Your Health is Most Important

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My grandma always says, “If you don’t got your health, you don’t got nothin’.” With midterms, music festivals, and the end of the spring upon us, life can get really busy, really quickly. All of the end of the year work, final projects, and group assignments feel like they’re piling up. During this stressful time, it’s incredibly important to make …

ITP 320: A Serious Game

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Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

12 Things I Did Over Winter Break

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12 Things I Did Over Winter Break Winter break is nearly a whole month – and a whole month can see really long, especially if you don’t have any travel plans. If you’re planning on spending the break at home, here are some fun ideas to help keep the boredom at bay. 1) Hiking! Even in the winter, there are …

Making the Most of Winter Break

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Winter break couldn’t be more needed. After a long semester, pages of essays, challenging finals, we’re all ready for a break. It’s really tempting to want to spend most of break laying on the couch, watching Netflix, eating a bit unhealthier than normal, and sleeping in. This is a valid way to spend break, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Ten Places to Study Other Than Your Room

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Coming in last year as a freshman, I confined myself to almost always studying in my dorm. This was before I realized how unproductive studying near my bed was because the temptation to watch Netflix in bed instead of do homework was often very overwhelming. Since then, I have discovered many alternatives to the small-desk-in-room default.   The study room! …

Take a Cookie Break!

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Hello everyone! In celebration of several weeks of midterms ending, I have decided to share one of my favorite recipes. These chocolate chip cookies are the best I have ever had and I cannot recommend them enough. One of my close friends from an internship I had a few years ago showed me this recipe and since then it’s been …

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

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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 …

Home Sweet SC

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I never thought I would be so excited to drive into Los Angeles on a Saturday during rush hour, but it was so awesome to be back at USC after a long summer. In high school, you always look forward to the summer and count down the days, never expecting that one day you’ll be so excited for school to …

Why I Chose ISE

anya-2017 Anya, Industrial and Systems, Internship 0 Comments

Fighting on during my first visit to Viterbi In high school, you often don’t hear about Industrial and Systems Engineering. You hear about civil, mechanical, biomedical, and maybe chemical engineering. However, Industrial and Systems Engineering is rapidly becoming a very popular major. At USC, it is the most transferred-into major in Viterbi. But what really is Industrial and Systems Engineering, …

Why the Suite Life is so Sweet

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When I was looking at the options for freshman housing, I didn’t know how to choose. Flipping through the USC housing catalog, you could see all the options of places to live and their amenities, but it nothing about the personality of the building itself. Each dorm on campus truly has a unique experience that comes with living there, and …