Mom’s Pick: Hotel California


Somewhere in a small town in Tennessee, a young 14-year-old girl sits by her record player and listens to Hotel California by the Eagles. The year is 1977 and the carpets are shag. The fifth studio album of the Eagles is monumental in the young girl’s life, following her for years. Lingering as one of […]

3 must-try Indian recipes


If you ever want to add spice to your life, Indian food is the way to go. Here are three of my favorite Indian recipes that you must try at least once. Chicken Biryani Marinate chicken in about ½ teaspoon of – turmeric powder, salt, chili powder, coriander powder, chopped cilantro, chilies, and mint for […]

Food Delivery Services: Ranked


Food delivery services seem to be everywhere in Los Angeles – in fact, it often feels like a new one pops up everyday. Through these services, I have gotten food from popular places like Kazu, Pressed Juicery, and Urth Caffe delivered quickly and easily. Why sit in L.A. traffic and wait at a restaurant when […]

Sips Tea: How I Got the Best (And Worst) Work Out by Going to the Club


Three pumpkin spice frappuccinos and one Drake concert later, I’ve made it through another week of my senior year. As I make plans to relax and recover this Friday, many other students will be doing the exact opposite at the weekender at Stanford. Even though I have never attended the weekender (not for a lack […]

Why an international student chose USC


When people ask me why I chose USC, I don’t know what to say. “What made you come all the way here from Australia?” is what everyone asks and I suppose it’s a completely fair question. However, the truth is I have no idea. I don’t know why I applied to USC and I’m not sure what […]

Witnessing an animal sacrifice


For the past three days, I have been indulging in a buzz of barbeque, sweets, and kisses from my host family and relatives. We are celebrating Eid-al-Adha, a Muslim holiday, also known as “Feast of the Sacrifice,” which traditionally lasts three days. Every year, a lamb, sheep, goat or cow is sacrificed as a recreation and […]

The Rise of Augmented Reality at USC


While virtual reality (VR) seems to be all around Los Angeles this year in the form of Google Cardboards and Samsung Gear VR’s, there is another immersive technology that may become even more impactful. Augmented reality (AR) is slowly emerging as an area of heavy investment in the tech industry, and it can already be […]