Seaside Adventures Around LA

Camila Salomon Gnecco Beach, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

One of the coolest things about exploring Los Angeles is that you never know what you’re going to run into. I am definitely a beach person, so on the weekends I tend to look for little beach escapes around Los Angeles. Most recently I’ve gone to Point Dume Beach and Santa Monica, and both of those times I ran into some unexpected …

Summer in the Sun and Stars- Interning at Orbital ATK

Nathan Alvarez Aerospace and Mechanical, Beach, Free Time, Internship, Nathan, Sports, Work 0 Comments

This summer has been crazy trying to fit in work, time with family, and time at the beach. After taking one week off to travel to Seattle, I started working a full time internship at Orbital ATK in my hometown of Goleta, CA, and I’ve absolutely loved it. If you don’t already know, Orbital ATK is an aerospace and defense company …

Hiking L.A.

Siena Applebaum Beach, Free Time, Hikes, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hiking and camping were some of my favorite activities back home in Santa Barbara, so one of my biggest worries about moving to Los Angeles was that it would be hard to spend time in nature in such a big city. That turned out to be far from the truth; it’s surprisingly easy to spend time outdoors in LA. One …

Santa Monica Beach Social

Daniel Donchev Beach, Best of LA, Daniel, Free Time, Involvement, Social & Diversity, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

It’s 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning following a grueling week of school and my alarm clock is going off with no remorse for my groggy state of being. As I gain a more clear consciousness, I begin to realize that I wasn’t out of my mind setting that alarm the previous night. In fact, I have only an hour …

A Wave Goodbye: Code the Change Retreat

Yingyu Sun Beach, Computer Science, Professional & Academic, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

I joined Code the Change during the spring semester of my freshman year and met some of the most interesting people I know here at USC. The people in CTC helped me not only learn more about web development but also gave me a community to become a part of. Code the Change is a student-run organization that helps build …

The Tale of the Shipwreck’s Hike

Shana Douglass Beach, Hikes, Shana 0 Comments

Hiking in LA is usually reduced to the Hollywood sign. While you must go at least once during your time at SC, those who know LA know that the Hollywood hike is hashtag basic. Recently, I ventured out of the cozy USC campus and headed to the beaches of Palos Verdes. My friend who is a Viterbi grad student at …

First Take: Manhattan Beach!

Jose Hernandez Beach, Free Time, Jose 0 Comments

What’s up everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic Veteran’s day, I know I did. After a busy week of classes, I felt an itch to get off campus today and go someplace I’d never been before! Southern California seems to have forgotten that it’s almost the middle of November, so it was a toasty 88 DEGREES today, if you can believe …

My Favorite Class: Surfing!

betty-2017 Beach, Betty, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

You heard me right, surfing! After waiting for three years to get into probably the only impacted class at USC (for obvious reasons), I’m finally taking surfing! I’ve grown up in southern California my whole life, and my whole family is way more cool than I ever will be and are ridiculously good surfers. BUT, it’s my time to shine! …

Summer!

andrew-2017 Andrew, Beach, Food, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

We’re halfway through summer. More than that, actually. Where does all the time go?!? This summer, I’ve been keeping myself really busy – let’s jump right into it. The biggest thing that’s been keep me busy is definitely my internship at Northrop Grumman. It’s been an awesome experience and I’ve learned more than I could ever expect! …although I’m not …

A Midwestern Take on California

clare-2017 Beach, Best of LA, Clare, Hikes 0 Comments

Coming from a small town just outside of Chicago, I’m not really used to being surrounded by things like mountains and oceans. When I came to USC, I made it my goal to see as much of California as I could. My freshman year I had the opportunity to explore so many cool places in California, and these are just …

Kelly’s Class Guide

Kelly Athletics, Beach, Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

With school work starting to pick up, it is always nice to have a three-day weekend. However from Wednesday to Saturday, I was actually up in Reno, Nevada for the ASC Student Competition which is a construction management competition that members of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) attend. There are a number of different divisions within the overall competition like …