My Week in Review: The President’s Distinguished Lecture, a Thermodynamics Midterm, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Midnight Premier

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You’d think that as the semester begins to wind down, life would become a little less hectic. For me, however, that hasn’t been the case lately. This past week was a whirlwind of events, homework, and midterms leading up to Thanksgiving break next week.

First, on Tuesday, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the President’s Distinguished Lecture, an even hosted by USC President Nikias every year. This year’s speaker was former president George W. Bush. The President talked about his views on the economy, foreign policy, leadership, and leading the country through September 11th. It was an honor to be able to sit in the front row of the auditorium and hear this distinguished man speak. Former First Lady Laura Bush was also there, and she spoke about her efforts bettering global health, and what their plans are for the next few years with the Bush Center in Dallas, Texas.

President's Distinguished Lecture with George W. Bush

President’s Distinguished Lecture with George W. Bush


Thursday, I had my last midterm of the semester in thermodynamics. Thermodynamics has definitely been the hardest class I’ve taken here at USC so far, but I’ve been successfully able to manage my time in such a way that I’ve been able to stay on top of the work load. My friends and I studied throughout the week, and we were all so glad to finally be done with midterms!

Right after the midterm, I headed to my sorority house, where I met up with about 100 of my sorority sisters, and we all headed down to the Regal Cinema LA Live to watch the midnight premier of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The movie was incredibly well made, and it stayed true to the storyline of the book. I definitely recommend going and seeing it soon!

The Hunger Games was fantastic!

The Hunger Games was fantastic!


Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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