19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Not all of us are morning people, myself included. Having a young child means I’m up early everyday (weekends included) and although it’s tough to get going, I’ve found there are easy things one can do to start the day off right. Here are various things, including saying a simple “good morning,” that can help get you in your daily groove.Plan aheadOne surefire way to feel stressed in the morning is to be rushed and disorganized. To prevent feeling hectic first thing be sure to prepare the night before for the next day. Whether it’s readying your children’s lunches, laying out your work attire, or simply getting a good night’s sleep, being purposeful the night before will help the morning be less chaotic.Be politeAs mentioned above, saying an easy “good morning” to not only your family while you’re still at home, but also to your coworkers once you arrive at work can be a real game changer. No matter how tired or grumpy you may be, clear your head, smile, and be friendly. Starting the day out with a positive spirit can lead to a more productive and pleasant day, and it will also rub off on those around you and help to brighten their mood as well.Stick with your scheduleIt’s been proven that we thrive on structure and routine. So, try your hardest to maintain consistency in your mornings. Exercise, eat right, get your coffee, and map out the day. Sticking with a regular regime will keep you organized, boost your energy level, and leave you feeling geared up for a great day.
UPDATE: The student who had been critically injured after being struck by the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Tong Tong, a third-year graduate student studying architecture. She has regained consciousness but remains in the hospital as of March 2.Four USC students were struck by a vehicle, which then crashed into a traffic light, at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue on Thursday around noon.One USC student was critically injured, and both the pedestrian and driver were transported to California Hospital Medical Center. LAPD has not yet released the names of the students involved in the collision.Capt. David J. Kowalski, commanding officer of the LAPD South Traffic Division, said investigators suspect the driver lost control of her vehicle because of a medical emergency.“During the course of that emergency, she [driver] lost control of the vehicle, went through a red light, hit not only four pedestrians crossing, but [also] hit a light pole and came to stop here at the Northwest corner of McClintock and Jefferson,” Kowalski said at the scene.Kowalski said the status of two people injured in the collision is not yet known.“Right now, we’ve had all four persons sustained some type of injury,” he said. “Two of them have been transported to the hospital, we are still waiting on word on their conditions. Two have been treated here at scene and were released already. The driver is being treated for injuries related to her medical emergency at California Hospital [Medical Center].”LAPD officials declined to disclose any further information on the individuals involved in the collision and have not classified the accident as a hit and run.The vehicle that struck the four pedestrians was identified as a silver four-door sedan. The driver of the sedan ran a red light and crashed into the side curb in an attempt to stop the car from oncoming traffic.At approximately 1:45 p.m., the sedan was transported away from the scene.Several Trojan Alerts related to the collision were sent to subscribers. The first alert, which was sent out at 1:07 p.m., said that there was police activity at Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue because of a traffic accident. The alert stated that westbound traffic from Hoover Street to Jefferson Boulevard, eastbound traffic from Vermont Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard and southbound traffic from 30th Street to McClintock Avenue were all closed.DPS noted that the accident did not affect pedestrian traffic, only vehicular traffic.The second alert sent at 2:15 p.m. said Jefferson Boulevard is closed from Vermont Avenue to Hoover Street, and McClintock Avenue is closed from Jefferson Boulevard to 30th Street. The alert also stated that pedestrian traffic was to be closed on the north side of Jefferson Boulevard from McClintock Avenue to Orchard Avenue, and that the entry and exit way at Gate 5 is closed.The streets reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at 5:45 p.m.Saharra Griffin and Emma Peplow contributed to this report. This story was updated on March 5.Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanBenjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanJoseph Chen | Daily Trojan