SCampus Student Guidebook
“The Poetry Playhouse, first of its kind in the United States, was established at ‘SC by Miss Cloyde Dalzell, Miss Alta B. Hall, and Dean Ray K. Immel of the School of Speech. ‘Dance dramas’ are frequently given (four times in the past year) in which the players convey the spirit of selected poems in dances while the lines are being recited.”
– USC Student Handbook 1936-37
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- Orienting Yourself
Orientation was interesting. I didn’t know what to expect. I thought it was just going to be an academic process in which you register for classes. It was actually very fun, because it was social, and I got to meet a lot of cool people that I still keep in touch with today. I really liked it.
- Finding a Home
We’re one of the few schools that actually offer LGBT housing. Since I’m on the Rainbow Floor, I get to be part of a special interest community, which I feel close to. It’s definitely better than a dorm experience because not only do I get to live in an apartment, but I also live close to people I really like.
- Hitting the Sweet Spots
When you go to the back of Doheny, there is a beautiful fountain by McCarthy Quad. There is a little garden that encircles that area, and there are a bunch of statues. It’s very beautiful at night, especially, because you get to see all the lights. The second place I enjoy is near the Annenberg School. There is a giant bowl of grass, and you can see the trees gleaming at night and some of the stars. It’s a beautiful place. My friend and I grab lunch and eat there every Wednesday.
- Showing Your True Colors
Be who you want to be, and pursue what you want. I know a lot of pre-meds who don’t want to be pre-meds, but their parents want them to be. I know a lot of people who have trouble coming out, because they’re very worried about what others might think. There are people who are trying to explore who they are, and they’re still trying to figure that out. I think college is a process in which you truly find who you are.