Mid-Semester Vacation

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So instead of staying in LA for Halloween and going to class on Friday/Monday, I headed out to Providence, RI to visit my girlfriend, Shannon, who goes to school at  Brown University there. The travel time was about 10 hours total, which isn’t too bad considering I went from coast to coast. I managed to watch “The Proposal” and “Up” …

Samhain (A History of Halloween)

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Happy Halloween everyone!!! This year, I am taking a class called “Ghost Stories.” Yes, there is a class at USC about ghosts. The class fulfills one of my general education requirements (category 5), and is also a lot of fun. My professor is very knowledgeable and the class is very interesting. Because it is Halloween, I feel the need talk …

Happy Halloween

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So it is that time of year again to depart from the real, and endulge your imagination by exploring your subconscious! With hard work in school, we owe it to ourselves to take at least one solid weekend off to have a bit of fun and go out and live it up in an out of the ordinary way! So, …

Zombieland

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I just saw Zombieland over the weekend with some friends and I must admit that I didn’t expect much from the movie. We’ve all seen movies like Dawn of the Dead, played video games like Dead Rising, and been through haunted houses. Usually it’s the same thing – zombies, death/destruction/fear, and nothing more. With Zombieland, however, something is different. What …

The Human Race

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Last night This morning at midnight, I ran in the Nike Human Race. I know Evan S also ran the race {with a bunch of other people from the marathon team =)} . I ran the 10k, and the loop circled around the coliseum, campus, and downtown LA. It was really awesome to be around downtown LA, with the streets …

Second Wind

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I ran cross country in high school, so you’ll have to bear with the distance running analogies that necessarily creep in from time to time. I started this semester really pumped about work and on top of everything. Naturally, as the work load increased I began to feel overwhelmed by all I had to do and by the end of …

Family

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You know…..college as a freshman is a whole new experience…..new people…new location…new responsibilities…and not to mention new freedoms! Nobody there to tell you what to do. I’ll save it for another blog to say that this new found freedom for freshmen is a two-sided sword. What I can say though, as a sophomore, is that in the midst enormous amounts …

Oh, the College Life

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My inspiration to write this blog is what’s on my mind. I don’t have any specific topics to write about today (as I haven’t done much in the past week), but at least I’m finally out of midterm season. I have this whole week to catch up on school work. Anyway, without further distractions, I ramble onward below… * Food: …

A Day in Los Angeles

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My sister arrived on Friday night straight from Chicago. Unlike all of us hard working west coast students, my sister and all of my friends back in the Midwest (and on the east coast) have the magical week off called a fall break. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, fall break is like spring break, only in the …

Spring Semester Schemes

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I’m really excited for the spring semester. Because I finished math last year and have already taken my tech elective, I have some flexibility in my schedule. I’ve decided to move o-chem (which I would normally start junior year) up to this coming semester. Then I’ll be taking BME 210 (Biomedical Computer Simulation Methods), PHYS 161 (Honors Mechanics and Thermodynamics), …

Shopping places

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It’s raining outside! What the heck is up with that! For the last two days, we have had rain here in LA. This is not normal for the true Southern-Californiaite who is used to the 70-80s range of temperatures under the bright sunny sky. So, when I heard the rain was coming our way, I was taken a bit off …

Too Much of Nothing

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So I ended up doing a large amount of sitting around and not really accomplishing much this weekend. It was actually pretty nice, albeit somewhat disappointing – I bought Seasons 1-5 of Entourage of DVD and didn’t get them until Monday sadly. Oh well, I can watch next weekend! 🙂 On Thursday I (of course) attended EA Sports Game Night …

Jane Goodall

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Growing up, my mom would always read me stories about ‘the monkey lady’ who lived with chimps in Tanzania. I remember watching the television when she came on, and my mom even showing me movies about her. As a child,  I could never understand why someone would want to “live” with chimps her whole life, but my mother instilled in …

Sports Outside of USC

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USC Football, USC baseball, USC basketball, all of our fellow Trojan teams do quite well for themselves as individuals as well as representing our university.  Of course it’s fun to go and watch a few of these games, eat a few burgers and even a few slices of pizza, but what playing sports to loose calories rather than watching sports …

What a week

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This week has been overwhelming. For some reason I’ve had something pretty significant due in each of my 5 classes, even the classes that rarely give out large assignments. I’ve been buried up to my neck in lab write-ups, papers, and problem sets. And then there was today’s physics midterm. I think I did pretty well, but we’ll have to …

The Weekender

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Considering that the majority of all I’ve done in the past week is schoolwork and go to the Weekender, this post will be dedicated to the Weekender for the reader’s pleasure. Some friends and I left early Friday morning to make the trip up to NorCal for this past weekend’s USC v. Cal game in Berkeley. Since I live up …

In-n-out

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Today I had my first in-n-out ever!!! Most people are super surprised because I have been in California for a year and never ever had in-in-out ever. I got a “grilled cheese” (because I am a vegetarian) and it was delicious. For those of you that do not know, a hamburger at in-n-out has lettuce, tomato, and “spread” (which is …

The Office

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Thursday is a long day. I’ve got materials science at 8am, and lab until 8pm. I also have a total of 5 hours of physics, between my 2 hour lecture and 3 hour lab. By the time 9 o’clock rolls around I’m ready to have some fun with friends and laugh really loudly. Hence, my love affair with The Office. …

Oooo the Glorious Midterm Season!!!

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Abraham Lincoln once said that people are about as happy as they choose to be. In the midst of midterms, where students are all busy (and stressed) to perform to the best of their ability, things sometimes get out of perspective, and we loose sight of the bigger picture of things. To me, the remedy to “Midterm Blues” is to …

Bronze

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Phew. It’s been a long week. And the next one will be just as long as this one. I managed to get the assignments I needed to done – but there’s still more to do that are due next week. I just had my first midterm yesterday but I think it went well! 🙂 I can’t let my guard down …