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Category Archives: Los Angeles

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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October 16, 2012

Space Shuttle Near Campus

USC’s campus experienced a once-in-a-lifetime event last month when the space shuttle Endeavour flew over campus on the top of an airplane. Now that the shuttle has completed its last flight, it has found a permanent home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park located directly across the street from USC!

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June 5, 2012

Comments Are Now Open!

It’s finally summer here at USC, which means our campus is quieter, the days are warmer, and our office is wrapping up making transfer decisions and gearing up and preparing for next year. Since we have a little more free time on our hands, we thought now would be a great opportunity to get to know our blog readers a bit better! We’ll be opening up the comments section on a few blog posts, starting with this one.

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March 12, 2012

Getting Around Los Angeles

Each year we find that more and more students are coming to USC without a car, and inevitably prospective students have a lot of questions about whether or not it’s even possible to get around the city without one. I am happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical “car culture” that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for those who have decided to leave their cars at home.

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February 15, 2012

Local Cuisine


As a Los Angeles native, my favorite thing about this city is the diversity. Los Angeles is an ethnic and cultural hub that allows us to have access to wonderful art museums, musical venues, and my personal favorite, delicious food! I am known in the office for being a food aficionado and am constantly surprised by what Los Angeles and the local USC neighborhood has to offer in this regard.

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October 23, 2011

Music & Los Angeles

I once had an applicant describe Los Angeles as a “magical place” where one can do just about anything that meets their interest. With a plethora of entertainment options, USC students never fall short of something to do in the city of LA.

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