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Driving Into the Sunset

As I approached the end of my ten-day drive, the sunset gave everything a golden shine, and then I got over the final hill to finally see the City of Angels.  And from the moment I drove in, it was nothing but excitement. This program kicks off even when you aren’t even fully moved in.  […]

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A Unique Experience

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Los Angeles for over a month now. The settling in period flew by and living here feels as natural as ever. This semester, I am interning at Gifted Youth, which is Funny or Die’s commercial production company. We often get the opportunity to work as a Production […]

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Welcome to the Real World, Baby

Don’t let the never dying sun fool you. Living in LA can be quite strange. I’m from Orange County and still felt new. It truly is its own world and it is definitely not always wonderful. As someone who wants to pursue film, this place is more frightening than nice, for the safe embrace of […]

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Going Above & Beyond

Being a part of SULA has given me countless experiences and opportunities that I would have otherwise never had. I have met people that I would never have dreamed of having the opportunity to meet and I’ve had the amazing experience of touring some of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry. Not only has […]

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Avoid Highways

I had driven on the highway approximately four times before coming to Los Angeles. I’m much more familiar with smelly New York City subways than pumping my own gas. When I told my friends I was spending my semester here, their first question was how I was going to get around. While I toyed with […]

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West Coast First Timer

For someone who has never been to the west coast before, picking up and moving to LA was definitely one of the most exciting things I have ever done in my entire life. I have known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move out to California and being a part of […]

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An Experience to Fuel the Future

If someone had asked me 6 months ago where I thought I would end up living after graduation, I probably would have told them I was unsure, or that I would go to any place that would give me a job. Now, after only a month and a half of the SULA program, I can’t […]

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As someone who has spent every summer since the age of 6 away from home. I never thought that moving across the country would be as hard as it was. I personally came to Los Angeles for the summer before SULA started. Which while it was an interesting experience it was really hard to be […]

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Keep It Moving

The phrase ‘keep it moving’ is usually associated with semi-authoritative professional figures asking one to “continue on” so they can do whatever it is their job requires of them… like traffic officers and commanding traffic, or bouncers outside concert venues. In this case though, I would like you to consider the phrase in a different […]

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Life in Los Angeles

When I was getting ready to move to Los Angeles, I knew that it would be a culture shock compared to my life in Central New York. I had never lived anywhere else before! Now that I have been here for a few weeks, I’m feeling more and more that the initial culture shock has […]

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