Ilya Kuriakin
  • The Story behind UCI’s Mascot Zot! is the sound that Peter makes when eating ants—Peter is anteater and a comic character from Johnny Hart’s B.C. comic. In case you weren’t aware, the mascot of UCI is an anteater, and was actually inspired by “Peter the Anteater” from that same comic. Yes, our mascot is also named Peter. UCI is all […]
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    2 min read December 3, 2015
  • A Whole New World It seems like just a year ago that we were the top dogs of the campus: finally we could declare proudly that, yes, we were indeed seniors. We looked at the campus with bold eyes, we stood proud and tall, and we were almost done. But guess where we are once again? Class of 2015, […]
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    4 min read July 20, 2015
  • Highlighting Tips and Tricks When it comes to highlighting text, remember: less is more. Highlighting text should always focus on the most important pieces of information; in other words, when you’re done highlighting a page, more of the text should remain unhighlighted than highlighted. Want to highlight a text more effectively? Consider applying these three tips. Highlight on the […]
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    1 min read July 10, 2015
  • UCI’s Nuclear Reactor So, for the sake of science, UCI actually has a nuclear reactor. It’s true. If you’re already concerned about radioactivity, then that’s another reason to get your act together to graduate as quickly as you can. Regardless of if it’s scary or not, the nuclear reactor at UCI helps chemistry students learn about themselves. It’s […]
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    1 min read July 9, 2015
  • UCI Arboretum: A Hidden Gem One of the five Mediterranean ecosystems of the world, is here at UCI. The UCI Arboretum is a 12-acre botanical garden located next to the 200-acre San Joajquin Marsh on the UC Irvine North Campus, dedicated to the conservation of endangered plant species from California and South Africa. The UCI Arboretum had its origins in […]
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    2 min read July 4, 2015
  • Legends of UCI’s Underground Tunnels The legend goes that a subterranean tunnel system was built beneath Ring Mall during the 1960s as an escape route for faculty and an entry point for the National Guard in case of student protests. What was the purpose? When was it built? Where are they? Are they still in use? Where is the entrance? […]
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    1 min read June 30, 2015
  • Top 10 Schools at UCI And the most popular schools at UCI are… School / Students* Social Sciences / 4,819 Biological Sciences / 4,568 Engineering / 3,564 Social Ecology and Social Behavior / 2,565 Humanities / 2,271 Info and Computer Sci / 1,365 Business / 1,271 Undeclared / 1,217 Physical Sciences / 1,193 Arts / 977 Public Health / 832 […]
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    0 min read June 9, 2015
  • The Ins and Outs of Studying We’ve all been there: it’s the night before a big test and you’re debating if you should pull an all-nighter. You could drink those 12 cups of coffee and pray you’ll remember everything within that twenty-chapter text, but odds are, come 8 a.m. you’ll be exhausted and unable to recall the information you just spent […]
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    2 min read June 9, 2015
  • Apartment Hunting: A Love Hate Relationship There are some techniques in choosing the perfect apartment for you and your roommates or even just yourself. Finding apartments can be described as an easy or difficult task. It’s easy because there are so many out there to choose from. But this is also what makes it difficult—there are just TOO MANY choices. Which […]
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    5 min read May 31, 2015
  • Impressive Cooking in Five Simple Steps Do you want to impress your girlfriend or really, really, impress a potential girlfriend? Don’t bother with the old “let me take you out to dinner” stuff – “come to mine and I’ll cook you dinner” will win every time! Words of wisdom from my mom – “learn to and you’ll never be without a […]
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    2 min read May 27, 2015
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