For the past two years, I have been able to live at my sorority house, which is just a few blocks away from campus on 28th street. Living in the ADPi house, or the Pi Palace as we call it, has been an incredible experience for me. Living here is convenient, affordable, and most of all, it’s fun!
After living in Birnkrant during Freshman year, I wanted to move off of campus into my sorority house, where I would continue to have the same type of social experience I had in my dorm. I love being surrounded by other people, so I knew that I would enjoy living in a house with 54 of my friends. So far, it has helped me bond even more with the girls in the house, and I now consider all of the roommates I have had to be some of my best friends here at USC.
Living in ADPi, we get 3 catered meals a day made by our personal chef. The food is really wonderful. There is a lot of variety – we have all different cuisines like Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern – and they’re all delicious. In addition to that, we have a salad bar that is open and fully stocked 24/7, and a full snack kitchen.
The house also has plenty of space to study. It’s often quiet enough for me to study in my own room, but if it gets loud, I can also go to our study den, where we have study hours. Beyond this, I always bring my friends to ADPi to work on group projects because we have a lot of study spaces, and because we have a coffee machine.
I’m very happy with my decision to live in ADPi with so many of my close friends. This is my last semester living in the house, and I am sad to be leaving it. Next year, I’ll be moving to a different house with a lot of my friends from ADPi, so I will still visit the Pi Palace often.
Hey everyone! We are another week closer to spring break. Even though I have been swamped with midterms and papers in the last couple of weeks, I was able to take a break and go to Pi Beta Phi’s invite called Beaux and Arrow. It is Valentine’s Day themed and so fun! I wanted to tell you a little bit about how it went this last weekend.
This semester, the president and executive board of my fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, appointed me vice-philanthropy chair. In high school, I had truly enjoyed participating in community service. I loved spending hours serving free coffee and donuts to travelers along Interstate 84 in Connecticut with my Boy Scout troop, and I eventually became an Eagle Scout with the completion of my Eagle Scout project, the resealing of my synagogue’s 63,000 square foot parking lot. My new position allowed me to again enjoy helping those in need by raising money for the National Alzheimer’s Foundation, and I was extremely excited to accept the challenge of planning my fraternity’s philanthropic kickball tournament: Sammy Field of Dreams. Continue reading
Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed reading my blog last week about my major. It is finally Friday and a long President’s Day weekend! I look forward to heading to the movies with friends and relaxing on the beach in the next couple of days. Last weekend, my parents came to USC for Pi Beta Phi’s parent events. On Friday, my mom and I went to a beautiful brunch followed by a father-daughter basketball game on Saturday. I thought I would tell you a little about how fun both of these events were! Continue reading
Hey guys! I cannot believe that we are already back at school for the spring semester. Time flew over winter break! Over the course of the several weeks we had off, I took part in a lot of fun activities. Continue reading
After an incredible Winter Break, I’m now entering my second week of classes for the Spring Semester! Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to travel to India with the USC Volunteer Center. The trip was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
I can’t believe this semester is already coming to an end. It really does feel like it started a few weeks ago. I’m so excited for Christmas break though! So much has happened this semester, and I figured I’d tell y’all about it with my top 10 countdown of this fall semester.