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LA Live: My Favorite Spot in LA!

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everybody! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about my favorite spot to go out and about in Los Angeles – LA Live in Downtown! In the last few years, the spot has become a really fun place for the city’s young people to hang out, with activities to suit every taste. It’s no secret that …

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Let’s go to the beach, beach…

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I love Los Angeles which is one of the reasons why I stayed here for college. I can name hundreds of places that I love to go to on a regular basis but, I am choosing one of my recent favorites Dockweiler Beach. One of the best perks about going to USC is your relative location to almost everything. Being …

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My Favorite Place in LA: Grand Central Market

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie it’s no surprise that one of my favorite places in Los Angeles is Grand Central Market. It’s basically an open floor plan of vendors for food. If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia it’s a like a smaller version of Reading Terminal Market (if you’re in Philadelphia and haven’t tried it, I highly recommend Beck’s Cajun Cafe …

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Hiking in LA: Runyon Canyon

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Hiking is one of my favorite things to do to clear my head and luckily Runyon Canyon is super close to USC. You can get to Runyon Canyon by either taking the metro to West Hollywood or it’s a 15 minute drive. There are a bunch of different trails in the canyon but my favorite is the 3-mile loop that …

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Sweet Tooth

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If you’re craving something sweet and cold head to Salt & Straw.  You don’t have to give up ice cream during the fall and winter in Los Angeles; so this past Tuesday my friends and I took a trip to Larchmont where a small ice cream parlor serves the best ice cream on the block. The menu had exquisitely unique …

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Watts Towers: Art in a Unexpected Place

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This week we are writing about our favorite places around Los Angeles, and one of my favorites is definitely Watts Towers. Located only 15 mins south of campus, it is easy to make the trip here to see something really unique. It is also a registered National Historic Landmark! Watts Towers is a collection of 17 interconnected structures all made …

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A Day Trip to Santa Monica

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Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends as much as I did. It was my mom’s 51st birthday on Friday so I got to spend lots of time with my family. We celebrated with a trendy brunch on Sunday at Sonoma Wine Garden, which was located at the top of the Santa Monica Place Outdoor Mall. Following our …

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3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, my favorite hang out.

Betty Betty, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This week we are all blogging about our favorite LA spots, and my favorite is a very common place that many USC students go to shop, eat, or just hang out and enjoy the good vibes. Third street promenade is just a few blocks from the famous Santa Monica Pier and consists of a bunch of clothing stores, book stores, …

Betty3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, my favorite hang out.
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My Top 3 Places in LA!

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Hey everyone! This week I wanted to take some time to talk about my top 3 favorite places in LA. The Grove The Grove is my favorite shopping center in LA! I love that there are so many places to eat there, ranging from Umami Burger to The Cheesecake factory, a movie theater, a farmers’ market, and plenty of places …

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Exploring LA: The Getty Museum

Molly Molly, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! After an awesomely busy parents’ weekend, I’m back to tell you guys about another one of my favorite places that I’ve found in Los Angeles: The Getty Museum! A scenic half-hour drive north of campus, it’s always a nice place to hang out with friends or visiting family. The Getty Museum is in the Santa Monica mountains, just …

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Manhattan Beach and Mammoth Mountain

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Even though it took me a little while to get there, when I got to Manhattan Beach this year before school, I knew it was a special place. It was one of those moments when you’re like I have to make a lot of money and live there at some point. I even went there this weekend with my one …

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Troy Camp

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I joined quite a bit of clubs this year based on interest and the need to become more apart of school. While I joined a wide variety of clubs ranging from Society of Petroleum Engineers to Ski Team, I would have to say my favorite would be Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an organization dedicated to bettering the community and …

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Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

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Hey everyone! This week we are blogging about our favorite places in LA, and that for me usually involves food places but I blogged about my favorite eateries in LA last week!  This week I thought I’d focus on another one of my favorite things- art museums.  There is not shortage of great art in LA, from both Getty museums …

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Passion is All Around Us

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Hi all! Lately a few videos have been forwarded to me regarding a number of interesting individuals.  The videos ranged from athletes, to dancers, musicians, and craftsmen.  After watching the numerous videos I began to gain a new respect and understanding for people who dedicate their life to a craft or a skill.  These are people who have found something …

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LA Favorite: Boba 7

Calvin Calvin, CompSci, Electrical, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

NOTE: This article will make more sense if you know what boba is As a bob enthusiast, I was highly concerned about the quality of boba drinks I would be able to find when I went to college in a new town. In the first few weeks I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I eventually stumbled …

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SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

Calvin Calvin, CompSci, Electrical, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

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Animal Shelter Volunteering

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

If you’re an animal lover like me, you might miss being around your four-legged friends when you come to college.  One of my favorite ways to cheer myself up when I’m missing my dogs is to volunteer at one of the animal rescue centers near campus.  There are two rescue centers right next to each other, just a couple blocks …

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Annual Trojan Family Weekend

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This past weekend, campus was filled with not only students as usual but siblings, grandparents, cousins, close friends–essentially all relatives of the Trojan Family.  One of my favorite parts of USC is the family spirit.  Miles away from where I grew up, USC is the home away from home that makes me feel welcomed and among family at all times. …

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The Best Places to Eat During Parents Weekend

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It’s Parents Weekend at USC, which translates directly to “ I don’t have to buy myself food for a weekend” for most college students. With that being said, I decided to compile a list of the best restaurants to take your parents during this weekend! 1) Bottega Louie Located in Downtown, Bottega Louie is one of the best Italian restaurants …

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