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Sweet charity

USC Best Buddies sells cookies and cupcakes on the corner of University Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard on Wednesday as part of its annual bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will help fund Best Buddies, a nonprofit that creates one-on-one relationships and leadership development for people with developmental disabilities.

Out of uniform

Israeli soldiers Lital (left) and Shai (right), who are not allowed to disclose their surnames, discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and their work in the Israeli army at Israeli Soldiers Speak Out in Taper Hall on Monday. The event was intended to educate attendees about Israel.

Foreign waters

Ruben van Gendren (left), a research fellow at Katholieke Universiteit Beuven in Belgium, speaks to Matthew Ery (right), an almunus, at the Water Diplomacy: A Foreign Policy Imperative event on Monday. The conference, sponsored by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, addressed the issue of water scarcity in Third World countries.

Top of the pops

Lara Johnston, a junior majoring in popular music, sings an original song at the Thornton School of Music Pop Fest on Sunday in Founders Park. Saxophonist Justin Klunk, a junior majoring in popular music, keyboard player Adam Bravo, an alumnus, and guitarist Brian Jones, a freshman majoring in popular music, performed as backup.

Rock out

White Fence lead man Tim Presley (right) performs at the KXSC Fest on Saturday night. The festival also featured Nosaj Thing, STRFKR and TRMRS. Watch the audio slideshow here.

Bon appétit

Steven Park (left), a freshman majoring in international relations (global business), and Bradley Lai (right), a freshman majoring in business administration, enjoy Indian and Jamaican food, respectively, at the International Food Fair in McCarthy Quad on Thursday. The event was sponsored by the International Students’ Assembly.

Actions and words

Faye Espiritu (right), a sophomore majoring in business administration, talks about Spirits in Action to business administration majors Andrew Pince (left), a junior, and Jason Jaban (middle), a sophomore, on Wednesday along Trousdale Parkway.

No strings attached

Sarah Davis, a graduate student studying harp performance, presents a public master class in the Intellectual Commons at Doheny Memorial Library on Thursday. Davis performed works by composers Guiseppe Verdi, Richard Strauss, Hector Berlioz and Gustav Mahler.

“Vote On!”

John Hunter, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, casts his vote for Undergraduate Student Government elections. The voting period began Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Thursday at 8 p.m. Unofficial results will be announced at Tuesday’s USG Senate meeting.

Love chariot

Allen Wang, a junior studying kinesiology, peddles Jing Xin and Shagun Shah, graduate students studying civil engineering, near Traveler on Tuesday. Students gave chocolate, roses and teddy bears to their significant others to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Americans began exchanging Valentine cards in the 1770s, according to