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The Viterbi Awards

This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, and several students were selected to sit at each table! It was an honor to be invited, and I had a wonderful night!

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Philanthropy Phriday

Hey everyone! Looking back on my semester, one of my favorite parts was my participation in philanthropies on Fridays. I played beach volleyball, was pied with whip cream, and even distributed books to children. These all supported great causes and were lots of fun! I wanted to share some of those experiences with you.

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A staple of the Passover Seder, Matzah Ball Soup

Passover in College

Today marks the seventh day of Passover. Today also marks the seventh day of avoiding bread and wheat-products like the plague. As a high school senior, I often wondered how I would continue observing Jewish holidays while at USC, and the holiday of Passover presents the perfect challenge. Would the dining halls have matzah? Would I go hungry for a week?  Continue reading

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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred into weeks and weeks blurred into ¼ of my college career completed. Over these past two years, I’ve learned a lot about myself, mostly through the things I got involved with freshman year.

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Advice to My Freshman Self: Follow Your Passions

Coming into USC, I wanted to be pre-dental on top of my Mechanical Engineering degree.  Once I started taking classes, however, I realized that I was far more excited about Engineering than I was about general chemistry and biology classes.  Beyond that, in high school I had always been interested in film and photography, and I was planning to give that up in college in order to pursue the classes I would need as a pre-dental student.  I really struggled after my first semester, because I felt like I was compromising one of my passions in pursuit of something I was less passionate about.  If I could go back, I would tell myself not to be afraid to pursue my passions.

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Hey all,

Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

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