If you’ve never been to Reign of Troy before, I’ll start with a disclaimer that this post is atypical. If you’re a returning reader, which I would hope that you are, welcome back and keep your feet off the couch, please. In both instances, allow me to embarrass myself a little.
Today marks the first day of finals at USC. For seniors like myself, it’s the first day of the end days.
I thought for a while that I’d like to pen up some senior smut as a way to say goodbye to the university that I knew I’d be attending since I was three-years-old, but Joey Kaufman not only beat me to it, he Hemingway’ed. He set an impossible standard to beat. Seriously, if you haven’t read his Daily Trojan farewell, you’re not living life properly. Here’s a link.
So, as my poor attempt at writing like Allan Malamud was killed off in pre-prouduction, I knew I’d have to get creative.
As a Fine Arts major, that should be easy, right? Not exactly.
I’m sort of a procrastinator. I’m a hardcore procrastinator.
I’m the guy writing articles for Reign of Troy at 3 a.m. and pulling all-nighters just to prolong the death of writing paragraph responses to readings about the Dada movement.
I’m lazy. I know. It must be disappointing for you, too.
While it would have been fantastic and pretentious and scholarly and egotistical to write about how USC changed me as a person –while being all of the wonderful things that I envisioned it to be as a six-year-old when I played in the driveway pretending to be Kyle Wachholtz– I’m settling for the most uncreative thing out of USC since #DunkCityUSC.
Now, while it might not be as exciting as a slideshow of the Top 50 USC Players of the Lane Kiffin Era, I promise that four of you might make it through the third slide.
So, without further ado, I present to you my 22 most favorite USC photos, with one-liners thrown in for the hell of it.