, like, four hundred fifty in our lecture. Yeah. Show us that. Looks like all right. What? Thank you. It's Friday going way. Usually what? Right. And this is little look like a lot of people, but man. Yeah. Professor indecision sits up there so look. Yeah. This is what a typical election looks like. Some of the more complex reading. Uh, I am really first on. I send in your paper one duty by today's. That's very a Monday twenty big paper will now be you when? What? You'll hear a lot of, you know. Okay, I'm going to be giving you the official dorm room tour of fourteen nineteen, and Anacapa. Here we go. So first off, we have this this on the outside of the door. It's everyone's names and where we're from, and then we have a cute little sign thing. So we walk in, and here we have my desk. It just has, like, the computer and stuff. And this It's pretty spacious. I'd say it's a decent size and then you have three drawers. So the first drawer is like Law, but you have to buy your own lock so it doesn't come with a lot, but you can't lock it. So you put, like, your valuables and stuff. So I keep like my camera, my computer sometimes and things that are just valuable. And then these two open these up to show you how big they are. Just two extra storage areas so that's great. The chairs air pretty comfortable. I'm not gonna lie. They're like cushions, so that's really good. Um, and then we got my roommates deaths over here the same size and stuff. And then we got my roommates, one of my roommates beds, this's the loft one. So there's that. And you can. It doesn't come with a lot of but you can, like, requested it from. If you just go to the front lobby, you can put a request in for that. And if you don't have a ladder than you just go up here, which I do that and it kind of hurts. But it's only about Yeah, we gotta kill rug in here, and we also fridge as well as a printer of top. And then here's one of my other roommates beds, and this is my bed. But this is like the closet. There are two closets, so if you're in a triple, you have to cut it into thirds, which is kind of annoying. But it's not that good. And then with each clock, every person in the room has like a drawer. Think it's this one, so there's two drawers and you can put your clothes in there, too. Um open this one up, and there's also a storage shelf right there. And then there's three little area's up top for more storage. Also, there's also a mirror inside of each closet. All right, guys, and you can see from right here through the window that there are a bunch of bikes outside, so that's like one of the main by drugs. Right? Bye, Anacapa. Right outside my room, So that's really convenient. Everyone parks their bike there and bikes to class, so the rooms do come with one of these trash bins and then recycling and trash. So the maintenance or the housekeeping people take out the trash for you every other week? Yeah, every other week and then recycling have to take out by yourself. But it's not that hard of these walls that we have are like push panels. So you are a lot to put in, like pins and tax like that. More of my roommates also put up like pictures that way, with, like, push pins and stuff like that. That's really helpful, because I know a lot of places don't let you use tax and stuff in terms of storage. Honestly, this roof, it's a lot. I feel like because me and all my roommates thought we brought way too much stuff initially when we were moving in, but it all worked out. There's a spot for everything. OK, so here's just overall look of the room, give you an idea. On DH. Then there are a couple like hooks right here by the door and too little power Rangers. But overall the room is not that bad. A triple might seem like it's very like squished. It takes a little time to get used to because especially if you like. I have never shared a room before, but it's not that bad. Um, we're doing just fine, right, guys? Yeah, yeah. Don't believe them. We're doing just fine. We fit mostly everything. So pretty good stuff. Hope that hoped. And I'll see you guys next time.