Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

"What do you mean, you don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK??" Well, it is a holiday remembering a meal shared between pilgrims and Native Americans, so that's probably why... The week of Thanksgiving, absolutely everybody cleared out of UCLA. That is no exaggeration - the place was a ghost town for the entire week. Luckily, [...]

Beat the Do-USC-hebags!

Beat the Do-USC-hebags!

This weekend was the big UCLA vs. USC football game. The two colleges are extremely competitive with each other, and the week leading up to the game was filled with 'F@*% USC!' chants and posters. The main source of the rivalry between the schools isn't so much a sporting issue but a social one - [...]

Exploring SoCal

Exploring SoCal

Although I have been extremely busy since I got here, I have had one or two opportunities to go out and explore parts of Los Angeles other than the UCLA campus! Santa Monica & Venice Beach Mum and I had lots of time to explore Santa Monica before I moved into the dorms, and as [...]

Go Bruins!

Go Bruins!

On my Saturday off during my crazy week of sorority recruitment UCLA had its first proper football game (American football, that is) of the year. I am told that there were others earlier in September, but none of them particularly important. For reasons that are still unknown to my flatmates and myself, this was also a [...]

Alpha Kappa Gamma Whateva

Alpha Kappa Gamma Whateva

When most people think about US colleges and all the stereotypes surround them, one of the prevailing images that generally pop into mind is the uniquely American concept of 'sororities' and 'fraternities', collectively known as 'Greek life' (although as far as I know they have no connection to the mediterranean country whatsoever). Films such as Animal [...]