May 9, 2013
Oxy Seniors, go out in style!
April 29, 2013
Step out of the campus bubble and into a celebration
Finals are just around the corner but a culture break is always good, especially in beautiful Los Angeles! This weekend you should visit one of my favorite places in downtown Los Angeles, Olvera Street! With Cinco de Mayo happening, there will most definitely be something worth seeing!
Cinco de Mayo Olvera Street Festival
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
There's always loads of opportunities to explore the...Read More
April 16, 2013
Let go of the modern annoyances and enjoy a step back in time
The end of the school year is coming fast! Before the late night study sessions bombard you, get away from school while getting into the studying mood! I recommend the renaissance faire! It may seem a little odd at first but the ambiance is worth it. There are interesting shows, tea with the queen, Queens College, shopping and Renaissance delicacies, Huzzah!
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
April 8, 2013
Get ready for spring with a tasty treat
Happy springtime! Ruby’s Diner is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends! It’s a California original that started in Newport Beach in 1982. The Restaurant builds off of a 40’s theme with Red vinyl seats and carnations at the end of every table. There are a few in other states but Southern California is home to the only ones that are on the pier. Everything is well priced although no matter what you order, Ruby’s best attributes are hands down their shakes and fries! I personally recommend the black cherry shake. It’s delicious!
The closest one to campus is
CITY OF COMMERCE - CITADEL OUTLETS
March 25, 2013
Finding new ways to have fun and move your body
This past weekend Oxy’s DancePro truly had an amazing performance! If you caught the dance bug or still have the bug and can’t wait to get back on the dance floor there are amazing opportunities just around the corner from Oxy!
Live Arts Los Angeles
4210 Panamint St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
LALA offers a variety of dance and stretch classes from Hip Hop and Jazz to Pilates and Yoga.
Cardio Barre Eagle Rock
1581 Colorado Blvd
March 12, 2013
Live music, dance, food, and oh so many colors!
I hope mid terms went well for you and I hope you’re having the most amazing Spring Break! If you’re still in the Los Angeles area and looking for something new and cultural this Friday March 16, I have the perfect idea for you, The Holi Festival of Colors in Los Angeles! The Holi Festival is a trdition that originated in India that has been brought to America. In this festival participants throw colors on each other to symbolize unity and friendship despite differences. The Festival also celebrates the coming of spring! In...Read More
February 27, 2013
Where to go to get your big @$# coat or gator shoes
Oxy students, you have style, there is no doubt about it. With SpringFest right around the corner, you are going to want to look your best. Since we don't have fashion trucks to park along side the food trucks, I found a few great places where you can get your vintage and second-hand threads to put together your look for the big day.
Mon-Thur 11-7; Fri-Sat 11-6; Sun 12-4
5060-b Eagle Rock Blvd
This is a really great spot walking distance from campus specializing in women’s clothing. They carry items that are a little on the pricier side of the spectrum, but you can...
February 25, 2013
One activity can help you get ready for beach body season, learn about your neighborhood, and help others
Be it a rebirth of New Years goals or a desire to get ready for swimsuit season, running is the perfect way to find interesting and enticing nooks and crannies of Los Angeles. Mapmyrun.com is the perfect online tool to help and motivate you in your running experience. The site offers the ability to map out runs at specific distances in and around Eagle Rock. The coolest aspect is that you can share your running maps and look at other people’s maps in the community.
After you have caught the running bug; Los Angeles offers a multitude of enticing runs for both novice and advanced runners alike. These runs also support community and nationwide charity organizations. It’s the perfect way to get fit and help the...Read More
February 19, 2013
Feeling a little less wealthy? Emiko has some options for you.
I hope you had the loveliest Valentine's Day, Tigers! After Valentine's Day some people will certainly be feeling a lighter wallet. However, if your wallet is deflated but your Valentines Day spirit is still on a roll I have the perfect thing for you, and the great part is they are all free (or almost free)! If you’re up for a cute adventure I have my top choices for the cutest things in the Los Angeles area.
This place is gorgeous, especially during sunset! This is the perfect place to go exploring and a good place for whale watching.Read More
February 18, 2013
Why hip-hop's hottest duo was chosen to headline this year's SpringFest
Unless you've been living with your head in the fountain, you have by now heard that this year's SpringFest headliner is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I checked in with Programming Board Manager Redd Barua-Norton to find out a little more about how the SpringFest artist was chosen.
When it comes down to it, with Macklemore's recent chart-topping success, not many people are questioning this decision. There are some who don't understand why we are hosting another hip-hop headliner. What PB is trying to do is give the Oxy student body what they want. Last summer, Oxy students responded to a survey regarding what type of music they wanted to hear at concerts. That survey showed that "Oxy students want to hear hip-hop and EDM [electronic dance music] by a very large margin over other genres of music," Redd says. "We had an...Read More