A Parentless Parent’s Weekend

Nathan Alvarez Campus Events, Free Time, Nathan, Sports, Trojan Spirit

This past weekend was Trojan Family weekend, so the tailgates and stadium seats were filled with just as many parents as students. Everywhere you turned, you could see students excitedly introducing their parents to their friends, taking family photos, and brainwashing parents to “fight on”. However, I didn’t do any of these things because my parents weren’t able to make …

Wake Up It’s GAMEDAY

Celeste Goodwin Campus Events, Celeste, Free Time, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

It’s fall semester, which only means one thing… TROJAN FOOTBALL. There is a reason why barely anyone at USC studies abroad in the fall, why club events are all on Sundays, and why campus is covered in cardinal and gold almost every Saturday by 7 am. Game day is an event that must be seen in person, but to give …

Back to School: College Edition

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To all the new Trojans, welcome to the family! You’re in for a wild and amazing ride for the next four years, and you couldn’t have picked a better school. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re feeling a mix of excitement and back-to-school jitters — that was me before my freshman year! With only a few weeks before classes start, …

No Fear in the New School Year

Natalie Monger Campus Events, Computer Science, Natalie, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I recently wrote a post where I gave 25 pieces of advice to incoming freshmen. Now that the start of the school year is getting closer, I thought I would share more advice that is relevant to the first few weeks of school for both incoming freshmen and returning students. Enjoy! Attend fun events during your first few weeks to …

Summer in the Sun and Stars- Interning at Orbital ATK

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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 …

Reflecting on Freshman Year: 5 Ways College Has Changed Me

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The fact that I am moving back to campus in a few weeks blows my mind. I still clearly remember how it felt opening my acceptance letter over a year ago. I was not sure exactly what to expect when coming to college, which I now realize makes sense because everyone’s experience is so different that it’s hard to explain …

Tracking the Old and Meeting the New: College Track Meets

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In high school, I was super involved with my cross-country and track and field teams, and that’s how I met some of my best friends. Suffering through long practices every day is a great way to bond with people, so that’s why I was so excited to hear that a couple of my old teammates were coming to race at …

Exploring The Artistic Side of Engineering

Natalie Monger Computer Science, Natalie, Professional & Academic, Research, Sports, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I love both technology and dance. As a student in both USC Viterbi and USC Kaufman, I have the best of both worlds. I get to study both of my passions on the same campus with some of the best professors and students in the world. Growing up, I have always used both sides of my brain. On the right …

LA is for Sports Lovers

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Without a doubt, USC is known for some stellar athletic programs. Shoutout to the football team for the Rosebowl win! Getting together with friends and going to a basketball, volleyball, baseball, [insert sport of choice] is always a fun time. But, LA is a big city and this big city has a lot of professional sports team. Including the new …

2nd Semester Senior

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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 …

Working out in LA on a Budget

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I’ve written a couple blogs already about staying healthy as a student and working out at USC, but this semester I’ve decided to take the workouts around Los Angeles! I’d like to just make a quick notes and say, the USC Lyon Center has an amazing facility, set of classes, and USC has Physical Education classes if you really need …

How To Emotionally Cope with Missing the Thursday Night Football Game Because You Procrastinated All of Your Friday Homework

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Shayna, Sports, Trojan Spirit Leave a Comment

So it’s the once-a-year Thursday night football game, and you can’t enjoy it because you need to finish your homework. Though this perhaps could have been avoided with some better time management skills, here we are. These are some ways to help yourself deal with arguably the best gameday experience of the year (all of the gameday fun minus the …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC Leave a Comment

  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …

Club Baseball

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Sports have always been a part of my life. I played three varsity sports in high school because I couldn’t stand the thought of going a day without having played a sport after school. My special love was baseball. I’d played baseball since I was 6, and I thought that coming to college would mean I’d have to say goodbye …

Gamedays: More Than Just Football

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Like many USC students, football gamedays are a highlight of my fall semester. On Saturdays when there is a football game, the whole campus will come alive. I’m not the most avid football fan myself; usually I have to ask how were ranked that day or if there’s any news about the players and whatnot. But as much as gamedays …