AMST 301

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I’m taking a class called America, the Frontier, and the New West, for a category 1 general education class. I’m really enjoying it and actually thinking about adding a minor in Southern California. Yes, “southern california” is actually a minor. (I’ve already taken 12 units toward the minor and only need 10 more units to finish it hehe) Anyways, we …

Midterm Season

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Midterm season is officially in full swing for me. For that reason, this post may be shorter than others. I have 2 midterms later today, another tomorrow, another Thursday, and another on Monday evening. Although its nice to have them all at the same time so they’re all over with simultaneously, it is also very stressful. This past week I’ve …

The Advantages of Switching Your Major

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For the first three semesters at USC, I was a biomedical engineering major planning to study diseases that disproportionately affect the developing world. I was really excited to be learning things that could help me make a practical difference in the world once I’m out of school and looking for something to do with my life. I’ve always thought that …

And School Begins

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So I know this is late and I’ve been very busy so I haven’t really had a chance to write.. but now I do! Anywhoo so my classes.. Um everything’s looking pretty good for the upcoming semester! I’m excited for a fresh start and a whole new slew of classes and learning to come! I’m enrolled in EE-202 (Linear Circuits), …

Wow, the Food Network is ADDICTIVE.

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I’m home at last after a long and exhausting finals week. So what does that mean I do with my new found free time? Well, most of my time is devoted to spending time with my friends, family, and sleeping. However, in between the cookie baking parties and game nights, I’ve grown more and more in love with the Food …

Finals Uggghhhhh

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Well we are in the midst of finals. I had my three hour physics final on Thursday followed by a two hour statics final. It was not fun and I was completely dead the rest of Thursday…and most of Friday also! I have one on Monday morning and one on Tuesday night, then home on Wednesday!!! The end of a …

Finals. That’s final.

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Finals finals finals… What to write about? It’s cold, it’s raining, I am tierd, and I am looking forward to break! So then, what does the final schedule of a college student here at USC look like? Well for me, it has been a fairly lucky semester for me with regards to scheduling of my exams…that is, they are fairly …

Finals Week!!!

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So today is the last day of Stop Days before finals begin tomorrow. I have some definite mixed emotions on finals – some good because that means this semester of hell will be over with (5 engineering-related classes = no fun :() and some definite stress from the fact I’ll need to do well on my finals in order to …

Study, Study, Study!

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This weekend has been full of long, extended study sessions. Materials science, physics, a paper for my GE, and some computer programming — there has been a lot to do! So, naturally, I decided to take a break and compose a list of my favorite ways to study: 1. With friends — study groups can be super helpful for classes …

Second Wind

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I ran cross country in high school, so you’ll have to bear with the distance running analogies that necessarily creep in from time to time. I started this semester really pumped about work and on top of everything. Naturally, as the work load increased I began to feel overwhelmed by all I had to do and by the end of …

Spring Semester Schemes

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I’m really excited for the spring semester. Because I finished math last year and have already taken my tech elective, I have some flexibility in my schedule. I’ve decided to move o-chem (which I would normally start junior year) up to this coming semester. Then I’ll be taking BME 210 (Biomedical Computer Simulation Methods), PHYS 161 (Honors Mechanics and Thermodynamics), …

What a week

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This week has been overwhelming. For some reason I’ve had something pretty significant due in each of my 5 classes, even the classes that rarely give out large assignments. I’ve been buried up to my neck in lab write-ups, papers, and problem sets. And then there was today’s physics midterm. I think I did pretty well, but we’ll have to …

Oooo the Glorious Midterm Season!!!

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Abraham Lincoln once said that people are about as happy as they choose to be. In the midst of midterms, where students are all busy (and stressed) to perform to the best of their ability, things sometimes get out of perspective, and we loose sight of the bigger picture of things. To me, the remedy to “Midterm Blues” is to …

Bronze

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Phew. It’s been a long week. And the next one will be just as long as this one. I managed to get the assignments I needed to done – but there’s still more to do that are due next week. I just had my first midterm yesterday but I think it went well! 🙂 I can’t let my guard down …