Parkside Darkside?? 5 Reasons Why Reality Shatters Expectations

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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 …

To T.O or Not to T.O, That is the Question

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Professional & Academic, Shayna, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Picture this: an economist, philosopher, cinematographer, and an engineer sit down to discuss the ethical and practical concerns of sending humans to Mars. No, this isn’t some weird riddle; this is my Friday 9 am discussion for my Thematic Option class (titled Searching for Life in the Universe: Mars and Beyond), and despite being on Fridays at 9 am it’s …

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

Michael Thorson Campus Events, Dorm, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

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 …

That Emotional First Month

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Here’s some mood music, because this blog post is about to get real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLyDCtoqra8 Flush faced and eager eyed, I woke up to my first full day in my new dorm room. I was prepared to become best friends with everyone as soon as I met them. Unfortunately for me, this is not how human nature works. Naturally, I did …

USC for ME

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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 …

Luke, Come to the Parkside

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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. …

My Freshman Home: Parkside

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I’ve lived in University Housing all 4 years but I still remember a lot of the fun times I had my Freshman year in IRC Parkside. I chose my freshman housing purely based on the different types of amenities available.  I was looking for housing that had: air conditioning and a more private bathroom vs. a community bathroom.  For me, …

The Best Milkshake You’ll Ever Have – Trust Me I’ve Had a Lot

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By deciding on going to the prestigious University of Southern California, you have also gained access to one of the greatest places in the world, Ground Zero. Ground Zero is a hybrid place that provides an area to study, listen to live performances and of course, get an assortment of unique drinks. During exam week, they will turn the place …

The Best Places on Campus

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Food Spot: At Campus Center there are a bunch of yummy restaurants like Lemonade and California Pizza Kitchen but one of my favorite places to eat is in the RTH (Engineering headquarters) Cafe because they have super cheap Bahn Mi sandwiches, which is the perfect snack in between classes. The RTH outside area is also beautiful. Just finished my last operations …

Hogwarts, People Watching, and Lattes: My Favorite Spots Around Campus!

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Major, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! Spring semester is in full swing as we are approaching the fifth week of classes, so today I wanted to talk about my favorite spots on campus. We have such a beautiful campus so if was hard to narrow down my favorite spots, but I got it down to my favorite places to grab food, study, and get …

Surveying the Skies for Both Stars and Satellites

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Late one night, venture down to Stauffer Hall, a tall building dedicated to research just south of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Climb the steps to the southern-most door, and, if it is unlocked, step inside and take the elevator to the 7th floor. There, you will find a research office with elaborate computer set-ups and hardware used to track …