Springing into a New Semester

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Dorm, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

(Yes, I really did use that pun) As spring semester approaches and 2017 begins, I’m really excited to see what I’ve got in store. This semester, I’ll be taking EE 354 – Introduction to Digital Circuits, CSCI 270 – Introduction to Algorithms and the Theory of Computing, a GE on Broadway, Aural Culture, and Weight Training. I’m excited for another …

Housing From Freshman to Senior Year

Ellen Apartment, Dorm, Ellen 0 Comments

Hi! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about where I’ve lived throughout my time at USC.  I’ve done a little bit of everything in terms of housing from the traditional freshman dorm, to a large apartment with lots of roommates, to a smaller apartment.  I’ve really enjoyed all the places I’ve lived near campus, and I …

Food for Thought

Nathan Curtis Best of LA, Food, Housing, Nathan 0 Comments

Oh boy, am I excited to be writing this blog. If there are three things in this world that I love, it’s food, eating, and restaurants. And wouldn’t you know, Los Angeles has all three of those things! In all seriousness, one of my favorite things about LA is the diversity it has to offer, and with great diversity comes …

Freshman Dorms: Birnkrant

Clare Sargent Clare, Dorm 0 Comments

Deciding where to live during your freshman year is a pretty tough choice, especially at USC. From on campus to off campus, USC has a lot of options, which makes that decision even harder. For me it came down to living in New North or Birnkrant. Ultimately, I chose to live in Birnkrant and I couldn’t have been happier with …

Hey MTV, Welcome to my Cribs

Shayna Goldberger Apartment, Dorm, Shayna 0 Comments

I’ve done a lot of things in my time at USC, which unfortunately includes: moving. And a lot of it. Each year I’ve lived in a different place, and here’s my little summary of each one. Freshman Year: Dorm After getting into USC the first thing I did was put in my housing application for New/North aka the coolest freshman …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …

Onto the Next One

Clare Sargent Apartment, Clare, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey guys! I’m currently writing this post sitting at one of my favorite spots on campus, and I have never felt more content. While I am sad summer is over, I can’t wait to get into the swing of the school year. It’s day two here and already I’ve fallen in love with my classes. I’m also finally taking classes that …

Back at SC!

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Apartment, Campus Events 0 Comments

Hello friends and family, I returned to USC yesterday! I gotta say, the place retained its charm well enough over the summer, even though I thought the heat would bake the beauty straight out. (It did not.) Anyways, right, I moved in yesterday! The day was a wee bit on the insane side, as I woke up at 4:30 AM …

Why the Suite Life is so Sweet

Anya Bonner Anya, Housing, Suite 0 Comments

When I was looking at the options for freshman housing, I didn’t know how to choose. Flipping through the USC housing catalog, you could see all the options of places to live and their amenities, but it nothing about the personality of the building itself. Each dorm on campus truly has a unique experience that comes with living there, and …

Parkside Darkside?? 5 Reasons Why Reality Shatters Expectations

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Suite 0 Comments

After choosing USC, the next item on my to-do list was deciding which dorm I was going to live in. Needless to say, the process of picking a residence hall included many hours of online research, and combing through forums and blogs, which only resulted in more indecision. It seemed like there were endless options, and I wanted to find …

Birnkrant, My Home Away from Home

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Housing, Suveena 0 Comments

Between Leavey Library and EVK dining hall, Birnkrant Residential College stands eight stories tall. I first visited Birnkrant (or “BK,” as I have learned to love it) when I had visited USC for the first time as an admitted student, just six months before moving in. Birnkrant is the residential college that houses the university honors college – merit scholars …

Dining Hall Hacks

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Food, Housing, Suveena, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Dining Halls – an essential part of most freshmen’s day-to-day lives. The three halls on campus are Everybody’s Kitchen (EVK), Parkside, and Café 84 differ in the kinds of food they serve: EVK’s food leans toward comfort food, whereas Parkside incorporates international flavors and is more allergen-conscious, and Café 84 has a variety of more health-conscious options. Each is located on different …

Top 6 Most Freshman Mistakes! #3 Will Blow Your Mind!

Michael Thorson Campus Events, Dorm, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

What better way to share some advice with incoming freshman than by recapping some of my and my friend’s biggest and most classic Freshman mistakes in a Buzzfeed-esque list: Leaving my dorm door closed on move in day On move in day, after a hot day of lugging around suitcases and perfectly setting up your dorm, you, if you’re anything …

USC for ME

Hannah Food, Hannah, Music, Suite 0 Comments

Sunshine? Free Food? Concerts? Shopping? USC has it all. What I wanted from college was not only a unique education (as expected) but also a college experience.  I wanted to look back on four years to a place and not only remember everything I’ve learned but also what I did on the weekends, with my friends and after class. Here …

Home is Where the Heart Is – Housing at USC

Madelina-2016 Apartment, Best of LA, Campus Events, Dorm, Housing, Madelina, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

Hi folks! Being abroad it is always nice to stop and reflect on just how great it is to be home – in the spirit of home I’d like to share with you a little about the places I’ve called home over the past couple years at USC as well as the current place I’ve just started calling home in …

USC Dorms: BK 7 Memories!

Michelle Dorm, Housing, Michelle, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

It’s crazy to think that it’s been a year since I’ve lived in a freshman dorm! I definitely miss it, because I’ve had some amazing times in my freshman dorm: Birnkrant! I remember feeling pretty unsure about what dorm I wanted to live in, and I was apprehensive about living in a dorm as well. When I first moved in, …

Luke, Come to the Parkside

Sophie Apartment, Sophie, Suite 0 Comments

If it isn’t apparent by the title, I absolutely love Star Wars. I always carry my stylish R2D2 mug with me. My R2D2 mug has been with me since since high school. I’ve drank coffee from it in my home in Denver, my freshman dorm in Parkside IRC, my internship apartment in Bakersfield, and my sophomore apartment at Cardinal Gardens. …