Admissions decisions had just been sent out, but this year my school decided to do something a little different. They went door to door to a few lucky admitted students' homes and congratulated them with an admissions acceptance packet and balloons in our cardinal and gold spirit colors. First step to becoming a Trojan: love our colors and wear them often. I was brought to tears watching this video because it reminded me of when I got my acceptance letter from the University of Southern California. At the end of the video, this one young man who was accepted looked at the camera and said "You will not be disappointed with your decision. I am going to do big things at USC and show you that you made a great choice." A young me had said the same thing 2 years prior. The type of student who should attend USC truly wants to make a difference in their community and eventually in the world. We constantly strive to be innovative, and with what we learn in the classroom we seek out ways to incorporate it outside of the classroom. We recognize we are in an era of great social movements and we embrace each and every one, collectively. When we see someone fall, we pick them back up. When a fellow Trojan is mistreated, we come together as a community to fight against the oppression. We very much work together, fight (on) together, and play together, because at the end of the day we are the Trojan Family. So for anyone who wants to get into USC, you must embody this belief early on and feel as much a part of our family before getting admitted as you would after being admitted. For us, it doesn't matter what your background is, because when we leave this school we will go on to do great things for the world we live in.