Impulsive freshman year decisions

So far, my first semester of college has been a bit crazy. Wait, let me rephrase that: my first semester of college has consisted of ups and downs, but mostly of impulsive decisions. A month ago, I impulsively decided to chop seven inches off my hair. Yes, I wanted to do it for awhile, but the actual ordeal of […]

LA Adventures: Santa Monica

  Even as someone who isn’t from the country, I feel like I know Santa Monica. Don’t we all? We know the pier and the carnival rides, and the women that stroll along the beach in the heat of the day selling sliced mango and cheap towels. We know about the 3rd street promenade and […]

Skimming through college

If the average college student doesn’t have an internship or job, isn’t involved in numerous organizations on campus, doesn’t get less than seven hours of sleep, and isn’t expected to complete 200 plus pages of reading per week, then is he really a college student? The fact that the American educational system is not what […]

I Just Don’t Know

College is about learning, about knowing things. Yet, in my last semester of college I’ve been spitting out the phrase “I don’t know” like a broken record. “Are you going back to the East Coast after graduation, or are you staying in L.A.?” “I don’t know.” “What are you doing after graduation anyway?” “I don’t […]

Why Big Bear is a Winter Must-See

Over the long weekend I had the opportunity to drive up to Big Bear Lake and spend a few days there with some friends. We rented a cabin, played mafia and spent time enjoying the incredible view. Being up in the mountains is an entirely different setting compared to the hustle and bustle of downtown […]

Gift-giving on a college student budget

Before going home for winter break, many of us will find ourselves participating in a holiday gift exchange. Be it for a Secret Santa with coworkers or for a holiday dinner with friends, buying presents can often leave us feeling strapped for cash. To save you from this pre-holiday stress, I’ve compiled a list of […]

Giving thanks for USC

As Thanksgiving has just passed us by, this is the perfect time to reflect on everything you’re grateful for in your life. USC offers a lot of amenities and resources that are otherwise unavailable in other institutions, and I appreciate many things in this multiple-faceted establishment. At USC, I am thankful for… Free Uber Our […]

How to stay informed about the 2016 presidential candidates

All college students should strive to be informed about news on all the 2016 presidential candidates. Knowing the candidates and understanding their campaigns generates voters who can make informed decisions. However, this objective information can be difficult for college students to access. Social media sites and applications are powerful sources in providing news on the […]

The value of a degree in the humanities

“What are you going to do with an English major?” “English major? I haven’t heard that one in a while.” “Wow, an English major. That’s a bold choice.” Any student who is “bold” enough to choose to major in the English language knows the trials and tribulations that these quotes encapsulate. These are the struggles […]