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One of my favorite things about living at USC is the various events that Residential Education hosts throughout the year. One of the favorite outings that Res Ed hosts is its movie nights. For the movie nights, a limited number of residents can sign up for a spot to go to see various movie premieres. Some of the recent movies I’ve been able to see are Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Antman: Quantamania. Attendees get bused to the Regal theater in LA Live, which is the area in downtown LA by the arena (where the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Sparks play). We get to have popcorn, a drink, and enjoy the movie with friends all courtesy of USC’s Residential Education.

Various organizations across campus also host movie screenings and other events that students can go to. I’ve gotten to watch Encanto and Coda at a theater here on campus. After the screening the producers, directors, and cast of the movie hosted a panel where they talked about how the made the movie as well as answered questions from the audience. Some of my friends were able to hear Janelle Monae speak about her book when it was released. These experiences were insanely cool, and it was awesome to be able to speak to award winning entertainers. Living in LA opens up so many opportunities to engage with the entertainment industry, and USC capitalizes on these opportunities which makes going here so much fun.


If you want to see more of what I do on a typical day here at USC, check out my day in the life video! (linked here: )

Kaleigh Ray

MAJOR: Astronautical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2025 HOMETOWN: Bakersfield, California PRONOUNS: she/her/hers INSTA: @k.rayray03 Short Bio - I have been involved in research at the Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) as well as a member of USC’s Rocket Propulsion Lab. At SERC, I worked on developing a docking system for cubesats with project CLING and am currently work on project MAVERIC, designing the power system of a 3U cubesat. In RPL, I am on the composites team and design team. Outside of Viterbi, I have interned at Astrolab where I was a Structures and Mechanisms Engineering intern and helped with lunar mission development and payload prototyping. I also like doing intramurals and photography on my free time!