Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

Retreat Weekend: 5 Things That Are Worth Driving 8 Hours For

Jose Hernandez Jose, Service, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Morning everyone, This past weekend I got to go back to my hometown for a few days. Even though I live relatively close to USC, I don’t tend to go home very often. The 6-8 hour round trip in traffic can definitely be a drag. However, I chose to make this drive because of something that’s really important to me. When I was a sophomore …

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Campus Events, Service 0 Comments

Hello everybody! I hope this lovely Thursday evening is treating everyone well. Every Wednesday, USC has a farmers’ market on McCarthy Quad. The food is always delicious, the fruit is always fresh, and the people are always kind. Starting this semester, the farmers’ market will not give out plastic bags (hooray for the environment!) To help deal with this, the …

Rah Rah Theta Tau!

Suveena Thanawala Professional & Academic, Service, Social & Diversity, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been really hectic with starting school, getting acclimated to a new semester, and recruitment for the organizations I’m in. One of these orgs is a professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Theta Tau isn’t what most people think of when the words “fraternity” or “greek life” come to your mind; the focus is a little more …

Engineering Ways to Help Los Angeles’ Homeless

Betty Betty, Entrepreneurship, Service, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

This blog is about the Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, but stick with me through the antidote. Yes! Engineering can help social issues too. When I went into engineering I thought I wanted it because I wanted to help people. I wanted to solved problems that meant something to me. I know what you’re thinking, aerospace engineering? Yeah, I slowly …

Community Service at USC

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Service, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the best parts of going to school at USC is the opportunity to experience life in a big city. Los Angeles is not like any other city in the world- it has this incredible mix of culture, with some stereotypical skyscrapers neighboring small family-owned corner shops, tons of vibrant neighborhoods and cultural centers. LA’s Koreatown has the best …

A Little Kesem Magic

Nathan Curtis Nathan, Service, Social & Diversity 0 Comments

We’re Camp Kesem, we have fun, laughing, playing in the sun. Camp Kesem’s the place to be, we’ve got Magic 1, 2, 3! When I was a counselor for Camp Kesem USC, I might’ve chanted this song 3 dozen times over the course of a week. But it never got old. Every time we sang the chant, the campers and …

The Excitement of Getting Accepted: into the Organization of your Dreams

Anya Bonner Anya, Involvement, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Opening an email letting you know you’ve been accepted into the organization you’ve been waiting to hear from is one of the most exciting feelings. I experienced that excitement last Tuesday when I opened the email decisions for USC Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an incredible organization that works with local elementary schools and kids in the nearby communities. I …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

  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 …

Spring Breaking in Lima

Nathan Curtis Abroad, Biomedical, Nathan, Service, Social & Diversity, Uncategorized 0 Comments

USC has this incredible program called Alternative Spring Break (ASB) that organizes groups of students and sends them around the world to volunteer. Traveling has always been my favorite thing in the entire world (pun intended) and I wanted to do something exciting over spring break, so I decided to apply for ASB. Out of the many possible ASB trips …

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. …

Engineers Week 2016

Betty Betty, Campus Events, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The most wonderful week of the year has already come and gone and I’m already counting down the days to the next Engineers Week. Engineers Week is a nation wide week dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments on Engineers. The Klein Institute of Undergraduate Engineering Life takes part in it by planning a week of events to celebrate undergraduate engineering students …

The Dust that Never Settles and the Fire that Always Burns

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Madelina, Service, Social & Diversity 0 Comments

Cambodia is a country of dirt streets and motorcycles and sandals and burning trash and dust-filled skies and houses made of wood and hammocks hung from Bamboo trees and chickens and leaves painted the rustic red-brown of volcanic clay. After decades of conquest – raided by Thailand and Vietnam, inhabited as a colony by the French, and bombed by the …

Second Semester Senior

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Involvement, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …