Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

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Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

The Nature of Competition

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Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

Passion is All Around Us

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Hi all! Lately a few videos have been forwarded to me regarding a number of interesting individuals.  The videos ranged from athletes, to dancers, musicians, and craftsmen.  After watching the numerous videos I began to gain a new respect and understanding for people who dedicate their life to a craft or a skill.  These are people who have found something …

USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory

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Hi guys! There are so many different ways to become involved on campus, that you cannot go wrong!  I took an interest in rocket vehicles and joined the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory to really get some quality hands-on experience.  The Rocket Propulsion Lab is looking to be the first student organization into space.  It is completely student run where we design, …

Those Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way

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Hey All! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and either got a lot of candy or were able to spend it doing something you really enjoyed!  A few friends from my hometown came to visit during this time and it made me really realize how far I have come since middle and high school.  We are not completely different …

Rise of the Entrepreneur

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Hi Guys, We all go to college with the looming expectation by our parents that we will graduate and find a job in industry that not only pays well, but is everything we hoped and dreamed.  Yet in this day and age with the growth of technology and the emphasis on innovation, not only are traditional companies becoming largely outdated, but …

USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

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Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

My Fall Semester in a Nutshell

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Hey Guys! I hope those of you who got a chance to caravan up California for the weekender had a fantastic time!  I have gone twice, and never regretted it.  If you get the opportunity, buy tickets and make the trip!  It is unreal to see how USC comes and conquers Berkeley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area during this …

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

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Hey Everyone! This summer has flown by so quickly, but did not disappoint in the memories or the adventures!  Right when the semester ended, I had the opportunity to travel with the iPodia Program to Israel where we experienced its rich and ancient history firsthand.  Out of all the places I visited, I would have to say that Acre/Old Akko …

Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

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Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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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.

Heatbleed Bug

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Hey all! As sort of a Public Service Announcement (PSA), I have recently become aware of a serious security flaw in many of the websites, and internet servers currently used by majority of the world.  This flaw has become known as the Heartbleed bug and can allow for the attacker to access usernames, passwords, credentials, emails, messages, bank accounts, Social …