A nice break from busy

Fifth and sixth weeks are by far the busiest of the quarter!  Over the past two weeks I have written 14 pages worth of English papers, taken 3 midterms, and read 5 novels!  Between fifth and sixth weeks was Relay for Life (which was incredible!) and sixth week was USAC elections (meaning lots of flyers…

Food Truck Feast

I think most Bruins can agree that food is a HUGE part of the college experience. Whether it’s eating in our top rated dining halls or going out in Westwood eating is something UCLA is all about. Tuesday night I had the chance to go to a food truck event in Santa Monica. Food trucks…

An Unusual Event to Kickoff Spring

One of the greatest things about UCLA is its proximity to the ocean.  Turns out this is just as practical as it is fun!  Another great thing about UCLA is that you are surrounded by people who have not yet lost their inner child. On Saturday, a group of us went into a park in…

A trip down to 3rd street Promenade

Okay, so you might think that a trip to Third Street Promenade is not really an adventure. However, it was an adventure for me because I took the Big Blue Bus for the first time, instead of driving and actually went down there by myself!!! I took  line number 1, and didn’t even know which…

The calm before the storm :)

I think this long Memorial weekend perfectly fits what I believe is the calm before the storm. It’s week 9 now, and everybody knows what that means: 1 week left to finish up all the projects, homework, and studying before we hit finals week. But I certainly think that this long weekend is just something…

Nature Lover

I grew up without television. My friends say this explains a lot about my eccentric personality, but what I think this really did for me was that it fostered a love of the outdoors and the majestic use of my imagination. Growing up we had a large backyard that was packed with trees and flowers…

Weekend Adventures

To celebrate the completion of midterms, some of my good friends and I took a Friday night adventure to El Cholo for dinner. El Cholo is a Mexican restaurant that has been around since 1923. We went to the location in Santa Monica, which is in a big pink building! The food was not only…

Parent’s Weekend!

This weekend is Parent’s Weekend! The best weekend of the year! (Maybe not, but I love my parents, and this weekend is the first time I get to see them, ok?) My parents are getting here early Saturday morning which means I have to get up even earlier to get showered, dressed and clean up…

Hollywood close to home

Alright everyone, I don’t want to toot my horn or sound the alarms or make other car noises, but I want you all to know that I may or may not be three degrees from Kevin Bacon. (That’s an old saying that my mom uses for all you confused youngsters out there.) Basically, I have…

Up Up and Awayyy

  This past weekend my dear friend Bobbie had a couple of visitors from England staying with her. She had studied abroad with them in Manchester and they were taking advantage of their Gap Year to explore the west coast from San Diego up to Seattle. Fortunately for them, their stop in LA was guaranteed…