Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vote for your Trojan Terraza Idea

The “backyard” of Trojan Terraza needs a makeover!  What would you, our TT Residents, like to have at your USC apartment?


Some ideas we have heard include-
1.  A volleyball court
2.  A meditation garden
3.  Circuit-training equipment
4.  Vegetable garden plots
5.  A basketball hoop
6.  More patio seating

But wait, there’s more! 

If you come up with a genius idea that we love, you can win a $50 gift certificate to Domino’s Pizza.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Break Special- For Trojan Buildings Residents ONLY!

We know that not all of you are going to go home for Spring Break and, like me, you can't afford to fly to Mexico to join other college students.  So, we asked around and arranged a discount at an award-winning hotel just two blocks from the beach here in Los Angeles!

The Inn at Playa del Rey has been featured in the LA Times, Sunset Magazine, and won a Gold Medal from Conde Nast Traveler- just to name a few.  They have amazing views of the Ballona Wetlands Nature Preserve and Marina del Rey.  With your stay you get free parking, a home-baked breakfast, afternoon cheese and fruit, and you can borrow their bicycles and cruise up and down along the beach, up to Venice or down to Manhattan Beach.  www.innatplayadelrey.com

Call the Inn at 310-574-1920 and tell them which of the Trojan Buildings you live in.  They'll give you $25 off each night for up to 2 nights.  Kick back and relax!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson

It seems that our colleagues at Viterbi gave a helping hand to IBM in the creation of their history-making computer, Watson.  Watson recently outgunned some of the past champions on the show Jeopardy!  "His" grasp of language is really phenomenal (and just a bit scary...).

Here's a recent Daily Trojan article: http://dailytrojan.com/2011/02/15/viterbi-helps-ibm-create-a-new-computing-robot/