My Freshman Housing Experience – Parkside International Residence College

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Hey Guys, This week I wanted to talk to you about my freshman housing experience at the International Residence College (otherwise known as Parkside). The basic setup for the dorm is a suite-style, which means you will be living in a suite that has four different rooms, each with two people. In total, there are about a two hundred people …

Living in the Pi Palace

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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 …

My USC Housing Freshman and Sophomore Year!

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Happy post-Oscars Monday! This week, we’re blogging about our freshman year housing at USC, which is bringing back some crazy fun memories. I can’t believe it’s been two years since I lived on campus in Birnkrant… time sure does fly. Last year, I specifically blogged about the Birnkrant triple, which is super useful when you are ranking your choices. Don’t …

Research, Clubs, Apartment Life and Other Things about Sophomore Year

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Well, after a wonderful summer working in a lab at Oregon Health & Science University, I’m excited to be back at one of my favorite places in the world – USC! I’m also  pretty excited because just this week my first ever paper was published! I was listed as a co-author on a paper I helped with during my summer …

My Advice for Freshman: A Cute Powerpoint!!

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Hey Guys! I made this powerpoint when I was a Freshman Academy coach my sophomore year (which is a class you will take your first semester). It’s full of general advice to keep in mind your first year, so I’ll walk you through it. The first tip is about time management. The biggest tip I’ve developed is to start difficult …

My Freshman Dorm: Parkside International Residence College

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Living in Parkside International Residence College (IRC) my freshman year has been awesome. Although I originally thought I wanted to experience the “dorm life” that a typical residence hall would have provided, I found living with a group of eight guys in the same suite to be very rewarding. It helped me gain very close bonds with a select group …

My Freshman Dorm: Birnkrant

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I know there are already a lot of blogs on housing, but I also remember that housing was definitely one of my top two or three biggest concerns as an incoming freshman, so I thought I’d write about my experience anyway. Ultimately, in one sentence, I can sum up housing: no matter where you end up living you’ll meet a …

Party in Pardee Tower

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Obviously I’m super biased when it comes to dorm living, but that’s because my entire freshman experience was so much better because I absolutely loved my dorm, Pardee Tower. Pardee has everything that a dorm could need- great lounge, a good location, cleanliness, and awesome people that I have grown to love.   Living on the second floor right next …

My Freshman Housing: New/North

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Living on the second floor of New North definitely made my Freshman year a great experience. I met so many new people and was always in and out of everyone’s room. Our floor was co-ed, so I was always bumping into guys and girls from class. And whenever I needed something, I knew I could just walk down the hall …