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TOP 10 of Fall 2014

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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 …

IanExploration Destination: West Hollywood
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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 …

JosueLet’s go to the beach, beach…
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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 …

EmilyMy Favorite Place in LA: Grand Central Market
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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 …

AllyHiking in LA: Runyon Canyon
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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 …

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My Top 3 Places in LA!

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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
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Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week we are blogging about our favorite places in LA, and that for me usually involves food places but I blogged about my favorite eateries in LA last week!  This week I thought I’d focus on another one of my favorite things- art museums.  There is not shortage of great art in LA, from both Getty museums …

LyssaArt Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa
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The Best Places to Eat During Parents Weekend

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It’s Parents Weekend at USC, which translates directly to “ I don’t have to buy myself food for a weekend” for most college students. With that being said, I decided to compile a list of the best restaurants to take your parents during this weekend! 1) Bottega Louie Located in Downtown, Bottega Louie is one of the best Italian restaurants …

SarahThe Best Places to Eat During Parents Weekend
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My favorite LA hobby, going to concerts!

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

Living in the suburbs of LA my whole life, I always had to make the hour (or two hours in traffic) trek to LA to see concerts. Now that I live in the heart of downtown LA, I am just a couple metro stops from the Staples Center, and a few more stops to the Pantages Theater or the Palladium …

BettyMy favorite LA hobby, going to concerts!
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Weekend Meals- My Favorite Places to Eat in DTLA!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week! This week I’m kind of hungry as I write this which has inspired me to write about my favorite places to eat on my weekends in downtown LA.  During the week I eat at home or on campus, but on the weekends I try to adventure and find some yummy places.  These …

LyssaWeekend Meals- My Favorite Places to Eat in DTLA!
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My Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

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Hello everyone!  This week we are all blogging about our favorite involvement and I’m going to share my absolute favorite- Freshman Academy Coaching! Freshman Academy is a class all incoming freshman engineers take, and it is basically a class that explains on a very broad scale what engineers do and what kinds of problems they solve.  There are students from …

LyssaMy Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!
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Those Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey All! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and either got a lot of candy or were able to spend it doing something you really enjoyed!  A few friends from my hometown came to visit during this time and it made me really realize how far I have come since middle and high school.  We are not completely different …

MarkusThose Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way
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What to do for Halloween in LA

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Happy Halloween! As a Seattle native, fall in Los Angeles often doesn’t seem like fall, more like perpetual summer with a slightly lower sun. It eventually gets cold in Los Angeles (translation: lower 60s), but October still tends to be in the 80s. You won’t catch me complaining, but occasionally, I do miss the typical fall weather of home: red, orange, …

EmilyWhat to do for Halloween in LA
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Off-Campus Adventure: Angeles Crest

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

As I talked about last week, I have great hideaway spots on campus where I can get work done without sacrificing the great views of campus. But sometimes, I love to get off campus and go explore what’s around USC, since I’m not from the area. My sophomore year, I was able to get a car, and since then, I’ve …

MollyOff-Campus Adventure: Angeles Crest
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LA Halloween Hayride!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I love October and Halloween and I’ve been to Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Horror nights for years, but this year I had the opportunity to switch it up and visit the LA Halloween Hayride in Griffith park with my sorority this year! The Halloween Hayride is set up in the hills near Griffith Observatory, and you get to ride …

LyssaLA Halloween Hayride!
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Rise of the Entrepreneur

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, We all go to college with the looming expectation by our parents that we will graduate and find a job in industry that not only pays well, but is everything we hoped and dreamed.  Yet in this day and age with the growth of technology and the emphasis on innovation, not only are traditional companies becoming largely outdated, but …

MarkusRise of the Entrepreneur