Learning Through Hiking with Peaks and Professors!

Celeste Goodwin Best of LA, Biomedical, Celeste, Free Time, Hikes, Why USC

Last weekend I decided to take a break from my day-to-day campus activities and head off into the wilderness…of Pasadena, CA. I went on a hiking trip with one of my favorite clubs on campus, Peaks and Professors! The goal of this club is to take people out into nature and go hiking, while also encouraging dialogue between professors and …

Weekend Roadtrip: Feeling Alive in Death Valley

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Hikes, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

While I love being on campus and our little USC bubble, one of my absolute favorite things to do is go on roadtrips. My parents always took me to beautiful natural spaces as a kid, and my love for nature and the ~great outdoors~ has grown exponentially in the last few years. If I have a chill weekend ahead, I’ll …

Camping in the Sierra – The Basics

Naish Free Time, Hikes, Naish

Camping in the Sierras is California’s way of showing you that it’s one of the most beautiful states in the lower 48. Living, breathing, and studying in LA for months on end can be a fantastic fast-paced blur of excitement, but slowing down a bit and admiring the outdoors is a wholesome environment to reflect and enjoy on the events …

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 …

The Environmental Core: USC’s student activism group

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Hikes, Social & Diversity Leave a Comment

Hello all! First off, here’s my song recommendation for this bi-weekly blog: Worthy by Jacob Banks My main involvement on campus is with the Environmental Core. This club, endearingly called “ecore”, is a student-run environmental activism group on campus. We try to make sustainable and impactful change on campus, be that through installing drought resistant plants, or working with USC’s …

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 …

“It’s Not Like You’re Studying Rocket Science! OH WAIT!”

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Entrepreneurship, Hikes, Michael, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This blog post, I want to start with a list of my extracurriculars last semester: Founded Mundo—a language translation messaging service/company—with LavaLab and taught myself Python development to make our first app prototype Acted as Secretary and Treasurer of AIAA, a professional Aerospace organization Regularly practiced with the USC climbing team Designed and built a custom set of speakers (See my …

Skiing with Civil Engineers 101

nayely-2017 Civil and Environmental, Hikes, Nayely Leave a Comment

Hello friends! I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.” So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. …

2nd Semester Senior

ally-2017 Ally, Hikes, Sports Leave a Comment

Holy moly, I can’t believe I’m a second semester COLLEGE senior. 4 years went by so quickly and though I’m seriously in shock that I am finishing up in May, I do feel like my time has come. I’m still figuring out my graduation plans but I am starting to get excited about going out in the real world. This …

Roadtrippin: SEA to LAX

Michael Thorson Hikes, Michael, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning into my blog today. I’m finally coming to you from USC to tell you about my summer after returning from studying abroad. When I landed back in Seattle I spent 2 weeks catching up with my family and friends, sharing stories, and planing a road trip from Seattle to USC. After some extensive research and …