April 28, 2018

In the next two weeks I will complete my junior year and will officially be a senior in college. (WHAT?!). While the feeling of entering my senior year is daunting, it has also forced me to reflect upon my USC career thus far. More impo...

April 26, 2018

I’d be lying if I said that service isn’t what drew me to the Helenes.  Throughout my upbringing, my parents made sure that serving became an integral part of who I was.  One way I did this was in my high school where I was an active pe...

April 19, 2018

Helenes is the reason I did not transfer out of USC—and for that, I am grateful.

My first few years at USC was rough—moving from east to west coast, not knowing anyone, and coming from a high school of 74 kids, I felt completely lost. I...

April 12, 2018

A Thank You Letter to The Most Supportive Group of People I Have Ever Met

Dear Helenes,

The night before my MCAT, I was in a Las Vegas hotel room with a fever of 102 degrees. In addition to the normal anxiety everyone has about a 7.5 hour...

April 5, 2018

Crusher: Mehr Sikri. On Piper: “Piper is just AMAZING. She’s an incredible person and she’s always looking amazing and killing it at everything. Literally everything!”

Cayla Yasukochi: Hey! So first of all, could you please tell us all t...

March 29, 2018

It’s hard to quantify experiences, to take the nuances and complexities of an experience, and boil them down to one word. Describing the Helenes is easy, but also difficult— I could say that to me, Helenes is a wonderful organization, a...

March 22, 2018

From the collection of the Disney Channel Original Movies, Cheetah Girls has to be one of my favorites. The movie was not only fantastic in 2006, but the soundtrack was even better. It’s about a four teenage girls from New York and thei...

March 8, 2018

        Wow!! Where do I start…Helenes has changed so many things about my life, but one thing specifically that it has changed was how I view myself. Upon coming to USC I have always had a strategic plan of what my life was going to be...

March 8, 2018

Crusher: Valerie Johnson. On Mehr: “Mehr is who I want to be! She is so sweet, caring, funny, smart, and beautiful inside and out. She has great style too. I love getting to talk to her about anything. I’m lucky to live in the room next...

February 22, 2018

Dear Rosebuds,

When I was in your shoes three years ago, our rosebud class had the opportunity to sit down with the senior Helenes.  I, an excited and impressionable freshman, was mesmerized by how accomplished and inspiring each girl wa...

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