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Why I Love Los Angeles – by Chris Purcell, MPL ’17

Posted on by Derek Robinson

Because Los Angeles is such a large city, it has the ability to offer endless opportunities and experiences for its residents and visitors alike. From its sunny beaches to its world-class museums and art galleries, there is always something new to see and do! I’ve since come to discover a few unique characteristics about LA that I love, which have made me realize that I never want to leave this city….

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Growing up and Staying in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is my hometown and I am proud of all the ways it is growing and evolving. I’m constantly finding new places to explore and discover. One part of Los Angeles that has been particularly fun to watch evolve … Continue reading

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Surviving your first year at Price

Posted on by Hoang Vi Ho

Are you nervous to start your first year of graduate school? Don’t worry, I survived and so can you! Planning out your coursework can become somewhat tedious, but you should really take the time to organize your next few semesters. I … Continue reading

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Featured Alum: John Roberson III, MPP ’12

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Excelsior is a Latin word that means “ever upward.” Since my completion of the Master of Public Policy program at the Price School, this term has become a recurring and almost central theme in my life. From the valuable relationships and bonds forged, to the rich externship and internship experiences; Price continues to elevate my thinking and challenges me personally to create innovative solutions to complex societal issues. Continue reading

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USC Schwarzenegger Institute Inaugural Symposium

Posted on by Anya Essiounina

As a student ambassador, I had the pleasure to attend the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy Inaugural Symposium (and to escort the political figures that attended the event around campus). No matter your political affiliation, it was amazing to see Senator McCain take photos with the ROTC or to have a conversation with Katherine Whelan or Governor Tom Ridge. Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons I Heart USC Price

Posted on by Courtney Oustad

Its been about three months since I moved to LA and started my life as a Price MPL student. There are probably 117 reasons why I love the school, program and life in LA, but who has time to read 117 reasons? SO, I will resist my urge give you an exhaustive list and give you my top 3 reasons for why I heart USC Price. Continue reading

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PPD is a Stay-cation

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Hands on learning? An undergraduate education at Price incorporates intriguing and enriching experiences in Los Angeles.

Some of the most interesting and rewarding courses at Price asked me, or rather forced me, to get out into the city. An experience in Los Angeles is an exciting mashup of different urban textures and cultures. But, although Price students are likely interested in sampling the urban experience of Southern California, school schedules, homework, and car-dependency put a damper on an undergraduate’s ability to visit the exciting neighborhoods of the region. However, the hands on curriculum of several PPD courses requires students to jump on buses and metro rail, to closely examine the positive and negative aspects of streets and sidewalks, and learn how to perceive the urban experience in an entirely new way.

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LA Food: Nachos, Gelato, and Ramen

Posted on by Cynthia Ear

As we enter mid-Spring Semester, I thought it would be nice to take a little break from sharing information about classes, internships, professional development, and work related topics in general. Instead, let us focus on a topic I’m sure we … Continue reading

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