Why I Loved Being On E-Board and Why You Should Run!
Helenes E-Board was a defining part of my time at USC. Starting as the Director of PR for 2020, I entered the position naive and anxious about what was in store. I felt unprepared like everyone else on our E-Board, but that added a thrill to the experience. Being on E-Board is a rollercoaster that comes with many highs and plenty of stressful lows, but it is worth every ounce of work you put in. My first year on E-Board was when the pandemic started. The team around me became
To the Helenes
Our Director of Membership, Elina, always tells us that the Helenes find us when we need it the most. It kind of made sense to me, but it wasn’t until I was sitting at Alumni Park, sweating until there were literal pools of sweat around me, and painting my tote bag during family week that I understood completely why Helenes found me at this point in my life. I’m sure like many others, I was questioning everything about my decision to come to USC. During my college application
What Helenes Means to Me:
When I think about what Helenes means to me, I think of sunny afternoons on the bench and late nights with my E-Boards. I remember those who have graduated and remain sisters to me despite all distance. I think of my little and the way she has completely transformed my life to fill it with joy and love I’ve never felt before. I think of early mornings at Swim with Mike and late nights at Gatecall. Above all, I think of the family that has entirely defined my college experienc
Helene’s Peace of Mind and All of Mine
It’s a sight that’s far from unfamiliar: on my children’s size pink-handled scooter, I make my way down Trousdale at one in the afternoon, and what would be a quick zip from the Village to class is something closer to driving on an L.A. freeway during rush hour (or at least what I assume it looks like, truth be told I don’t know how to drive in L.A., Godspeed). The walkway is packed, and I’m a sardine on a scooter in a can of college students. I complete an entire hero’s jour