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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

Grüß Gott! Adam here, writing to you from the chilly city of Vienna, Austria! About a month ago, I embarked on my year-long European adventure. During the Fall 2013 semester, I’ll be studying here in Vienna, Austria, and during the Spring 2014 semester, I’ll be heading west to London, England. It’s already been the second-best [...]

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You know there is always going to be something magical about a man named Merlin. Stories about wizards, dragons, and kings have trained us to associate supernatural power with this wizard from the tales of King Arthur. So when Dr. Merlin Willcox came to Oxford to give us a lecture, I expected nothing short of [...]

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Spring 2013 was a busy semester for me, but it didn’t start out that way. I was taking only 12 units of class because I had family issues to take care of. Once those were done and my life got settled down a bit, I started looking for opportunities and fun things to do. I [...]

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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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I can! By some miracle, Sir Elton John came to play a free concert at USC the week of my birthday. All of my friends kept going on about what an amazing coincidence this was, but I like to think that he planned it that way. If only he knew that he sings me to [...]

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I love music, concerts, and music festivals. When I had the chance to go to the Governor’s Ball music festival in New York City this summer, I pounced on the opportunity. My favorite artist, Kanye West, was performing, and the rest of the lineup was great as well. I arranged lodging, a plane ticket, and [...]

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Ever since I started at USC, I have never liked summers. Summer meant all my friends separating, working a boring job, and counting down the days until school started again. This summer, I was determined not to let that happen. I registered for Birthright (a 10-day free trip to Israel for Jewish young adults), figuring [...]

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Last semester, I developed an obsession. I would check a certain website almost every single day and excitedly inform my roommate of any new postings or changes. I know what you must be thinking—probably some sort of fashion magazine, maybe a beauty tips site, or even an astrology site (which I am proud to admit [...]

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