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It goes without saying that the city of Los Angeles is one of USC’s greatest assets. Few other universities provide students with such unique cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities only by virtue of its location. Throughout my freshman year, I began pursuing my ambitious, perhaps crazy goal to explore and know all of L.A. While [...]

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My family lives abroad in Beijing, China, so going home to see them for a five-day Thanksgiving break is a little difficult. I thought I would spend Thanksgiving dinner alone in my dorm room eating microwaved turkey and mashed potatoes. Instead, I got an invitation from President C.L. Max Nikias to sit at his table [...]

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As a native Angeleno, you’d think I’d have seen all the important sites in Los Angeles. And I have spent memorable times at some of the city’s major attractions: screaming for the Lakers at Staples Center, gazing through an amateur astronomer’s telescope at the Griffith Observatory, cruising through important exhibits at the Los Angeles County [...]

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When I pulled up to the light green residential home in Culver City, I thought I was lost. This couldn’t be the interview location, could it? As I parked my mocha brown Ford Explorer, I reopened the email detailing instructions for my interview at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. I reread [...]

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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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This summer I was a part of the Dornsife’s Gateway Internship Program. I had the incredible opportunity to work at Sony Pictures Animation! For 8 weeks I worked right by the Sony Lot in Culver City. I had never had a full time job before, and the idea of such a time intensive internship was [...]

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Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve always gotten heat from my East Coast friends around this time. Los Angeles seasons are a little less intense than other places in the country. Our leaves change color and fall from the trees, and the temperature dips, but in a milder way than, say, Vermont. I love a [...]

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So it’s been more than a year since my first and only blog post—yikes! I’ll do better this year! When I was in high school, I was always so curious about what college students actually did all day. Obviously, everyone’s schedule is different, but I figured I’d take y’all through one of my typical days [...]

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Hi, everyone! As you may or may not know, I am a sophomore in the Thematic Option program at USC. Thematic Option is  an alternative general education program. You must apply before your freshman year to be admitted to the program, but it is open to all majors. This interdisciplinary program is very reading- and [...]

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Last weekend, I got the chance to explore LA for an assignment for a Thematic Option class that I am taking this semester. Each student has to create what we call an STP, a Sacred Text Project, that engages in issues of equality, justice, and civic prophecy. My classmate Nirali and I needed video footage [...]

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