Still Transitioning?

  I’m not quite sure how to describe being back at UCLA. I keep telling myself that I’ve long since left my transitional period and that I’m all settled in and that things are going great and that I’m getting things done and then I find myself having an existential crisis much like the ones…

Summer is upon us

It is finally here. The abstract and unknown “UCLA summer” that I have been dreaming about since fall semester in France has arrived, and I am very quickly getting deep into it. I’ve started my linguistic anthropology course (an exciting and oddly familiar way to jump back into things (academia, I’ve missed you)). And, I…

(More) Los Angeles Visit

I recently returned from a five-day farewell UCLA trip.¬†I mentioned in my last post that I went to the Getty Villa, but I got to do so much more fun stuff after that! This included more museums; one really isn’t enough. I’ve already been to both LACMA and the Getty, but I’m always in the…

Dorm food (the best food)

You guys. UCLA’s dorm food is the best. Like really, it’s really delicious. And I will never be living in a dorm again, UCLA or otherwise, but since I have quit Hill-life, I’ve learned (like really learned) that dorm food is something to be cherished. Dining halls get a lot of props – they are…

Trust walks on campus

It’s been over a month now since I left UCLA, and I can say without a doubt that the thing I miss most is the beautiful¬†campus. I’ve been trying hard to be awed by the places I’ve been this summer, but even the streets of San Francisco do not affect me in the same way…

Chancellor’s Residence

So, it is officially summer for me, but I don’t think I’ve quite gotten used to it yet. Being away from UCLA is hard – there’s just too much fun stuff to do there! (for example:) Right before I left school, I was lucky enough to go to an event at the chancellor’s residence. There…

The Career Center

Last week, I finally made my first trip to UCLA’s Career Center. I have been hearing about the Career Center even before I started my freshman year. During orientation I went to a presentation about the center and the various services they offer to students. Info on the center didn’t stop then – I continued…

Delicious & Hilarious

Wednesday night was an excellent night for two reasons: it was delicious it was hilarious Wednesday was the night of the Hill’s annual themed dinner. Every year, Housing & Hospitality goes above and beyond to put on a beautiful themed dinner for the residents in the dorms. Last year, the theme was Hawaiian, which meant…

Portugal. The Man

Before I start let me just say that I usually do not like live music. It’s loud, it’s hard to understand, and it’s almost always stuff I don’t know the words to (the only songs I know by heart are Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rhianna and Glamorous by Fergie). The other…

Spring Sing

Remember a little over a month ago when I wrote a post about camping out to buy Spring Sing tickets? Well after lots of waiting, Spring Sing finally came! The big night was last Friday and it was so much fun. We got there fifteen minutes ahead of time (yippee, reserved seating!) and all got…