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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

As part of my Chinese Civilization class last semester, we took a field trip to the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. It’s one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America, and truly a sight to see. We were given a tour by a monk, who showed us the beautiful gardens and statues found [...]

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Hi everyone! Let me tell you about a little something called dineLA. About twice a year, for two weeks, a bunch of restaurants in the LA area offer prix fixe deals, where you can choose a multi-course meal at a fixed price. This is a good opportunity to explore the restaurants that Los Angeles has [...]

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Hello World, Yes, I know. I’ve been neglecting the blogging life for quite awhile, but here I am again! I wanted to tell you all about the amazing organization I’m part of here at USC. It’s called Global Medical Brigades. To be honest, here at USC we have all the branches of the global brigades; [...]

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One thing I love about being in Los Angeles for school is how easy it is to go on adventures! Last semester, I joined SC Outfitters, a student organization that plans outdoors trips in Southern California. It’s open to the whole USC student body. In September, I went on my first trip with them – [...]

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Having finished my first semester at USC, I feel as though I’ve finally settled into college life and have fond memories – both academically and socially – from last semester that I’ll never forget. I’ve also cemented myself as a member of the Trojan family, making lifelong friends and connections that I’ll be forever grateful [...]

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Besides nervously checking my grades and seeing how well I did academically last semester, I have just been relaxing back home in Shanghai and also catching up on all the TV dramas I have missed. Although Shanghai is extremely cold these days, I still love it because I get to reunite with families and have [...]

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This semester, I went to football games, ate a lot of Ramen noodles, met a lot of great people, got a job on campus, drank a lot of Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccinos from Trojan Grounds, got lost in the book stacks in Doheny Library, and more. It was challenging, fun, new, and everything in between. [...]

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Coming from a high school with a total enrollment of 150 kids, I was quite surprised when I arrived at my first college class, which was over 300 students. The schedule of classes told me this would happen, but actually being in a room with hundreds of other students trying to learn the same material [...]

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When I unfolded myself like a piece of origami from my filled-to-capacity American Airlines flight in Miami, I did not expect to find many Trojan fans on the East Coast. Maybe some disgruntled Trojans who had been a tad optimistic and had purchased tickets to Miami hoping to see the Trojans play in the Natty [...]

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