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Next Stop: London!

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Hey guys! I have exactly one midterm and one week standing in between me and my spring break. This year, I am going with my two best friends to London! We have a few friends studying abroad this semester in the UK so we figured, “what the heck, let’s just go visit them for break!” Having never been to London …

Throwback to me playing tennis in Palm Springs a year ago!

Get up, go outside and play!

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Hey there! I can’t believe we are so far into the semester – I have already taken my first midterm! With classes picking up and midterms starting, I have been looking for ways to get out of the library and get some exercise. And so I went to the tennis courts at USC to play a few games this past …

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Engineers: Creating, Solving & Inspiring

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Every CE 451 Water Resources Engineering class, my professor, J.J. Lee, asks, “What is the main job of an engineer?” and the class’s response is always “Solve problems.” Engineers create solutions to the world’s problems. This is why I love engineering. Not only is there opportunity for innovation but also opportunity to create solutions.

Our team having some fun at dinner!

ASC National Competition

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Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed …


My Major: Civil Engineering

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When I tell people that I am studying civil engineering the typical response I get is “Oh so you want to build bridges and buildings?” I usually smile and nod in confirmation. However there is so much more that civil engineers do. Before coming to USC I really had no idea about all of the different tracks just within civil …


Volunteering at Westside German Shepherd Rescue

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Hey guys!  Thanksgiving break is getting closer and closer but that also means that it’s time for the final round of midterms and project deadlines. In order to relieve some stress and also give back to the community, Society of Women Engineers held a community event last weekend at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue. It was definitely one of my …


The Best of LA: Pie Hole

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On weekends or even weekdays after a long day, I like to escape campus (if only for a little bit) and treat myself to some of LA’s finest foods, coffee joints, bakeries etc. Found in a sort of a small, artisan community of restaurants downtown, my favorite place in Los Angeles that I’ve recently discovered is Pie Hole.

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My Favorite Study Spots

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Since my roommates can be a bit loud or distracting at times as I try to finish all my assignments for the week, I usually grab my bag, make a quick stop at Starbucks and head to one of my favorite study spots on campus. While each place has its pros and cons, they can all provide you with a …

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The Best Pizza Places Around Campus

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So you’ve had a long week, packed with midterms, projects and student org events, and now all you want to do is chill out and watch a movie while you stuff your face with pizza. Well, you are in luck, here is my compiled list of the best places to get pizza around campus. Pizza is, after all, a staple …


This Week’s Agenda: VINE, Viterbi Career Expo, SWE FEWI, Game Day & Music Festival!

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Midterm season is in full swing. Starbucks is packed, every outlet in the library is taken, and my backpack is getting heavier. After surviving my three midterms last week in design of steel structures, theory of structures, and fluid mechanics, there is a lot that I am looking forward to this coming week, and not a single midterm in sight!  …

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CE 334L, Mechanical Behavior of Materials: My Favorite CE Class This Semester at USC

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Every Thursday afternoon, I make the trek over to Kaprielian Hall – home to the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – and head down to the basement classroom to take a seat in my favorite class of the semester: Mechanical Behavior of Materials, CE 334L lab. The lecture itself is earlier on in the week with Professor Masri, …