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My Semester in SoCal

The lowdown on classes, internships, and my adventures in the ICLA Program by Colleen Wormsley '13

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Posted by Colleen Wormsley at 3:58PM   |  Add a comment
Griffith Park and Staples Center

Since I spend my weekdays taking classes and working at my internship, I always make sure to do as many things as I can on the weekend and enjoy all of the great things LA has to offer. This weekend was no exception.

On Saturday, a few of my friends and I decided to go for a hike at Griffith Park. Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America and is home to some great hiking trails, the Griffith Observatory, and the infamous Hollywood sign. 

We began our hike searching for the "Bat Cave" as seen in the 1960s version of the TV show Batman. Thanks to Google Earth we found it pretty quickly, and after a quick photo op we decided to continue our hike and visit the Griffith Observatory. The Griffith Observatory is located on top of Mount Hollywood and has some really interesting exhibits about space and science. However, I was personally more interested in the amazing views of the city and beautiful mountains that surrounded us. 

After a long day of hiking, we stopped at our favorite California chain: Yogurtland. My friends and I have all agreed that New York wins when it comes to bagels, doughnuts, pizza, and Chinese food, but California sure knows how to do frozen yogurt. 

Later that night, we met up with other ICLA friends at the Staples Center to watch the LA Kings take on the Calgary Flames. It was definitely a lot different from the last hockey game I went to over at Cornell! Even though the Kings lost the game, it was still a lot of fun and we even got to take a group photo on the ice after the game was over. 

I'm sure next weekend will be just as exciting since I'm spending it at the happiest place on earth... Disneyland! 


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