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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 …

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Winter Break

Suveena Thanawala Food, Suveena, Uncategorized 0 Comments

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 …

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Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

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My (Super) Cool Building Science Project

Nayely Gutierrez Civil and Environmental, Nayely, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hi all! I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather! Back in Houston, fall is the best season of the year because it is not at 100% humidity like the other 9 months of the year. What can I say… California does have the best weather! Anyway, I wanted to share with y’all one of the coolest projects that …

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Senior Year!!!!!

Ally Ally, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Senior year is officially in full swing! I’m taking 5 classes this semester: Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Simulations, Software Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Senior Design. The senior design class is grouped into team of 4 and then matching with a company in the Los Angeles area to consult for them for the next year. My team was matching …

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Sophomore Year: Transitions and Changes

Ankur Rastogi Uncategorized 0 Comments

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.” That’s one of my favorite quotes of all time, and I think it’s been a great reflection of my mentality coming into sophomore year. Freshman year’s done, and all the nerves and anxiety that comes with going to college for the first time isn’t here anymore. Instead, …

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A Day in My Summer

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Uncategorized 0 Comments

I wake up in the morning feeling like… Not gonna lie, I wake up in the morning feeling like I want nothing more for the sun to set so I can go back to sleep for another 8 hours and not feel like melting in the hot Texas heat. But no matter, I roll out of bed around 7:00 AM …

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My Summer Vacation to NYC & Amsterdam

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hello (current and future) Trojan family members! This summer has definitely not gone as expected. Initially, I was all lined up to intern at this small Austin company that teaches people how to install solar panels. Sounds really cool, right? Don’t get me wrong, it might have been really cool. But it definitely wasn’t fun, or a good use of …

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Spring Breaking in Lima

Nathan Curtis Abroad, Biomedical, Nathan, Service, Social & Diversity, Uncategorized 0 Comments

USC has this incredible program called Alternative Spring Break (ASB) that organizes groups of students and sends them around the world to volunteer. Traveling has always been my favorite thing in the entire world (pun intended) and I wanted to do something exciting over spring break, so I decided to apply for ASB. Out of the many possible ASB trips …

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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 …

Summer in Chicago

Clare Sargent Clare, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

After freshman year, I was more than ready to come home. I missed my friends from home, home cooked meals, and most importantly non-communal showers. What I didn’t anticipate was that after a week at home I would be downloading a countdown app to keep track of how many days it was until I returned to USC (31 days left …

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Changing My Major Three Times

Clare Sargent Civil and Environmental, Clare, Industrial and Systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Ever since eighth grade, I had thought that when I went to college I would major in Environmental Engineering. That year I had attended state science fair and received a recommendation to attend the Intel International Science fair for a project that studied different types of biomass and their biogas production. Basically, eighth grade Clare thought her entire life should …