Preparing for a Summer Overseas

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This summer, I will be studying abroad in Rome, Italy for six weeks with Viterbi Overseas! I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for summer break in my life. For this blog, I’m going to talk about the program and why I decided to study abroad during the summer. Expect some blogs about my actual abroad experience in the …

Market Madness!

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Hump day is beloved by many around the globe, for a variety of reasons. Here at USC, there is a very special reason why Wednesdays are so great: the farmer’s market. Every Wednesday, a variety of shops, markets, and pop up food places hit USC’s McCarthy quad. Whenever I walk through the quad, I’m like a little kid in a …

Food for Thought

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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 …

Mom and Dad Day

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Game days. How lucky we Trojans are to be able to celebrate a holiday that comes every week. Even though every single game day is filled to the brim with school spirit and excitement, to me there is one specific game day that is more special than any other: parents weekend. Every year, USC dedicates one of its game days …

A Little Kesem Magic

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We’re Camp Kesem, we have fun, laughing, playing in the sun. Camp Kesem’s the place to be, we’ve got Magic 1, 2, 3! When I was a counselor for Camp Kesem USC, I might’ve chanted this song 3 dozen times over the course of a week. But it never got old. Every time we sang the chant, the campers and …

A Day in Davis

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IMG_0790 (1)Since I’m only going into my sophomore year of college, I elected not to get a job or internship like many of my friends did. Instead, I wanted to have one last summer without too many obligations, and I also wanted to be able to spend lots of time with my family and friends. At the same time, I …

Fireworks at the Lake

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I spent this summer’s Fourth of July in an exotic and foreign place hundreds of miles from home: Minnesota. People come from all around the world to learn at USC. Through my fraternity, I was fortunate enough to become friends with Craig, a film major from Minnesota. When Craig invited some mutual friends from Chicago and me to his house …

Club Baseball

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Sports have always been a part of my life. I played three varsity sports in high school because I couldn’t stand the thought of going a day without having played a sport after school. My special love was baseball. I’d played baseball since I was 6, and I thought that coming to college would mean I’d have to say goodbye …

Going from a Small Town to a Big City

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One of my main worries when coming to USC was how I would adjust to life in the city after growing up in a small rural town. I was raised in Davis, California, a small town of 60,000 located in Northern California that is famous for its hippies and bicycles. My city had only one high school, and despite living …

Spring Breaking in Lima

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USC has this incredible program called Alternative Spring Break (ASB) that organizes groups of students and sends them around the world to volunteer. Traveling has always been my favorite thing in the entire world (pun intended) and I wanted to do something exciting over spring break, so I decided to apply for ASB. Out of the many possible ASB trips …