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Typical Weekend in the Life of a USC Freshman

Weekends in the fall are a very special time at SC. Centered around gameday, all Trojans on campus are focused on one thing: getting pumped to watch our football team take on its next challenger. The tailgating begins early, with a lively combination of alumni, family, and current students erecting their spots on McCarthy quad. All around campus, everybody you see is wearing cardinal and gold, greeting you with a lively “Fight on!”. As kickoff approaches, the world famous Trojan Marching Band marches through campus rallying our team and our fanbase as they spit out the Fight Song during the stroll to the coliseum. The collective environment of energy and Trojan spirit make games a blast to be at. (And watching Cody Kessler throw a 40-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t hurt either.)


After the Trojan win on Saturday, most students use Sunday to catch up on sleep and schoolwork. I enjoy heading to downtown LA for a late brunch with my friends, then spending some time in the library to get a jump on the week’s homework and studying during the afternoon. Usually fairly quiet days on campus, Sunday’s are great for productivity and getting prepared.


While this is just one option for how to spend your weekends at SC, there are many more to take advantage of. Between bustling downtown Los Angeles, the nearby beaches, or the many SoCal events, there is always something to do.


Posted on November 2, 2015 by Jack Strauss


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