Coming from a high school with a total enrollment of 150 kids, I was quite surprised when I arrived at my first college class, which was over 300 students. The schedule of classes told me this would happen, but actually being in a room with hundreds of other students trying to learn the same material [...]
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When I unfolded myself like a piece of origami from my filled-to-capacity American Airlines flight in Miami, I did not expect to find many Trojan fans on the East Coast. Maybe some disgruntled Trojans who had been a tad optimistic and had purchased tickets to Miami hoping to see the Trojans play in the Natty [...]
This semester I was lucky enough to get into one of the most popular classes at USC, CTCS 466–or in layman’s terms, “Film Symposium.” Even though the School of Cinematic Arts offers this class, it is generally made up largely of non-majors who want a chance to take advantage of USC’s incredible connections with Hollywood. [...]
The year was 1771. In what is now San Gabriel, California, a menacing group of armed Tongva Native Americans approached a group of Spanish missionaries and soldiers. A bloody battle seemed inevitable. But of the padres unrolled a painting of “Our Lady of Sorrows” (La Dolorosa) for all to see, and the natives were so [...]