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Monthly Archive for October, 2013

Hey-o! My name is James Toh. I’m a first year at USC — it feels good to say that — and my major is Health and Humanity. This major is “intended for students interested in fields that inform the health professions and in related questions about health and human experience” (Dornsife USC website). <— Look [...]

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Hello world! I’m so excited to be a Dornsife Ambassador! This blog will keep you updated on my adventures on campus and in LA! A little about me: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, less than half an hour from USC! It’s nice being so close to home. While I stay on campus [...]

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As an ex three-sport varsity athlete, hearing the phrase ‘Hollywood Hike’ certainly did not scare me. If anything, it sounded like a leisurely walk for tourists. When e-board for African-Americans in Health decided to do a social hike with NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), I figured it would be more relaxing than anything; how [...]

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I’ve been going through a slew of midterms for the past few weeks (5 midterms in a span of 2 weeks, to be exact), so I really needed a solid study break. Therefore, I signed up with USC Adventure Lead to go on a Sea Kayaking trip in the Channel Islands, part of a larger [...]

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As I looked at the beautiful paintings that covered the ceiling, I could not help but stop and stare. St. Peter’s Basilica was the most beautiful building I saw not only on my European excursion but also in my life. For ten days in July, my mother, uncle, aunt-in-law, and myself went on a ten-day [...]

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First of all, in case you were wondering, yes the title of this blog post is a reference to the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”, and yes, I’m going to be pretty bummed out when the show ends this season. My apologies for the sidenote; let’s get to the good stuff.  Hi! My [...]

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Living the life of a college student is supposed to be this glamorous party-going, friend-making, food-eating bonanza that we see on TV and in our favorite movies (Legally Blonde, anyone?) But no one ever seems to really mention the school part… Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting only cupcakes and butterflies (though, both [...]

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My name is Pamela Yan, and I am currently a sophomore at USC. I am double majoring in English and Biological Sciences, both in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. I am taking two English classes this semester as well as a Chemistry and a Math class required for applying to medical school. [...]

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Hey everyone! My name is Nicholas Mockabee, but everyone calls me Nick. I’m a freshman for the 2013-2014 school year here at USC. I was born and raised in New Jersey, so I’m new to all these things out here in California, but we’ll get to that later. Anyway, I went to public school for [...]

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It’s Tuesday, and I just finished my shift at Ground Zero Performance Cafe. I vaguely smell of vanilla ice cream, and there’s a small coffee stain on my shoe. Though I’m tired, I enjoy my time behind the bar (and hey, I get a free milkshake every shift!). I waver between biking back home or [...]

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