A Day in LA: Downtown

Juliana Juliana, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey there! Hope you’re having a great week! Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of LA: Downtown. I think downtown LA, or “DTLA” as it’s colloquially described, sometimes gets overlooked simply because LA has so much to offer. However, it’s one of my favorite places in the city, and certainly one of the places I’ve explored the …

The Open Interior of the Bradbury Building

One Day in Los Angeles: A High School Student’s Guide to Visiting USC and Still Seeing Los Angeles, All in One Day

Alex Alex Leave a Comment

Let’s picture the scene: you are a high school student from Texas, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest,  the East Cost – somewhere not Southern California. You’re on vacation from school, and you are lucky enough to be conducting a collegiate road trip of California. You started in Northern California, toured Stanford and UC Berkeley, stopped at Cal Poly on the …

Pantages Theatre

LA Shows!

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LA isn’t known for its Broadway musicals and shows quite like New York City is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any to go to for just as an amazing of an experience! One of my favorite things to do around LA is to find shows to go to and within the past three years I definitely have some highlights. …

Mt Baldy

Hiking Around LA!

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As a person who grew up in Colorado, I definitely fit the stereotype: I absolutely love the outdoors! And hiking especially is one of my favorite things to do.  Although I was excited to come to school in Los Angeles, I was nervous I wasn’t going to get to spend enough time in nature. However, LA has pleasantly surprised me and …


Classes at USC: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Michelle Michelle, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already November! It feels like I just started the semester yesterday! Since we’re so far into the semester, I’m getting ready to register for my courses for the Spring semester. As I was creating my new schedule, this got me thinking about what I really enjoy so far in my current schedule. …


When I don’t have Midterms, I am hitting the Slopes

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

California is a very unique place especially LA where you can basically find anything that you could possibly want. Here at USC I know that I can walk a mile to the staple center, take a twenty minute Uber to the Santa Monica pier, and take a five hour scenic car ride with some friends to Mammoth Mountain. Like my …

Fantasy Football, my favorite hobby

Engineering Fantasy Football

Alex Alex Leave a Comment

My entire life, I have been an NFL fan and have been lucky enough to see the Baltimore Ravens (my favorite team) win two Super Bowl championships. Last year, I transformed my love of football into a money-making hobby: playing fantasy football. In my first year playing fantasy football with friends at SC, I won a 16-team league, taking home …

Shell Beach

USC Elective Classes

Betty Betty, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I’m currently making my schedule for next semester and I have some room for electives classes and looking through all of the options made me realize how many awesome opportunities USC has for its students. 1.Hip Hop I took Hip Hop my spring semester freshman year and it was a really great class to break me out of my comfort …

santa monica

Weekends at SC

Maria Chemical, Maria, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week I want to give a shout out to weekends, a time of endless (two days) opportunity. Some other students have formed a picture of day-to-day life in Viterbi, but what about when school’s off? What do weekends for engineer look like? Honestly, they can look like anything, especially if you’re willing to try new things. Some of …


A “Typical” Week at USC? No Such Thing!

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey there! Hope you’re all ready for the Notre Dame football game tomorrow – it’s going to be a tough one but I think we can pull it off. Beat the Irish! So this semester, just for fun, I’m taking an Introduction to Occupational Therapy course called Lifestyle Design (OT 220). It’s awesome – it’s just two units so it …