Reflections on an Early End to Senior Year

Madelyn Douglas Best of LA, Free Time, Home Life, Madelyn, Trojan Spirit, Why USC Leave a Comment

As someone who always processes things at least a month late, I am now getting hit by huge waves of nostalgia for my lost month and a half of second semester senior year. While thinking about all the friends I didn’t get to hang out with one last time, the projects I wish I was able to complete, and the …

My Winter Break Traditions

Madelyn Douglas Free Time, Home Life, Madelyn, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

FINAL-ly, the end of finals! Winter break always marks the chance for a fresh start with new classes, and gives me a few precious weeks to relax, recharge, and focus on friends and family (and new trashy Netflix shows). Over my winter breaks, I split time up between the various places I consider home: first, I spend time with my …

Hometown Havoc- Fires & Mudslides

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The past few weeks have been absolutely devastating for my home community of Santa Barbara, CA. Our normally quiet, friendly, and calm town was hit by the largest tragedies I’ve ever seen so close to home- a massive wildfire followed by unstoppable mudslides. Throughout December, the Thomas Fire tore through Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and destroyed over 1,000 structures …