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  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    17 Days Until Move-In!

    Monday, July 28, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    This weekend, my sister and I went to Street Food Cinema’s movie in the park! Saturday’s movie was “Wolf of Wallstreet,” and we got to watch it on a huge screen in Exposition Park, right by the USC Coliseum. Along … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    Stuck in a Bubble

    Monday, July 28, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    Last week, I was in a meeting with the features web editors (my bosses, basically), the editors of all the features sections, and the homepage web editors. The homepage web editors wanted to go over pitching stories to put on … Continue reading

  • Vanessa Wilkins is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring French at USC

    Sibling Rivalry

    Monday, July 28, 2014, by Vanessa Wilkins

    I spent all last week traveling around NorCal, which was a blast! Of course I am a firm believer that SoCal is the best Cal, but I am a travel bug and I love to see new places so I … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    A Danish Day Trip

    Thursday, July 24, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    When I’m home, I always try to appreciate the time I have with my sister. Sofia’s only 13, so she’s still at an age where she’s home a lot, but also at one where she’s getting busier and busier. I … Continue reading

  • Vanessa Wilkins is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring French at USC

    Summer Move Nights at USC

    Thursday, July 24, 2014, by Vanessa Wilkins

    One of the coolest things about going to USC is all of the awesome perks they have for their students, even in the summer! My favorite summer perk is the free movie screenings that the USC School of Cinematic Arts … Continue reading

  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    My Greek Life

    Monday, July 21, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    I never ever wanted to join a sorority. In fact, growing up, my family often made fun of the concepts of Greek life and sororities. So when choosing a college, I specifically looked into schools that socially were not centered … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    Summer Reading

    Friday, July 18, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    As a kid, all I did was read and read and read, but somehow around high school, when books started being assigned for class and my schedule started filling up, I sort of stopped. Nowadays, I’ve realized that though it … Continue reading

  • Aida Solomon is a graduate student earning a master's in communication management

    The Challenges of Building a Brand

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014, by Aida Solomon

    In my previous post, I mentioned a passion project that I have been developing over the past year. As the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, I have had the privilege of growing up in Los Angeles while still being raised in … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    Unexpected Learning on the Job

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    The whole idea behind an internship is that it’s a learning experience. This concept, harkening back to the simpler times of apprenticeships, is really, I believe, what keeps the whole practice going. Well, that and the resume-building aspect. But, in … Continue reading

  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    Meaningful Internships

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    Over the past week, I feel like I have really understood the point of an internship. Not too long ago, I spoke with a Carousel employee about the concept of an internship. My boss said that the company essentially is … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    Adjusting to the 9-to-5

    Friday, July 11, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    One of the great things about interning at the L.A. Times is that they have a really established internship program that aims to give interns the opportunity to learn everything they can in 10 weeks. Though I learned a lot … Continue reading

  • Aida Solomon is a graduate student earning a master's in communication management

    My Time at the 31st Annual ESFNA Soccer Tournament

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014, by Aida Solomon

    For the past few months, I have been looking forward to attending the 31st Annual ESFNA soccer tournament in San Jose. ESFNA stands for the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America, a non-profit organization that holds yearly amateur soccer tournaments … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    A Very Hot Fourth of July

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    For the Fourth of July, my family headed down to Palm Desert, next to Palm Springs, to relax for a few days and get some sun. We had had a barbecue last weekend, which seemed to compensate for having a … Continue reading

  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    Dressing up for America…and for Community!

    Sunday, July 6, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    I love the Fourth of July. One, it’s a long weekend (or a day off from work/school), so what’s not to like? But secondly, it’s one of those community/family-oriented holidays. Like Thanksgiving—just less turkey and more fireworks. To celebrate America’s … Continue reading

  • Vanessa Wilkins is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring French at USC

    Adventures in Las Vegas

    Thursday, July 3, 2014, by Vanessa Wilkins

    Hey guys! So as you know from my last blog post, I just turned 21! Now I’m a Disneyland girl through-and-through, but when you turn 21, there is really only one place to go…. Vegas! My birthday was on a … Continue reading

  • Vanessa Wilkins is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring French at USC

    Turning Twenty-Fun!

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014, by Vanessa Wilkins

    Hi everyone! So…. June 26th was my birthday! I turned 21 years old, and I had such a fun day! My incredible mother flew in all the way from Atlanta to spend the day with me! I was really excited … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    A True Farm-to-Table Meal

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    My family is going away to Palm Springs for the long weekend on Friday, so we decided to have a Fourth of July family barbecue this weekend instead, but with a twist: We were going to pick the fruits and … Continue reading

  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    My Parents Visit

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    This past weekend, my mom and dad visited me in L.A. I personally love when my parents visit. It’s not just because I miss home and a family environment (which of course I miss—a little bit…at least), but it is … Continue reading

  • Isabella Sayyah is a Junior, double majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism & International Relations

    A Day in the Life of an L.A. Times Intern

    Friday, June 27, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    As the excitement of my birthday, Fathers’ Day and graduation for both my sister and brother (middle school and college, respectively) fades away, I’ve slowly gotten settled into a routine. As great as it was to have so many celebrations, … Continue reading

  • Mollie Berg is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in screenwriting

    My USC Families Away From Home

    Thursday, June 26, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    This past Sunday, I went over to my friend Jennifer’s house to tan and hang out. First semester last year, I took a one-unit PE volleyball class for fun (which WAS) really fun, and I met Jen, who is one … Continue reading

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