Monday, August 11, 2014

Fall Move-in Checklist Ideas


"After a few years in college, I've learned that to prevent leaving items off the move-in checklist, you should start writing it way before you begin you move.  That way, as you remember things you need to bring, you add them to the list.  It should be an ongoing process until move-in day, but the extra time allows you to brainstorm all the potential things you will need or that you might forget.  In order to make it easier for you, here is your ultimate college apartment checklist of everything you may need in college when you move this fall. 

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If you have roommates, make sure you formulate your college apartment checklist with them so you can cut costs and make sure you collaboratively get everything you need. In addition to packing the right stuff, there are a few other steps that will help you prepare for fall move-in.

Consider is buying or renting books ahead of time. By doing so, you won’t have to wait in the endless lines at the bookstore. Lastly, if you’re an incoming freshman, its important to get everything you need before you get to campus or with your parents before they leave, because the prices at the bookstore are usually more expensive then you’ll find at other off campus stores.

Are we crazy?! Is it possible we left out some essential items for your college apartment checklist? Help us get the net in the comment box below!”

Friday, March 21, 2014

Living the Bookish Life

Aldous Huxley said, "The proper study of mankind is books." 

They are varied and magical.  I suppose that makes the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books an even more appropriate visitor to the University of Southern California. 

Over two days in April, dozens of authors read aloud, discuss, demonstrate from, and (yes, of course) sell their books.  USC campus will be full of book stalls, discussions, poetry readings, and music stages.  Some of the celebrities sharing their works with us include Marlo Thomas, Alicia Silverstone, Maria Shriver, Rachel Zoe, and celebrity chefs Giada de Laurentiis and Roy Choi. 

It’s FREE (except for some of its special events).  And, we are so lucky our residents can walk from their apartments on Ellendale Place and not have to pay $10 for parking!
Saturday, April 12 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Another lovely SoCal day: Eat your heart out Harvard!

Today's weather for USC: Sunny with a few little clouds, 63 degrees F.  And it is FEBRUARY! Aaaaahh..........

The temperature at Harvard University at this moment is 27 degrees with a 50% chance of snow.  Ha ha ha.

One of the many perks of living here in Los Angeles is a day like today.  It's a perfect day to bask by the pool at Trojan Plaza and Queen Anne, to sit in the lovely garden at Trojan Terraza (That goes for you, too, Ellendale Trojan-ers!), or to read a book near the sound of the fountain at Trojan Spaces.  If you aren't taking any classes today-- soak it in......