Back to School Already! – My Fall Semester

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Hey there!

It’s so hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that I finished up summer school.  I spent almost all that time moving into my new apartment and getting ready for a busy year.  Here’s a little preview of what my fall semester is going to look like.

As far as classes go, I’m taking MATH 226 (Calculus III), PHYS 162 (Advanced Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism), CSCI 201 (Principles of Software Development), and EE 101 (Intro to Digital Logic).  It’s definitely a time-consuming schedule, especially since three of those classes have labs, but I’m really excited about it because I get to take classes for both of my majors.  There’s also something oddly comforting about taking all science/math/engineering classes (talk to me during Midterm season and see if I’ve changed my mind).  So far, I’m enjoying my Physics class the most because we jumped straight into the material the first day and have been absorbed in electrical forces and fields ever since.  We’ll have to see towards the end of the semester though, because CSCI 201 has a group software development project that should be pretty interesting.

When I’m not busy with homework and classes, I’ll be continuing my favorite activities from last year in addition to being a VSA for the first year.  Hockey practice (check out a former blog post about it here) starts in a couple weeks, and I cannot wait.  I’ve been itching to get back out on the ice with my girls since May.  I helped work our team’s booth and the Involvement Fair last week, and we got a lot of interest from potential new players!  I’m also really excited to find out what cool workshops and events ACM will offer this semester.  Next week, ACM and USC eSports are collaborating to host a huge video game tournament, which should be tons of fun.

Me and fellow VSA, Kelly, at the Involvement Fair for USC Women's Ice Hockey.

Me and fellow VSA, Kelly, at the Involvement Fair for USC Women’s Ice Hockey.

And of course, one of the things I’m most excited about is USC Football starting back up again! I’m a lifelong Trojan Football fan, so I naturally couldn’t wait for our home opener.  We had a great game against Fresno State! The student section had tons of energy for cheering on the team despite the crazy heat.   I’m looking forward to an awesome season and an even better semester!

On our way to the Coliseum - gotta kick those flagpoles!

On our way to the Coliseum – gotta kick those flagpoles!

Song Girls and view from the student section.

Song Girls and view from the student section.

Traveler, our mascot, celebrating one of our 7 touchdowns against Fresno State!

Traveler, our mascot, celebrating one of our 7 touchdowns against Fresno State!

Have a good week everybody!

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