Corey Hartman is a senior majoring in Production in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has survived through the construction and completion of the new SCA buildings and was tickled to no end when he found one of the buildings dedicated to his idol – Steven Spielberg.
“As soon as I saw them chiseling in those first 5 letters, I knew what was happening. And I got goosebumps,” Hartman, 22, said during a candid interview in front of the Douglas Fairbanks statue last Wednesday afternoon. “It was easily one of the greatest days in my life. Spielberg was the whole reason I came to SC. I wanted to go where my hero went.”
But then the unthinkable happened. Hartman was at a party over at California State University, Long Beach over the weekend when he drunkenly he stumbled into a building in which he saw a gigantic picture of the man himself.
“There was this gigantic portrait of Spielberg with a plaque above it saying, ‘Our proudest alumnus.’ I immediately sobered up.”
Hartman Wikipedia’ed it and sure enough, not only did Spielberg attend CSU, Long Beach, but USC rejected himtwice.
“I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life anymore. My whole reason for coming here and getting this education was to follow Mr. Spielberg’s footsteps,” Hartman lamented over his egg salad sandwich from The Coffee Bean.
“But you can’t blame me for being confused. I mean, they put his freakin’ name on a giantass building! Why else would they do that if he didn’t go here?”
Hartman is currently looking to transfer over to CSU, Long Beach for the remainder of the semester. In his own words, “Better late than never.”