Local Cuisine. Today’s blog post is delivered by one of our admission counselors, Alejandra.

As a Los Angeles native, my thing that is favorite about city is the diversity. Los Angeles is an ethnic and cultural hub enabling us to have access to wonderful art museums, musical venues, and my personal favorite, delicious food! I will be known into the office if you are a food aficionado and am constantly surprised by what la while the local USC neighborhood has to supply in this regard.

One of my favorite USC neighborhood establishments is Mercado La Paloma (The Dove Market), a food that is mini within walking distance of campus. La Paloma features cuisines from around the world including my two favorites, Chichen Itza, that offers food from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and Mo-Chica which features gourmet Peruvian food at a reasonable price. Mo restaurant that is best in l . a . by LA Magazine in 2010. This marketplace is a gem that is hidden our community.

Every summer, once a week, our admission counselors take a lunch that is long a neighborhood restaurant and then explore what our community needs to provide by visiting local museums and galleries. This past year one of the greatest hits was the 23rd Street Café which is accessible utilising the USC Tram. It’s a fusion of Indian-Mexican food, with a few of the most mouthwatering chicken tikka masala quesadillas.

Chano’s, a USC organization, is located a walk that is short campus. Aside from the fact that it i Continue reading

UK Lottery Winner Credits Scarab for Good Fortune

A UK lottery winner claims his lucky beetle that is scarab him take the award


After matching five numbers in addition to the bonus ball in the UK National Lottery draw, Stephen Birkbeck believes that the victory is all thanks to his lucky beetle that is scarab which he had been given while vacationing in Egypt.

Birkbeck, 43 and from Cumbria, UK, scooped up a&pound that is nice ($570,761) from the draw, and said which he almost forgot to purchase a ticket, just remembering a few hours prior to the deadline.

Birthday Line

‘I’d been busy with work and almost forgot to place on my numbers,’ said the Cumbrian dad. ‘I always play one line of birthdays of family users and two happy dip lines.’

Birthdays of loved ones along with other significant dates from life are thought to end up being the most typical choices when playing the same figures regularly, therefore this element of BirkBeck’s strategy was nothing brand new.

But the lottery winner doesn’t thank his family for being born on lucky dates; he’s directed all his appreciation for his fortune that is good to getaway trinket.

‘a couple of days earlier while looking through some storage boxes in the homely house i arrived across the scarab beetle which I became offered as a souvenir from my visit to Egypt,’ he said. ‘I keep in mind I was given it by a local Egyptian guy who said ‘this provides you fortune, keep it with you.’ We had forgotten we had it and it was only if I had b Continue reading

Your (School Funding) Questions: Answered!

This has been great to hear from so many excited admitted students, but we know that many families still have lingering financial aid questions. We thought it would be beneficial to compile a listing of the questions that are common have obtained and have actually the Office of school funding respond. Please see the post below for answers to questions that are common may have about school funding at USC:

Why is the EFC dependant on USC various than the EFC reported on FAFSA?

The information you provided on the FAFSA is used to calculate eligibility for federal student aid (including Pell Grant, Stafford Direct and Perkins Loans, and Federal Work-Study), employing a formula known as Federal Methodology (FM). FM takes into consideration:

• Total earnings (taxable and nontaxable).
• resource equity (not like the household’s house and/or business or farm, if your family is really a majority owner with lower than 100 employees).
• Allowances for basic living expenses and retirement.
• Family size and quantity of children in college.

Eligibility for university grant funding and other college need-based aid is determined by taking into account the extra data provided on your CSS PROFILE, federal income tax information along with other supporting papers, using a formula known as Institutional Methodology (IM). This formula may include some sources of untaxed earnings in addition to house and company or farm equity Continue reading

nTrust CEO Says Bitcoins Won’t Ever Be a Mainstream Payment Option

*****Bitcoins: currency coins or fake money?******

Poor Bitcoin. It is like Rodney Dangerfield: it can not get any respect. Not through the people whom could just take it to your next level anyway. And the very reason some touted it as the way that is best to maneuver currency around on line may function as the exact explanation it’ll never ever attain conventional acceptance. At least, according to nTrust founder and CEO Robert MacGregor, that is additionally a technology and alternative payments lawyer. The online vault systems founder (nTrust is not available in the U.S.) has some strong opinions on Bitcoins and just why they stay lukewarm in reception overall to the net exchange universe that is monetary.

Still Struggling for Mainstream Acceptance

MacGregor recently coined an op-ed piece on Bitcoins, and shared his thoughts on why they will probably never be accepted by the mainstream banking worldwide entities as a currency that is real. MacGregor says the matter isn’t whether Bitcoins have enjoyed some acceptance, but whether or not they will ever get sufficient acceptance to matter, and his answer is: not so much. And he’s not the only one who believes so, either.

The nTrust CEO ascertains that, by the concept of money as one thing that can be used to get things, Bitcoins have actually failed miserably. And to measure that, MacGregor claims, all you need to do is have a look at the relatively tiny Continue reading