SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren 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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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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Why I Love Living Near Downtown LA

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One of the first things that I saw when I moved into my freshman dorm at USC was the downtown LA skyline. It was beautiful, but mostly I was surprised by how close it is! Only a 5 minute drive or metro ride away, downtown is full of fun things to do. Here are just a few of my favorites! Events at …

MollyWhy I Love Living Near Downtown LA
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Places I Have Yet to Visit In LA

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I’ve been in LA for almost two years now but as a student a lot of my time – even on weekends – is spent on campus, or even going to the same places that I know I like. But one of the best things about a city like LA is that there’s alway something to see. These are the …

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Brunch LA

Hannah Hannah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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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My First Trip to Six Flags!

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a great one because I got to Six Flags for the first time ever! Southern California is packed with different types of theme parks and amusement parks. Ever since I arrived on campus, visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain has been at the top of my college bucket list. …

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Freshman Year Housing!

Markus Astro Engineering, 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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My Junior Housing: Pacific Apartments

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Hey everyone! I hope things are going well. With spring rapidly approaching we always get lots of questions about housing. Since I’ve already blogged about my freshman housing in Birnkrant (read here) and my sophomore housing in Troy East (read here), this time I’m blogging about my junior year housing in Pacific Apartments! Pacific, located just north of campus, is …

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Spring 2015

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

We’re back for the spring 2015 semester and there’s a whole lot in store!  This semester I’m taking some of the most relevant chemical engineering classes including CHE 444a, MASC 350 and CHEM453. 444a is a lab based class consisting of 9 different hands on lab reports that are applicable to the real world.  I’ll not only learn how to …

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Looking Forward to Spring 2015

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

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TOP 10 of Fall 2014

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Who knew that winter break is just around the corner which means a wrap up of my fall semester as a junior.  Looking back, time went by so quickly that I have so many memories to share.  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite ten: 10. #ViterbiLuau: we kicked off the semester with a great start at the viterbi luau.  It was awesome …

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Highlights of Fall Semester

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This semester has been crazy busy, but still so amazing. As finals approach I am reflecting on all of the opportunities I’ve had this semester, and all the amazing events that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of and attend. Here are the top 10 moments of this semester! 1. VPC Retreat I already blogged about the Viterbi …

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Exploration Destination: West Hollywood

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

It wasn’t until last year that I really took a look at the opportunities outside of campus, and before this summer I’m not sure I could’ve told you half of the places I know of now. That said, one place in particular has captured my fancy, and that’s West Hollywood. Now, if you’ve heard anything about LA you have probably …

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Let’s go to the beach, beach…

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I love Los Angeles which is one of the reasons why I stayed here for college. I can name hundreds of places that I love to go to on a regular basis but, I am choosing one of my recent favorites Dockweiler Beach. One of the best perks about going to USC is your relative location to almost everything. Being …

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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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Hiking in LA: Runyon Canyon

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Hiking is one of my favorite things to do to clear my head and luckily Runyon Canyon is super close to USC. You can get to Runyon Canyon by either taking the metro to West Hollywood or it’s a 15 minute drive. There are a bunch of different trails in the canyon but my favorite is the 3-mile loop that …

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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 …

HannahSweet Tooth
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My Top 3 Places in LA!

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week I wanted to take some time to talk about my top 3 favorite places in LA. The Grove The Grove is my favorite shopping center in LA! I love that there are so many places to eat there, ranging from Umami Burger to The Cheesecake factory, a movie theater, a farmers’ market, and plenty of places …

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Exploring LA: The Getty Museum

Molly Molly, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! After an awesomely busy parents’ weekend, I’m back to tell you guys about another one of my favorite places that I’ve found in Los Angeles: The Getty Museum! A scenic half-hour drive north of campus, it’s always a nice place to hang out with friends or visiting family. The Getty Museum is in the Santa Monica mountains, just …

MollyExploring LA: The Getty Museum