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Imagining myself leaving USC in just a week and a half seems surreal. I’m graduating a semester early, and I couldn’t be more excited to move on to the next chapter of my life in San Jose, CA. But I’m sad to leave the friends I’ve made over my time here at USC. I keep [...]

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After not having seen my family since August 20th, parents’ weekend finally arrived. My mom, dad, and little brother all boarded a flight from Indianapolis to LA – I’m not sure if they were more excited about a break from cold and snowy Indy or seeing me, but either way it was great to see [...]

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With rivalry week each year comes Conquest, a huge pep rally before the Trojans take on the Bruins. Not only is this a major time for school spirit to shine but also it’s one of the occasions when the USC Concerts Committee organizes a big concert for all students to enjoy. This year, I clicked [...]

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The school year is coming to a close and finals week is upon us — things are getting stressful with papers and projects and final exams. But there are always a flurry of new students getting ready to apply to USC, and our ambassador-ness got an opportunity to shine, which was a highlight of the [...]

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This semester I joined USC Helenes, a service organization on campus that volunteers for the university and the community. One of the best events is called Gate Call — We go early to the football game, help set up, and then cheer on the Trojans in the front row! I participated for the first time during [...]

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Tis the most wonderful time of the year! We despise our cross town rivals a little bit more this week. We make a point of wearing EXTRA cardinal and gold for these 7 glorious days. We protect our precious school mascots with shining duct tape for over 150 hours straight… Ladies and gentlemen: I present [...]

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Hello to all of my readers! I wanted to update you on one of the coolest parts about USC: the guest speakers. Since I arrived in Fall 2012, we’ve had Elton John, George W. Bush, Seth Meyers, Robert Gates, Stan Lee, the cast of Workaholics, Neil deGrasse-Tyson and Louis Zamperini come to campus, to name [...]

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Whew. Senior year. It’s finally here?! After returning from my junior year studying abroad, I’ve had to hit the ground running this semester—it’s time for me to find a job for post-graduation! I solidified my decision to find a job, rather than apply to graduate school, because I want to get some work experience in [...]

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On November 7, I had the opportunity of a lifetime. Former President Bill Clinton was supposed to speak at USC, and as a student, I had been invited to his speech. My roommate and I lined up outside of Bovard Auditorium 3 hours in advance of when the speech was scheduled to begin, so that [...]

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I walk into the maze of offices. Men in pressed suits and women with neat hairstyles pass by. Most of the decor is grey scale with occasionally a pop of color. The artificial lighting is a bit daunting, and I wonder how it is that I got here. This is quite the change from working [...]

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