I’ve been back in LA for the past week and it has been one of the best weeks yet! It was nice to be back in my apartment after two weeks all over the state! I was at home for most of the vacation, but I got to spend a night up in Sacramento for a Christmas party, San Francisco with my family for two nights, then down to San Diego for the Cru Winter Conference! It was a great break, but being a school a week early was such a fun experience.
Over the last few days I have been to two basketball games, a gymnastics meet, given a friend a tour of campus, and been to the movies twice! Having some time off from school while still being in Westwood has reminded me of all the fun things to do. Everyday has been a new adventure! Of all my excursions, my favorite has been experiencing life in the Den.
What is the Den? The Den is the student section of sporting events and in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion it is an experience that you do not want to miss out on! Not only did we win all three sporting events that I went to, but I also got to sit in the Den for all three. The students were loud, the giveaways were great, and I got to see the basketball players’ neon shoes up close! There is something so unique about being a student at UCLA and going to the games. Even if you are not normally a sports fan, the Den is the place to be. It is just plain exciting! The Yell Crew leads cheers for the students and even if you don’t know what is going on in the game, cheering with you fellow students is exhilarating!
Overall, this has been an incredible week! I finally got to do some of the things that have been on my UCLA bucket list and I didn’t have to worry about studying (yet)!
I hope your holidays were equally as fantastic!