New Semester, Same Me

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Hey guys! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter breaks! I know I loved having a month off to relax and sleep after a stressful but fulfilling first semester. I spent most of time watching Netflix and hanging out with my family, but what a great way to prepare myself for this semester. I’m finally done with all my major prerequisites, …

How to Study for Finals

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Hey guys! It’s crazy to think this is the last week of class for this fall semester. It feels like just yesterday I was starting my freshman year. As this week comes to a close, and study days begin, I wanted to dedicate this blog to some study tips and tricks for finals. Figure out your hardest final, and start …

My Favorite Food Spots

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Hey guys! With November already in full swing and the end of the semester staring me down, I would like to dedicate this blog to my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. If you have time I really recommend any and all of this places! Ebaes: My favorite place to eat to date. It’s less than a mile from campus and …

Freshman Dorms: Birnkrant

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Deciding where to live during your freshman year is a pretty tough choice, especially at USC. From on campus to off campus, USC has a lot of options, which makes that decision even harder. For me it came down to living in New North or Birnkrant. Ultimately, I chose to live in Birnkrant and I couldn’t have been happier with …

My Favorite Study Spots

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Being as midterm season is in full swing and most of the libraries are packed full, I thought I would dedicate this week’s blog to my favorite study spots on campus. Both indoors and outdoors, these spots are places I go to crank out my math homework or to study for my next Chinese test.   Epstein Family Plaza: Called …

Onto the Next One

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Hey guys! I’m currently writing this post sitting at one of my favorite spots on campus, and I have never felt more content. While I am sad summer is over, I can’t wait to get into the swing of the school year. It’s day two here and already I’ve fallen in love with my classes. I’m also finally taking classes that …

Summer in Chicago

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After freshman year, I was more than ready to come home. I missed my friends from home, home cooked meals, and most importantly non-communal showers. What I didn’t anticipate was that after a week at home I would be downloading a countdown app to keep track of how many days it was until I returned to USC (31 days left …

A Midwestern Take on California

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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 …

Why USC?

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Over a year ago I put down my deposit to attend USC before I had even heard back from every school I had applied to. As cliché as it sounds, I knew USC was the school for me when I visited, and I got that feeling I assume brides get when they put on their wedding dress for the first …

Changing My Major Three Times

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Ever since eighth grade, I had thought that when I went to college I would major in Environmental Engineering. That year I had attended state science fair and received a recommendation to attend the Intel International Science fair for a project that studied different types of biomass and their biogas production. Basically, eighth grade Clare thought her entire life should …