Take a Break, De-stress, and Explore!

Desiree James Best of LA, Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Museums

Well it’s about that time of year again that every student looks forward to- midterm season! Just kidding, no sane person actually likes midterm season, but it does mean we’re that much closer to winter break!! And as important as getting good grades and studying is around this time of year, it’s also important to remember that college is something you’re supposed to enjoy. So to destress from these first couple weeks and midterms, I decided to take advantage of USC’s prime location and explore the Greater Los Angeles Area. I ended up visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and “exploring” Hollywood.

Let me just start off by saying that I had no idea what I was in for when I visited LACMA. I was under the impression that LACMA consisted of only one building with multiple exhibits…I was very wrong. LACMA consists six buildings, a theater, and outdoor exhibits- including the popular street lamp exhibit. The contemporary art section was definitely my favorite, mostly because there were a lot of bright colors and cool pieces. A bathroom sink, a very large billiards ball sculpture, and a painting of a spam container were a few of the pieces. It was a very interesting exhibit to say the least…

Next, I headed over to Hollywood with some friends to do some sightseeing and spend way too much money. I walked down Hollywood Boulevard past the stars, the Chinese Theatre, and Spiderman. I also passed by the “Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop” and just HAD to go inside. I told myself I was just going to go in, look around, and walk out, but apparently I don’t listen very well….Within five minutes of entering, I was at the counter ordering a brownie fudge sundae!

Being able to jump in the car and drive no more than 20 minutes to get to these amazing places just reminds me even more of why I love going to school at USC. It’s impossible to be bored out here, and I can’t wait to see wherelse I end up jumping in the car and driving to this school year!

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