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 …

Aero, Astro, and Mech: Decoding the Differences and Explaining the Similarities

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Most schools have one. Some might have two. But it’s almost impossible to find a school that has all three disciplines that encapsulate things that move: Astronautical, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering. While the greater latitude in choice may afford more autonomy in your options, this scope of choice may also complicate things – a good bit. My goal will be (from …

How to Assess Value

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     Finding the value in anything can be difficult. As quantitative people, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians most commonly turn toward the single most indisputable method for establishing and ranking anything in the world: quantitative assessments, or metrics. Metrics are great for analyzing large amounts of data, for predicting consumer choices, or for improving day to day life processes by …

Art History – More than Paintings and Stone

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Let’s face it – as an engineer you probably enjoy taking engineering classes more than writing classes or explorations of the classics. However, that isn’t to say that these classes you’re required to take (you can even view them as an opportunity) aren’t a valuable learning experience that seriously broadens the scope of a traditional engineering education. For instance, this …

Hack Your Life Viterbi Style

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We’ve all heard the increase in use of the buzzwords “hacking”, “synergy”, “efficiency”, and many more, but some of them have enough validity that they deserve their own explanation. In a sense, you can apply the best principles of each of these crazily-abstract terms to your own life, and actually get some great rewards from them in the process. What …

It’s not just about Ramen…

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We get it. College is busy. Between doing homework, possibly having a job, studying for tests and all of the cooking and cleaning that goes along with keeping yourself together everyday, some things fall by the wayside. All too commonly, the “college ramen diet” is not the facade that students use to mask what they’re actually eating, it is what …

Summer ’16

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School’s out! It’s amazing to think that my time at USC is more than half over, graduation for seniors is happening tomorrow, and I’m gearing up for another summer! While it’s a little bitter sweet to be leaving USC and Los Angeles for the summer, I’m really excited for what’s in store. First, I’m returning home to visit friends and …

“The Question”… Why USC?

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It’s daunting. There’s no way around it. Everyone will build up the decision of where you go to college as one of the biggest decisions of your life. Don’t get me wrong, it is. But the most important part of the process is still you. It’s very cliche, but a common adage “you’ll end up where you’re supposed to” is …

New School, New Dorm: Intro to New/North

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Applying to schools was challenging enough. Now, your faced with another important, and exciting, decision that will literally define where you live your freshman year of school. Don’t sweat it. It’s not a huge deal. I know there’s a lot of discussion about “which dorm is best”, but in reality, the people define the experience. That being said, it’s also …

No Reservations: Cuba

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Spring Break is one of the most dynamic and exciting weeks during the Spring semester at USC. Not only are many friends relaxing and traveling together, but students get to see a huge variety of places and people during their trips. For my Spring Break, two friends and I decided to go to Cuba to experience a different attitudes and …

Sun and Shred: Mammoth

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Weekend getaways are great. I’ve posted in the past about a trip via Amtrak to San Luis Obispo, and how even a few days away from USC and Los Angeles can be fun, recharging, and, relaxing. Last weekend, I made the trip up to Mammoth Mountain. Being from Colorado, I maintain somewhat high standards for skiing, and snow-related activities in …