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 …

“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 0 Comments

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 Gutierrez Civil and Environmental, Hikes, Nayely 0 Comments

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 Ally, Hikes, Sports 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 …

Going from a Small Town to a Big City

Nathan Curtis Hikes, Nathan 0 Comments

One of my main worries when coming to USC was how I would adjust to life in the city after growing up in a small rural town. I was raised in Davis, California, a small town of 60,000 located in Northern California that is famous for its hippies and bicycles. My city had only one high school, and despite living …

A Midwestern Take on California

Clare Sargent 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 …

USC by Accident, Trojan by Choice

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Best of LA, Biomedical, Campus Events, Hikes, Involvement, Madelina, Research, Service, Social & Diversity, Study, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hi folks!  When you finally settle on a college, everyone will undoubtably ask you why you chose your school. When I first was accepted to USC, I didn’t have an answer to this question. Slowly but surely, however, USC won me over and I could not be happier to be a Trojan. I was not a Trojan fan from the start. …

Spring Break: Resting, Catching Up, and Looking Forward

Ellen Ellen, Hikes 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Last week was Spring Break, and it was much needed to rest, get ahead on some homework, and do some preparations for the summer.  Don’t worry though – even the work I did was pretty fun! First, I took some time to get ahead on homework.  I read Ovid’s Metamorphoses for my Classical Mythology class, which was full of …