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

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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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Favorite Post Midterm De-stressors

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

The best thing about midterms is the relief when they’re over, particularly when you have really busy weeks. I just finished three midterms this week and even though I was confident in my knowledge of the material, tests tend be stressful for everyone. Sometimes it can be difficult to wind down after all your tests are done. Here are my …

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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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Santa Monica Day Trip

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Looking for something spontaneous to do on a Saturday?  Last weekend a group of friends and I headed just 20mins away to Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. While close by, it was nice to get away from campus and enjoy the sun, dip our feet in the waves, ride a few roller coasters, play some boardwalk games and …

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Viterbi Ball 2015!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching the Amazing Race! This Friday, the greatest event of the year occurred- Viterbi Ball!! Think of prom for engineers, it’s a night where we all get dressed up and go dancing and have fun! It’s a great break from studying and it’s really cool to see all my favorite engineers out together. Viterbi Ball is also the …

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SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Lauren P. Leave a Comment

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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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 …

MollyWhy I Love Living Near Downtown LA
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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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Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

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Back from Break!

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Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

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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 …

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A Day Trip to Santa Monica

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Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends as much as I did. It was my mom’s 51st birthday on Friday so I got to spend lots of time with my family. We celebrated with a trendy brunch on Sunday at Sonoma Wine Garden, which was located at the top of the Santa Monica Place Outdoor Mall. Following our …

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Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

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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 …

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Passion is All Around Us

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi all! Lately a few videos have been forwarded to me regarding a number of interesting individuals.  The videos ranged from athletes, to dancers, musicians, and craftsmen.  After watching the numerous videos I began to gain a new respect and understanding for people who dedicate their life to a craft or a skill.  These are people who have found something …

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Weekend Meals- My Favorite Places to Eat in DTLA!

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

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Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

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