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Archive for February, 2013

February 27, 2013

I Love LA!


In the next couple months, recently admitted students, along with big waves of prospective students on their spring breaks, will be visiting our campus. Because Mid-March through April is our busiest time for visitors, guests should make their reservations early. I wanted to highlight some things about this beautiful city that I love. I have been living in Los Angeles for the last 9 years and there are still things I haven’t done, but this is a personal “Must See” list that I’ve compiled for LA visitors. I hope you enjoy!

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February 14, 2013

A Valentine’s Day Tale of Two Trojans

          Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better what to celebrate than by sharing a love story that is near and dear to our hearts.

          It was Fall of 1986, and our esteemed Director of Admission, Kirk Brennan, was just a mere freshman studying Cinema at USC. Kirk lived on the “Cinema Interest” floor of the dorm, mostly inhabited by other film guys and only a few girls (in those days, the School of Cinematic Arts had a male majority). One of those girls was Julie- or “Bubbles” as her friends affectionately called her because of her big, bubbly personality.

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February 7, 2013

Tips to Avoid Senioritis


      You’ve worked hard, you’ve applied to college, and maybe you’ve already received some college acceptance letters. Congratulations! As exciting as it may be to look ahead to life after high school, now is not the time to slack off.

      Sure, it is second semester and summer may feel like it’s right around the corner. But even if you had a stellar fall semester academically, the college you end up attending will review your spring grades even after you’ve been admitted. If your grades decline from the time you were admitted, there’s a chance that your admission could be rescinded. And no one wants to deal with that.

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