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My Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I had the most fun weekend! One of my best friends from high school, Jenna, came to visit me at USC! This was her first time visiting me here and we had a blast. While she was here, we went out downtown to celebrate my roommate’s birthday, we visited Santa Monica and …

JulianaMy Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old
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Weekend Adventure: SD

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

With a three day weekend, comes the opportunity to take a quick get away.  Over President’s Day weekend, a group of friends and I traveled off to San Diego to relax, bond and take in the beach life. My first time traveling around San Diego, it’s a great city to go to for a short trip.  Just a few hours …

HannahWeekend Adventure: SD
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My Weekend Plans!

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey guys! It’s hard to believe that as I’m writing this I’m setting out in the Engineering Quad right next to the fountain in a dress. It’s 82 outside today, and the weather is absolutely amazing! It’s certainly doesn’t feel like a typically February day. I fully plan on taking advantage of this weather during our three day weekend this …

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Going to School in LA

Frankie Frankie, The Best of LA, Why USC Leave a Comment

When I went through the process of deciding which college I wanted to attend, California was my main destination. I applied to three universities here based on the fact that California has great weather and there is so many things to do here. When I got into USC and went through my Freshman year, California did not disappoint in the …

FrankieGoing to School in LA
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Back from Break!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

MarkusBack from Break!
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Top 10 Best Moments First Semester

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

1. Going to the beach This year I got to go to the beach a record amount of the times with my family and friends. When I first moved out here, I went with my family. Then throughout the semester I have been able to make it to the beach a record 3 times this year. 2. First Troy Camp …

FrankieTop 10 Best Moments First Semester
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Let’s go to the beach, beach…

Josue Josue Leave a Comment

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 …

JosueLet’s go to the beach, beach…
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My Top 3 Places in LA!

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

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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Manhattan Beach and Mammoth Mountain

Frankie Frankie Leave a Comment

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 …

FrankieManhattan Beach and Mammoth Mountain
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Concert in a Hanger!

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of living in LA are all the concerts–a lot of which are free! This past week I got to go to Vevo’s Certified SuperFanFest 2014 in Santa Monica. My best friend and I got to have an evening out to see Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea live at a really cool venue.  We headed toward Santa Monica …

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Oh The Places You’ll Go…

Emily Emily, The Best of LA Leave a Comment

One of the wonderful things about USC is that there are so many things on or just off campus that almost everything you need is conveniently located. Because of this, however, sometimes you have to make an effort to go out and explore LA. LA is such a large, diverse city that sometimes the thought of exploration can be daunting. …

EmilyOh The Places You’ll Go…
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My Favorite LA Activities

Ellen Ellen, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Growing up less than an hour outside of Downtown LA, I had the opportunity to experience a lot of what LA had to offer before I even came to USC.  Now that I live in the heart of LA, I’m even closer to everything I enjoyed before.  I also get to discover even more things to do! Before college, one …

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My Summer Adventures

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi guys! I hope you have all enjoyed your summers! My summer has been one for the books. There were so many great experiences from my trip to the Caribbean to my internship with CenturyLink Technology Solutions. I thought I would tell you a little bit about some of these adventures.

JacquieMy Summer Adventures
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Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

Markus Markus, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

MarkusSummer Plans! Israel & Internship
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Philanthropy Phriday

Jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Looking back on my semester, one of my favorite parts was my participation in philanthropies on Fridays. I played beach volleyball, was pied with whip cream, and even distributed books to children. These all supported great causes and were lots of fun! I wanted to share some of those experiences with you.

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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

SarahMy Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming
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April, the Best Month at USC

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

At colleges across the nation, April marks the beginning of spring. Even as far north as Boston, students pull out the beach towels and Frisbees and hit the quad to soak up some sun as the temperature rises. At USC, the same phenomenon occurs. The thermostat begins to regularly peak past 75 degrees (remember, the 55 degree winters here in …

AlexApril, the Best Month at USC
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What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

Sarah Sarah, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

SarahWhat It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering
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Spring Break Recap!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey All, Midterms are slowly beginning to slow down so I can finally tell you about my Spring Break.  I decided to break it up into two parts, half of which I would go car-camping, and the other traveling to Portland, Oregon.   In retrospect this made my break very busy and let me really make the most out of …

MarkusSpring Break Recap!
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Highlights on Why I Chose USC

Hannah Hannah, Uncategorized, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

I can’t believe I’m already heading into the end of the spring semester of my second year here at USC.  It’s hard to think that just two years ago around this time  I was committing to USC–and looking back, I’ll say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made!

HannahHighlights on Why I Chose USC