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 …

And We’re Back!

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Winter Break was great. Much needed as well. After yet another exciting and action-packed semester (sometimes overwhelming..) being home with family and friends was fantastic. Of course, any good Coloradan would need to go skiing over break, so, I did. I have a pass called the Epic Local’s Pass, which allows you to ski all Vail Resorts in Colorado. My …

Reflections for Fall ’15: My 10 Top Memories

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What a semester! As we move past Thanksgiving, and towards the Holidays, I am reminded of a quote from Winston Churchill: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but also of reflection”. Reflection about each semester is important, and as serious as it sounds, it can be of anything- memories, class, life, anything at all. So, in the spirit …

My Spot: Sepulveda In-n-Out

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Airplanes hit close to home, and so do delicious cheeseburgers from In-N-out. Naturally, a combination of both is a home-run for someone with my interests. The In-N-Out on Sepulveda Blvd. near LAX is my favorite spot in LA, without question. Through my year and a half here, I have never enjoyed any other spot more. The In-N-Out lays right under …

Viterbi Plus: Tennis!

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All the wonderful academic clubs and organizations on campus are exciting ways to become more involved in any area of your interest. However, sometimes it’s nice to completely break out of whatever shell you’re normally constrained to, and participate in other organizations that are completely out of the norm for your everyday life. For me, this is the Club Tennis …

Break the Bubble

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It can be all to easy to become caught up in the fast-paced lifestyle of USC and the surrounding area, between classes, sports, club involvements, and all the other activities that keep us busy in day-to-day-life. As I write, I’m on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, a train that travels up the beautiful Pacific Coast from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. …

Making Sense of it All: Careers and USC

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Heard of the USC General Career Fair, Viterbi Career Conference, Viterbi Career Fair, Info Sessions, company tech tech talks…and wondering how to make sense of the multitude of events on campus? Quick Answer: Use them to your advantage, and go to as many as you can. Especially for freshman, your first month or so at USC will be one of …

My Favorite Viterbi Org: USC AIAA

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As many of you probably saw last week during the involvement fair, finding organizations and clubs that are interesting and exciting here at USC is just about the easiest thing you’ll do here. From Bachi Ball to Dragonboat to the USC AeroClub, USC has a plethora of organizations to get involved in. The Viterbi School is no exception. One of my …