Highlights of Spring 2013

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It seems like Spring semester always goes by way too fast. This has been my favorite semester so far at USC, so I picked a few highlights to share. The key is to balance academics with fun– and I think I succeeded in that. Enjoy!

 

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Going to Las Vegas with my roommates and our friend visiting from London. We made sure to do all the touristy stuff, played the 1 cent slot machines just to be safe, and layed out by the pool.

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Visiting Nellis AFB. We talked to active duty pilots, learned about the Top Gun school, and got to hang out on some rockets.

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My dad is a pilot and has frequent layovers in LA. He always makes time to get a quick coffee with me!

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I was very fortunate to get to spend Easter with my family. We had a delicious brunch, watched home videos, and of course went on an easter egg hunt.

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This is at Row Cup, my sorority’s big philanthropy event for the Spring. It’s a soccer tournament for all the fraternities, and all the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald house.

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My sister flew out to visit me for a weekend! She got to sit in on my ROTC classes and watch our training in action.

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After the annual Ed Roski Veteran’s dinner honoring USC Veterans and ROTC students, a bunch of us went downtown to celebrate our semester. This is an awesome view from The Standard bar.

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I got to meet and do a physical training session with General Petraeus! He is such an inspiration to future officers in every branch.

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My spring break road trip was amazing with these three girls! We had a blast traveling all over California.

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Wine tasting in Napa Valley was an incredible experience. The vineyards were all so beautiful, and there was so much to do and see!

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Spending St. Patrick’s day in San Francisco is a must. We checked out the green fountains and shopped all day.

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Our annual drill meet for ROTC was a huge success. I loved watching the marine drill sergeants yell at everyone except us!

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Viterbi Ball was a blast, and was held at a really nice country club. I took my big in my sorority as my date.

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My 21st birthday brunch at Perch. It was super fancy and in an awesome location. Definitely going back there again!

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Celebrating my 21st birthday while the cadets we’re training take a knowledge test.

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Our Student Ambassador retreat at Six Flags!

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