I <3 LA

maria-2012 Best of LA Leave a Comment

I love LA mainly because of all the possibilities there are for having a good time. I feel like it is one of the few places where I can go to the beach or snowboarding both within an hour’s worth drive. And USC’s proximity to downtown also makes it even easier to be able to go to most of the …

i <3 LA

anastasia-2012 Best of LA 2 Comments

There are many things that drew me to USC when choosing a school including its location. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles only a few miles from downtown. There is so much to do in this city from going to the beach to experiencing the nightlife. I’ve tried to take advantage of everything LA has to offer. …

Hollywood Hike

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I finally got to cross off one of my LA Bucket List items this weekend…hiking to the Hollywood sign! Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the Christian organizations I belong to at USC, organized a group hike since it was a beautiful 80 degrees in LA this past week. We all caravanned to Griffith Park, where we started our long …

My Favorite Place in LA

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My favorite place in LA has to be Downtown Santa Monica. Downtown Santa Monica is about a 25-minute drive from campus. There is plenty of great shopping, food, and the beach is only a few blocks away. There is also an amusement park right on the pier. Third Street Promenade is the main hub of excitement. Musicians, artists, and dancers …

Favorite Place in LA

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I haven’t lived in LA long, but in the time I’ve spent here, I’ve gotten the chance to explore a little bit of LA and get a taste of what it has to offer.  My favorite place so far is definitely Dockweiler beach.  Though LA has many different beaches, Dockweiler is my favorite because it’s very different from most of …

My Favorite Place in LA

ryan-2012 Best of LA Leave a Comment

So, as you all know, LA is quite a large city — so many places, so many people, and so many things to do. So, picking the one place in the city that I like the best is definitely a pretty difficult task for me. I’ll try and shy away from things that are close to USC (considering I like …

Great places to eat in LA

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I haven’t lived in LA long, but in my short time here I’ve gotten to explore the different cuisines that Los Angeles has to offer.  Here are some of my favorites: 1.  Islands– this is a great American style restaurant that is famous for their very delicious and unique burgers. Favorite things to get: -Kilauea Burger -Kona Pie 2. The …

My First Dodger Game!

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So after living in Los Angeles for over two years now, I FINALLY made it to my first Dodger Game! When I talked about all the fun things to do outside of the classroom in my last post, I promised I would post pictures after the game–so here they are as promised!  As a loyal fan of both the Giants …

Recent Foodies

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Top Foodie Happenings of the Week: 1. I tried Beard Papa’s eclair cream puffs for the first time!!! They were delicious. Their cookie cream puffs are next on my list. 2. Midnight Daikokuya run! Best ramen in town, hands down. 3. I found the most awesome potstickers (gyoza dumplings) at the Marukai Japanese Market in Gardena. They’ve also got those …

Greek Food

arianna-2012 Food, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite type of food is Greek food. Last night my roommates and I went to The Grove. We did a little shopping of course and then we ate dinner at Ulysses. IT was the first time I have had Greek food in a lont time, but it was delicious. Shockingly to me at least, my roommates had never experienced …