Everybody’s Working for the Weekend

Timothy Marino Beach, Chemical, Hikes, Tim

This past weekend, I did something cool. After class on Friday, I, along with many other Trojan football fans, travelled up to San Francisco for the Cal football game. Although this was the original intent of the trip, however, I didn’t actually end up tailgating or going to the game. Instead, I swapped my football jersey for my camera and …

Engineering the Start of Successful College Journeys (ENGR-102)

Daniel Donchev Beach, Best of LA, Daniel, Museums, Students, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

All Viterbi freshmen take ENGR-102: Engineering Freshman Academy, during their first semester at USC. This class meets once a week for two hours to discuss a plethora of broad and specific engineering topics, engage in versatile debates, explore the various Engineering Grand Challenges, and participate in group design activities. Arguably just as important, the class functions to transition freshman into …

Off to College, Now What?

Desiree James Beach, Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Involvement Leave a Comment

Its August, which means it’s about that time where recently graduated seniors are slowly packing up their rooms and getting ready to start their new chapters, and for some that means becoming a Trojan! I’ll be starting this fall as a junior (oh how time flies), but I still remember coming in as a freshman not knowing much, and desperately …

Summer in the Sun and Stars- Interning at Orbital ATK

Nathan Alvarez Aerospace and Mechanical, Beach, Free Time, Internship, Nathan, Sports, Work Leave a Comment

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 …

Santa Monica Beach Social

Daniel Donchev Beach, Best of LA, Daniel, Free Time, Involvement, Social & Diversity, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

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, Yingyu Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

Calling All Food Truck Lovers… Get Yourself to Venice

Jose Hernandez Beach, Best of LA, Food, Jose Leave a Comment

Hey future Trojans, I hope you all are hungry, and ready to have some serious first-hand food knowledge imparted upon you. I’m talking about arguably the best food truck event in Southern California that is only a short metro ride, drive, or Uber from USC! So here’s the deal: Every First Friday of the month in Venice there’s a food …

First Take: Manhattan Beach!

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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!

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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!

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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 …