For Every Scene Kid

Suveena Thanawala Music, Suveena, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Last night my freshman year roommate and I went to see Simple Plan (that’s the same “I’m Just a Kid” Simple Plan you’re probably thinking of) at the Wiltern, and it was AMAZING. One of the reasons my roommate and I chose to live together last year via a roommate search Facebook page was because of how similar our music …

A Few of My Favorite Things

Suveena Thanawala Best of LA, Social & Diversity, Suveena 0 Comments

..Ramen, boba, and good company. After a long week of midterms and papers (yes, engineers write papers!) it’s always fun to meet up with friends, especially ones you haven’t seen in a while. One of the things my friends and I like to do is get ramen, and one of our favorite places to go is Shin-Sen-Gumi, a pretty popular …

Spring Break

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This break, I spent the first weekend near Lake Tahoe with a bunch of my friends. We spent three days road tripping up from LA, hiking, watching scary movies, and just hanging out. Spring break comes right in the middle of the semester, so it’s a really nice break to have before  or in the middle of midterms. I also went home …

Weight Training

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I wake up to go to none other than my weight training class! It”s a two-unit course that I get to take, in the PE department, even as an engineer. Honestly, one of the reasons I decided to take it was to force myself to work out, at least twice a week. Just five weeks in, …

Rah Rah Theta Tau!

Suveena Thanawala Professional & Academic, Service, Social & Diversity, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been really hectic with starting school, getting acclimated to a new semester, and recruitment for the organizations I’m in. One of these orgs is a professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Theta Tau isn’t what most people think of when the words “fraternity” or “greek life” come to your mind; the focus is a little more …

My Major! All About Computer Science

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Computer Science is an incredibly diverse major here at SC; the breadth of organizations related to CS, the majors/minors/emphases you can take, the research projects available is huge! I’m studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science, which is a major offered by the Computer Science department in conjunction with Electrical Engineering. You get an even split of both CS (software engineering …

Spark SC – Student Innovation Hub

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Suveena, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

  One of the organizations on campus that I’m involved in is Spark SC. It’s an entrepreneurship organization that aims to connect students in all different disciplines with a common interest in innovation. We do this by hosting events from an ideathon to a startup career fair, bringing together all kinds of students. Spark is really an organization unlike any …

Crunched Cooking

Suveena Thanawala Suveena, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Plain and simple, I’m a huge foodie. I love trying new food, I love hearing about new food, I love watching people make food, and I love cooking. This year, I’m living in an apartment off campus, and I have a kitchen  I share with my roommates – a definite upgrade from dining halls! An incredibly high number of improv recipe disasters …

Winter Break

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This winter break, for me, has been a nice break from a super hectic semester. I was taking classes to cover all aspects of my major, from software engineering to electrical engineering, physics, and technology entrepreneurship, and worked on putting on two successful events for the organization I’m involved in, Spark SC, which definitely kept me busy! I was able …

Springing into a New Semester

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Dorm, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

(Yes, I really did use that pun) As spring semester approaches and 2017 begins, I’m really excited to see what I’ve got in store. This semester, I’ll be taking EE 354 – Introduction to Digital Circuits, CSCI 270 – Introduction to Algorithms and the Theory of Computing, a GE on Broadway, Aural Culture, and Weight Training. I’m excited for another …

Spring Semester “Resolutions”

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In the spirit of a new year, I thought it might be cool to share the things I want to work on for this semester! They’re not exactly resolutions, but rather lessons that I’ve learned in the last year, and how that relates to things I’ll be doing (differently) this semester. If you’ve read some of my other blogs, you …

My Favorite Study Spots (Outside the Libraries)

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Midterm season is here, and all around campus, students are burying themselves deep inside the bookstacks and cramming material from the last 5 weeks of class. I’ll admit to locking myself in Doheny, one of the more Hogwarts-esque libraries on campus, for hours on end. Sometimes, a change of pace is much needed, and these are the top four spots on …

Year Two

Suveena Thanawala Best of LA, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hi everyone! As we’re getting back in the swing of things and getting ready for school, I’m really looking forward to getting back into a more set schedule and starting classes. I’m living off campus for the first time as a USC student, and I moved into my apartment a few days ago and am taking some time to settle …

Birnkrant, My Home Away from Home

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Housing, Suveena 0 Comments

Between Leavey Library and EVK dining hall, Birnkrant Residential College stands eight stories tall. I first visited Birnkrant (or “BK,” as I have learned to love it) when I had visited USC for the first time as an admitted student, just six months before moving in. Birnkrant is the residential college that houses the university honors college – merit scholars …

Dining Hall Hacks

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Food, Housing, Suveena, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Dining Halls – an essential part of most freshmen’s day-to-day lives. The three halls on campus are Everybody’s Kitchen (EVK), Parkside, and Café 84 differ in the kinds of food they serve: EVK’s food leans toward comfort food, whereas Parkside incorporates international flavors and is more allergen-conscious, and Café 84 has a variety of more health-conscious options. Each is located on different …