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  • 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

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

    Happy (Early) Birthday to Me

    Monday, June 23, 2014, by Vanessa Wilkins

    This weekend I had a birthday party! It was a little premature, because my birthday isn’t until the 26th of June, but I couldn’t resist starting the festivities a little early. My good friend Mariah and I threw a conjoined … Continue reading

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

    Internship Woes and Lessons Learned

    Monday, June 23, 2014, by Aida Solomon

    As the spring semester was winding to an end, I began to search for summer internships and jobs. Upon my start at USC this past January, I vowed that I would take advantage of all of the opportunities that being … Continue reading

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

    Meeting Steve Carell (A.K.A. Another Day on the Job)

    Friday, June 20, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    Today at work, I met Steve Carell. He just came right up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Steve.” Duh, I know you are Steve. Like clearly…who else would you be? I’ve seen you in Little Miss Sunshine, The Office, … Continue reading

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

    Living at Home

    Thursday, June 19, 2014, by Isabella Sayyah

    While many of my friends have spread out across the country (and even the world) this summer to new jobs and internships, I’ve remained in L.A. This isn’t that different from a lot of people who are living near USC … Continue reading

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

    Exploring the Outdoors of L.A.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014, by Mollie Berg

    This weekend I experienced a weird phenomenon. It was Saturday morning, and I had nothing I had to do—no homework, no finals to study for, and no Daily Trojan meetings. It was strange, because never before had I been in … Continue reading

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