A Day in LA: Downtown

Juliana Juliana, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …

The Open Interior of the Bradbury Building

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

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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 …

Pantages Theatre

LA Shows!

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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. …

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Weekends at SC

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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 …

LA Skyline

Off Campus and On Point

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Hey everybody! So today’s blog is going to be about exploring Los Angeles this summer without a car and on a budget I like to describe as “hilariously tight.” In my last blog, I mentioned coming back to USC a month early to do research. A friend in my lab and I challenged ourselves to explore something in Los Angeles every …


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 …


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 …

Stamps Scholar National Convention

My Weekend at the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC15)

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Hey guys, I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a great one! This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the third biennial Stamps Scholars National Convention (#SSNC15), an opportunity for Stamps Scholars across the nation to come together, and, among other goals, foster connection, community, and collaboration toward overcoming the great challenges of today and tomorrow. We …

A Beautiful View of Dodgers' Stadium

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 …