Category Archive for 'USC Dornsife Students Summer Activities'

As I looked at the beautiful paintings that covered the ceiling, I could not help but stop and stare. St. Peter’s Basilica was the most beautiful building I saw not only on my European excursion but also in my life. For ten days in July, my mother, uncle, aunt-in-law, and myself went on a ten-day [...]

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You know there is always going to be something magical about a man named Merlin. Stories about wizards, dragons, and kings have trained us to associate supernatural power with this wizard from the tales of King Arthur. So when Dr. Merlin Willcox came to Oxford to give us a lecture, I expected nothing short of [...]

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I love music, concerts, and music festivals. When I had the chance to go to the Governor’s Ball music festival in New York City this summer, I pounced on the opportunity. My favorite artist, Kanye West, was performing, and the rest of the lineup was great as well. I arranged lodging, a plane ticket, and [...]

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Ever since I started at USC, I have never liked summers. Summer meant all my friends separating, working a boring job, and counting down the days until school started again. This summer, I was determined not to let that happen. I registered for Birthright (a 10-day free trip to Israel for Jewish young adults), figuring [...]

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Last semester, I developed an obsession. I would check a certain website almost every single day and excitedly inform my roommate of any new postings or changes. I know what you must be thinking—probably some sort of fashion magazine, maybe a beauty tips site, or even an astrology site (which I am proud to admit [...]

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This summer I was lucky enough to get to travel with my family all over Italy— hitting tons of cities and exotic locales in a mere three weeks! As someone who has always been fascinated with Ancient Roman culture, I found myself giddy with excitement as I finally got to see the ancient sites I’ve [...]

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