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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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With finals conquered and my extracurriculars on hold until the spring, the most challenging yet rewarding semester I’ve experienced thus far is over. Little did I know back in August that over the course of the semester I would be exposed to some amazing people and enjoy some amazing experiences, making new friends and growing [...]

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This semester, I am working as a Program Assistant for a Political Science course, called Applied Politics, with James, a fellow Dornsife Ambassador. We help Professor Crigler, who teaches the course, with the logistic aspects of the class — sending class emails, updating the course’s webpage, and more. What is even more exciting is 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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This past spring semester was very busy, but also really rewarding and fun! For the Thematic Option program I’m in, I took a really interesting class called Aural Culture. It involved studying sound from a physics perspective (sound waves and acoustics) as well as music’s cultural implications. For my final, I interviewed a researcher at [...]

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Over spring break, I realized that I should force myself to sign up for more things I don’t want to do. I had finished several midterms for my classes and was just completely exhausted by the time Friday before spring break rolled around. I had signed up for an Alternative Spring Break trip to Orcas [...]

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In November of last year, Dr. Geller from the Pre-Health office gave me an information packet about a two-week trip to Managua, Nicaragua for a group service project offered trough the national government. As I read through the description, I had a feeling this adventure would be the trip of a lifetime, and I was [...]

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Howdy kids, I’m back with a hopefully exciting recap of this semester’s adventures! First off, academics. Pretty much all of my classes this semester had multiple midterms, so unfortunately, midterm “week” seemed more like a midterm season with no definitive end point. Needless to say, many late nights were spent studying away at Leavey Library [...]

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Hello world! It’s been a very busy weekend here on campus. Friday kicked off bright and early with Crescent Classic, my sorority’s fundraiser. We organize a  handball game to support Troy Camp, USC’s undergraduate-run philanthropy that uses tutoring, after-school programming, adventures in LA, and a week-long summer camp to inspire  local elementary school students to pursue [...]

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Ever since I joined the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles as an intern, I have always wanted to meet with the visitors that I usually write proposals for, or, after I have become a part-time project assistant, draft the itineraries for. Unfortunately, I was never able to find time for it in addition to [...]

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