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The Stepping Stone Method

I am a graduating senior, spending my last few months as a student here in LA instead of the harsh tundra that we all know and “love”. I have nicknamed this the Stepping Stone Method, because it allows me to adjust to life after school, while desperately grasping at the security blanket that is the […]

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A Toast to L.A.: To Learn Again

The semester in Los Angeles is the change every Syracuse University student needs to experience. The past three years of my life are characterized by studying in Syracuse, New York and living in Cleveland, Ohio during breaks. My comfortable routine was severed by the plane ride from snowy Cleveland to sunny Los Angeles in January. […]

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Knowledge for the future

This is going to sound very corny and possibly like a sales pitch, but hear me out: I can honestly say that I can’t imagine moving out to LA after graduation having not participated in SULA. I remember thinking that after all my Newhouse classes, I had at least some semblance of an idea of […]

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My SULA Experience

Hello! My name is Amanda Ho and I am a senior animation major. That being said, being a senior and being in the SULA program is definitely a challenge. I am away from all my friends back in Syracuse and was thrown into the world of bright lights, famous people, and lots and a lots […]

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Stay in LA LA Land

I’ve been LA a few times as a visitor, seeing the entertainment world from the outsider’s point of view and admiring everything about it, but SULA gives me the opportunity to dive into the industry and see the real world. The orientation week was like pouring information toward me, showing how awesome about this city […]

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LA or Abroad?

Throughout this whole process of applying and coming to Los Angeles with SULA, the one question I keep being asked is why I decided to come here in place of going abroad. Although I don’t have a comparison, there are a ton of reasons why I don’t regret coming to LA (in the short time […]

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LA: Everything you could ever dream of!

I’m a computer art and animation major from a small town in Massachusetts. For my whole life, I’ve been sure that I wouldn’t ever want to live in a city for many reasons. Cities have always felt so overstimulating and cluttered, cold and anonymous and gray to me. A fact of life is that there […]

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If Hogwarts were a City

Growing up, I was a huge Harry Potter fan. I was fascinated with Hogwarts because it was so big and had so many secrets, that it was impossible to ever see it all—there was always something new to find. That’s why I think of LA as being like Hogwarts. Since the minute I arrived, there’s […]

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My Experiences In LA:

Hi Everyone, I’m going to briefly talk about my experiences in LA since I got here 5 weeks ago.  This place is great! I’m from Long Island and have grown up with NYC next to me and always was wondering what it’s like living outside NYC. The Vibe of LA is so different than NY, the people […]

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WORKING ON A SOAP

The Prospect Studios is home to both General Hospital and Greys Anatomy. Although I knew working on the SOAP General Hospital would obviously involve some doctors, it took me a second to process the dozens of actors walking around the lot in scrubs on my first day. It would be my first time working as a production assistant, and I quickly […]

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