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How California Stole My Heart

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What’s life like for a Texan in California? Well, it’s amazing to say the least. I love Texas, but California, Los Angeles in particular, has stolen my heart. Everything about Los Angeles reminds me of why I decided to go to USC. You cannot beat the atmosphere of one of the largest cities in the nation. It is the perfect …

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My Weekend Tradition: Korean BBQ

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Going to school in Los Angeles has its pros and cons.  For instance, whenever you plan on driving somewhere you must always allot for an additional 30 minutes to an hour and a half thanks to the infamous LA traffic.  However, when you encounter said traffic it is usually on the way to a beautiful hike in the mountains of …

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Getting Your Nature On When You Live in LA

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USC is located in the heart of one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities in the world. Los Angeles is known for its weather, traffic, and celebrity culture; most people don’t see this big city as a place where you can adventure into the great outdoors. Most people also don’t know that USC is less than hour away from some of the …

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Fear of Missing Out

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There is a very real, and very concerning medical condition to which I am convinced there might be no cure, and it is an affliction extremely prevalent in USC students. Formerly known as FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out, this condition causes one to see all the possibilities and become paralyzed with the desire to do all of them. Walking through …

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Making Your Final Choice

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With May 1st slowly approaching, it comes a time when you must make a big decision in your life to decide where you would like to go. Theres many factors that weigh into your decision, but it is a fun decision to make. You are deciding on college, 4 years of studying and fun that you have worked so hard …

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Staying Healthy in College

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Blogged on a break from working on my senior design project. Something that I’ve recently been working on more in my life is health and fitness! It’s something that is definitely challenging to fit in, but so important to maintaining a balanced lifestyle. On campus, the best resource for this is the Lyon Center.  This is the gym on campus …

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First Year Advice

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Looking back it’s hard to imagine what it was like to come to a  new school full of new people, living arrangements and even food.  The transition was pretty smooth though especially when I kept the following quick tips in mind: 1. “Yes” even when in doubt: when it comes to attending school events from free concerts to speakers to …

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My Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

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Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I had the most fun weekend! One of my best friends from high school, Jenna, came to visit me at USC! This was her first time visiting me here and we had a blast. While she was here, we went out downtown to celebrate my roommate’s birthday, we visited Santa Monica and …

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Why I Chose USC

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There were 4 main things I was looking for in my college experience. 1. Academics The first was that I wanted to go to a school with a rigorous engineering program because that was my intended study, but also had a good reputation for other academic programs like business and arts and sciences just in case I decided after getting to college that …

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Why USC Is the Perfect School for Me

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I’m currently in denial over the fact that in a little less than two months the semester is going to be over, I’ll start interning at Texas Instrument, and I’ll be classified as a senior. I’m not ready for my time at USC to come to an end. As I look forward to my final year as an undergrad at …

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How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

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I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …

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The 2015 Dodgertown Classic

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Last weekend, USC baseball took center stage in the 2015 Dodgertown Classic, a three game series at Dodgers’ Stadium between four of America’s top collegiate baseball teams. On Friday night, USC defeated #7 TCU in walk-off fashion, scoring the final run on a 12th-inning suicide-squeeze bunt. Saturday, the script sounded the same; USC defeated #1 Vanderbilt on a walk-off homerun …

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Exploring LA: The Two Friends Concert in Hollywood

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Last night I got to go to a great concert, opened by a band that my roommate knows! Two guys from my roommate’s high school formed a dance music band in high school, and last night they got to open for some pretty big names in the dance music genre. This was a ton of fun, and it was awesome …

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SCupper at El Cholo

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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

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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 …

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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

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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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