Clowns Without Borders

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“It’s a serious business being a clown,” says Franchie the Clown. He wasn’t joking. He had spent months in Afghanistan attempting to bring smiles and hope to a part of the world affected by violence and strife through free performances as a professional clown, a mission encompassed by the larger humanitarian organization known as Clowns Without Borders. His first piece of advice? “Never stay …

The Dream Team

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“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Hellen Keller was talking about study groups when she said that. In fact, many historical and prominent figures have recognized the importance of study groups. See for yourself: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a [study group] work.” – …

A Polymathic Approach

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“The individual [may achieve] something truly perfect in the field of science only in case he is a strict specialist,” said Max Weber in his essay from 1922 titled Science As A Vocation. “A really definitive and good accomplishment,” he continued, “is today always a specialized accomplishment.” This is no longer the case. Innovation, revolutionary thought and impactful progress now …

Five Tips For Freshmen

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1. Do The Weekender We blew out the Bears last fall, but the game isn’t what I’m going to remember from that weekend. There is something really exciting about seeing people you know outside the place you met them, and this weekend you’ll shout friend’s names and get big hugs more than ever by people painted in red and gold, even …

The Summer Dilemma

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As college students, summer is always on our mind. When school begins in the fall we already start thinking about how we are going to use our next summer. The word that comes to all our minds is the same: internship. It sounds magical, right? Sometimes. Other times it sounds terrifying. At least that’s my experience, because people only talk …

Engineers Move

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There’s a lot of movement going on in the life of a new college student. Physically, we are displaced from our homes and are forced to create a new space for ourselves. Intellectually, we are exposed to new subjects and become full participants of their academic discourse. Most of all, we get to embark on an educational journey of our …

Breaking A World Record

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Why do Industrial and Systems engineers focus on efficiency and optimization, you ask? Well, to enhance our sandwich-making abilities, of course! This semester, a group of Industrial and Systems engineers got together to help USC break a world record by making as many ham and cheese sandwiches as possible in less than an hour. Needless to say, our group was …