How a College Scholarship Took Me to Hollywood

Miranda Jernberg Best of LA, Chemical, Free Time, Internship, Involvement, Miranda, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Rewind to Spring 2017 when I applied to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, I was a senior in high school trying to prepare for the price of college. In Fall 2017, I found out that I had been selected as a scholar! I was over the moon with excitement. Receiving a scholarship turned out to be just one opportunity granted to …

“A Little Bit of Everything” Kind of Summer

Dominie Miyasato Beach, Biomedical, Dominie, Free Time, Hikes, Research, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

The summer after my freshman year was a perfect blend of work, travel, and time spent relaxing at home. For the first seven weeks, I resided at USC to work in Professor Zavaleta’s research lab. As mentioned in my last blog post, Professor Z’s lab investigates the use of nanoparticles in detecting tumors with great precision. Every week day, I …

Adventure is Out There: Exploring LA as a Midwesterner

Miles Kay Beach, Best of LA, Food, Free Time, Hikes, Miles, Museums, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Until I visited USC last March, I had never been to Los Angeles. When I arrived in LA for my campus visit, I knew very little about the city beyond its idyllic depiction in La La Land, a movie which left me excited to have those quintessentially LA experiences seen in the film. After my visit, I realized why all …

Coming soon… Senior year?!

Yingyu Sun Athletics, Beach, Best of LA, Campus Events, Free Time, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Yingyu Leave a Comment

It’s crazy to think that I am done with my junior year! The end of the year always ends in a flurry of events and scrambling to study for finals. Now that it’s over, I’m taking a deep breath and looking back at some of my favorite moments that I want to share with you: One of my favorite events …

Songs from a Room: Engaging with the LA music scene

Rhea Choudhury Best of LA, Free Time, Music, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey guys! We just got back from spring break, and it’s been such a strange adjustment coming back to school. I spent spring break road tripping through the Southwest with my parents, and saw a lot of incredible national parks and took literally over 1500 pictures. I’m forcing myself to save the editing for post-midterm season, but we’ll see how …

Ramen Hunting in LA

Bria Bria, Food Leave a Comment

Since I’ve moved to Los Angeles from my hometown of Bakersfield, CA, I have definitely become your #basic foodie. Ok don’t judge me – with all of the amazing restaurants and people from all over the world, it’s hard not to fall in love with the food culture here. When I worked at Ramboll over the summer, I would get …

Exploring LA

Vanessa Pangbourne Best of LA, Chemical, Food, Vanessa

Heeeeeelllooooo friends! This semester one of my resolutions was to explore LA more. With only 3 semesters left (OMG WHAT?! I know) I realized I have yet to explore some of the best areas of LA so these past weekends I have made it a goal to get out and explore more. Murals!! The first week back, a few of …

Home from the Holidays!

Bria Bria, Food Leave a Comment

hello hello happy new year!! We just wrapped up our first week back from winter break aka Week 1/15 of my last semester of undergrad 🙁 Going home this winter break was actually really tough this year because I was not ready to leave SC and all of the awesome people here. Especially now that I’m 21, there’s just SO …

USC Visions and Voices: I SAW HAMILTON FOR FREE!!!

Rhea Choudhury Best of LA, Campus Events, Free Time, Music, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hi guys!! With midterms and exams coming to a close, the last few weeks have been a little more relaxed for me, which, after a very stressful semester, has been a relief. I’ve been doing more fun LA things with my free time, mostly because I missed photography and needed some space from campus. Last Friday, a friend and I …

Learning Through Hiking with Peaks and Professors!

Celeste Goodwin Best of LA, Biomedical, Celeste, Free Time, Hikes, Why USC

Last weekend I decided to take a break from my day-to-day campus activities and head off into the wilderness…of Pasadena, CA. I went on a hiking trip with one of my favorite clubs on campus, Peaks and Professors! The goal of this club is to take people out into nature and go hiking, while also encouraging dialogue between professors and …

Thrill Seekers Central

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Best of LA, Free Time, Professional & Academic, Ramiro, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life

I am originally from Vallejo, California. For those of you who may not know where this is, it is up in Northern California, in between the Napa Valley and Berkeley. Back home, one of the main attractions is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. It is your typical theme park with many adrenaline filled rides and tons of great junk food. Coming …

Getting over midterms: LA style

Yingyu Sun Food, Museums, Music, Viterbi Plus, Yingyu

Happy Friday!! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to the weekend since Monday. Now that midterm season is winding down, it’s about time we spend some time getting some well-deserved rest! So what does a weekend in LA look like? For me, three things: football, food and Downtown LA. Trojans will tell you fall semester is all …