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My Weekend Tradition: Korean BBQ

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Going to school in Los Angeles has its pros and cons.  For instance, whenever you plan on driving somewhere you must always allot for an additional 30 minutes to an hour and a half thanks to the infamous LA traffic.  However, when you encounter said traffic it is usually on the way to a beautiful hike in the mountains of …

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First Year Advice

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Looking back it’s hard to imagine what it was like to come to a  new school full of new people, living arrangements and even food.  The transition was pretty smooth though especially when I kept the following quick tips in mind: 1. “Yes” even when in doubt: when it comes to attending school events from free concerts to speakers to …

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Giving Back: Delta House of Pancakes

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One of the things I am most proud of my sorority for is our commitment to our philanthropy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the national philanthropy of Delta Delta Delta. As a whole, Tri Delta chapters across the nation have raised millions for St. Jude. 4 years ago, we were challenged to raise $15 million in 5 years. We …

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SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P. Leave a Comment

With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …

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Life in Pi Palace

Lauren Lauren H. Leave a Comment

The Local Alpha Delta. Pi Palace. ADPi. Whatever people may call it, I am lucky to call it home for sophomore, junior, and senior year. Living in ADPi for the past two years has been such an amazing experience, so much so that I have decided to live there for all three years after having moved out of my freshman …

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Food Trucks in Los Angeles

Emily Emily, The Best of LA, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the many food phenomenons of the last few years that has been food trucks. They’re all over Food network and as a consequence they’re all over big cities, like LA. I’ve had the opportunity to try a few – some randomly when I’m out in the city (Amazebowls is one that hangs around campus a lot) and then there are food …

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Brunch LA

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With Dine LA going on just a few weeks ago, one thing to look forward to over the weekends (and this upcoming one being a long one) is brunch. Los Angeles is  a hotspot for some of California’s best brunch places.  Get a snapshot of the top 3 below: 1. Larchmont Bungalow: red and blue velvet pancakes? you can find …

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My Weekend Plans!

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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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Cooking in College– Tofu Edition

Makana Krulce-2015 Makana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Though I am not actually a vegetarian, I tend to cook on the meatless side because it ends up being cheaper and a little healthier. Betty and I always do our Ralph’s runs during the weekend to stock up on food items that we can’t get at Fresh&Easy, and that’s where I usually buy my staples like peanut butter and …

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Freshman Year Housing!

Markus Astro, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Freshman year is a wild and crazy time filled with new experiences in a new environment.  One of the best experiences is moving in and meeting all of the people in your dorm.  Freshman year I lived in Marks Hall where I grew close to all of the other students living there.  Marks Hall was only three stories …

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LA Live: My Favorite Spot in LA!

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everybody! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about my favorite spot to go out and about in Los Angeles – LA Live in Downtown! In the last few years, the spot has become a really fun place for the city’s young people to hang out, with activities to suit every taste. It’s no secret that …

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My Favorite Place in LA: Grand Central Market

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie it’s no surprise that one of my favorite places in Los Angeles is Grand Central Market. It’s basically an open floor plan of vendors for food. If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia it’s a like a smaller version of Reading Terminal Market (if you’re in Philadelphia and haven’t tried it, I highly recommend Beck’s Cajun Cafe …

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Sweet Tooth

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If you’re craving something sweet and cold head to Salt & Straw.  You don’t have to give up ice cream during the fall and winter in Los Angeles; so this past Tuesday my friends and I took a trip to Larchmont where a small ice cream parlor serves the best ice cream on the block. The menu had exquisitely unique …

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A Day Trip to Santa Monica

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Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends as much as I did. It was my mom’s 51st birthday on Friday so I got to spend lots of time with my family. We celebrated with a trendy brunch on Sunday at Sonoma Wine Garden, which was located at the top of the Santa Monica Place Outdoor Mall. Following our …

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The Best Places to Eat During Parents Weekend

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It’s Parents Weekend at USC, which translates directly to “ I don’t have to buy myself food for a weekend” for most college students. With that being said, I decided to compile a list of the best restaurants to take your parents during this weekend! 1) Bottega Louie Located in Downtown, Bottega Louie is one of the best Italian restaurants …

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Weekend Meals- My Favorite Places to Eat in DTLA!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week! This week I’m kind of hungry as I write this which has inspired me to write about my favorite places to eat on my weekends in downtown LA.  During the week I eat at home or on campus, but on the weekends I try to adventure and find some yummy places.  These …

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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

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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 Aruda-2015 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. …

Lyssa Aruda-2015My Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!
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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 …

JacquieFood Delivery Services: A College Essential