Take a Cookie Break!

anya-2017 Anya, Free Time Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! In celebration of several weeks of midterms ending, I have decided to share one of my favorite recipes. These chocolate chip cookies are the best I have ever had and I cannot recommend them enough. One of my close friends from an internship I had a few years ago showed me this recipe and since then it’s been …

Owning It: My Experience at an On-Campus Leadership Summit

Rhea Choudhury Campus Events, Free Time, Research, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending USC Own It, an on-campus, all-day leadership summit organized by some incredible USC students. Own It is actually a national organization, centered around empowering women to become leaders in their communities and respective career fields. A friend of mine had attended a similar event at Georgetown University while doing a semester …

We All Scream for Ice-Cream!

Shana Douglass Best of LA, Food, Shana Leave a Comment

LA is warm, sunny, and absolutely perfect for the ice-cream lover. With ice-cream shops sprawling all over the city, you’ll have no problem satisfying that sweet tooth. Everyone’s Favorite: Milk Milk is consistently suggested as one of the best ice-cream shops in LA. Milk boasts a wide array of full-sized macaroon ice-cream sandwiches and ice-cream bars, in addition to the …

Our Neighborhood Target: Running into a Band While Running Errands

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Everyone tells you that life in LA is amazing. Such an experience, they say. You’ll have so many stories! When I first came to USC, I heard about the same things from my friends (and their parents, and their siblings and neighbors and pets). Naturally, I didn’t believe them. Until this one fateful day when my friend and I decided …

Gamedays: More Than Just Football

Sophie Campus Events, Sophie, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Like many USC students, football gamedays are a highlight of my fall semester. On Saturdays when there is a football game, the whole campus will come alive. I’m not the most avid football fan myself; usually I have to ask how were ranked that day or if there’s any news about the players and whatnot. But as much as gamedays …

The Highlights of My First Semester as a Senior

molly-2016 Best of LA, Molly, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Somehow, this amazing semester has come to an end. But between studying for finals, the anticipation of flying home for break, and my excitement about my schedule next semester, I don’t have time to be sad! But I do have time to reflect on how many awesome things I got to experience this semester. There are too many to count, …

Fall 2015 Look back

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Winter break’s just around the corner and all I can think about is how much fun this semester has been! Here are the highlights: Weekender at Berkeley: a USC tradition, one of my favorite fall activities are not just going to football games but going to Nor Cal to see a football game!  Every other year we alternate between playing …

A Day in LA: Downtown

juliana-2016 Best of LA, Juliana, 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 …

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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. …