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The Good Eats in LA

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie, one of my absolute favorite things about LA is the food. There are a ridiculous (read: wonderful) number of restaurants in this city and every type of food you could imagine. Including some you can’t (Korean BBQ tacos? What will they come up with next?). With that here’s a roundup of my favorite restaurants and/or food …

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My Favorite Study Break: Watching Trojan Football

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! It’s midterm season, and with that, the stress levels around USC can get fairly high. It’s important during this time of the semester to remember to take breaks from the pile of books and just relax. That’s probably the best advice I could give you for when this time of year rolls around. With that being said, I …

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My Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This week as most of us are being swamped with midterms and projects, I thought I’d share my favorite break from studying- a trip to Sprinkles in Beverly Hills.  While this isn’t the closest Sprinkles to campus, it’s by far my favorite for a few reasons: there is also a Sprinkles Ice Cream here and a Sprinkles ATM. …

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Food Delivery Services: A College Essential

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I’m back in LA after a fun weekend in Las Vegas for my birthday. Now I am jumping right into homework and catching up with some friends. As I sit here and right this, I am deciding what to eat for dinner, which inspired my blog for this week. I am going to tell you a little bit …

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Engineering Philanthropy

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Imagine making over 200 sandwiches in just 20 minutes!  This past week, my Freshman Academy Class had a seemingly simple task ahead of them.  They found out soon enough though that something that appears to be easy at first–is much more difficult on a mass production scale. The class was challenged with the assignment: optimize the process of making a PB&J sandwich.  Given …

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Football, Food, Friends

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One of the best parts of the weekender, is going up to NorCal and still running into hundreds of other Trojans.  Each year, USC plays an away game against either Stanford or Berkeley and hundreds of fans make the trip up to show our support.  This year we headed to Stanford and came back winners for the second year in …

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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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Too Cool for School

Ian Ian, Summer Experiences, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

USC is a wonderful place to be any time of the year. It’s colorful, naturally radiant, and a blessing to have. It is also plopped right in the middle of the wondrous city of Los Angeles. And when you have had a long week of classes on campus, sometimes the best feeling is getting away.  Here’s a short traveler’s guide …

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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 …

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The Viterbi Awards

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This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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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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Passover in College

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Today marks the seventh day of Passover. Today also marks the seventh day of avoiding bread and wheat-products like the plague. As a high school senior, I often wondered how I would continue observing Jewish holidays while at USC, and the holiday of Passover presents the perfect challenge. Would the dining halls have matzah? Would I go hungry for a …

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USC Springfest 2014

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Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, …

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Spring Break Recap!

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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 …

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Food in Los Angeles: A USC Student’s Guide to Off-Campus Eateries (Part 2)

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Welcome back to my five part blog series Food in Los Angeles! Last time, in Part 1, I detailed my parents’ weekend dinner with my mother, when we ventured into Los Angeles’ Arts District to try Wurstkuche (a German sausage restaurant) and the Pie Hole (a dessert place). If you are interested in those restaurants, check out my previous blog, …

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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