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      Throwback Thursday: USC's Women's Quad will be closed this year for renovations but the young women who have lived there through the years say the community bond changed their lives. When Lorie Bellot first visited campus to interview for a job with University Housing, she visited many of the residence halls and the Horseshoe. The campus was beautiful. Then she stopped by the Women’s Quad. That moment felt like a movie, she says. What are your memories of the quad?

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    Throwback Thursday: Here's a glimpse at what the Horseshoe looked like 50 years ago. This photo adorned the cover of the 1963 Garnet and Black yearbook. You can browse digital copies of USC yearbooks online, dating all the way back to 1899.

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