Los Angeles Burning

Los Angeles Burning

You may have seen the pictures - the last couple of weeks, Southern California has faced some of the worst bush fires in history, after no rain for two months into 'rain season'. I had been aware of a big fire up north in October, as I know lots of Yaz's friends were affected by [...]

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 [...]