LA Essentials

Sophie Best of LA, Sophie, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

There are so many amazing things to do in LA, but honestly some of my favorite places to visit are basic spots that LA is well known for. Two places stand out for me – Santa Monica and Griffith Park. Santa Monica is one of California’s most famous beaches, and for good reason, it’s a lot of fun! Although the …

LA Favorites!

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey Everyone! So today I wanted to talk about all the things I love about LA. My last post focused on Downtown, but today I’m going to branch out a little bit! Coming from a relatively small city, it was a pretty big change moving to Los Angeles but so far I have loved exploring and finding great spots around …

A Day in LA: Downtown

juliana-2016 Best of LA, Juliana, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey there! Hope you’re having a great week! Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of LA: Downtown. I think downtown LA, or “DTLA” as it’s colloquially described, sometimes gets overlooked simply because LA has so much to offer. However, it’s one of my favorite places in the city, and certainly one of the places I’ve explored the …

One Day in Los Angeles: A High School Student’s Guide to Visiting USC and Still Seeing Los Angeles, All in One Day

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

Let’s picture the scene: you are a high school student from Texas, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest,  the East Cost – somewhere not Southern California. You’re on vacation from school, and you are lucky enough to be conducting a collegiate road trip of California. You started in Northern California, toured Stanford and UC Berkeley, stopped at Cal Poly on the …

LA Shows!

Hannah Hannah, Music, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

LA isn’t known for its Broadway musicals and shows quite like New York City is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any to go to for just as an amazing of an experience! One of my favorite things to do around LA is to find shows to go to and within the past three years I definitely have some highlights. …

Hiking Around LA!

Kelly Best of LA, Hikes, Kelly 0 Comments

As a person who grew up in Colorado, I definitely fit the stereotype: I absolutely love the outdoors! And hiking especially is one of my favorite things to do.  Although I was excited to come to school in Los Angeles, I was nervous I wasn’t going to get to spend enough time in nature. However, LA has pleasantly surprised me and …

Weekends at SC

Maria Best of LA, Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hey everyone! This week I want to give a shout out to weekends, a time of endless (two days) opportunity. Some other students have formed a picture of day-to-day life in Viterbi, but what about when school’s off? What do weekends for engineer look like? Honestly, they can look like anything, especially if you’re willing to try new things. Some of …

Food in Los Angeles: A USC Student’s Guide to Off-Campus Eateries (Part 3)

Alex-2016 Alex, Food 0 Comments

Welcome back to my five-part blog series Food in Los Angeles! As we move on to Part 3, don’t forget to check out Part 2 here: Part 2. Part 2 details Maccheroni Republic, a cute Italian restaurant located in Downtown LA by the Bradbury Building and Grand Central Market. In Part 3, I’ll look at fancier restaurants in LA’s downtown and …

Local Food Run

Hannah Food, Hannah, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s after 9pm but you’re still hungry, too far from a dining hall and just want a quick bite to eat–and nothing’s in your  fridge.  Ordinarily, this sounds like a hard situation but in LA there’s always a place to go for food.  This week I’m bringing you my quick trip guide to food around campus that’s open when you …