The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

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Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

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I Don’t go Far to Study!

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While I look over everyone’s favorite study spot this week, I realized, I don’t like to go far to study. As Rory Gilmore said in a Gilmore Girls, “Libraries are too quiet and drafty,” so I avoid libraries and just stick to the comfort of my bed room. Occasionally, I will change up the scenery and will go to the …

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My Favorite Study Spot: RTH Cafe

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Hey y’all! It’s midterm season, and that means that everyone is buckling down and studying a  lot to ensure we do well on ours tests! Over the past two years, I’ve tried out studying at a lot of different places, constantly searching for that one perfect study spot for me. I’ve gone to the library, my sorority house, my bedroom …

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My Favorite Study Spot: Campus Center

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Hey everyone! This week I thought I’d share my favorite study spot with you: the Campus Center. The Campus Center, or CC,  is exactly what it sounds like, a courtyard in the middle of campus with buildings surrounding it. The buildings that make up the CC house things including the admissions center, the USC pharmacy, a food court, art exhibits, …

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Study Havens Around Campus

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Although I live off campus, I spend most (if not all) of my waking hours of the day on campus, so I’ve had to figure out ways to get things done in between classes and meetings. Since my study habits are too sporadic, I can’t rely on making a reservation for a study room in Leavey or hoping that I’ll find …

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My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

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Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

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First Meet USC

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Last week on Friday I had my first meeting with potential students. It was already a pretty hectic day since I had three midterms this week and a physics homework due in a couple hours. To make matters worse, I ended up doing the wrong HW set, but luckily my professor was nice enough to give me another chance. Side …

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My Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!

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Hello everyone! This week as most of us are being swamped with midterms and projects, I thought I’d share my favorite break from studying- a trip to Sprinkles in Beverly Hills.  While this isn’t the closest Sprinkles to campus, it’s by far my favorite for a few reasons: there is also a Sprinkles Ice Cream here and a Sprinkles ATM. …

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5 TIPS TO CONQUER MIDTERMS

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Since it is that time of year again, I was looking to give fellow and future Trojans alike, some tips on how to dominate their midterms and start  the year strong. 1.  Stay healthy and eat right Even though you want to get good grades of you exams that douesnt mean you have to sacrifice your health. Be sure to …

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Tip 1: Study Groups

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With midterm season in the air, I’m going to share one of the best tips I’ve received since freshman year: form a study group!  Whether it’s math, science, chemical/biomedical/electrical/civil/mechanical/industrial systems etc. –really any class for any engineering, I’d say wading through homework and projects is much better with a few friends by your side.  After all the saying goes “two heads …

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Midterm Survival Guide

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Midterm season has descended upon USC. Depending on your schedule, your midterms can be spread out over the course of three weeks or, as in my case this semester, one. Three midterms in one week seems like lot. And, okay, maybe it is (especially since Netflix added Gilmore Girls to the list of the TV shows they steam). But when you think …

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Why USC you ask

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USC and a school referred to the the farm (Stanford for all that don’t know) were my two first choices.  That sounds kinda weird, but I couldn’t decide between either one or the other. Stanford was big, but the campus was everything I imagined since 8th grade dreams, and USC was a glorious surprise since I never considered it before …

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Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

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My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …

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Conquering Midterm Season

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Starting October means welcoming fall, the start of cooler nights, pumpkin carving… and midterms.  Midterms, as a junior, are simply another part of my classes, something that I pencil into my schedule like anything else.  Doing well on a midterm can secure your grade for the rest of the semester, which is why I now look forward to them and …

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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 …

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CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

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Midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find me both confused and satisfied at the same time.  It sounds contradicting, but that’s when you’ll find me in CHE 442: Chemical Reaction Engineering. One of the most challenging but rewarding classes for me since my first year as a chemical engineer has been Reactors.  The class focuses on problems involving the design and operation …

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My advice to Freshmen

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As my first year at USC comes to a close, I am constantly in a state on nostalgia. I miss those first few weeks when i first came on to campus. I remember being overwhelmed by all the opportunities and all the people that already knew what they wanted to do. Being a first generation college student I didn’t know …

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EE 150: Matlab, Coding, Compiling Oh My!

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In the life and times of a biomedical engineer, you take classes that cover multiple disciplines. Chem and bio are obvious staples of biomedical engineering, physics as well. Less well known, though is that as a biomedical engineer it’s a standard to learn a programming language called Matlab. It’s not as complicated as Java or C sharp or C++, but …

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How ITP-320 is Going to Get Me a Job

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“How many of you are sitting in this classroom because someone told you if you will take this class, you will have a job after college?” were the first words out of Professor Kale’s mouth in ITP 320, also known as Enterprise Information Systems. Now “Information Systems” (also the name of my concentration within Industrial and Systems Engineering) is incredibly broad …

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