My Winter Break Plans

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Hey guys, exciting life update: I just found out that this winter break I officially will be traveling to Israel for 10 days with USC Hillel through Birthright! I had heard about Birthright at the beginning of my freshman year at USC and immediately decided that at some point in my 4 years here I had to participate. A couple …

Posc 265: Environmentally Challenging myself

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As an engineering major at USC, you won’t only be taking engineering classes. On top of your engineering coursework, USC also requires all students, regardless of their major, to take GE’s, or General Education classes. Each GE category has tons of different classes that meet the requirement, so it’s pretty easy to find something on the list that sounds interesting. …

Living in the Village: Apartment-ing and Adult-ing

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Hey friends! I can’t believe we’ve already been in school for over a month, these past 5 weeks have FLOWN by (I just had my first midterm of the year – what). This year has been different from my freshman year in so many ways. One of the biggest changes has been transitioning from living in a dorm to living …

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Freshman Year

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It’s officially August, which means in a couple weeks I’ll be headed back to USC for my sophomore year and just over 3,000 students will be starting their first year as Trojans! Exactly a year ago, I was a graduated high school senior getting ready for my freshman year at USC by obsessively reading every freshmen advice column and watching …

A Day in my (Italian) Summer

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Hey guys!! Spring semester ended about 10 weeks ago, but summer has already been absolutely crazy!! As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to spend the last eight weeks abroad, taking classes through the Viterbi Overseas Program. A friend and I flew in early and traveled around London and Amsterdam, then we proceeded to spend the next seven weeks …

My 10 Favorite Memories from Rome

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Yesterday was my last day studying abroad in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program. The program has flown by far too fast but I’ve had an incredible past 7 weeks experiencing new cultures, making amazing friends, taking classes for my major and eating excessive amounts of pizza.   This has been a summer of so many wonderful memories, and here are just …

More Studying, Less StuDYING

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Although it may not be the most fun part, a significant portion of your time at college (especially as an engineering major) will be spent doing school work. Knowing some pretty and peaceful spots around campus can make doing that work so much more productive and enjoyable. Thankfully, USC is absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous landscaping and perfect SoCal weather, so …