Field Trips in College??

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One of my all time favorite involvements at USC is being a Freshman Academy coach. As a coach, I coteach the Engr 102 Freshman Academy class, which exposes first semester freshman different engineering fields and helps acclimate students to life in Viterbi. As well as grading homework and coming up with lessons, my co coach and I also plan “out …

Getting over midterms: LA style

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Happy Friday!! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to the weekend since Monday. Now that midterm season is winding down, it’s about time we spend some time getting some well-deserved rest! So what does a weekend in LA look like? For me, three things: football, food and Downtown LA. Trojans will tell you fall semester is all …

Take a Break, De-stress, and Explore!

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Well it’s about that time of year again that every student looks forward to- midterm season! Just kidding, no sane person actually likes midterm season, but it does mean we’re that much closer to winter break!! And as important as getting good grades and studying is around this time of year, it’s also important to remember that college is something …

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

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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 …

Griffith Observatory

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L.A. is not Colorado, of course, but that doesn’t mean that mountains (or, large hills from my biased perspective) are not within close reach. There are views aplenty in Los Angeles and the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, and some of the easiest and accessible areas are a 15 minute drive from USC near Downtown LA. Last weekend, I visited the …

Four Cities, One Summer

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Los Angeles. Houston. Austin. Somewhere in the middle of Texas that nobody knows about. Four cities. One summer. Hey everyone! I hope everyone’s summer has been relaxing, enjoyable, and not ending as fast as I think it is! I know I’ve had a great summer thus far exploring four different cities. Los Angeles I stayed in LA for a week …

Spring Break is for Visiting Museums

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LACMA Over Spring Break, I went somewhere I have been wanting to go since I moved from Houston to LA; I went on a visit to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), but more specifically, I went to the Frank Gehry exhibit. I am an avid fan of architecture. Last semester, when I took a class in architecture for …

Best Parts of Being a College Student at SC!

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Hey everyone! The semester is almost over, it’s and kind of crazy to think that I’m going to be halfway done with college! This got me thinking about the amazing time I’ve had so far here at SC, and what my favorite parts are as an engineering student in the middle of LA. Of course, I love being an electrical …

Exploring LA: The Getty Museum

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Hey everyone! After an awesomely busy parents’ weekend, I’m back to tell you guys about another one of my favorite places that I’ve found in Los Angeles: The Getty Museum! A scenic half-hour drive north of campus, it’s always a nice place to hang out with friends or visiting family. The Getty Museum is in the Santa Monica mountains, just …

Day at the Museum

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This Friday I volunteered at the California Science Center, across the street from USC, for Day at the Museum. It is an event where hundreds of students from local middle schools get to learn about Ecosystems and check out the space shuttle, Endeavour. Several SHPE members from both USC and UCLA came along and we did our best to answer …