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Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Welcome back, everyone! This is my first blog post for the new school year, so I just want to tell you a little bit about my summer. As the title of this post suggests, I spent 78 days here at USC through a generous grant from the Rose Hills Foundation, continuing the research that I [...]

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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 [...]

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One of the coolest differences between high school and college is that the range of topics to study in college is HUGE compared to high school. Obviously we still have the basics – math, science, language arts, social studies – but there is so much more. My personal favorite is pop culture. There’s actually a [...]

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