Engineering Law

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‘Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties,’ this is Canon 1.0 of the engineering code of ethics. This was the first rule we learned last week in the Ethics part of my Engineering Law, Finance and Ethics …

Back and Busy as Ever!

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Well here goes—my first blog post! I cant believe I’m a month into the semester already! Between classes, extracurriculars and hanging out with friends, Junior year is flying by! So where did summer go and where has the time gone? Well, I had an absolutely amazing summer spending seven weeks in Paris through the Viterbi Overseas Program! I took my …

Midterm Season

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Apparently it’s that time of year again. I have no idea how midterms just creeped up on me without me noticing. I found out yesterday morning that I have 3 midterms next week: Physical Chemistry, Peoples and Cultures of the Americas, and Molecular Biology. Unfortunately the concert for one of my favorite bands, Vampire Weekend (If you like indie rock I …

Grand Challenge Summit

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Last fall I applied to be a USC Inaugural Grand Challenge Ambassador. The description for the job–which included spreading awareness of the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 14 Grand Challenges and planning the NAE Grand Challenge Summit conference for the following October–seemed daunting, but I figured there was no hurt in trying for the position. In January I met with …

Thematic Option

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One program that stood out to me as I was considering which school I ought to attend was USC’s Thematic Option program. Run out of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences’s College Honors Programs office, Thematic Option provides an alternative to USC’s standard General Education curriculum, which is required for all undergraduate students. Although they require more time than …

Lazy Sunday

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After a long week of school, homework, and mechop reports, my roommate and I slept in this morning. When we awoke, we were both really hungry, so we decided to try something new. My roommate Jen is hamburger connoisseur, so we went to place she’d wanted to try for a while, Umami Burger. I still have no idea what the …

Internship Hunting

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Ah, the classic internship search. I will argue that it is a full-time endeavor in itself. I can definitely attribute some of my Junior-year stress to the internship search because it takes a lot of time, commitment, and creativity to get my foot in the interviewer’s door. So why do I choose to clamor for a summer job?? Because I …

4 down, 12 to go?

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I realized it is already the end of the fourth week of school when my professors started mentioning the dates of our first midterms. I was eager to start school during summer but I don’t think I like the fast pace the semester seems to be taking, 1/8th of my junior year is already over. I am now past the …

Close win against Virginia

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So last week USC had its first home football game against Virginia.  Little known fact: I’m from northern Virginia and 110 kids from my high school class go to UVA, including most of my closest friends.  So I knew if we lost I would never hear the end of it.  Not that I was worried or anything. I spent most …

CRU Fall Retreat 2010!

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This weekend I’ll be headed to the mountains with 100+ of my (soon-to-be) closest friends for CRU Fall Retreat with USC CRU. This will be my third Fall Retreat, and I couldn’t be more excited. As a freshman, retreat was such a great opportunity to begin to form friendships that I still have today. I met upperclassmen who loved on …

Recent Foodies

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Top Foodie Happenings of the Week: 1. I tried Beard Papa’s eclair cream puffs for the first time!!! They were delicious. Their cookie cream puffs are next on my list. 2. Midnight Daikokuya run! Best ramen in town, hands down. 3. I found the most awesome potstickers (gyoza dumplings) at the Marukai Japanese Market in Gardena. They’ve also got those …

Junior Year Already!?

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Woah I can’t believe this is my third year at SC already. Junior year is off to a great start so far. Things are a definitely different from freshman and sophomore year, but I’m loving it. A big change this year was moving out of campus housing. At first I was a little worried I’d be missing out on all …

Cycling Trivialities

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Welcome to my new blog, where I’ll be chronicling my adventures here at USC! I can’t believe I’m already a Junior. Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday that I was moving into Birnkrant and riding down Trousdale to my first college class (Calculus III…yikes!). Although I moved across the country from Georgia to California, USC immediately felt …

My First Post

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Hey! Welcome to my blog. This is my third (or fourth… maybe) attempt at writing about some of the things that I encounter during the week, and I’m committed to keeping it updated on a regular basis. This time, I’ll just start with a quick summary about who I am and why I’m writing here on Viterbi Voices. My name …

USC Football Is Back

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Getting back to school every year means the return of one of my favorite things: USC FOOTBALL! Every fall, my life is once again complete, as I have the privilege of walking down Trousdale past Tommy Trojan, the new Traveler statue, and George Tirebiter, kicking the base of the flagpoles for good luck, walking through the Rose Garden on the …

September is flying by!

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I’m so glad I finally got to meet my fellow VSA-ers this weekend. I’m looking forward to an exciting year with the team! There’s so much going on these days — there are a ton of information sessions hosted by USC professional organizations and company representatives, it’s so exciting yet a bit overwhelming! In fact, tonight I’ve helped the Society …

In Europe

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Well hello from the other side of the pond! I’m now 8 hours ahead of LA time! So finally, I can get up in the afternoon….and still make it in time for my morning classes! Only problem…is that I’m a bit far away: Nice, France. I am no doubt less busy at the moment than most other people….still on vacation …