USC Housing: Parkside Apartments

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I transferred into USC as a Sophomore so I lived in Parkside Apartments my first year here. I lived in a one bedroom apartment I shared with another student. One thing I really loved about Parkside was even though I lived in an apartment, we still had events for everyone on the floor so that we got to know one …

My USC Freshman Housing Experience: Marks Tower

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This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors on our freshman dorm experiences. For more posts on this topic, check out  Viterbi Voices. Freshman year I lived in Marks Tower. It’s located in “Southside” which is what we call the area where most of the freshman dorms are on campus. Marks Tower is a …

My USC Freshman Housing Experience: Birnkrant

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This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors on our freshman dorm experiences. For more posts on this topic, check out Viterbi Voices. Freshmen year I lived in Birnkrant Residence Hall, and in my opinion, it’s the best dorm on campus! Birnkrant has traditional style coed dorms (with common bathrooms on each floor). The …

My USC Freshman Housing Experience: Parkside Arts & Humanities

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This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors on our Freshman year dorm experiences. For more posts on this topic, check out Viterbi Voices. Coming from Northern California as a Freshman, I did not know much about housing options at USC. So, after checking the numerous options online and talking with some current students, …

Junior Year Already!?

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Woah I can’t believe this is my third year at SC already. Junior year is off to a great start so far. Things are a definitely different from freshman and sophomore year, but I’m loving it. A big change this year was moving out of campus housing. At first I was a little worried I’d be missing out on all …

Cycling Trivialities

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Welcome to my new blog, where I’ll be chronicling my adventures here at USC! I can’t believe I’m already a Junior. Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday that I was moving into Birnkrant and riding down Trousdale to my first college class (Calculus III…yikes!). Although I moved across the country from Georgia to California, USC immediately felt …

Birthday Surprises

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One of the things I’ve loved most about sophomore year so far is the way my friends celebrate birthdays. Every birthday is a surprise party. Of course, it was easy at first. No one suspected it. The evening of a friend’s birthday wasn’t suspicious and you could fill his or her apartment with people without drawing too much attention. After …

Gingerbread Houses and Marshmallow Snowmen

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This Wednesday my roommates and I decided to have a mini Christmas party! We bought 2 gingerbread house kits, some peppermint hot cocoa, and sparkling apple cider. After dressing up in green and red and putting Love Actually into the DVD player, our party began! At first we had some trouble getting the houses to stay together, but after actually …

Enchiladas and Home

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Tonight we’re making dinner and having a bunch of friends over. I’m really excited – I love my friends and I love good food and I love the weekend! We’re making guacamole for starters and enchiladas for the main course. A little bit of chicken, cheese, corn tortillas, sauce, olives, and we’re good to go! The ability to have “dinner …

The Office

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Thursday is a long day. I’ve got materials science at 8am, and lab until 8pm. I also have a total of 5 hours of physics, between my 2 hour lecture and 3 hour lab. By the time 9 o’clock rolls around I’m ready to have some fun with friends and laugh really loudly. Hence, my love affair with The Office. …